• Alacabenzi SporesAlacabenzi Spores

    Alacabenzi Spores

    $9.95

    An extremely reliable strain that has aggressive mycelium growth and a stronger resistance to most common contaminations.

    This psilocybe cubensis mushroom strain first appeared around 2001 and from what we know the origins include a blend of genetics from an alabama strain and the classic “mexican cabenzi” strain.

    Alacabenzi is proven to produce consistant results with every experiment and is a great specimen for microscopy research or budding mycologists.

  • B-Plus SporesB-Plus Spores

    B-Plus Spores

    $19.95

    Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils

    Climate: Subtropical

    Strain Origin: Unknown

    Cap: 25-75 mm in diameter, hemispheric to convex expanding to broadly convex to nearly plane with age. Dark red maturing to golden brown. Surface viscid with apparent gelatinous layer when very wet, soon smooth from drying. Fine fibrillose veil remnants when young that soon disappear. Flesh white soon bruising bluish green.

    Stem: 150-200+ mm in length. Typically equal, sometimes slightly enlarged at base, sometimes contorted. Yellowish to buff with a reflective sheen, bruising bluish, hollow. Partial veil membranous leaving a persistent membranous annulus that is well dusted with purplish brown spores even before tearing away from the cap.

    Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming nearly black in maturity.

    Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid, 13 by 8 micrometers on 4-spored basidia

    Formerly misrepresented as Psilocybe azurescens.

    Detail of separable gelatinous pellicle: This feature seems to be unique to the “B+” among cubensis. When young and fully hydrated the cap has a transparent amber colored layer of cells that quickly oxidizes upon removal to a more opaque blue gray color. The texture is like a thin stretchable layer of gelatin. Note the area where the pellicle has been removed is dull.

  • Burma SporesBurma Spores

    Burma Spores

    $19.95

    Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils

    Climate: Subtropical

    Strain Origin: Original specimen was collected from buffalo dung in an unplanted rice paddie outside the city of Yangoon, Burma. Original collection supplied via Mushroom John by way of a gift from a Thai student who spent time collecting mushroom samples around Yangoon (formaly Rangoon), Burma (now Myanmar)

    Cap: 25-50+ mm in diameter, convex to broadly convex to plane at maturity. Reddish cinnamon brown maturing to golden brown to light yellow with nearly white edges. Surface dry lacking remnants of universal veil on cap (spots). Flesh white soon bruising bluish green.

    Stem: 150+ mm in length, yellowish. Flesh bruising bluish green where injured. Persistent membranous annulus (ring) from partial veil that becomes dusted with purple brown spores at maturity.

    Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming nearly black in maturity.

    Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid on 4-spored basidia

  • Ecuador SporesEcuador Spores

    Ecuador Spores

    $19.95

    Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils

    Climate: Subtropical

    Strain Origin: Ecuador

    Cap: 50-75 mm in diameter, convex to broadly convex to plane with obtuse umbo at maturity. Dark reddish cinnamon brown maturing to golden brown. Surface dry with pronounced and persistent remnants of universal veil on cap (spots). Flesh white soon bruising bluish green.

    Stem: 200+ mm in length, pale yellowish to buff. Flesh bruising bluish green where injured. Persistent membranous annulus (ring) from partial veil that becomes dusted with purple brown spores at maturity.

    Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming nearly black in maturity.

    Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid on 4-spored basidia.

  • Golden Teacher SporesGolden Teacher Spores

    Golden Teacher Spores

    $19.95

    Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils

    Climate: Subtropical

    Strain Origin: Unknown

    Cap: 50+ mm in diameter, convex to broadly convex to plane at maturity. Reddish cinnamon brown maturing to golden brown to light yellow. Surface dry with pronounced and persistent remnants of universal veil on cap (spots). Flesh white soon bruising bluish green.

    Stem: 125+ mm in length, yellowish. Flesh bruising bluish green where injured. Persistent membranous annulus (ring) from partial veil that becomes dusted with purple brown spores at maturity.

    Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming nearly black in maturity.

    Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid on 4-spored basidia

    Images at right illustrate laboratory produced Golden Teachers on cased cow manure. Photos supplied by our European research associates courtesy of Anno (thanks!).

  • Hairy Buffalo SporesHairy Buffalo Spores

    Hairy Buffalo Spores

    $19.95

    Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils

    Climate: Subtropical

    Strain Origin: Unknown

    Cap: 25-75 mm in diameter, hemispheric to convex expanding to broadly convex to nearly plane with age. Dark red maturing to golden brown. Surface viscid with apparent gelatinous layer when very wet, soon smooth from drying. Fine fibrillose veil remnants when young that soon disappear. Flesh white soon bruising bluish green.

    Stem: 150-200+ mm in length. Typically equal, sometimes slightly enlarged at base, sometimes contorted. Yellowish to buff with a reflective sheen, bruising bluish, hollow. Partial veil membranous leaving a persistent membranous annulus that is well dusted with purplish brown spores even before tearing away from the cap.

    Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming nearly black in maturity.

    Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid, 13 by 8 micrometers on 4-spored basidia

  • Hanoi SporesHanoi Spores

    Hanoi Spores

    $9.95

    This substrain of Vietnam is a great addition to any spore collection.

    In the wild these mushrooms are extremely rhizomorphic with an excellent pinset. If you like the Vietnam or Ban Hua Thanon then give this one a look under your microscope.

  • Huautla / Oaxaca SporesHuautla / Oaxaca Spores

    Huautla / Oaxaca Spores

    $19.95

    Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils

    Climate: Subtropical

    Strain Origin: Original specimen was collected from buffalo dung in an unplanted rice paddie outside the city of Yangoon, Burma. Original collection supplied via Mushroom John by way of a gift from a Thai student who spent time collecting mushroom samples around Yangoon (formaly Rangoon), Burma (now Myanmar)

    Cap: 25-50+ mm in diameter, convex to broadly convex to plane at maturity. Reddish cinnamon brown maturing to golden brown to light yellow with nearly white edges. Surface dry lacking remnants of universal veil on cap (spots). Flesh white soon bruising bluish green.

    Stem: 150+ mm in length, yellowish. Flesh bruising bluish green where injured. Persistent membranous annulus (ring) from partial veil that becomes dusted with purple brown spores at maturity.

    Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming nearly black in maturity.

    Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid on 4-spored basidia

  • Jamaican SporesJamaican Spores

    Jamaican Spores

    $19.95

    Origin: Westmoreland, Jamaica

    There are several similar species of Copelandia, most differing from each other only microscopically. The strains offered here are probably cyanescens, but they have not been indentified with any certainty.

  • Keeper's Creepers SporesKeeper's Creepers Spores

    Keeper’s Creepers Spores

    $19.95

    Storage: Store in a dark, cool and dry place and use within one year after delivery!

    Taxonomy:

    Kingdom: Fungi
    Division: Basidiomycota
    Class: Agaricomycetes
    Order: Agaricales
    Family: Strophariaceae
    Genus: Psilocybe
    Spores: purplish brown to dark brown, 11.5 – 17 x 8 – 11 µm, ellipsoid

    Habitat and distribution in nature:

    Rye grain, wheat straw, horse or cow manure. This species can be found in the subtropical and tropical climate zones all around the globe under the following conditions: Spawn run: 28 °C | Primordia formation: 23.3 – 25.6 °C | Fruiting: 23 – 26 °C

  • Malaysian SporesMalaysian Spores

    Malaysian Spores

    $19.95

    Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils

    Climate: Subtropical

    Strain Origin: Malaysia

    Cap: 25-75 mm in diameter, hemispheric to convex expanding to broadly convex to nearly plane with age. Dark red maturing to golden brown. Surface viscid with apparent gelatinous layer when very wet, soon smooth from drying. Fine fibrillose veil remnants when young that soon disappear. Flesh white soon bruising bluish green.

    Stem: 150-200+ mm in length. Typically equal, sometimes slightly enlarged at base, sometimes contorted. Yellowish to buff with a reflective sheen, bruising bluish, hollow. Partial veil membranous leaving a persistent membranous annulus that is well dusted with purplish brown spores even before tearing away from the cap.

    Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming nearly black in maturity.

    Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid, 13 by 8 micrometers on 4-spored basidia

  • Mazatapec SporesMazatapec Spores

    Mazatapec Spores

    $19.95

    Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils

    Climate: Subtropical

    Strain Origin: Mexico

    Cap: 50+ mm in diameter, convex to broadly convex at maturity occasionally with acute umbo. Dark cinnamon brown maturing to golden brown. Surface dry lacking remnants of universal veil on cap (spots). Flesh white soon bruising bluish green.

    Stem: 75-125 mm in length, yellowish to buff. Flesh bruising bluish green where injured. Persistent membranous annulus (ring) from partial veil that becomes dusted with purple brown spores at maturity.

    Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming nearly black in maturity.

    Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid on 4-spored basidia

  • Nepal Chitwan SporesNepal Chitwan Spores

    Nepal Chitwan Spores

    $19.95

    Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils

    Climate: Subtropical

    Strain Origin: Nepal, Chitwan. Original collection material was obtained by Baerbel in the village of Sauraha near the Chitwan Jungle of Nepal. Three specimens were located in otherwise dry climate conditions (three months after typical mushroom seasons), and shaded by a nearby tree. Specimens picked from what appeared to be either elephant or rhino dung. Original sample specimen pictures below and right.

    Cap: 20-70 mm in diameter, hemispheric expanding to nearly plane with age. Golden brown maturing to light brown. Fine fibrillose veil remnants when young that soon mostly disappear. Flesh yellowish white soon bruising bluish green.

    Stem: 150-200+ mm in length. Typically equal, sometimes slightly enlarged at base. Yellowish to buff with a reflective sheen, bruising bluish, semi hollow with remains of the partial veil.

    Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Yellowish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming darker in maturity. Remains of the partial veil attached at the outer circumference of the cap.

    Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid on 4-spored basidia

  • Oasis SporesOasis Spores

    Oasis Spores

    $19.95

    Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils

    Climate: Subtropical

    Strain Origin: Unclear, possibly South America.

    Cap: 25-50+ mm in diameter, convex to broadly convex to plane at maturity often with persistent acute umbo (nipple). Reddish cinnamon brown maturing to golden brown to light yellow with nearly white edges. Surface dry lacking remnants of universal veil on cap (spots). Flesh white soon bruising bluish green.

    Stem: 150+ mm in length, yellowish. Flesh bruising bluish green where injured. Persistent membranous annulus (ring) from partial veil that becomes dusted with purple brown spores at maturity.

    Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming nearly black in maturity.

    Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid on 4-spored basidia

  • PES Amazonian SporesPES Amazonian Spores

    PES Amazonian Spores

    $19.95

    Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils

    Climate: Subtropical

    Strain Origin: Unclear, possibly the Amazon as the name suggests. PES stock (Pacific Exotica Spora)

    Cap: 25-50+ mm in diameter, convex to broadly convex to plane at maturity often with persistent acute umbo (nipple). Reddish cinnamon brown maturing to golden brown to light yellow with nearly white edges. Surface dry lacking remnants of universal veil on cap (spots). Flesh white soon bruising bluish green.

    Stem: 150+ mm in length, yellowish. Flesh bruising bluish green where injured. Persistent membranous annulus (ring) from partial veil that becomes dusted with purple brown spores at maturity.

    Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming nearly black in maturity.

    Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid on 4-spored basidia

  • PES Hawaiian SporesPES Hawaiian Spores

    PES Hawaiian Spores

    $19.95

    Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils

    Climate: Subtropical

    Strain Origin: Unknown, Psilocybe cubensis is not documented to be present in Hawaii. PES stock (Pacific Exotica Spora)

    Cap: 25-75 mm in diameter, convex to broadly convex to plane at maturity. Reddish cinnamon brown maturing to golden brown to light yellow. Surface dry with often-persistent remnants of universal veil on cap (spots). Flesh white soon bruising bluish green.

    Stem: 125-175 mm in length, yellowish. Flesh bruising bluish green where injured. Persistent membranous annulus (ring) from partial veil that becomes dusted with purple brown spores at maturity.

    Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming nearly black in maturity.

    Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid on 4-spored basidia

  • PF Classic (Professor Fanaticus) SporesPF Classic (Professor Fanaticus) Spores

    PF Classic (Professor Fanaticus) Spores

    $19.95

    P.F. stands for Psilocybe Fanaticus also known as Professor Fanaticus, a legendary mycologist that revolutionized the industry and isolated this sub-strain.

    1. CAP (size – shape stages – colors)
    The primordia start dark reddish. The cap is a fairly dark reddish (deep colors) and thick. It starts dome like and goes to plane at maturity and continues to grow until it is upturned and convoluted, with the gills a very deep brown, with streaks of purple (spore deposits) across and around the cap.

    2. STEM (length – girth – flesh – colors)
    It can be short and fat or long and hefty. It depends on the air and humidity. The PF race responds to this seriously. with lots of air and humidity, the PF stem is long, slender, thick fleshed and white. The flesh of the PF race is unique amongst all the races. It is very much like soft moist BREAD. But sometimes there can be a bit of fibrousness here and there.

    3. VEIL (deliquescent – partly deliquescent – persistant anulus)
    The PF race has a definitely deliquescent veil. When the veil breaks during growth of the shroom, it usually breaks off from the stem and breaks up around the gills, leaving veil remnants all over the gills and mainly on the edges. But, sometimes there is a veil that becomes like an anulus (around the stem) but at close inspection, the veil will not be attached securely and usually might just hang in part. Also, there is serious differences amongst the races at how the gills attach to the stem under the cap. The PF gills attach closely. Whereas the Malaysian gills have a rather large gap where the gills attach to the underside of the cap. Gill stem and cap attachment is a definite trait of races, but unfortuneatly, further observations and notes are required for any in depth descriptions. But note that all these races have distinct gill attachment traits that adds to the differences!

    4. SPORULATION (at what developement stage does it begin?)
    The PF race is a slow maturing shroom. It can grow large and the cap expand, but the gills will still be biege or light colored. Then, after about a day or two, the purple deposits of the spores will appear on the stem, and the gills will be darker brown. But sometimes, sterile specimens will appear. These are shrooms that don’t develope spores and the gills remain distinctly light colored (biege – tan – yellowish). They have no spores. I once knew someone who cloned this type of sterile strain and claimed it to be the best in potency, overall. This fits with the observation that potency diminishes as sporulation developes. So without sporulation ever starting, the potency doesn’t diminish in relation.

    5. TENACIOUSNES (Strength of attachment of the stem base to the cake)
    The PF is the champ at this. Usually the PF shroom as a large base (big foot). In fact, “BIG FOOT” should be the sur name of the PF race. This makes the PF race the most tenacious to the substrate of them all. When harvested, it is common to pull off large chunks of cake in the process.

    6. SHAPE SHIFTING (shapes and changes of flush to flush – strain to strain)
    The PF race is the champ in this also. It goes from ugly little abhorts and convoluted dwarfs, to tall robust white thick stemed specimens with large deep reddish colored caps that go to plane and then wildly upturn at full maturity.

    7. SIZE TENDANCIES (overall size of the mushroom at maturity)
    Small to about as big as they get.

    8. GESTATION PERIOD (generalized time of primordia appearance after inoculation)
    The PF might be the champ here also. It is the first of any of these shrooms observed to form primordia invitro. The others can, but the PF is a speed demon in comparison. And the PF invitro primordiation is far more numerous if allowed to develope and not birth so quick. But also, many if not most of the primordia will abort. The PF shroom is the champ at aborting shrooms also. That is why it has such a love hate relationship with the hobbiests.

    9. POTENCY (This simply comes down to how fast the shroom loses its latent potency – relating to the advent of sporulation)
    The PF potency gets a big thumbs up from everywhere. Its advantage is that is a slow maturer, so it gives a wider envelope for the shroom to be harvested in its peak potency. A lot of hobbiests rate the PF race number one in potency. But that is not written in stone.

    10. FLUSHING (Ability to repeat flush)
    The PF race usually flushes rather poorly on the first flush, giving mostly abhorts. And it can flush nicely the first time. But with a recasing treament. the second flush will be totally different and be excellent. The third flush is always decent and one can squeeze the lemon for nice looking healthy third flush stragglers. But all in all, it is good for three interesting flushes, PF style.

  • Plantasia Mystery SporesPlantasia Mystery Spores

    Plantasia Mystery Spores

    $19.95

    Were very happy to be able to bring this strain to you. As you can see from some of the outdoor pics, it looks a lot like an ps. azurescens, but it is a cubensis. Its very adaptable to many climates and does very well in extreme heat! It loves warm temperatures making it a great summer mushroom.

  • Puerto Rican SporesPuerto Rican Spores

    Puerto Rican Spores

    $19.95

    Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils

    Climate: Subtropical

    Strain Origin: Puerto Rico, near the town of Canovanas located on the Northeast side of the island.

    Cap: 50-75 mm in diameter, convex to broadly convex to nearly plane at maturity. Brown maturing to golden brown to light yellow. Surface dry with fine persistent remnants of universal veil on cap (spots). Flesh white soon bruising bluish green.

    Stem: 125+ mm in length, yellowish. Flesh bruising bluish green where injured. Persistent membranous annulus (ring) from partial veil that becomes dusted with purple brown spores at maturity.

    Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming nearly black in maturity.

    Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid on 4-spored basidia

    Form can be quite variable under laboratory conditions.

  • South African Transkei SporesSouth African Transkei Spores

    South African Transkei Spores

    $19.95

    Storage: Store in a dark, cool and dry place and use within one year after delivery!

    Taxonomy:

    Kingdom: Fungi
    Division: Basidiomycota
    Class: Agaricomycetes
    Order: Agaricales
    Family: Strophariaceae
    Genus: Psilocybe
    Spores: purplish brown to dark brown, 11.5 – 17 x 8 – 11 µm, ellipsoid

    Habitat and distribution in nature:

    Rye grain, wheat straw, horse or cow manure. This species can be found in the subtropical and tropical climate zones all around the globe under the following conditions: Spawn run: 28 °C | Primordia formation: 23.3 – 25.6 °C | Fruiting: 23 – 26 °C

  • StarGazer SporesStarGazer Spores

    StarGazer Spores

    $19.95

    Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils

    Climate: Subtropical

    Strain Origin: Unclear, possibly South America.

    Cap: 25-50+ mm in diameter, convex to broadly convex to plane at maturity often with persistent acute umbo (nipple). Reddish cinnamon brown maturing to golden brown to light yellow with nearly white edges. Surface dry lacking remnants of universal veil on cap (spots). Flesh white soon bruising bluish green.

    Stem: 150+ mm in length, yellowish. Flesh bruising bluish green where injured. Persistent membranous annulus (ring) from partial veil that becomes dusted with purple brown spores at maturity.

    Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming nearly black in maturity.

    Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid on 4-spored basidia

  • Treasure Coast SporesTreasure Coast Spores

    Treasure Coast Spores

    $19.95

    Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils

    Climate: Subtropical

    Strain Origin: Florida, Southern Gulf Coast, USA

    Cap: 15-25 mm in diameter, convex to broadly convex to plane at maturity. Brown maturing to golden brown to light yellow. Surface dry with a few small remnants of universal veil on cap (spots). Flesh white soon bruising bluish green.

    Stem: 50-125 mm in length, yellowish. Flesh bruising bluish green where injured. Persistent membranous annulus (ring) from partial veil that becomes dusted with purple brown spores at maturity.

    Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming nearly black in maturity.

    Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid on 4-spored basidia

  • Z-Strain SporesZ-Strain Spores

    Z-Strain Spores

    $19.95

    Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils

    Climate: Subtropical

    Strain Origin: Unknown

    Cap: 25-75 mm in diameter, hemispheric to convex expanding to broadly convex to nearly plane with age. Dark red maturing to golden brown. Surface viscid with apparent gelatinous layer when very wet, soon smooth from drying. Fine fibrillose veil remnants when young that soon disappear. Flesh white soon bruising bluish green.

    Stem: 150-200+ mm in length. Typically equal, sometimes slightly enlarged at base, sometimes contorted. Yellowish to buff with a reflective sheen, bruising bluish, hollow. Partial veil membranous leaving a persistent membranous annulus that is well dusted with purplish brown spores even before tearing away from the cap.

    Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming nearly black in maturity.

    Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid, 13 by 8 micrometers on 4-spored basidia