Psilocybe Quebecensis Magic Mushrooms For Sale
Psilocybe quebecensis magic mushrooms are moderately active hallucinogenic mushroom in the section Aztecorum, having psilocybin and psilocin as main active compounds.
This species readily bruises blue with age or handling and have translucent striations on the cap when wet. This bluing reaction extends to the stipe, where long “rhizomorphs” (root-like structures) are habitually found near the base. Older mushrooms may have a nearly flat cap that wrinkles with age. Fruiting tends to occur year after year in the same location, areas of discovery should be marked or noted.
While P. quebecensis has a moderate potency, containing both psilocybin and psilocin, they must be cultivated in the wild. This species resists fruiting either mushrooms or sclerotia when cultivated artificially. They are found at the end of summer or into the autumn throughout its range, most recently extended into the state of Michigan in the USA. Their fruiting requires a low temperature shift, to near or below 6-15°C (43-59°F).
Psilocybe Quebecensis Habitat and formation
Solitary to gregarious, rarely cespitose, on rotting wood, particularly in the outwashes of streams in the decayed-wood substratum of alder, birch, fir and spruce in the late summer and fall. Reported from Quebec, Canada specifically in the Jacques Cartier river valley, fruiting at a temperature of 6°C to 15°C from summer to late October. Recently from Michigan.
Though considered rare, this species is suspected to be more widespread, prevented by their small size, and low population density of Quebec. In the same range, other Psilocybe species share similar appearances, namely P. baeocystis and P. caerulipes, the latter being differentiated by a subtler blueing reaction. If discovered, they have a radish-like, floury scent and a mild, herbal, floury flavour.
An enigmatic species, P. quebecensis is hindered by its fickleness in artificial cultivation. For those lucky enough to discover a local patch, a yearly tradition can be expected if the place if remembered. A pleasing flavour and scent, and moderate potency, combine to make this sub-arctic species memorable.