Golden Teacher Mushrooms
$150.00 – $230.00
Golden Teacher Mushrooms is a great introductory mushroom and also one that has many people coming back to use on a regular basis. It is a great strain to for beginners to get started with and a favourite of regular magic mushroom users. Its effects provide a mix of spirituality, bodily warmth and buzzing or vibration, euphoria, and light visual hallucination. The Golden Teacher magic mushrooms are also a great choice if you’re looking for deep conversation, profound thoughts and spiritual depth in your psychedelic trip. In a nutshell, they can help you view life from a different angle. Golden Teacher Mushrooms, also known as Psilocybe cubensis, are among the most popular magic mushrooms.
The main reasons for this is it’s fairly simple to grow, especially for first-timers without a lot of experience cultivating mushrooms.
They’re known as “golden cap shrooms” or “gold cap shrooms” simply because their caps are often a light golden colour. Their umbrella-shaped caps are also often a darker brown in the middle and have a white ring around the perimeter. They can range from about 1.5 to eight centimetres; they’re also smooth and bruise a navy blue color, which is one way they’re identified by foragers.
Other common names for this mushroom are cubes, cubies, shrooms, magic mushrooms, boomers, and gold tops.
The first scientific record of golden cap shrooms was in 1906 by Franklin Sumner Earle in Cuba. Cubensis actually means “coming from Cuba” in Latin.
Gold Top shrooms are the largest of all psychedelic mushrooms. Their umbrella-shaped tops are also often a darker brown in the middle and have a white ring around the perimeter.
The question of dosage arises fairly often with people who are trying psilocybin mushrooms for the first time. For any hallucinogenic mushroom it is always advised that individual brain chemistry is what depends on the dose. 1 gram (dry) is considered a low dose to more experienced people, and 3.5 grams (dry) is considered a standard dose that can produce moderate to intense effects. For some people doses over 3 grams could be overwhelming. Likewise, some people are much more sensitive to the psychoactive compounds that are present than other people. A 1 gram (dry) dose could trigger intense effects in some people. For most people a 1 gram (dry) dose will have little to no effect. It is always recommended to start low, and see how it will effect you, individually. Other factors come into play as well when trying to determine potency and dose, such as the phenotype of the cubensis, temperatures the mushrooms were grown at, drying method, storage, and age. Many different things can affect or decrease the potency of a mushroom. Effects usually start within 20-40 minutes of ingesting the mushrooms, and may last as long as 4-8 hours depending on dosasge. Visual distortions may occur, as well as feelings of euphorbia, and vivid hallucinations of colors, feelings of peace, oneness with things in the general vicinity, and laughter. Other times negative effects can occur such as anxiety, and fear of death, among other things.
Golden Teacher Mushrooms Identification
Cap: The cap grows from 1.5 to 5 cm across and has a bulging cone shape with a small central bump. They are translucent when fresh and dry to a caramel/olive brown colour fading to a light brown or dirty white as they dry. Sometimes they have a wavy appearance. The gills at the edge of the cap point upwards.
Gills: The gills can go from being broadly to narrowly attached to the stem. They are cream when the mushie is immature changing to the colour of chocolate milk as they mature.
Stem: The stem is from 30 to 125 mm in length and 2 to 5 mm thick. It is shiny white in colour that goes blue when handled. It is uniform and sturdy as well as straight with a slight twist. It can be short and fat or long and thin depending on the conditions the mushie is growing in. Gold caps are usually swollen at the base.
Spore print: Its spores are a purplish-brown colour. Before you take gold caps, make a spore print so you know exactly what you are taking. To do this, take the cap off the mushie and put it on foil or a piece of paper face down. Leave overnight and the cap will drop spores. If they are a dark purplish brown colour then they are psychedelic mushrooms.
Season: Gold caps grow from May through August in Australia and New Zealand.
Habitat: They can grow in woody debris, sandy woody soils, in decaying piles of twigs and leaves, bark and gardens. You can find them growing singly or in clumps.
Strength: Fresh there is 0.79 mg of psilocybin and 0.23 mg psilocin per gram. Gold caps have 8 mg of psilocybin and 1.5 mg psilocin per gram dried. Gold caps are usually made up of 90 percent water and it takes 10 grams of fresh mushies to get 1 gram of dry material. When drying them some of the psilocin evaporates so they are stronger when fresh.