5 Things to know about Magic Truffles

Magic Truffles, also known as sclerotia, bloomed on the psychedelic market after the 2008 Dutch legal restrictions on Magic Mushrooms. The government banned Magic Mushrooms from the smart shops but left the sales of Magic Truffles untouched. You might be looking forward to your own magic truffle trip. To prepare you, we will inform you on 5 things you need to know about Magic Truffles!

1. What is a Magic Truffle?

The sclerotia aka the Philosopher Stones are produced from different strains which grow underground. Like all organisms, fungus spores seek to reproduce, but environmental conditions are not always ideal to do so. If the substrate is to dry, cold, hot or poor in nutrition, the mycelium will grow inwards. Forming a tangled clump where food and water gets stored, called sclerotium (plural: sclerotia). These hard structures are able to survive in harsh environmental conditions until the time is right to send forth mushrooms.


So actually a magic truffle isn’t a truffle. It is a sclerotia!  The word truffle might have been easier or had more international appeal because somehow the word truffle became the name of our psychedelic rock-shaped friends.

2. How are Magic Truffles produced?

When Magic Truffles are produced in a laboratory, the mycologist keeps the grow bags with the substrate and spores in a constant temperature of 28 degrees Celsius to accelerate the growth of the mycelium.

To prevent the growth of actual mushrooms they keep the microclimate inside of the growing bags on a certain level, so that that the conditions are not suitable to produce mushrooms.

When the bags are fully colonized with mycelium they are stored in a dark place for at least five months before the sclerotia is mature. When the Magic Mushrooms are mature the bags are opened. The sclerotia are harvested from their substrate and washed with water and a soft brush before they are packed for distribution and consumption.



3. What are the effects?

Most of you might know that the active compounds in “magic” truffles and mushrooms is psilocybin and psilocin.  With the right dosage, these two substances create a psychedelic experience. Magic truffles are known to give people visual hallucinations, intense body highs and a mystic state of mind. When taken in mini-doses, truffles and mushrooms  are also used for psilocybin microdosing. Our Microdosing User Guide will show you how!


Dosage guide

So you bought your pack, you (and your friends), are ready for an amazing experience and the mood is right. What kind of experience are you open for to receive?Here are 4 trip levels that we help you decide the right dosage of fresh magic truffles:

  • 5-10 grams – Trip level 1: Slightly high, social and creative
  • 10-15 grams – Trip level 2: Body high, mild visuals, soft trip
  • 15-20 grams – Trip level 3: Intense trip, (mild) hallucinations, classic psychedelic experience
  • 20-40 grams – Trip level 4: Out of touch with reality, only for the real psychonauts


The detailed magic truffles dosage guide will be posted next week!


4. Which strain should I buy?

For the beginners

When it comes to strains, everyone has there own favorite and their own experiences that will shape their opinion on the available strains. But what we can say as a general rule is that the Atlantis and Galindoi are great for beginners. Smooth, easier to process and ideal for an unforgettable hangout with friends.


For the professionals

If you are experienced and you would like to try the strains that are known to be more potent, than we strongly recommend Dragon’s Dynamite and High Hawaiians. These strains have earned their title as being one of the most popular and potent strains on the market.


The new generation

Keep in mind that there are new strains that are being developed in the field of magic truffles. The 2 new kids on the block that have making noise are Utopia and Hollandia. Customers have had great experiences with these, because they’re able to deliver a classic dutch psychedelic experience: strong and fun!


Safety first! Read our page on responsible use and follow these 9 mindful steps for an amazing psychedelic trip.

5. How to consume Magic Truffles?

Our packages contain 15 grams of fresh Magic Truffles. This is the ‘normal’ dosage for a good and pleasant trip. If you are an unexperienced user we advise you to start with 2/3 (10 grams) of the package. Please note that these numbers are indications and that the strength of the trip varies from person to person. To get the best results it’s best to consume the Magic Truffles on an empty stomach.


There are two ways standard ways of consumption:

  • Chew: This way is the most common. Important is that you need to chew the Magic Truffles really well (which means as long as possible). The enzymes in your mouth fluid extract the psilocybin which will help your body digesting it faster. The taste is sour so have a glass of water while consuming them.
  • Tea: Don’t feel like eating the Magic Truffles? Extract tea out of them! Boil some water and let it cool off for some minutes. Cut the preferred amount of Magic Truffles in small pieces and put them in the water. Now put the mixture in a small pan and heat it up. Make sure the water does not cook, because his will remove the psilocybin! Let it stand for about 10-15 minutes and then filter the water into a cup. You can now add a tea flavor to your Magic Truffle tea or use some honey for a better taste.


The effects will take 15-45 minutes before they are noticeable and last for 5-7 hours.

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Magic Mushrooms Dosage Guide

Experiencing a psychedelic trip on Magic Truffles can be mind-expanding, visually stimulating and fun. But how much do you need to have just a little bit of fun? And how much do you need to see the curtains and the walls dancing to the beat of the background music?  Find out the answers in this magic truffles dosage guide!

A short introduction to Magic Truffles

Magic Truffles are just like Magic Mushrooms mushrooms in regards to the active element called Psilocybin. Physical appearance and the way they grow are the main differences between magic mushrooms and magic truffles.  Truffles grow underground and mushrooms above the ground.




Going for magic mushrooms? Read about the 5 magic mushroom trip levels you should know about!


Why claim that they are the same? When referring to the “magic”, it doesn’t matter if you use mushrooms or truffles, seeing as both contain psilocybin and psilocin.  These two substances are responsible for the creation of the psychedelic experience.

Magic truffles are known to give people visual hallucinations, intense body highs and a mystic state of mind. The different trip levels and the effects will be discussed later in this blog post.




Make sure you’re ready for take-off with these 9 mindful steps to an amazing psychedelic trip!


Magic Truffles dosage guide

So you bought your pack, you (and your friends), are ready for an amazing experience and the mood is right. What kind of experience are you open for to receive? Here are 4 trip levels that we help you decide the right dosage of fresh magic truffles:


Trip level 1: Slightly high, social and creative (5-10 grams)


Welcome to a light and easy high. You can compare this trip level to feeling a bit stoned from THC. As the dose hits you, you might have deep conversations, see colors subtly melting and get charged with an euphoric feeling. This dose might also be interesting for creativity.

If you are a beginner then this is the perfect to dose to get familiar with the wonders of psilocybin.


Trip level 2: Body high, mild visuals, soft trip (10-15 grams)


This dose will give a soft trip for the experienced fan of psilocybin, which can be suitable for a party or a fun hangout. Close your eyes and you might see some geometric patterns dancing and swirling. For beginners, this dose can be a bit heavier. Don’t underestimate this trip level, because it will have a present effect!


Some people use psilocybin for introspective purposes. 10-15 grams can help you strengthen your connectedness with the earth and will let you dive into some deeper inner dialogue. You probably won’t completely loose touch with reality so it will function as a good balance between psychedelic and still staying somewhat grounded.


Trip level 3: Intense trip, (mild) hallucinations, classic psychedelic experience (15-20 grams)


When entering this trip level be prepared for a classic psychedelic experience. We don’t recommend 15-20 for first-timers, because it might be too strong.

Expect strong visuals and hallucinations that will make you question your vision. When in a positive mood and good company, you can also find yourself smiling and laughing a lot. When in an introspective mood, you can find yourself in deep thoughts and feel everything emotion very intense.

Disorientation may occur and will make you lose track of time. Time and reality won’t be perceived the same way you’re used to. Don’t be surprised if you have an out-of-body experience.


Safety first! Make sure you read our page on responsible use, especially if you are a beginner. And protect your self and your friends from a bad trip, with a bad trip stopper.


Trip level 4: Out of touch with reality, only for the real psychonauts (20-40 grams)


Say goodbye to your ego and reality as you know it. When taking 20-40 grams (especially around 40 grams), you’re not on Earth anymore. You’re just pure consciousness floating on the waves of the cosmos.

Clearly this trip level is not meant for everybody. Only the real psychonauts with multiple experiences should consider this dose.


So what will be your next trip level?

Top 5 Magic Mushroom Strains

Top 5 Magic Mushroom Strains

It’s time to let the people decide! At The Magic Mushroom Shop we’ve been listening to our customers, taking notes at the customer service and observed the recent cultivations of our close friends. This fun research gave us an enlightening overview of the favored strains, which we would like to share with you!

What makes a magic mushroom strain popular?
At the Magic Mushroom Shop we all have our own favorite selection. For this article we tried to look at the different comments of our customers and make a general overview of the important factors. To be the favorite psychedelic mushroom strain you’ll need have the following qualities:

Grow in less optimal conditions
High and potent first yield
Lots of flushes!

P. cubensis strains can be grown in a variety of ways. Most customers are familiar with magic mushroom grow kits. But magic mushroom strains are also available in:

Grow kits without mycelium
SporeMate magic msuhroom spore vail

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Your 5 favorite species of magic mushroom strains!
Over the years we have had a lot of personal experience with the cubensis strains and customer reviews about the several magic mushrooms strains that meet the above conditions.

And here we will share your top 5!

1. B+ Psilocybe Cubensis strain

Everyday we get the question: which strain is the absolute best for beginner cultivators? And the answer is without: B+.

Self assured and adaptable. Ideal for beginners who might not be used to cultivating. This strain quickly adjusts and grows in various temperatures, conditions, and substrates. One of a kind!

The legend has it that a dedicated cultivator from Florida, called Mr. G., developed the strain. It just so happens that he produced an extraordinary strain that would take over the cultivation community by storm, maintaining the title of the best selling strain since the 90’s.

The B+ strain is a large growing cubensis strain. It can grow from big to huge and you will notice some of the widest mushroom caps that will burst out of the grow bag. Because our flexible friend likes growing inside, it is possible to grow this strain in the comfort of your own home.

2. PES Amazonian Psilocybe Cubensis strain

Some people who trip would like to take it easy. Just a little appetizer, no crazy visuals, just a bit of fun. But there are also people who are ready for the main course. In that case we strongly recommend the PES Amazonian strain, ideal if you are looking for that authentic psychedelic experience.

The name came from Pacifica Spora a company that was the first to develop this strain that was found in the Amazonian jungle.


Expect big and fleshy magic mushroom with an average height over six inches, some even hitting the 12 inches!

So be prepared, because you’ll be inviting the forest in your home with this wonderful p. cubensis strain.

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3. McKennaii Psilocybe Cubensis strain

If you’re going to name a p. cubensis strain after the Master Psychonaut, Terence McKenna, then you must have something special going on. An anonymous Dutch mycologist did, and our fellow cultivator can confirm that this McKennaii strain has it’s own extraordinary character. It’s known for being a stable grower. You could compare it to the B+, when it comes to self resilient magic mushroom grow kits.

magic mushroom McKennaii

This strain is made for the philosophers amongst us. If you’re interested in a trip that will take you on a deep journey, you should try the McKennai.

When the dosage is high enough, you will also be emerged into a visual spectacle.

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4. Golden Teacher Psilocybe Cubensis strain

The Golden Teacher is a favorite amongst cultivators and psychonauts for years. Cultivators love the Golden Teacher spores because they grow great flushes. And psychonauts love them because the psychedelic journey of these mushroom are known to have a profound impact.

golden teacher

These Golden Teachers are not as fast fruiting as other strains but because they grow even under less than optimal conditions, it really makes up for it, making them a favorite among first-time growers.

The Golden Teacher will be your ally if you’re looking for deep conversation, profound thoughts and spiritual depth in your psychedelic trip.

Looking for an intense visual trip? Or just a little bit of fun? Learn how you can choose your psychedelic experience with our dosage guide.

5. Mazatapec Psilocybe Cubensis strain

mazatec mazatapec shaman

The Mazatapec magic mushrooms still have the wild life of middle America in their genes, so you can expect large flushes with brown caps.

With the Mazatapec it’s important to be patient. It has an old soul, which takes a little more time than other strains to grow. So don’t worry if your Mazatapec grow kit is a bit slower. Once it arrives will share all it’s wisdom with you!

Join forces with the Mazatapec for a strong visual trip with an intense body high. The authentic psychedelic experience.

Choose wisely!
Experimenting with strains is like food, it’s good to explore the different tastes from different regions.

But for the first timers we can surely understand that you would like to be informed. Hopefully this article can help you narrow the down the choice for your psychedelic trip.