Oct 12, 2010

Psilocybe Tampanensis

1. The Psilocybe Tampanensis is also known as the truffle or philosopher’s stone. This one has a very interesting history. One specimen was found in 1977 in Tampa, Florida. All the cultures which are currently circulating are from this specimen. It has been found only once(!) in the wild after that, in Mississippi, but no culturable material was collected.
It is a very interesting mushroom, however it is not easy to grow, so be prepared. The trip you get from this strain is very different from other mushrooms and it also tastes a lot better.
Warning: this species is not easy to grow.  However sclerotia is easy to produce.
Tampanensis by Smiling Mushroom
2. The Psilocybe tampanensis is a unique strain from the North American continent. Until today, this specie has been found only twice in the wild. The spores were only collected from one. So all spores available are related to this single specimen. It was found in September 1977 by Stephen Pollock and Gary Lincoff in Tampa, Florida. Since then, there have been no further sightings of the Psilocybe tampanensis. This specie was standing all alone by itself.
The mushroom is not very big. They are 2 – 6 cm. long and 3 – 5 mm. thick. The spores have a purple-brown color. The Psilocybe tampanensis is also known as ‘the truffle’ or the ‘philosopher stone’.
The Ps. tampanensis is, just as the Psilocybe mexicana, able to form sclerotia. The sclerotia grows underneath the mushroom throughout the substrate. It looks a little bit like a walnut. The sclerotia contains the psychoactive substances psilocybin and psilocin.
Standard spawn medium: wheat grass seed, grass seed, rye grain
Fruiting substrate: cased rye seed, cased pasteurized wheat straw
Temperature during colonization: 25 – 27 ° C
Temperature during cropping: 23 – 25 ° C
Humidity: > 90%
  1. Dr.Trypta says:


    hope the strain is soon available. If anyone has prints please send to fsre :) want to microscope the spores of a sclerotia!

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