The Albino A+ is not a true Albino. It is a very pale cubensis. The stems are very light brown and the caps are white. The Albino A+ is a fast colonizer, intermediate colonizer and it produces above average yields. The Albino A+ is a remarkable cubensis because of the appearance. Cultivate the mushrooms using regular cubensis TEKS.
Who doesn’t know the B+ magic mushroom? This all-round cubensis is one of the strongest “survivors” on the market. Because the B+ is so resilient, it can even grow well in colder temperatures and can easily be spawned outside. B+ can grow mushrooms as long as your underarm. B+ is so efficient that it only stops fruiting when there are close to zero nutrients around and the mycelium can no longer be supported. When you are new to mycology, this strain is a very good one to start off with.
As the rumor goes, the Burma strain has been presented to John Allen by a Thai student, who collected a sample from buffalo dung nearby the city of Rangoon. Burma cubensis is highly potent and grow in various sizes, from small to fairly large. The caps are colored different shades of brown; lighter at the rim, darker at the top. The mycelium grows rather aggressive, so it’s a quickly! If you are looking for making spore prints, the Burma will be very rewarding.
The Cambodian strain was found John Allen when he was along his trip in Asia. Now it is a very wideley grown mushroom that has many fans. Cambodia cubensis fruits very soon in the process and needs little attention. Therefore Cambodia spores are a good one to start with if you are not an experienced cultivator (yet). When grown on rice flour, the mushrooms can grow very large. The caps of the mushroom will form an umbrella like shape that have wide rims and have a distinct brown/red color.
The Costa Rica strain is for real cubensis lovers. Even though it is not the easiest psilocybe cubensis, Costa Rica continues to surprise even the most experienced cultivators. Costa Rica produces large flushes of medium sized mushrooms. Almost every flush looks different and their appearance is often far from cubensis like. Costa Rica cubensis hold such a potency that it doesn’t need to be bruised to show the pretty blue color that everyone is so after.
Since Ecuador is a classic, this is one of the more popular cubensis strains. Ecuador colonizes slow but when the fruiting occurs there is no holding back! The mushrooms of the Ecuador are beautiful with long meaty stems and medium sized bell shaped caps. Ecuador produces three or more flushes and generally the second one is the largest. PFTEK is its friend.
Golden Teacher has been given its name, because of the gold/brown color of the caps. The Teacher part can be explained by the fact that is grows very easy and is good for beginners. Golden Teacher shoots out flush after flush of medium sized mushrooms, growing in large clusters. Potency wise it deserves a place in the higher regions. The Golden Teacher is a classic and will always remain being so. Very rewarding and grows on most substrate recipes.
To grow the Island of Fiji cubensis successfully, it is recommended to use enriched soil and even better: pasteurized dung. When you grow the Fiji cubensis with, for instance a PF TEK, the stems are often very slim en needle like. The Fiji is a beautiful elegant mushroom when fully grown. Recommended to advanced growers and scientists because of the sensitive reactions to changing growing conditions.
This panaeolus cyanescens deserves its strain name “Goliath” for clear reasons: The mushrooms grow tall and the hats are very broad and wide. The meaty flesh of the fruits makes that the potency is very high, also in the fresh weight. Just like other p. cyanescens, the Goliath prefers cow dung to grow, but horse manure also works very well. Also ‘cubsensis‘ TEKS can work, but these will make the Goliath apear more as many ‘Davids‘: Small, plentiful and powerful.
Mazapatec is long believed a subspecies of cubensis, but until now there is no real evidence to support this. Mazapatec is generally an easy but slow colonizer. Mazapatec is the strain that also grows in the Mexican Myceliumbox. The yields are fairly large and mushrooms are potent above average. Mazapatec grows very well under PFTEK, but likes horse manure just as well!
The Mckennaii Cubensis spores are named after the famous psychonaut and researcher Terrence McKennaii. The exact origin form this strain is unknown. The Mckennaii grows wild, with lots of medium sizes mushrooms. Caps are brown and can grow small or wide. The Mckennaii is a highly potent mushroom when grown in the right conditions.