About Gold Cap Mushrooms

Strain Specifications

Psilocybe cubensis is a wide spread, large bodied, psychedelic mushroom that can be found in tropical and sub-tropical climates around the world. P. Cubensis produces the chemicals psilocin and psilocybin, which classifies it as one of the psilocybin mushrooms. This mushroom was "discovered" F.S. Earle in Cuba in 1904 as Stropharia cubensis, and later renamed to what it is now known as: Psilocybe cubensis. This species is the largest of all the Psilocybes with equally robust rhizomorphic mycelium. Typically, the caps of the mushroom are chestnut brown to golden sometimes with a white ring around the outside of the cap, which is where it earned the nick-name gold cap mushroom from. Other common names for this mushroom are cubes, cubies, shrooms, magic mushrooms, boomers, and gold tops. This is usually the first psychedelic mushroom people encounter, and is the most commonly available due to it's ease of indoor cultivation.

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Cap
1.5-8 (10) cm wide, broadly conical, oval or bell-shaped (often with an umbo ) when young, gradually expanding to convex, broadly umbonate, or plane; surface smooth or with small whitish veil remnants when young, viscid when moist, soon dry, color variable: whitish with a brown to yellowish center, or entirely yellow to yellowish-buff to yellow-brown, or sometimes cinnamon-brown when young and sometimes dingy olive in old age; bruising and aging bluish; margin sometimes hung with veil remnants. Flesh firm, white, staining blue or blue-green when bruised.
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Spore Print
Dark purple-brown to blackish; spores 11-17×7-12 microns, elliptical, smooth, thick-walled, with a large apical germ pore. Cystidia present on faces of gills, but chrysocystidia absent.
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Specs
Bruising: blue or blue-green
Gills: adnate to adnexed or seceding to free
Stipe: 4-15 cm long, 0.4-1-5 cm thick, equal or more often thicker below, dry, white or sometimes yellowish to yellow-brown, aging or bruising blue or blue-green; smooth.
Veil: Membranous, white or bluish-stained, usually forming a thin, fragile, superior ring on stalk which is blackened by falling spores.
Mycelium: robust rhizomorphic white
by Magic Mushroom August 12, 2020