If you go out into the wild in certain parts of North America, you’re sure to come across a curious mushroom known as “psilocybe cubensis.” Also nicknamed “magic mushrooms,” these mushrooms are special because of their content of a substance known as psilocybe, which is banned in most states because of its mind-altering properties, but also praised by medical researchers because of its confirmed mental health benefits.
Growing psilocybe cubensis mushrooms in the wild is not a very common practice just yet, but it has become increasingly popular as both researchers and users look to study the growth of the mushrooms in their natural environment. While it’s possible to grow the mushrooms on a carefully prepared substrate at home or in a laboratory, the real interaction between the mushrooms’ growth and the environment can only properly be studied in the wild.
Whether you’re interested in growing psilocybe cubensis for yourself or you just want to study its properties at various stages in its natural habitat, growing the mushrooms in the wild can be an extremely engaging, fun and interesting practice. Moreover, the wealth of knowledge that this practice can also bring when comparing the effects of home grown magic psychedelic mushroom spores with the ones growing outside may also lead to some significant scientific breakthroughs as to the possible medical benefits that the mushrooms might offer.