The most frequent question for anyone who wants to start in the world of growing magic mushrooms is this: what are the best magic mushrooms to start with? Unlike when we try to answer which magic mushrooms are the most powerful, for this question there does seem to be a fairly unanimous answer: Mexican magic mushrooms.
What are Mexican magic mushrooms and why are they the best magic mushrooms to start with?
Mexican magic mushrooms are a variety of the species Psilocybe cubensis commonly pointed out by experts and specialty stores as the best to start with. The reason? They are magic mushrooms that grow easily and quickly and their effects are less powerful compared to those of other varieties.
These Mexican magic mushrooms are light in color and with a slightly spherical hood. It is a strain whose most prominent characteristics are its strength and ease of maintenance.
How can I buy Mexican magic mushrooms?
They are a variety of Psilocybe cubensis, so in most specialized stores you can buy them. You’ll find them ready to grow on magic mushroom loaves, spore vials, and spore syringes to inoculate your own homemade substrate.
These Mexican magic mushrooms are also available as truffles. Truffles are a part of the fungus that contains hallucinogenic properties. Well, the truffles that sprout in Mexican magic mushrooms are Mexican truffles, and their properties are very similar to their “moms”. They are also considered the best truffles to start with.
What care do Mexican magic mushrooms need?
These magic mushrooms do not need special care, unlike other varieties. They are very resistant although, of course, you will have to give them the basic care:
A temperature of about 23ºC is optimal for them to grow easily and quickly. If your house is at 23ºC, then you don’t need anything. If you live in a cold climate, it is recommended that you get a heater. You can easily find them in any of the stores listed above.
These magic mushrooms have no special needs for light, so you won’t need to get hold of a special lamp unless you live in a windowless zulo. They need indirect sunlight or light from a lamp you have at home. Never put the magic mushrooms to give them direct sunlight, because you can make them lose their properties.
They don’t need much. The instructions on the grow kits will tell you the amount needed, but you will usually only have to soak the substrate as you open the kit and then spray some water with a spray every few days.