Saturday, 24 November 2012

Sclerotia - Philosophers Stones - Magic Truffles - Magic Mushrooms

The Psilocybe Tampanensis Is a psychoactive or “magic” mushroom that produces sclerotia. Many shroom fans also know them by names such as “magic truffles” or "philosophers' stones". A sclerotium is a dense mass of mycelium located underground used to store food reserves. But the Tampanensis also uses them to store psilocybin, the active psychedelic compound found in magic mushroom species. Sclerotia look like little rocks and have a somewhat nutty taste. Users report their taste is not as bad as that of other magic mushroom varieties. The Tampanensis also produces mushroom “fruits” that grow above the surface, but due to their lower psilocybin content, they are not as potent as the sclerotia. The Tampanensis was the first magic truffle to storm the European markets. There are no records of it being used in previous centuries. In nature, it appears to be a very rare mushroom species, since all current Tampanensis descend from a single sample that was discovered only once, near Tampa, Florida. Effects As the name “philosopher’s stone” implies, it produces a deep and thoughtful trip and a lot of giggling. Visual effects are slightly less pronounced than with other magic mushrooms. Main effects can last up to 6 hours.