You can find countless species of mushrooms everywhere. The problem is, some of these mushrooms are poisonous. If you are searching for magic mushrooms, it is vital that you know how they look like. There are numerous reports that you can read on the Internet today about people dying due to the consumption of poisonous mushroom. You need to be able to distinguish magic mushrooms from other mushrooms, especially the poisonous ones.
Magic mushrooms or also known as shrooms are non-poisonous fungi that are naturally occurring. It contains substances such as psilocin and psilocybin that can alter your consciousness. It can be eaten and it can also be made into a tea. Consuming dried shrooms and other forms of magic mushrooms can give you that psychedelic trip experience that you will surely remember. According to research, there are more than 90 species of magic mushrooms that you can find all over the world today. The most common species of shrooms are Psilocybe cubensis and Psilocybe semilanceata. The most popular shrooms of them all are Amanita Muscaria or commonly known as the European Fly Agaric. It has a signature red and white spotted toadstool.
The effects of magic mushroom usually kick in after 30 minutes of taking or consuming it. This is where the hallucinogenic effects begin. The individual who took magic mushroom will experience a boost in his or her senses. Sound, light, and color that are present in the surrounding area are also changed. Inanimate objects begin to move as if they were alive. Also, the surfaces, such as floor, walls, and ceilings, begin to ripple or move. A bad trip can also happen if you do not know the right dosing of shrooms. A bad trip can give you nightmarish visions and at the same time, it can make you feel weak, nauseous, and paranoid.
Bear in mind that there are different types of mushrooms out there. Some shrooms are more potent than the others. This is because some contain higher levels of psilocybin and so the hallucinogenic effects are stronger. You can also find magic mushrooms that do not contain any hallucinogenic properties. Although it doesn’t give you that signature psychedelic trip, it still provides numerous benefits and advantages.
Knowing how magic mushrooms look like is very important. This is because some poisonous mushrooms do look like shrooms. Failing to identify it correctly can lead to death. There are poisonous mushrooms out there that can damage your respiratory system. You can also find poisonous mushrooms that can kill you within minutes. You have to have the right skills and knowledge when picking magic mushrooms. Since most of these magic mushrooms are found in the wild, it is essential that you do your research first and be 100% sure that you are indeed picking and consuming the right shrooms.
The Appearance of Magic Mushroom
When it comes to the appearance of shrooms, they usually have long thin stems. They also have a short cone-like caps. Their color can be light to dark brown if they are fresh. That is why magic mushrooms are also called ‘little brown mushrooms.’ Talking about taste, they don’t taste good. Some magic mushroom enthusiasts find the taste very disgusting. There are people out there who said that it taste and smell like dung. Of course, this is because some magic mushrooms are found in cow and buffalo dung. You should also be able to notice white-fringe gill edges. On the top layer of the shrooms’ cap, you will notice a gelatinous pellicle. Magic mushrooms are slimy.
In order for you to be sure that it is indeed magic mushroom, it is important that you try to damage it. Once the magic mushroom is damaged, you will notice that it will bruise blue. Many advanced magic mushroom users are doing this method to ensure that they are picking the right kind of mushrooms. Aside from observing gills and bruises blue, you will also notice some purple-brown spore print.
Before you pick and consume any mushrooms that you will find in the wild, it is necessary that you do careful research first. It is necessary that you look for images or photos of magic mushrooms on the Internet. The rule of thumb is, if you are not sure that it is a magic mushroom, then make sure that you don’t pick and consume it. Doing online research can go a long way and it can save your life.
Always be 100% sure that it is a magic mushroom. Once again, when in doubt, do not pick the mushroom. Also, if you have a friend or a family who knows a lot about picking magic mushrooms, then it is advisable that you ask for tips and advice from them. Ask them to teach you how to distinguish magic mushrooms from poisonous mushrooms. Do your homework and finding shrooms should not be that difficult.