Many people have heard of psychedelic mushrooms such as Psilocybe or Psilocybe cubensis and are curious to know more about Inocybe aeruginascens. In this article, we’ll explore the fascinating world of Inocybe aeruginascens and try to answer your questions.
What Are Inocybe Aeruginascens? Overview
Well, they are an entirely different family of mushroom. Rather than classifying them as mushrooms, they are referred to as a basidiomycete, a type of micro-fungus. Their psychoactive properties mimic that of their cousins in the Psilocybe genus, and although Inocybe can be dried and frozen, it is best when eaten fresh. Inocybe aeruginascens was first described by Hungarian mycologist Margit Babos in 1970.
What Do They Look Like?
Inocybe aeruginascens are reddish-brown small (but thick) mushrooms that can contain a hallucinogenic substance. Their stems are smooth and white, quite fragile with brown spots or covered in yellow or reddish-brown fibrils, which can turn green when bruised.
The cap has a grayish brown color with darker concentric zones of silky fibers; the center of the cap is darker than the edges. Its gills are broad and crowded together, with a yellowish brown color when young and becoming dark chocolate brown when mature.
The effects of this particular mushroom are very mild compared to other hallucinogens like LSD. The effects are nearly identical to that of other psychoactive substances like psilocybin (found in magic mushrooms), however its effects vary for those who take it on a regular basis. On rare occasions, people can experience symptoms which can be described as “out-of-body experiences.”
When you enter the excursion state, your thoughts become fragmented and disorganized, and it feels like you’re not really there anymore. You might see hallucinations that aren’t real, or you may see things which aren’t there. These experiences are usually quite chaotic and unpleasant.
Post Aeruginascin Effect
Afterwards, you’ll find yourself feeling overly tired for several days or even weeks after consumption. Your physical energy will also decline slightly for a few days after consumption, making it so that you’ll have trouble getting up in the morning.
Growing Inocybe Aeruginascens
Like other types of mushrooms, Inocybe aeruginascens can be grown at home. These mushrooms prefer to grow in temperate areas and like lots of moisture. They also need an environment that includes straw and manure. You can use kits available online to cultivate them or make your own substrate using these materials.
Cultivation Is Challenging
Cultivation of Inocybe aeruginascens is possible, but challenging. The species is mycorrhizal and forms associations with the roots of trees and other plants. This means that the mushrooms are dependent on a host plant for their nutrition, and cannot be grown in isolation. In nature, they are largely saprotrophic, but can also grow on living plants such as grasses.
They can be grown in a terrarium by adding wood chips to the soil and inoculating it with spawn from a mycelial culture. The pH should be between 7.5 and 8.5 (alkaline), with temperatures ranging from 22 °C to 28 °C (71 °F–82 °F), humidity above 90%, and light levels kept low. The mushrooms should appear within 3 weeks under these conditions. However, these mushrooms are tricky to cultivate because they have been found to produce psilocybin only at certain times of year or in association with certain plant hosts.
The Legality of Inocybe Aeruginascens
The use of psilocybin mushrooms is legal in many countries, including the United States. However, it may be illegal to possess or sell them in some states or under certain circumstances. In other areas, they are considered Schedule I substances and are illegal to possess or sell. The chemical psilocybin itself is considered an illegal substance under federal law in the United States. However, there are some exceptions to these rules.
In most places where Inocybe aeruginascens is legal, it’s still considered a controlled substance that can only be legally possessed by adults over 18 years old or at least 21 if you’re in Hawaii (but not if you’ve been convicted of any drug-related offense). The potency of the mushrooms will vary from area to area, as well as from person to person. However, it’s generally safe for anyone who doesn’t suffer from schizophrenia or other mental illnesses.
Hallucinogenic Shrooms Habitat
The Inocybe aeruginascens can be found in grassy areas, parks, lawns and dung heaps in late summer and autumn. It is also commonly found on lawns where coffee grounds have been used as mulch. The mushrooms grow in clusters (trooping) along roadsides and in forests as coniferous trees.
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