What are magic mushrooms? | Microdose Guide
Psilocybin or magic mushrooms are naturally occurring and are consumed for their hallucinogenic effects. They belong to a group of drugs known as psychedelics, because of the changes experienced to perception, mood and thought. The key ingredient found in magic mushrooms is psilocybin. When psilocybin is taken, it is converted in the body to psilocin, which is the chemical with the psychoactive properties.
Other names | Microdose Guide
Shrooms, mushies, blue meanies, golden tops, liberty caps.
What do they look like?
Magic mushrooms look much like ordinary mushrooms. There are many different types of magic mushrooms. Magic mushrooms look similar to poisonous mushrooms that can cause a person to become very sick and can result in death. Magic mushrooms are often sold raw or dried.
They can also come as dried material in capsules. Synthetic psilocybin appears as a white crystalline powder that can be processed into tablets or capsules. They don’t taste like the mushrooms you cook with at home, and some people try to hide the flavor by putting them in an omelets or in tea.
Liquid psilocybin is another way of taking magic mushrooms. It’s made by extracting psilocybin, the naturally occurring psychedelic drug found in mushrooms like liberty caps, and is a clearish pale brown colour. It comes in vials (small bottles).
How do people take it?
By eating it
After picking, liberty caps are often eaten raw or are dried out and stored. People don’t tend to eat fly agaric mushrooms raw as they can make you feel very sick. The dried version is sometimes smoked, mixed with cannabis or tobacco
By drinking it
Some people make tea from dried mushrooms.
By taking drops of liquid psilocybin | Microdose Guide
Liquid psilocybin is made by extracting psilocybin, the naturally occurring psychedelic drug found in mushrooms like liberty caps.
They don’t taste like the mushrooms you cook with at home, and some people try to hide the flavor by putting them in an omelets or in tea.
How does it make you feel?
The strength of magic mushrooms varies depending on their freshness, the season and where they grow. It’s very difficult to predict the strength of magic mushrooms.
For most people, the world appears distorted when they take mushrooms. Colours, sounds, objects and even time can all seem very different.
Some people get mild hallucinations, which are also called ‘visuals’.
Taking mushrooms can make you feel:
- very giggly
- in awe of the people and things around you
It can also make you feel:
- like vomiting
How you feel will be affected by how much you take, your surroundings, who you’re with and how comfortable you are with them, as well as by your mood.
So if you’re in a bad mood, feeling worried or depressed, the magic mushrooms might just make those feelings worse.
How does it make people behave?
This depends on how many magic mushrooms the person takes. If the person takes a small dose of mushrooms you may not even notice that they’re on it.
People who take larger doses of mushrooms can act unpredictably. They can laugh a lot, become fixated on certain things, be emotional or get paranoid.
How long the effects last and the drug stays in your system depends on how much you’ve taken, your size, whether you’ve eaten and what other drugs you may have also taken.
If you feel like you’re having – or are going to have – a bad trip, let your friends know and get their help. Go to a nice quiet spot where you feel safe and can relax.
How long will it be detectable?
Psilocybin is detectable for up to 8 hours.
How long a drug can be detected for depends on how much is taken and which testing kit is used. This is only a general guide.
Is it dangerous to mix with other drugs?
Yes, anytime you mix drugs you take on new risks. Some drugs are riskier to mix than others, avoid taking mushrooms with: