Difference between Copelandia and Cubensis Magic Mushrooms

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The difference between Copelandia and Cubensis Mushrooms

Hallucinogenic mushrooms have been part of human history since the earliest time. In caves on the Tassili plateau in Algeria, old paintings of mushrooms dating from 5,000 B.C. have been found. Central and South American cultures built temples for mushroom gods and carved out "mushroom stones". These stone sculptures in the form of mushrooms, or in which figures are depicted under the hat of a mushroom, are dated to 1000-500 BC. The purpose of the statues is not certain, but they may have been religious objects.

There is a whole list of different Magic Mushrooms on this beautiful planet. For example are is:

- Psilocybe Azurescens
- Panaeolus Canescens
- Psilocybe Subaeruginosa
- Psilocybe Cyanescens (Copelandia)
- Psilocybe Semilanceata
- Psilocybe Cubensis
- Psilocybe Baeocystis
- Panaeolus Subbalteatus

We are going to talk about the difference between the Psilocybe (Copelandia) Cyanescens and the Psilocybe Cubensis. There are the two species which are available as Magic Mushroom Grow Kits. And remember, always trip responsibly!

Copelandia Cyanescens Magic Mushrooms

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About the Copelandia Mushrooms

The Copelandia Mushroom (Panaeolus Cyanescens or Copelandia Cyanescens) is one of the most potent mushrooms in the world. Thought to have Asian origin, it is suspected to have been brought by livestock from the Philippines to Hawaii in 1800’s. This is why it is sometimes referred to as the Hawaiian Mushroom.

Where they Grow

Hawaii is not the only place where you can find Copelandia Cyanescens magic mushrooms! They also grow in Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil, the Philippines, Australia, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia and the USA. This little mushrooms likes to grow on manure, but can also be found in grassy areas if manure has been freshly applied.


Cap: 2 - 4.5 cm width, smooth surface, brown, fading to yellow-brown or buff, thin flesh.
Bruising: Blue-green or Blue.
Body: : 3-6 cm tall, 3-6 mm thick, smooth to silky.

Psilocybe cubensis Magic Mushrooms


About the Cubensis Mushrooms

Psilocybe cubensis is a mushroom of which the main active components are psilocybin and psilocin. The mushrooms are red cinnamon-brown to golden-brown in colour and when bruised, they turn blue/purple when bruised by oxidation of their psilocin content. Cubensis fruits are best in a 100% moist atmosphere. Fruit bodies will grow in less than saturated air, but the primordia will not form very well. Cubensis will be much more tolerant to changes in humidity when a coating is used.

According to Sahagún, the psychoactive mushrooms which were ingested by the Aztec priests and their followers. The varieties most likely to have been used by the Aztecs are Psilocybe caerulescens and Psilocybe mexicana. Psilocybe cubensis. The Psilocybe Cubensis is very popular because it is easy to locate and cultivate. 

Where they Grow

Psilocybe cubensis is a coprophilic fungus (it likes manure) that often colonizes the dung of large herbivores, most notably cows and goats. It prefers humid grasslands and has been found in tropical and subtropical environments. It has been found in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela in South America. It has also been found throughout Thailand, Cambodia, India, and Australia. Psilocybe cubensis can be found where humidity is above 85% a lot of the time, and where grass-eating mammals are.


Cap: 1.5 till 10 cm width, bell shaped, colors vary: white, brown and yellow, firm flesh.
Bruising: dark purple-brown to black.
Body: : 4 till 15 cm long, 0.4 till 1-5 cm thick, dry, white, yellow or brown.

The difference in effects

The Copelandia Mushroom is smaller than the Psilocybe Cubensis Mushroom. Do not be fooled however by its small size. Apart from being 4 to 5 times stronger than Cubensis. Its chemical makeup is very different. Copelandia mushrooms when fresh contain a much higher psilocin to psilocybin ratio and this is what gives them their signature visual trip. The clear geometrical patterns one experiences during a Copelandia trip are more detailed and brighter than the visuals from Cubensis. The Copelandia trip also produces a low body load and this tends to give the user a sense of calm and wellbeing.

100 % mycelium
In the past 100 % mycelium grow kits were only available for The Psilocybe Cubensis species. But now the first user friendly Copelandia grow kits have been unveiled by mycologist Jimmy Kroonenburg and multiple strains are now available here at Dutch Grow Kits!

Do not use Magic Mushrooms when pregnant or breastfeeding, when taking medication, during depression or driving motorized vehicles, and when you are under the age of 18. Do not combine with stimulants or alcohol.


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