Psilocybe azurescens are classified as its own strain of magic mushroom. Most shrooms we carry at Top Shelf Shrooms are from from the psilocybin cubensis genus.
Psilocybe azurescens is considerably stronger than most psilocybin cubensis strains I.e golden teachers.
This strain was first documented by a group of Boy Scouts camping close to the Colombia River in Oregon in 1979. Years later, the legendary mycologist Paul Stamets formally named the mushroom “Psilocybe azurescens” after Stamets’ Son Azureus.
If hiking in BC, Keep an eye out for Azurescens, as they grow all along the forests of the Pacific North West. Their cap are caramel in colour and shaped like a nipple with serrated type edge and a thick stem. If you see a fresh azzie you’ll immediately know why they are named the flying saucer mushroom.
Microdose (0.2 – 0.5g dried mushroom)
With this very low dosage, you’ll be microdosing. No visuals, no visible changes, no loss of control. This is ideal if you’re interested in a subtle energy and creativity boost, given by an organic product.
Light dose (0.5 – 1.0g dried mushroom)
Want to feel a little more than a subtle boost? With a mid-low dosage you’ll gently float on the clouds. Great for a party, friday night hang-out with friends and creative processes.
Common dose (1.0 – 2.0g dried mushroom)
You’re ready to open yourself up to a psychedelic experience. But! You want to be careful. Beginner’s paradise might the right place for you. Expect a body high, deep conversations, laughing mood and good vibes. Make sure you’re in the right environment, with the right people and you’ll have a friendly introduction to psychedelics.
Strong dose (2.5 – 5g dried mushroom)
This is it! The classic psychedelic trip you’ve been hearing about. Sometimes it feels like a whirlwind. Other times, you will have a lot more control during your trip. During a psychedelic trip you will feel, think, and perceive new things. Whatever insights you might have encountered on your psilocybin mushroom trip, keep them in mind and take them with you.
Heavy dose (5.0g or more)
Some people are experienced in the magical world of psychedelics. They’ve reached a level where the classic trip is familiar. They might want to experiment with an higher dosage. There are stories about ego-death, connecting with the universe and experiencing a very intense high. Whatever you do, don’t use a high dosage to escape. Use it as an addition to your life. Talk with experienced psychonauts and make sure you’re in a good mental space when you decide to fly with the stars.