If you’ve ever seen a penis envy mushroom, you know it’s not common and quite tough to find. Their origins and uses are currently being researched. That isn’t to say you shouldn’t go out and find one.
Here are seven interesting facts about the penis envy mushrooms:
Things you should know about the penis envy mushroom
This may be self-evident, but the mushroom’s name comes from its resemblance to the male reproductive organ. These mushrooms have a bulbous cap that can split from the stem and appear large and thick.
No one knows for sure how this mushroom came to be. Some think that mycologist Steven Pollock was the one who came up with this unusual mutation. The penis envy mushroom appears to be a mutation of the Amazonian Cubensis that Terence McKenna, another well-known mycologist, had in his store.
There are still no provable facts, and some individuals now refer to other mushrooms as penis envy when they aren’t the real thing.
Some labs have discovered that the penis envy mushroom can turn back to the appearance of a cubensis mushroom. This observation implies that the mutation required for the penis envy mushroom to occur is abnormal, which means the mushroom must have two mutated copies or will not have the properties of the original mushroom.
Other mushrooms may resemble penis envy, but they most likely only have one mutated copy, so it will not appear as it should.
Magic mushrooms are those that contain psilocybin, a naturally occurring hallucinogenic or psychoactive substance. These mushrooms have been used for medicinal purposes and psychological exploration in some cultures and throughout history.
In these cases, magic mushrooms are sold as dried pieces that you can eat in food, mix with drinks, or eat fresh in a few instances. However, you should be aware that in the United States, magic mushrooms are classified as Schedule I drug and are not legal.
You’ve probably heard of shrooms, mushies, blue meanies, golden tops, and liberty caps. All of these terms refer to these psychoactive mushrooms. Some people experience nausea, drowsiness, nervousness, paranoia, hallucinations, and even psychosis due to the medication.
The strain used to cultivate the penis envy mushroom is well-known for its potency. While there isn’t enough evidence to back it up, some speculate that it’s because penis envy is a mutant strain.
Another critical factor influencing penis envy’s potency is its slow growth rate, which is much slower than ordinary cubensis mushrooms. Because it grows slowly, it has more time to produce psilocybin, which gives it hallucinogenic properties. As a result, penis envy contains more psilocybin per gram than its cubensis counterpart.
Despite appearances, the spores of the penis envy mushroom resemble those of the cubensis strain. Even under a microscope, you might not be able to tell the difference because the size, color, and shape are all the same. Still, the vital thing to note here is that penis envy mushroom spores do not open their caps in the same way.
If you want to harvest this type of magic mushroom, you’ll need a spore syringe because spore prints aren’t possible—these strain syringes, which are sold for research and taxonomy, and available online on Fungus Head.
The truth is that many people believe that magic mushrooms are harmless and will not cause side effects or “bad trips.” However, these mushrooms are highly variable and contain a trace of poison, resulting in unpredictable effects depending on who consumes them.
If you consume any magic mushrooms, you should be cautious, but you should also have someone nearby to assist you with any potentially dangerous side effects.
Consider yourself an expert!
You may not have known what a penis envy mushroom was before reading this article, but you should be an expert now. Always double-check the authenticity of any mushroom you see or buy, as some may try to dupe you into thinking a cubensis strain is a penis envy mushroom.
If you are just getting started with growing the penis envy mushroom, it may be a slow process, but you will see a rewarding one in the end with patience.