Magic truffles, which are also known as sclerotia, appeared on the psychedelic market after the 2008 Dutch legal restrictions on magic mushrooms. Government banned magic mushrooms from the smart stores, while leaving the sales of magic truffles untouched. You might be looking forward to your own trip to the magic truffle. As a preparation, we will inform you about 5 things you need to know about magic truffles!
1. What is a magic truffle?
The sclerotia alias the philosopher’s stones are produced from different strains that grow underground. Like any organism, mushroom spores seek to reproduce, however, the environmental conditions are not always ideal for this to happen. In case the substrate is too dry, cold, hot or poorly nourished, the mycelium will grow inwards. It will form a tangled clump where food and water are stored, called sclerotia (plural: sclerotia). Such hard structures are able to survive in harsh environmental conditions until it is time to send in mushrooms.
Therefore in fact, a magic truffle is not a truffle. That’ s a sclerotia! Perhaps the word truffle could have been simpler or have a more international appeal, as the word truffle has become the name of our psychedelic friends in the shape of a rock.
2. What is the production process of magic truffles?
In a laboratory, the mycologist maintains the culture bags with the substrate and the spores at a constant temperature of 28 degrees Celsius to accelerate the growth of the mycelium.
In order to prevent the growth of real mushrooms, they maintain the microclimate inside the culture bags at a certain level, so conditions are not suitable for producing mushrooms.
If the bags are fully colonized by mycelium, they are stored in a dark place for at least five months before the sclerotia are ripe. After the magic mushrooms are ripe, the bags are opened. Sclerotia is harvested from the substrate and washed with water and a soft brush before being packed for distribution and consumption.
3. The effects of the sclerotia?
As most of you may know, the active compounds in truffles and “magic” mushrooms are psilocybin and psilocine. With the right dosage, these two substances create a psychedelic experience. Magical truffles are known to give people visual hallucinations, intense body effects and a mysterious state of mind. Truffles and mushrooms, when taken in mini-doses, are also used for the microdosing of psilocybin. Read our microdosing user guide to find out how!
By buying your pack, you (and your friends) are ready for an incredible experience and the atmosphere is good. Which kind of experience are you open to receive? Below are 4 levels of travel that we help you decide on the right dosage of fresh magic truffles:
- 5-10 grams – Trip level 1: Medium high, social and creative
- 10-15 grams – Trip level 2: High Body, smooth visuals, soft trip
- 15-20 grams – Trip level 3: Strong trip, hallucinations (mild), classic psychedelic experience
- 20-40 grams – Trip level 4: Not in contact with reality, only for real psychonauts.
4. Which varieties should I buy?
First time buyers
When it comes to varieties, everyone has their own favorites and experiences that will shape their opinion on the available varieties. But in general, what we can say is that Atlantis and Galindoi are perfect for beginners. Fluid, easier to handle and ideal for an unforgettable meeting with friends.
For the professionals
We strongly recommend Dragon’s Dynamite and High Hawaiians if you are experienced and want to try the varieties known to be more powerful. These strains have earned their title as one of the most popular and powerful varieties on the market.