Penis Envy Mushrooms are a rare variety of Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms. This strain is also popular as the most potent Psilocybe cubensis magic mushroom variety. But now, due to the present legality surrounding shrooms, there are no available results that can confirm exactly how much more portent this variety is.
As per the several anecdotal reports, it is claimed that the effect of consuming Penis Envy Mushrooms is very intensified, visual, and euphoric other magic mushroom strains of this species. The reason behind its stronger effect is a higher concentration of psychotropic alkaloids and psilocybin. Because of the vigorous effect of PE mushrooms, and also they are notoriously difficult to cultivate, this variety has become especially rare and desirable.
History of Penis Envy Mushroom
According to Terence McKenna, a psychonaut, fabled ethnobotanist, mystic, lecturer, author, and advocate, the origin of the Penis Envy Mushrooms is Amazon Rainforest, but there is no actual proof and data.
In the early 1970s, magic mushrooms had already been made illegal in most countries by the 1971 UN Psychotropic Substances Act, but mushroom spores do not come in the Psychotropic substances group, as they contain no psilocin or psilocybin, so they are not prohibited.
So, Terence McKenna took several spore samples from this culture and sandwiched the innocuous purple-black prints between two microscopy slides, characterized the slides with a unique Agaricus genus name, and boarded a flight to the USA. Fortunately, this smuggling operation took place without any difficulty, and soon Terence was back in his home state of Colorado, and start to cultivating mushroom from these spores’ samples, using those techniques which he learned from the Amazon rainforest. He also shared these prints among psychedelic enthusiasts and ethno-mycologist colleagues.
Steven Pollock was one of his colleagues, and a medical doctor who had a spirit for psychedelic shrooms, and was 40 years ahead of his time in believing that these spores were “the most effective medicine” for the treatment of several psychological conditions.
McKenna gave Pollock a spore print from the Amazon mushroom culture and start growing and refining this culture on an agar medium ‘a gelatinous medium used for the culturing of fungi and bacteria). After working several years on isolation on agar, he refined the culture, fruiting mushrooms, then taking tissue samples from the largest mushrooms in each “group”, also strengthening and shortening the genetic profile of the culture with every generation until a big and uneven mutation occurred. This mutation towered above other mushrooms in its immediate vicinity and was precisely identifiable by an exceptionally thick and dense stem, and pale underdeveloped cap. Also, this magic mushroom was different from other cubensis varieties, because it lost a “velum” or veil, which is responsible for the separation of the cap and stem of a mushroom and serves to hold spores until the mushroom is fully mature. Pollock immediately harvested this mushroom, sterilized a surgical scalpel, sliced the mushroom longitudinally to expose fresh inner tissue, and placed a tissue sample on an agar petri dish. The mushroom that is found from his proliferation all had similar characteristics to the original specimen, meaning he had successfully transferred the genetics of this mutated mushroom, and thus the Penis Envy Mushroom Strain was born.
Penis Envy Characteristics
Penis Envy Mushroom has a large, thick, and commonly white and especially dense stem, and an underdeveloped, bulbous cap that is concave (rounded) in shape than other Psilocybe cubensis varieties. Also, this magic mushroom has a lack of a velum which agitates a bubbling mutation just below the mushroom cap that just looks like a foreskin. It is also known as one of the densest types of magic mushrooms but shorter than other species, but they have significant weight because of their density.
Effects of Penis Envy Mushrooms
If we consider the effect of Penis Envy Mushrooms, it is most similar to the psychoactive effects of other Psilocybe cubensis varieties. The effects can include clear visual provocation, severe feelings of euphoria, deep introspection, overwhelming joy, philosophical thoughts, distortion of space and time, synesthesia, spiritual kind of feelings, and more. It is also claimed by the experts that Penis Envy Mushrooms not only contain higher concentrations of psychoactive compounds, but also it has a higher ratio of psilocin to psilocybin. These two compounds are the most responsible for the psychedelic effects. Because of the higher ratio of psilocin to psilocybin, after consuming Penis Envy Mushrooms, the onset of effects occur slightly sooner and heavier. It is also reported that a Penis Envy Mushroom carries less “body load” and leaves the user feeling light, euphoric, energetic, and free. The effects of the Penis Envy Mushrooms, depending on dosage, experience level, and the amount of time. Generally, the effect of this mushroom strain lasts from 6 to 8 hours, which is the same as other Psilocybe cubensis varieties.
Cultivation of Penis Envy Shrooms
Penis Envy Mushrooms are one of the most difficult cubensis varieties to cultivate because of their physical characteristics, like the deficiency of a velum to hold in spores until the mushroom is mature, which is responsible for ineffective sporulation- so a cultivator would need quite a few Penis Envy Mushrooms in order to collect enough spores to produce a viable spore syringe.
Moreover, this is the fact that this is artificially produced and does not survive in nature, and less resistant to contamination, and they need specialized conditions for the incubation stage. So, for the cultivation of Penis Envy Mushrooms, you need a good kind of spore genetics from a reputable seller, so that you can successfully cultivate Penis Envy Mushrooms.
Penis Envy magic mushrooms are the most appealing variety of Psilocybe cubensis, while the scientific data of this strain is quite limited. It is visually noticeable, not easy to cultivate, and its potency is unique within the cubensis species, that is the reason, it is highly demandable by experienced psychonauts. Because of its higher demand and lower supply, Penis Envy Mushrooms are valued at a higher amount than other magic shrooms.
If you have the desire of cultivating or consuming Penis Envy shrooms, make sure to get ready yourself accordingly.