Psilocybin Research and Psilocybe Cubensis Research Article 3-Part Series on Psychedelic Therapy

Welcome to the third and final part of our series about psychedelic therapy, psilocybin research and psilocybin treatments in the field of amateur microscopy using psilocybin mushroom spores, psilocybin research, and researching psilocybe cubensis mushroom spores and different psychoactive and psychedelic compounds in magic mushrooms – generated through AKA shroom spores for psilocybin research purposes and also used in some psychedelic treatments.

Psychedelic Thearapy and Psychedelic Treatments

In part one of the series you’ll read about our psilocybin mushroom guide and microscopy equipment used for the amateur microscopy hobby, and about magic mushroom effects to study for anyone with a curious mind interested in psilocybe cubensis research articles.

In part two of the series you learned about Ethnopharmacology and about why studying psilocybin mushroom spores is particularly interesting, what ethnopharmacology is, and some important legal considerations everyone interested in studying spores should fully understand.

Now, in this final installment of the series besides learning more about psychedelic-assisted therapy and the current state of psilocybin research, how to identify mature psilocybin mushrooms in the wild and how this relates to the taxonomy of spores, and finally, which psilocybin mushroom spores are best for a beginner to start studying.

Let’s begin with a little more information on psilocybin itself:

The Renaissance of Psilocybin Research in Modern Science and Why it Matters

As we’ve established in this series, only the mycelium and mature fruiting bodies of psilocybe mushrooms contain psilocybin. Spores do not, and that’s why they’re legal in most of the United States. However, amateur microscopists may find it greatly interesting to study this stage of fungal development and also learn that psychedelic treatments are used in conjunction with mushroom spores especially in the areas of psilocybin therapeutic research.

Psilocybin Industry – Psychedelics Industry & Medicinal Magic Mushroom Spores

Psychedelic research and psilocybin therapy in the psilocybin industry has become something of a hot topic in a variety of scientific research communities studying magic mushrooms as medicine with excellent effects and safety on humans especially for the topic of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

To understand more about the psychedelic compound psilocybin and how magic mushroom spores researchers (including medical professionals around the world) are hoping that it might someday be a widely accepted treatment for a number of disorders, please read our resource about medicinal magic mushroom spores.

Researchers have found evidence which strongly suggests that psilocybin may be useful in the treatment of addiction, particularly nicotine, alcohol, and cocaine addiction, as well as for a slew of mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. New potential uses for magic mushrooms are being discovered and studied all the time.

While most amateur microscopists simply enjoy looking at psilocybin mushroom spores, either for the sheer beauty of their microstructures – yes, they can be quite beautiful! – or to build their taxonomy skills by taking pictures with a microscope camera, there is no doubt about the educational value in seeing the foremost stage of development in the fungi that eventually mature to contain the compound psilocybin.

Many amateur microscopists also enjoy looking for certain traits that a spore has, which in the wild would lead to the development of unique characteristics at maturity. With that in mind, let’s discuss the identification of mature psilocybin mushrooms, and how this information can be useful to an amateur microscopist.

Studying Spores to Look for Traits Indicative of the Unique Characteristics of Mature Fungi

Many brown mushrooms growing from a tree trunk

One of the most enjoyable aspects of amateur microscopy as a hobby, particularly when applied to studying mushroom spores, is that the spores themselves often have individual traits which lead to unique characteristics of mature fungi.

In other words, sometimes the way spores look can have an effect on how the mature mushrooms would look if the spores were given a chance to propagate. For at-home scientists interested in fungal taxonomy, seeing the earliest stages of these features can be fascinating!

What Do Shrooms Look Like ? Identifying Magic Mushrooms & Penis Envy Shrooms

While you should never interact with wild psilocybin mushrooms, it can be enjoyable to know how to identify magic mushrooms. Take a look at our article “what do shrooms look like” and “how to identify magic mushrooms” to develop a greater understanding of what some of the most prominent psilocybin mushrooms look like in the wild, about magic mushroom identification, and about how they share some key characteristics usually but not always.

For example, when their flesh is bruised, most psilocybin mushrooms such as Penis Envy Shrooms will display a dark blue coloration. This is because when psilocybin becomes oxygenated, a chemical reaction occurs that causes the blue color. Some variations of psilocybin mushroom will have a more greenish tint to this coloration.

A close-up photograph of the gills of a mushroom

Some psilocybin mushrooms have a purple veil that protects the gills, some don’t. Some have large, wide caps, while others have caps barely large enough to expose the gills. There are even some varieties of psilocybin mushroom that have long, winding stems, and some that have short, squat stems.

Psilocybin Hallucinogens

These characteristics all have an impact on what the spores look like under a microscope – some amateur microscopists are skilled enough to identify what kind of psilocybin hallucinogens spore they’re looking at by appearance alone!

If you’re just starting out with exotic mushroom spores, you’re probably wondering which strains are best for beginners for the purposes of taxonomy. Let’s discuss that now:

Which Psilocybin Spore Strains Are Best For Amateur Microscopists Just Starting Out?

There is no “right” answer to this question, but the following three strains are extremely popular:

When you order psilocybin mushroom spores from us, you’ll receive a 10ml syringe packed with spores. The spores are suspended in a non-nutrient liquid solution. Also included is a sterile needle to make adding a few drops of the solution to your microscope slides easily.

Want More? There’s Plenty More to Learn at Quality Spores & Psychedelic Mushroom Strains

We hope that you’ve had a great time reading this three part series on amateur microscopy. But this isn’t the end! There’s plenty more to learn here at Quality Spores.

Psychedelic Mushroom Strains & Can Psychedelic Mushrooms Spores Go Bad

Take a look at the many resources on psychedelic mushroom strains we’ve prepared for you in the top menu under the heading “Microscopy, Spores & Psilocybin” and be sure sure to learn about Can Psychedelic Mushroom Spores Go Bad in our weekly updates and informative mushroom spores blog.