Psilocybe cyanescens, also known as Wavy Cap shroom spores, are a sister species of Psilocybe azurescens, and both are endemic to the Pacific Northwest. It has now spread throughout numerous European countries. The wavy, golden tops of this strain’s ripe fruits have earned it the moniker “wavy caps.” It’s a cold-weather wood-loving plant that flourishes in the Washington region thanks to gardening with alder mulch. However, because so many mushroom pickers have dispersed the spores across the western states and into Canada, the Psilocybe Cyanescens does not just grow in Washington state. This species has adapted well to change and is one of the most commonly studied psilocybin mushroom species in Oregon and Washington.
Sawdust and tiny wood chips from rapidly decaying hardwoods are ideal for this cool-weather mushroom. This cool-weather mushroom may thrive in temperatures as low as 40°F. Temperatures about 45 degrees are required for spores to germinate and begin the life cycle in nature. Psilocybe cyanescens may produce massive amounts of fruit on occasion. At a racetrack in England, almost 100,000 mushrooms were discovered growing in a single patch!
Psilocybe cyanescens has a shady past at best. Elsie Wakefield published a formal description of the species in the Transactions of the British Mycological Society in 1946, based on a specimen she had recently obtained at Kew Gardens. She had started collecting the species in 1910.
The crown of Psilocybe cyanescens is caramel to chestnut-brown while wet, then fades to pale buff or slightly yellowish when dry. Caps can grow up to two inches in diameter and become strikingly wavy as they mature. The oxidation of psilocin causes most sections of the mushroom, including the cap and gills, to stain blue when handled or otherwise disturbed.
Psilocybe cyanescens is of great historical significance among American mycologists and psychonauts, making it an excellent mushroom spore for sale to consider collecting. This variety is quite easy to prep for slides and view with a microscope, so beginner researchers might enjoy this particular strain.
Our mushroom spores kit includes 10ml of premium Psilocybe Cyanescens Mushroom spore research solution in a sterile syringe with a sterile needle included.
Note: Shaman Mushroom Spores sells psilocybin mushroom spores and psilocybe cubensis spores for the sole purpose of microscopic and scientific research. It is not legal on a federal U.S. level to use, sell, or possess psychedelic mushroom spores for the purpose of cultivation and consumption.