The Ultimate Guide to Identifying Magic Mushrooms

Hundreds of different kinds of magic mushrooms may be found all over the world. As a result, it’s critical to know which species you’re dealing with anytime you want to examine or study these mushrooms. Luckily, understanding how to recognize magic mushroom spores and mature mushrooms in the wild and in the lab is quite simple if you follow the right steps.

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Note: Psilocybin spores, Psilocybe Cubensis Spores, and any mature type of psychedelic mushroom can be found growing in the wild around the world. However, Psychedelic Mushroom Spores can only legally be used or purchased for research and mycology study purposes.

Let’s take a look at how to identify magic mushrooms in the wild and in a lab.

How to Identify Magic Mushrooms in a Lab, Step by Step

In a lab setting, you can easily identify magic mushrooms by following these steps:

  • Perhaps you’ve purchased some mushroom spores via Mush Love. Perhaps you’ve found some potential spores in the wild. Either way, you will need to start by setting up your microscopy lab setting. It’s worth noting that it is not always possible to identify magic mushroom spores in the wild. Rather, it’s only really possible to identify mature mushrooms in the wild. A lab setting will be required to identify spores.
  • In a sterile setting, prepare your microscope. A 1000x magnification microscope is a good place to start, so stay away from any microscopes promoted as toys or for children. They won’t provide the level of detail you want for your mushroom spores. Glass slides should also be included. Slides, as well as a dust cover to preserve the microscope’s delicate lenses and extra illuminator bulbs, are relatively inexpensive and can be obtained online to guarantee you have as few distractions as possible while completing your observations.
  • Prepare your sample and place it on the slide. The stage refers to the region where samples are deposited, which is commonly in slides. When you get psilocybin spore syringes from MushLoveGenetics, you’ll get a package that contains a sterile needle and a syringe loaded with 10ml of your preferred strain. The spores are suspended in a nutrient-free liquid, most often distilled water. Simply place a single drop or two of your spores onto a slide to see them under a microscope.
  • After calibrating your microscope, identify your spores. Here’s when the real fun begins. Golden Teacher, B+ mushroom spores, True Albino Teacher, and Yeti Mushroom Spores are some of the most popular psilocybin mushroom spores for novices. You’ll have a great time viewing mushroom spores beneath your microscope, no matter which one you select.
  • If you have not yet purchased mushroom spores, consider which types you’d like to study. The spore strains in the last step are good for beginners. The Penis Envy mushroom spore strain is a favorite among advanced microscopists. This is not only because of its unusual name, which alludes to the form of the mushroom but also because of its gorgeous microstructures. Penis Envy necessitates a keen eye since its widespread use necessitates familiarity with actual spores under the microscope. Golden Teacher is a beginner-friendly and visually gorgeous mushroom to study as well. The True Albino Teacher is a hybrid strain created by crossing Golden Teacher Mushroom Spores with Albino Penis Envy. The spores are beautiful to look at, and you’ll have a lot of fun examining them.

How to Identify Magic Mushrooms in the Wild, Step by Step

Follow these steps to identify magic mushrooms in the wild:

  • Take a look at the color of the mushroom. Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms, when young and tiny, can have a rich golden brown hue. The hue of mature magic mushrooms is a light golden brown.
  • Look at the mushroom’s stem to check whether it has a blue color. This hue is associated with any form of bruise and is thought to be created by an interaction between oxygen and psilocybin. This response is likely to occur if the mushroom has been handled by a human, bug, or even grass or other mushrooms.
  • Look for a mark in the middle. In the heart of the Psilocybe cubensis mushroom, there is a prominent deeper brown spot.
  • Look for a gill cover that is deep purple in hue. This mushroom veil is a very thin covering that persists on the gills of the mushroom until the cap fully swells, at which time it breaks. The stems of psilocybin mushrooms frequently have a broken veil surrounding them.

Tips for Identifying Mushroom Spores and Grown Mushrooms

Outside of the above guides to identifying magic mushrooms in the wild and in a lab, the following tips and best practices can be quite useful:

  • Mexico, Central America, the United States, South America, and the West Indies are all home to Psilocybe cubensis. Tint, form, and stem bruising, which gives a blue color, are all characteristics of psilocybin mushrooms.
  • Before consuming any mushroom from the wild, be sure it is not a psychedelic mushroom. Keep in mind that the usage of magic mushrooms is prohibited in the United States.
  • Psilocybe Semilanceata can be identified by large caps and location in North America in Europe.
  • Psilocybe Mexicana is mostly native to Mexico and Central America. They are similar in appearance to Psilocybe Semilanceata, but have a lighter hue.