Spore syringes for Psilocybe cyanescens
Order Psilocybe cyanescens mushroom spore syringes online from Psilocybin Circus. Explore the weird and wonderful world of Psilocybe mushrooms from a microscopic perspective with the help of these Psilocybe cyanescens spores. Psilocybe cyanescens is also known as Wavy Cap because of its trademark feature – an undulating wavy cap. Cyanescens is maybe the most well-known +foraged wood-loving Psilocybe, and is renowned for its strength. Yet, its growth patterns also make it something to behold; Wavy Caps often have massive patches in wood chip beds – sometimes with hundreds per cluster.
Interest in Wavy Caps has increased over the years thanks to Paul Stamet’s book Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms, in which Stamets describes how often they grow in wood-chipped garden beds. They are everywhere in the US, especially concentrated in the Pacific Northwest and the West Coast Oceanic climate, from Vancouver to California.
Please note that there is some confusion with the name Blue Meanies, as this is also the nickname for Panaeolus cyanescens – another potent psychoactive fungi.
Psilocybe cyanescens specifications
Psilocybe cyanescens has a distinct caramel-colored wavy cap (fading to yellow or cream as it dries) and a white stem. The wavy cap is the primary feature used to differentiate cyanescens from similar species like P. azurescens and P. allenii. Australians note that P. subaeruginosa also has a wavy cap – but cyanescens has never been seen in Australia.
Psilocybe cyanescens caps are usually between a half to one inch wide, convex in early growth stages, and becoming wavy in maturity. The gills are adnate – connected to the stem just above the bottom of the gill, which creates a subtle arch – and are white/tan, turning purple as they mature.
Where to Find Psilocybe cyanescens
Wavy Caps are saprophytic (feast on decaying wood) and are often discovered growing on rotting wood and debris in numerous types of forests, parks, and urban gardens amongst wood chip mulch. P. cyanescens are rarely found growing solo; these mushrooms usually grow in clusters of several (or hundreds) fruiting bodies.
Fruiting is triggered by a sudden temperature drop, making them most abundant from October to December. Their habitats include the UK, Netherlands, France, Czechoslovakia, Germany, and the US along the west coast and in the PNW. Recently, specimens have also been found in the eastern US, although this isn’t common. Alternatively, check with your local drug dealer. Kidding.
Wood Lover’s Paralysis
Psilocybe cyanescens (as with P. azurescens and similar species) may cause an uncomfortable phenomenon known as Wood Lovers Paralysis (WLP). On sites like The Shroomery and Facebook groups dedicated to identifying Psilocybe species, discussions have ramped up regarding this peculiar effect. Wood Lovers Paralysis has been reported with wood-loving species such as P. azurescens, P. cyanescens, P. allenii, and P. subaeruginosa. As a result, some people experience a loss of muscle strength and motor control that can continue for 24 hours. There is no concrete explanation for this syndrome, but many believe a compound called aeruginascin is touted as a possible culprit.
One of the main theories is that aeruginascin undergoes the same metabolic conversion as psilocybin to psilocin, producing a compound similar to bufotenidine (5-HTQ, toad venom that can cause paralysis). However, due to their chemical structure (both having a third methyl group), neither compound crosses the blood-brain barrier and is probably confined to the peripheral tissues.
This paralysis can occur at relatively low dosages – it’s not limited to large or heroic amounts ingested. So take solace knowing the effect won’t last longer than a day – but it can be an extremely anxiety-inducing experience.
Psilocybe cubensis vs. Psilocybe cyanescens
Other than its unique windblown appearance, there are some other distinguishing features of the Psilocybe cyanescens species which separate it from Psilocybe cubensis.
For one, they’re considered to be particularly potent in terms of psilocybin content when compared to P. cubensis. While P. cubensis does not often have more than .4% psilocybin, P. cyanescens is believed to contain up to 1.68% of the psychedelic compound.
Another distinction is the climates and regions in which the two are able to thrive. P. cubensis loves the heat and humidity of the Southern Gulf States, while P. cyanescens prefers the temperate and gloomier climate of the Pacific Northwest.
The two also have different food preferences. P. cubensis is a fan of nutrient-rich soil and both equine and bovine dung, while P. cyanescens prefers woody material for its meals.
Observing Psilocybe cyanescens spores
Forgive the long-winded introduction to observing your P. Cyanescens spores, but gaining a greater understanding of this mysterious psychedelic mushroom species is undoubtedly going to make your microscopy efforts all of the more rewarding, so keep that in mind.
You’re going to want a microscope of decent quality in order to fully enjoy your spore observation. That means no less than 1000x magnification. You’ll also want some glass slides to make your life easier. With those two items, you should have no problem observing these fantastic P. Cyanescens spores.
Your eye for microscopic observation will only grow keener with experience, so you’re going to want to make sure to care for your spores properly. That means keeping them in a cool place when not in use.
Spores prints to create Psilocybe cyanescens spore syringes
If you really want your P. Cyanescens mushroom spores to last, consider choosing our high-quality spore prints. They’re created in a sterile environment that’s free of dust and other contaminants, and they will last for years if cared for properly.
You can use your spore prints to create your own spore syringes or to put them beneath your microscope and observe. Each mushroom strain and species has a unique and intricate spore print that is absolutely fascinating to observe for any fan of microscopy.