As the title suggests, these magic mushrooms come from Ecuador. The Spaniards found the first Ecuadorian psilocybe cubensis strain during the age of Colonialism, and it was taxonomically classified during the 1900s. Since then, Psilocybe cubensis has become the most popular strain among cultivators due to its ease of cultivation and moderate hallucinogenic potency.
In this article, we will mention everything you need to know about Ecuadorian magic mushrooms, how to identify them, their potency, dosage, trip effects and information on where to buy Ecuadorian magic mushrooms in Canada. Let’s dive in!
How to Identify Ecuadorian Magic Mushrooms
The Ecuadorian cubensis does not appear to be morphologically or characteristically different from Psilocybe cubensis, arguably the most majestic of all Psilocybes. However, they both are easy to recognize due to their large size, bell-shaped cap with golden colour, well-formed and persisting rings, etc.
Here are 5 differential factors on how to best identify Ecuadorian cubensis:
- Cap: The cap of these shrooms is from 2 to 8cm across in diameter. For young mushrooms, the colour of the cap is chestnut or cinnamon-brown, becoming light or golden brown at maturity.\
- Gills: The gills are narrow, close, and attached to the team, with a notch at the point of attachment. With age, they eventually become almost black with distinct white edges.
- Stem: The team if from 5 to 15cm tall and 5 to 15mm thick, with a widening towards the base in most specimens. When damaged or bruised, the team can demonstrate a bluing reaction.
- Spores: The spores of this species are subellipsoid and 11.5-17µm by 8-11µm in dimension.
- Spore Print: The spore print of the Ecuadorian cubensis is purplish brown
Ecuadorian Magic Mushrooms Potency
The Ecuadorian cubensis is known for its high potency on the psylometric scale. However, the potency of any given mushroom depends mostly on the state of the mushroom (raw vs dried), mode of consumption, growth environment, etc.
Even though the exact psilocin and psilocybin content of Ecuador cubensis are unavailable, it can be assumed that the contents of psilocin and psilocybin in the Ecuadorian strain can be somewhere in the range or slightly higher than 0.15-0.63% and 0.11-0.50% respectively, as these were determined to be the psilocybin and psilocin contents of P. cubensis by various mycologists in studies conducted during the 1990s.
One recent study from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine suggests that fixed doses ranging from 23-27mg or weight-adjusted doses ranging from 20-30mg per 70kg are appropriate for pharmacotherapeutic use. However, something to consider is that a great degree of variability exists in the psilocybin content of individual samples. This variability is dependent not only on physiologic factors of absorption and metabolism but also on extra-pharmacological factors such as mental state and environment, which are often referred to as “set and setting”.
The trip effects of Ecuadorian cubensis include mental and physical effects mediated by the compounds psilocybin and psilocin. These effects usually appear within 20-30 minutes of ingestion and last roughly 6 to 8 hours, but they may persist for up to 12 to 24 hours.
Most users have reported pleasant effects, including auditory, visual, tactile, gustatory, and olfactory hallucinations with vivid colours, kaleidoscopic phenomena and flashes of light.
When consuming psychoactive mushrooms, we strongly recommend not mixing them with alcohol, cannabis, or amphetamines because these agents have similar effects on a user’s mood, thought, and behaviour and will result in “exaggerated” effects, which can be dangerous for the user.
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