Know which one u mean.
STRAIN | Blue Meanies
Please pay close attention here: we will discuss two different Blue Meanies mushrooms. Both are hallucinogenic, but are from different species and should be treated somewhat differently. Though both are psilocybin-containing fungi, one variety is consistently reported to be more potent than the other. Knowing which Blue Meanies mushroom you’re ingesting, and the differences between the two, is what we’re going to help with in this review.
ORIGIN | While there is little information on the P. cubensis strain of Blue Meanies mushroom, aside from a possible origin in Australia, the P. cyanescens is the subject of a little more speculation. Not all mushrooms in the Panaeolus genus are psychedelic, and it’s thought that this genus inherited its psychedelic qualities through the transfer of genes (via bacteria) from a nearby Psilocybe patch.
POTENCY | For Blue Meanies cubensis, potency is considered high, though this is always dependent on the individual mushroom and the individual psychonaut. P. cyanescens, on the other hand, is reported to have up to 2.95% psilocybin and psilocin content, as compared to the “typical” ~1.7% found in many cubes.
INTENTION | The P. cubensis strain of Blue Meanies mushroom is a potent shroom that is useful for recreational use or, at higher doses, for shadow work and ego-dissolution. The P. cyanescens strain is ideal for these sorts of intentions as well. Still, the higher potency of the non-cube variety means that you’ll want to exercise some caution while using it, and have a clear idea of the intention behind its use beforehand.
EFFECTS | Effects of the Blue Meanies cubensis variety tend to come on around 45 minutes after ingestion, which I find is similar to most cubes. The P. cyanescens strain, perhaps due to its higher psilocybin and psilocin content, is reported to come on much more quickly.
APPEARANCE | P. cyanescens are a light gray or off-white color when mature. As with most psilocybin-containing fungi, the stems bruise a dark blue-green when picked or damaged. The Blue Meanies cubensis strain “fruits prolifically” and also bruises very blue when picked. This blue bruising results from the presence of psilocybin in the mushroom.
DURATION | The P. cubensis strain of Blue Meanies mushrooms lasts 4-8 hours for a mushroom trip, with effects coming on between 45 minutes and an hour after consumption. P. cyanescens is significantly more potent than the cube strain, with a faster onset and a more intense trip. We recommend P. cyanescens for the more experienced tripper.
DOSE | When starting out with a new strain, it’s always advisable to start low and see how your body reacts to the shroom. This applies to both strains of Blue Meanies mushrooms, though the cyanescens variety is more potent and should be treated more cautiously. “(1-3) large-size OR (5-10) medium-size fresh fruit bodies” P. cyanescens will achieve a hallucinogenic effect – approximately .25g – 2.5g. With the Blue Meanies cubensis, higher doses will achieve similar results to the lower cyanescens strain.
TRIP TIPS |
- More blue doesn’t signify more potency.
TRIP REPORT | COMING SOON
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