Psilocybe Cubensis

Psilocybe Cubensis

Psilocybin Mushroom Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms are most commonly known as a psychedelic mushrooms with active compounds psilocybin and psilocin. They are often called magic mushrooms, shrooms, golden halos, cubes or gold caps. Psilocybe subensis belongs to the fungus family Hymenogastraceae and was previously known as Stropharia cubensis. Appearance Psilocybe cubensis is a species of psychedelic…

Amanita Muscaria

Amanita Muscaria

No mushroom has gathered unto it more folklore and mythology than this white-spotted fairytale fungus. As the name suggests it was formerly used as an insecticide, with pieces often floated in milk, to intoxicate and kill flies attracted by its aroma. It is commonly found in the Northern Hemisphere where it is native to temperate…

Blue Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus var. columbinus)

Blue Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus var. columbinus)

The Blue Oyster Mushroom As a biology teacher, I have an interest in all things natural, and have recently come to really appreciate the mighty mushroom with its many facets. As I’ve been researching on mushrooms and their beneficial values as gourmet and medicinal foods, I found myself wanting to share my findings with whoever…