From the Chitwan jungle of Nepal, these long-necked beauties have toasty brown caps with a grey underside and thick whitish stems on which a slight blue bruising is extremely common.
Effects begin between 10 to 40 minutes after ingestion and can last between 3 and 6 hours, depending on the dose and the individual. Like all tryptamines, psilocybes often cause what have been called “the mushroom yawns” which increase markedly as one begins to peak, however, the feeling in the rest of the body is energetic, not tired. Users can expect a wide variety of possible effects and sensations, from the mystical, euphoric and revelatory to the hyper-spatial and mind-alteringly observational. Fans of the very visual Chitwan strain report heavy fractals at higher doses, as well as some auditory hallucinations, unique perceptions of mathematics and an evaporation of space and time, leading to a new sense of being one with the universe.
Everyone’s physiology and metabolism is different, and individual brain chemistry and body size play a significant role in how each individual might respond to psilocybin, as will your surroundings and emotional state, so if it is your first time or you are significantly upping your dosage, select a safe, comfortable, and if possible, familiar place, and consider asking a sober tripsitter to be your companion for the coming ride. Remember to stay hydrated, especially if you’re outdoors or doing activity like dancing, and try sipping some honey ginger tea to counteract any possible nausea during the come-up. Do not use if pregnant and do not mix with other drugs, especially alcohol.