Blue Meanie Review

Join us as we delve into the intriguing world of Blue Meanies mushrooms and how the presence of the color blue can influence the potency of your psychedelic experience. Discover two distinct Blue Meanies mushroom varieties, one consistently reported to be more potent than the other. Explore the relationship between cannabis and shades of blue to purple, and unravel the significance of mushroom oxidation blue for potency. Plus, gain insights into high-potency magic mushroom dosing.

Blue Meanie Review

Blue Meanie is a magic mushroom but not necessarily the most blue – or brusied. From Blue Meanies Mushrooms to mushroom oxidation blue, this episode uncovers how the presence of the color blue impacts the potency of your high. And pay close attention here: we’re going to be talking about two different Blue Meanies mushrooms. Though both are psilocybin-containing fungi, one variety is consistently reported to be more potent than the other. 
After listening to this episode, you will have a better understanding of: 

  • The two types of blue meanies mushrooms & related potency
  • Why cannabis turns shades of blue to purple
  • What mushroom oxidation blue means for potency
  • High potency magic mushroom dosing guide 

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Episode Resources & Additional Reading

  • Healing-Mushrooms, Blue Meanie Cubensis: Growing, Effects, Potency & Legality [LINK
  • Blue Goba, All You Need to Know About Blue Meanies Mushrooms [LINK]
  • Double Blind, Blue Meanies Mushrooms: A Guide to the Potent Panaeolus cyanescens [LINK

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0:00:00.3 April Pride: Another benefit to a high potency mushroom taken at 100-500 mg a single microdose, it’s perfect for day tripping.
0:00:11.4 AP: Hey, I’m April Pride founder at Of Like Minds and your host on High Guide podcast. This is a show for women who have an open and curious mind, and this is a show all about women changing their lives, thanks to altered states of consciousness. At the top of the show, you heard from me in an earlier episode of The High Guide, episode number 43, The Medicine: Finding Your Right Shroom Strain & Dose, and you’ll hear more from this episode throughout today’s show. I encourage you to listen to this earlier episode in its entirety to learn more about choosing the right magic mushroom and how to dose. It’s one of my favorite episodes, and it’s chock full of answers to the top questions that I’m getting at The High Guide To Psilocybin, our Q&A that I’m hosting here in Seattle, the events where I do have psilocybin on hand to gift in exchange for your donation to host these events. We’ll start with the word of the week before rolling into a review of blue meanies mushrooms, and wrapping up with today’s trip tips on psilocybin dosage and potency. Our word of the week was inspired by questions that came up at this Tuesday night’s event.


0:01:18.5 AP: Museum dose, when that results in increased interest in being social, going to a museum to be lost in the art, or going outside to embrace nature. From episode number 43 of this podcast, some shroom strains like albino penis envy, which we reviewed a couple of weeks ago here on The High Guide, are much more potent. So they actually require a lower dose by weight of the whole fruit bodies, the dried mushrooms, to achieve a feeling equivalent to a more standard museum dose.


0:01:51.9 AP: Another benefit to a high potency mushroom taken at 100 to 500 mg in a single microdose, it’s perfect for day tripping. I’ve heard this described as a museum dose. One capsule is great for being social, going to the museum to be lost in the art, going outside to embrace nature. Again, if you’re microdosing at a dosage that supports a high functioning work week and wanna tap into a more creative weekend experience, take an eight microdose as an alternative to your weekday golden teacher microdose. And for anyone looking to go there with ape, remember the effects are amplified three to four times. So a dose of 1 gram or more will produce vivid visual stimulation, intense feelings of euphoria, uncontrollable laughter, joy, cosmic visuals, along with periods of deep introspective and philosophical thoughts. Please do not get kicked out of a museum. [chuckle]


0:02:42.9 AP: Yes, please do not get kicked out of a museum. I think I did once, and if I can’t recall exactly why, what went down. It was definitely due to a lack of maturity and an overabundance of Mickey’s wide mouths, if I recall. I digress. So when I was reading through the transcript of this episode and the last audio clip and it’s featured throughout this episode, I realized that episode 43, The Medicine: Finding Your Right Shroom Strain & Dose, also addressed another hot topic for the second consecutive Q&A that I’m hosting, and that is the effect of body weight on dosage and potency. I’m just gonna let this audio roll. It also picks up where we left off with albino penis envy shroom strain review a couple weeks ago and why that particular strain, also known as ape, is an ideal one for a museum dose.


0:03:33.4 AP: So do you need to factor body weight to determine mushroom dosage? Based on a 2021 report published in The Journal of Psychopharmacology, the answer is no. Optimal mushroom dosage doesn’t require body weight adjusted dosing. The simpler fixed dose yields consistent results among a range of body weights. Experts agree that golden teacher is the strain to begin with when stepping into psychedelic mushrooms for the first time. The more experienced psychonauts turn to the strain albino penis envy, which is on the order of three to four times stronger than the other strains, including golden teacher. Aside from the guaranteed blast-off, choosing a super potent strain of medicinal mushrooms is also good for those who microdose and may develop a mushroom tolerance. Yes, you can develop a tolerance to psilocybin mushrooms. So keeping a consistent dosage with a higher potency strain may prove helpful as your regimen plays out.


0:04:30.5 AP: Another topic at Tuesday’s event that we’ll begin dedicating more tape to in future episodes are bad trips. The same day this episode goes live, I’m interviewing Jennifer Chesak, who is the offer author of the soon to be released next week, in fact, The Psilocybin Handbook for Women, which correlates more bad trips in women to our fluctuating hormone levels. Stay tuned for my interview with her and more information on timing your trips to your ovulatory cycle.

0:04:58.9 AP: Today’s shroom strain review is blue meanies mushrooms. But pay close attention here. We’re gonna be talking about 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. And the two blue meanies represent two different species of mushrooms. One’s the only one we’ve reviewed, Psilocybe Cubensis, and the other, we’ve never discussed on the show, Panaeolus cyanescens. While there’s little information on the Psilocybe Cubensis variety of blue meanies mushroom, they are believed to have originated in Southeastern Australia. Although they can now be discussed on the show. Panaeolus cyanescens is the subject of our speculation. Not all mushrooms in the Panaeolus genus are psychedelic, and its thought that this genus inherits psychedelic qualities through the tremor of genes via bacteria from a nearby psilocybe patch.

0:06:09.9 AP: Blue meanies Mushrooms are considered to be one of the more potent strains of psilocybin mushrooms. I’m sure they are, just like all the rest of them. They contain a high concentration of psilocybin and can produce intense psychedelic effects. For blue meanies cubensis, potency is considered high, though this is always dependent on the individual mushroom and the individual psychonaut. Panaeolus 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. The psilocybe cubensis variety of blue meanies mushroom is a potent shroom, one that is useful for recreational use at higher doses for shadow work and ego dissolution. The Panaeolus cyanescens variety is ideal for these sorts of intentions as well, but 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. This can help guide the experience and maximize potential benefits.

0:07:18.4 AP: Effects of blue meanies cubensis variety tend to come on around 45 minutes after ingestion, which I find is similar to most cubes. Panaeolus cyanescens variety, perhaps due to its higher psilocybin and psilocin content, is reported to come on much more quickly. Blue meanies can produce a range of effects, including euphoria, visual and auditory hallucinations, ultra perception of time and space, and feelings of connectedness and spirituality.

0:07:45.7 AP: The appearance of blue meanies, as the name suggests, blue meanies mushrooms have a blue appearance. They are usually small in size with caps that are either conical or bell-shaped. The caps can range from 1-4 cm in diameter. Blue meanies mushrooms are distinguished by their deep blue coloration and large, thick stems. Panaeolus 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 variety fruits prolifically, and also bruises very blue when picked. This blue bruising is a result of the presence of psilocybin in the mushroom. Before continuing with our blue meanies mushroom review, let’s stay on this topic of blue bruising, because while I just said this is an indication of the presence of psilocybin, I didn’t say that that necessarily meant it was more potent. Understanding the difference between mushroom oxidation blue, which has been tied to potency, and blue mold is critical to getting to your right high, right? Listen on to audio originally from, again, episode 43, as I talk about why any mushroom may be blue, not just blue meanies mushrooms.


0:09:05.7 AP: Why are some mushrooms covered with more blue than others? The blue found on the whole fruit bodies are essentially bruises that result from the degradation of psilocybin and psilocin among other compounds found in the mushrooms. One hypothesis is that the blue might be a repellent against predators. Guess we’re not predators ’cause we eat it blue and all. And a fun fact is that the color, the blue color, is the physical form of the same compounds responsible for the color indigo, which we use to dye our blue jeans, for real. But why the blue? What does it mean? I have several friends who always go for the bluest stems in the bag, believing that they’re the most potent. But it’s not true. It is true that the presence of blue is an indication that psilocin and/or psilocybin is, or at least was at one time, present in the mushroom. Here’s the conundrum. The more blue, the more psilocin has degraded, and that means there is less of the psychoactive compound that will be ingested, less of the shit that gets you high. The more blue means that at one time, these whole fruit bodies contained a super high amount of psychoactive compounds, but the presence of blue can indicate the absence of the stuff that gets you high. Handle your mushrooms with care and trust that you’ll get what you get, and trust you’ll get the trip that you need.

0:10:27.4 AP: It’s also important to note that blueing is different from blackening, which along with an unpleasant smell, can indicate your shrooms are no longer safe for consumption. Remember, fungi are inherently a poison, so don’t mess with poisonous poison.


0:10:43.4 AP: The psilocybe cubensis variety of blue meanies mushrooms last the fairly standard four to eight hours for a mushroom trip, with effects coming on between 45 minutes and an hour after consumption. Panaeolus cyanescens is significantly more potent than the cube variety, with a faster onset and a more intense trip. We recommend Panaeolus cyanescens for the more experienced tripper. When starting out with a new variety, it’s always advisable to start low and see how your body reacts to the shroom. This applies to both varieties of blue meanies mushrooms. Though cyanescens variety is more potent and should be treated more cautiously between one and three large or five to 10 medium-sized fresh, Panaeolus cyanescens will achieve a hallucinogenic effect approximately 0.25 g or 250 mg, 250 mg to 2.5 g. With the blue meanies cubensis, higher doses will achieve similar results to the lower doses. Cyanescens variety recommended to start with a low dose, around half a gram to a gram. The recommended dose for blue meanies mushrooms is usually around 1 to 2 g for beginners. Experienced users may take higher doses, but it’s important to start with a low dose and work your way up gradually.

0:12:02.0 AP: And for today’s trip tips from episode 43, The Medicine: Finding Your Right Shroom Strain & Dose.


0:12:10.5 AP: Whether you wanna blast off or lean back, lots of ways to determine your dosage of psilocybin mushrooms. Number one, consider the natural potency of your strain selection. Number two, more blue doesn’t signify more potency. Number three, up the potency by starting your trip with a tek shot. Number four, slow-roll your trip by sipping on tea. Number five, if you have a weekly microdose regimen, keep an eye on your mushroom tolerance. And number six, don’t worry about your personal human size. Just consult The High Guide to Psilocybin.


0:12:45.6 AP: Check out the show notes for this episode to subscribe to our Friday email, which gets you The High Guide to Psilocybin, a PDF download to start your journey with magic mushrooms. Thank you for listening to this episode of The High Guide. I’m your host April Pride. Please check out our website, for our shroom strain reviews and the guide to psilocybin. Tune in the next Friday for another episode of The High Guide, a show all about women changing their lives, thanks to altered states of consciousness.


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