What are penis envy mushrooms, are they legal?
This particular strain of mushroom can be rare to find cause of the difficulty in cultivating them. You won’t encounter them as often as other kinds of magic mushrooms, but they are certainly worth knowing about. They are unique among Psilocybe cubensis, for their high potency, which attracts many people to them.
How does penis envy look like?
Just from the name, penis envy mushrooms have a phallic shape-like look very much as a penis. They have a thick and wrinkly stem and are larger than many other types of psilocybin mushrooms. Penis envy mushrooms have a bulbous cap that only sometimes opens up and separates from the very dense stem.
For their color, they usually range from a light tan to a darker brown, with variations amongst the different types that has been around a long time, and there are now variations of the original variety. As is typical with psilocybin-containing mushrooms, blue bruising on the stem can be an indication of high psilocybin content. They are also identifiable by their underdeveloped cap and the absence of a veil separating the cap and stem.
Penis envy mushrooms are one of the densest types of magic mushrooms. They may be shorter in height and smaller overall than some other species, but they are still relatively heavy mushrooms, owing to their density.
Different types of Penis Envy
There are different varieties of these mushrooms, and they have distinctive physical characteristics.
- Penis Envy Uncut mushrooms are distinctive in that their caps do not open at all, not even during the later stages of the mushroom’s maturation.
- The Albino Penis Envy variety has a milky white coloration, and its caps are sometimes tinged with dark blue. Albino Penis Envy mushrooms tend to be smaller than penis envy mushrooms on average.
- Trans Envy mushrooms look similar to a Transkei magic mushroom, with medium-thickness yellow-white stems (these are thicker than Transkei mushrooms but not as thick as penis envy mushrooms). They have the distinctive pallid cap coloration.
How potent are this Mushrooms?
Penis envy mushrooms are more potent than most Psilocybe cubensis varieties. Many users find that penis envy mushrooms offer a more intense, visual, and euphoric experience than Psilocybe cubensis varieties.
Theoretically they have a stronger effect which is due to both a higher concentration of psilocybin and psilocin, and a higher ratio of psilocin to psilocybin (Psilocybin is the pro-drug of psilocybin — psilocybin is converted to psilocin in the body, the latter crosses the blood brain barrier and is responsible for the psychedelic effects).
However, there are no easily accessible test results to confirm the precise potency of these mushrooms. It has been claimed that penis envy mushrooms contain up to 50% more of psilocybin/psilocin than Psilocybe cubensis. Regardless of your dosage it is important to have an understanding.
How Potency Differs
If we assume that penis envy mushrooms contain 50 percent more psilocybin and psilocin than most Psilocybe cubensis, then they would contain nearly 1 percent psilocybin and 0.90 percent psilocin. Psilocybe azurescens would have a higher level of psilocybin than penis envy but not more psilocin.
Psilocin degrades very quickly, so as dried mushrooms age the amount of psilocin quickly drops; Psilocybin is more stable but degrades with time.
Psilocybe azurescens and Psilocybe subaeruginosa are known to be the most potent. Nonetheless, we can say that penis envy is among the most potent types of psilocybin mushrooms. Due to their potency, it is recommended to take much less than regular Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms.
The recommended dose for most Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms is between 1.0 and 1.5 grams per 100 pounds of body weight. If taking penis envy mushrooms, reduce this dose by at least 30 percent.
The Effects Of Penis Envy
As a psychedelic mushroom, penis envy mushrooms can produce a range of physical, perceptual, emotional, psychological, and spiritual effects. These effects include the below.
- Enhancement of colors
- Morphing of objects
- Auditory distortions
- Intense feelings of euphoria and joy
- Deep introspection
- Philosophical thoughts
- Distortion of space and time
- Synesthesia (i.e., “hearing colors”, “seeing sounds”)
- Mystical states like feeling connected to the universe
Nonetheless, users will report that these mushrooms have some unique psychoactive effects.
People report that the effects are similar to most other Psilocybe cubensis varieties, with added intensity due to their higher potency. You may also find more “wavy” visual hallucinations with this variety. This contrasts with strains like Mazatepec or Hualta, which can have visual hallucinations that are more geometric in nature.
The higher ratio of psilocin to psilocybin will also make the onset of the experience occur sooner and more intensely. This is because psilocin is already bioavailable, quickly crossing the blood-brain barrier. The body does not have to metabolize as much psilocybin into psilocin.
People also commonly report that their experience involves less “body load” and makes it more likely for you to feel light, euphoric, and energetic. You may find that this variety offers a “clean” mushroom high.
The Legal Status Of Magic Mushrooms
Penis envy mushrooms, like all other psilocybin-containing mushrooms, are illegal in most countries. In the U.S., they are a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act. Under the eyes of the law, this means they have no recognized medical value and a high potential for abuse.
Magic mushroom spores are legal to possess in most states of the U.S., except in California, Idaho, and Georgia. Therefore, if you are a U.S. citizen and don’t live in these three states, you can legally buy and own penis envy mushroom spores.
But as soon as you cultivate these mushrooms, you will be engaging in an illegal act under federal law. When the spores begin to germinate, they can form mycelium and then mature mushrooms, which contain the illegal compound psilocybin.
Where do penis envy mushrooms grow?
Penis envy mushrooms love hot and humid weather. They usually grow in tropical climates where there are cattle nearby. Why cattle? Cows typically eat grasses with psilocybe cubensis spores, and those spores then ferment in their dung.
How to grow penis envy mushrooms yourself?
Penis envy mushrooms are actually relatively easy to grow because they grow on any number of substances that range from anything from rye grain (which is the most common and favorite of growers) to even things like coffee and straw. The easiest way to grow these mushrooms is to add some spores to a grow kit, put it in the dark and leave it be.
How strong are penis envy mushrooms?
The potency is a hot topic of discussion because it can vary widely. Some people claim that this mushroom strain are always 2x or 3x more potent than other typical mushrooms, but that’s not always the case. One big factor is how they were grown because mushrooms grown in the dark tend to be much more potent than mushrooms grown in the light. But other factors such if it was grown in the wild or indoors, what it was grown on, if it was grown in a jar or at room temperature. And which harvest it was from — early have can have lower amounts of psilocbyin and psilocin than some later harvests.
How long do penis envy mushrooms last?
A trip usually lasts an average of four hours. But the length of a trip can depend on multiple factors such as what you’ve eaten that day and the potency of the mushrooms you are consuming.
How to take penis envy mushroom ?
This mushrooms can be eaten raw, taste quite bitter though so many people brew penis envy mushroom tea and often add a little honey to balance the flavor and make it taste better. To make your mushroom tea is easy. First, break the mushrooms up into small pieces (typically 1.5-3 grams — but can be less), place them in a kettle or bowl with your favorite tea bag, and pour boiling water over them. Let it steep for 20 minutes. Pour it into a mug, and feel free to add milk or honey for flavor.