Mushrooms have been a part of human culture for centuries now. Magic mushrooms have become increasingly popular, with more people looking to experience their psychoactive effects.
Although many different magic mushroom species are available, some are more popular than others. This post will focus on one of the most famous magic mushrooms around, Blue Meanie.
Blue Meanie is a classic magic mushroom considered one of the most potent. Blue Meanie is a Psilocybe Cubensis strain that gained popularity for its intense blue color and powerful effects.
Blue Meanie is also popular among amateur mushroom growers since it’s easy to grow, durable, and resistant to contamination.
Origins of Blue Meanie Mushroom
Blue Meanie is a mushroom strain with its origins in southeastern Australia. There are two mushroom strains with the name Blue Meanie. There’s Panaeolus cyanescens and Psilocybe cubensis strains.
The former is generally considered as the original. However, both strains are famous for being more potent with long-lasting effects. Panaeolus cyanescens contains more psychoactive contents like psilocin and psilocybin.
Studies show that the Panaeolus cyanescens strain contains more psilocin and psilocybin than many other magic mushroom strains. Panaeolus cyanescens reportedly contains more psilocybin than typically found in cubensis.
What’s in the name?
Panaeolus cyanescens is widely called Blue Meanies, however, the origins of this name are often debated. There’s a school of thought that the Panaeolus cyanescens strain was named after the Blue Meanies from The Beatles Yellow Submarine, a classic psychedelic movie.
Others also believe that the Blue Meanie name comes from Australia, where it’s a popular name for almost all mushrooms containing psilocybin. Many subscribe to this version of how the name came about because Panaeolus cyanescens also comes from Australia.
There is also the school of thought that the name Blue Meanie comes from how Panaeolus cyanescens reacts to touch. This mushroom strain turns very blue when touched. It produces more blue hue after being touched than other mushroom strains. Studies say this happens because Panaeolus cyanescens contains more psilocin than many different mushroom strains.
Habitat and Identification
Besides the deep blue color Panaeolus cyanescens produces when touched, there are other ways of identifying this mushroom strain. The Panaeolus cyanescens strain usually thrives in places rich with nutrients, especially from cow dung. Panaeolus cyanescens feeds on the droppings of cattle. This strain also grows on bovine, equine dung, and enriched soils.
Blue Meanie mushrooms grow in grasslands frequently grazed by cattle. This mushroom strain usually grows in tropical zones. This mushroom strain grows in different continents, including Australia, Africa, Europe, and South America.
Panaeolus cyanescens has a starchy scent taste and feature a long stem. The stem of this mushroom strain can grow up to 12 cm tall and be 2 to 3 millimeters thick.
Interestingly, when bruised, Panaeolus cyanescens also turns light yellow, pink, and gray. However, this stain is famous for its intense blue brushing.
This mushroom’s cap is smooth and normally broken when the weather becomes dry. The bell-shaped cap is light brown when it is young and turns gray when it matures.
In tropical regions, Panaeolus cyanescens can grow all year round, resulting in bountiful harvests. However, this mushroom normally grows in subtropical areas from late spring to autumn. However, this growth will depend on the weather, specifically the humidity and rains.
Blue Meanie mushrooms are widely considered as some of the most potent available. According to studies in the 1960s, the fruiting bodies of Panaeolus cyanescens contained higher concentrations of psilocin than other mushroom strains. According to this study, Panaeolus cyanescens only includes traces of psilocybin compared to its psilocin properties.
The effects of Blue Meanie are legendary for being intense and long-lasting. You will typically start feeling the effects of Blue Meanie in about 45 minutes to an hour of consumption. The impact of Blue Meanie mushrooms usually lasts between 3 to 5 hours.
Blue Meanie has a rich visual, euphoric, and physical high that many describe as spiritual. Another sought-after effect of Blue Meanie is that it makes users introspective.
The intense effect of Blue Meanie mushrooms can be felt throughout the user’s body. It’s advisable to wait for the impact of Blue Meanie to fully kick in before taking more. It’s also advisable to wait until after three hours to take more Blue Meanie mushrooms.
Blue Meanie Spores
Spores offer an easier way to cultivate Blue Meanie compared to prints. Blue Meanie liquid spores contain liquid spores of Panaeolus cyanescens. The potency is one of the reasons this strain is highly sought-after by mushroom enthusiasts.
The Blue Meanie liquid medium will allow the user to study this strain closely. Blue Meanie is easy to grow since it is very resistant to contamination. However, properly storing your Blue Meanie liquid spores is essential to avoid contamination.
It is recommended for liquid spores to be stored in cool and dry places. Blue Meanie liquid spores can also be stored in the fridge but should be kept in a zip-lock bag. It’s advisable not to let your Blue Meanie spores freeze, even though they can be refrigerated.
Blue Meanie mushroom spores can last up to 6 months if properly stored like Golden Teacher spores. However, it should be noted that the longer the spore syringe is kept in storage, the chances of contamination increase. So, it’s best to use your Blue Meanie spores immediately.
Keeping your hands, tools, and working area clean and sterilized before dealing with Blue Meanie spores is essential. Keeping everything clean will ensure your Blue Meanie spores last longer in storage.