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All about the Ecuador Magic Mushroom!

All about the Ecuadorian Magic Mushroom Strain

The Ecuador Magic Mushroom is a thick-stemmed magic mushroom with spade-shaped hats comes from the Ecuadorian highlands. The Ecuador magic mushroom kit grows dense flushes of shrooms. If quantity is what you are after, this is the psilocybe cubensis strain for you.

The Psilocybe Cubensis species

The Ecuador magic mushroom is a psilocybe cubensis, a specie of psychedelic mushroom whose main active elements are psilocybin and psilocin 

The psilocybe cubensis species is the most well known psilocybin mushroom. This is because they have been widely distributed and very easy to cultivate.  It is even easier if you decide to fo for a mushroom cultivation kit. As all you will need to do is add water and wait for mother nature to take its course.

A bit of history and visual description

The Ecuadorian Magic Mushroom strain was initially found at 1100+ m of altitude in the Highlands Region of Ecuador.  The Andean region is the most visited region in Ecuador.  It is very variate in terms of natural diversity.  It runs the length of Ecuador and splits the country in two from north to south.

The Ecuadorian cubensis is as robust as mushrooms come. No surprise there, it comes from a region that is known for being quite rough in terms of its environment. This is what makes the Ecuador magic mushrooms cultivation easier. Ecuador Magic Mushroom

You can recognize the Ecuador magic mushroom by its very particular characteristics.  It has a long, thick and meaty stalk and large caramel caps

Cubensis mushrooms in Ecuador and the whole Andes region have been used by pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures.

They used it   to induce altered states of consciousness in healing rituals and religious ceremonies.  This is evidenced by the Mushroom stones dating from 3000 BC that have been found in ritual contexts in Mesoamerica.  

Today, local shamans and healers still use the Ecuador mushrooms in ritual ceremonies .

Ecuador Cultivation information

The Ecuadorian magic mushrooms are tough! Just like the habitat they come from. With an average length of 10m-13 cm, it is one of the largest of the cubensis mushrooms.

The may take a bit longer than others to colonize, but they are quite resistant, making it quite popular if you are a newcomer to mycology. Ecuador Magic Mushroom

There are two ways to grow your Ecuadorian magic mushrooms.

Grow Ecuadorians with a mushroom grow kit

The first way is the easiest way. Use of a Ecuador strain mushroom grow kit .

All you need to do is add water and wait for the magic to grow.

The process for the Mycomate Ecuador magic mushroom grow kit is as follows:

  1. Fill the grow box with water until the substrate is submerged and store the kit in the fridge for 12 hours.
  2. After 12 hours. Pour the excess water out of the grow box and place the grow box inside the bag we provide.
  3. Once every other day spray fresh water against the inside of the bag.
  4. Wait until mother nature does its work, usually 12 to 15 days 🙂

Grow Ecuadorians mushrooms from spores

The second way to grow Ecuadorian magic mushrooms is using spores.  Magic mushrooms spores are like the seeds of the magic mushrooms. The spores germinate in mycelium and the mycelium sprouts the mushrooms. The Mushrooms produce the spore and the cycle continues.

You can choose to buy them in spore vials, syringes and prints..

If you decide to go the spore route, here is a PF TEK supply list of all the materials you need to grow your own mushrooms.  Go to our store for most of the things you need.  Ecuador Magic Mushroom

The Ecuador Mushroom Trip

Disclaimer: Psilocybin mushrooms are potentially illegal substances, and we do not encourage or condone the use of this substance where it is against the law. However, we accept that illegal drug use occurs, and believe that offering responsible harm reduction information is imperative to keeping people safe. For that reason, this guide is designed to ensure the safety of those who decide to use the substance. We do not encourage using this drug outside of a legal or traditional context.

The trip of the Ecuadorian magic mushroom can variate from person to person. Reports suggest that they can induce you into a euphoric state of mind that is dreamy and quite relaxing.  There are many reports of visual experiences.

The initial effects of the Ecuadorian Mushrooms can be very intense, no wonder the Shamans of the Andean regions favored this strain for their rituals, as you can enter and back out from states like a powerful tide in a seafront harbor.

Psychonauts love the Ecuador cubensis because of the clean, spiritual effects and lack of body high that most other mushroom can give you.  Ecuador Magic Mushroom

When looking at various sites, notably Erowidmycotopia and Shroomery, you will find that people report strong highs at first, becoming more chill as you enter into the high.  The spiritual aspect of the high comes out the most.

Keep in mind that the kind of trip will depend on many elements: personality, where you are, whom you are with, what you ate and if you are mixing up with other substances or alcohol (it is best not to do this).  It can be an amazing experience, some say a life-changing experience if you follow basic rules the we outlay further down.


Useful advice before you go on your trip

As usual, the Magic Mushroom Shop would like to remind you that like all medicine the earth has given us it is important to show respect and refrain from abusing the amazing power that this Psilocybe Cubensis possesses. Ecuador Magic Mushroom

This is why we have created the Responsible Use Section.

In this section you will find that in order to have the best experience, you have to plan ahead, ideally a couple of days before so you can mentally and physically prepare yourself for the mind broadening experience. There are certain precautions that you should take especially when you have never had an experience with the psychedelic mushrooms.

  • You must be over 18 to try Magic Mushrooms.
  • Enjoy this experience with a friend or Tripsitter who remains sober and who could help you in case of need.
  • Never exceed the recommended dose.
  • Smoking weed or taking other substances when taking magic mushrooms is  not recommended.  It can  be dangerous and make the trip shorter.  Avoid mixing.
  • Drink a lot of water during the trip.
  • If you’re not feeling fine and you want to ‘ stop’  your trip, take vitamin C or something sweet (an orange juice would be perfect) to lower the effects.
  • When having a bad trip, the best you can do is to try to relax and talk about the experience, changing the setting also can work.
  • It is not a game: be responsible. Ecuador Magic Mushroom

Ecuador magic mushroom Dosage

The typical dose for most magic mushrooms, even the Thai Magic Mushroom, is between 1 and 2.5 grams of dried shrooms, you can find the perfect dosage using EROWID’s dosage calculator.  There is also the Shroomery dosage calculator which you can check out here.

Many advanced users will say these quantities are too small, but they are safer for a beginner.   We believe the best is to remain below 1g if you are getting started, at least until you start to feel comfortable with the experience, the idea is to go gradually into higher doses.

The top 4 health benefits of magic mushrooms

It is the season when many people ingest our fungal friends – beyond a fun time – what are the benefits?

As autumn turns to winter, this is the season when many enthusiasts head to wilder parts of the country and spend hours walking methodically around looking at the ground. The object of their desire is the mysterious little fellows we call the Liberty Cap – the UK’s indigenous hallucinogen.

Magic mushrooms are found all over the world and almost every culture has a historic, sacred relationship with these important medicines. For example, there is evidence in the form of stone paintings that Saharan aboriginal tribes of North Africa might have been using mushrooms from around 9000 BC.  Ecuador Magic Mushroom

Today in the UK the magic mushroom foraging season has increased due to climate change from about 33 days of autumn fruiting to more than 70. Prof Lynne Boddy, a fungal ecologist says –

“Climate change has had a dramatic effect on the fruiting season, every year the start and end of the season is dependent on the weather, and we can see that up until the late 1970s it was largely consistent. However, on average, the first fruiting date now comes much earlier in the year than previously, while the last fruiting comes later.”

Some people forage them simply for the pleasurable effects of euphoria induced following consumption. For others, they use the fungus as a means to gain spiritual insights and new knowledge. Interestingly, anecdotal tales of the benefits of eating magic mushrooms is now being supported and extended by new scientific research.

It turns out the witches, druids, pagans and hippies were right – eating magic mushrooms is good for you… here’s why –

4. Increase of “openness” and other beneficial shifts in personality

Humans are born open and full of love – eager to: connect, learn and grow as sentient beings. Over the course of our lives, experiences that may cause suffering close us down. Obvious examples include when we get our heart broken – we may be less open to future romantic encounters. People who have a series of negative events associated with aspects of their lives can close down to the detriment of future experiences.

Clearly, this can sometimes protects us, but in many cases, we may close down more than we need to and we limit our life potential by shutting out new experiences and opportunities. Ecuador Magic Mushroom

In these cases psilocybin can help.

In a 2011 study, researchers found “significant increases in Openness following a high-dose psilocybin session.” Openness is a psychological term for someone’s attitude toward new experiences, and is associated with traits like imagination, creativity and aesthetic appreciation. Not only did openness generally rise during a psilocybin session, but in nearly 60 percent of study participants, it remained significantly higher than baseline for more than 1 year after the session.

Psychedelics are illegal not because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out of a third story window. Psychedelics are illegal because they dissolve opinion structures and culturally laid down models of behaviour and information processing. They open you up to the possibility that everything you know is wrong. Ecuador Magic Mushroom

3. Smoking cessation and other addictions

If you are caught up with unhealthy patterns in your life psychedelics can help. Magic mushrooms have been shown to help treat addiction to habit-forming drugs like cocaine and nicotine.

In 2008, Amanda Feilding of The Beckley Foundation initiated a collaboration with Johns Hopkins University on a pilot study investigating psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy to overcome nicotine addiction. With continued support from the Heffter Research Institute, the ongoing research is strengthening the case for psilocybin as a breakthrough treatment for substance abuse disorders.

2. Reduce depression

Psilocybin, the active ingredient in psychoactive mushrooms, has provided the spiritual and cultural bedrock of many great civilisations. The Aztecs referred to teonanácatl, which translates as ‘divine mushroom’, and modern neuroscience has revealed how psilocybin interacts with serotonin receptors in the brain in order to produce a range of consciousness-altering effects.

New research demonstrates how effective magic mushrooms can be at treating depression. In some cases, one dose can be enough to alleviate the symptoms permanently.

The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable mystery which he tries, forever vainly, to comprehend. Ecuador Magic Mushroom

1. Dissolve your ego and increase creativity

Psychedelics in general and psilocybin specifically can enable states where our conscious experience of the world is freed from its association with our specific ego which may be revealed to be an illusory construct. A 2017 study, temporary ego loss could be beneficial in the right context. These expansive, sometimes life-changing experiences help us to feel profoundly connected and alive. They also boost creativity.

I’ve never been a religious person. I’ve been a spiritual person since I was about 15, 16, when I was first introduced to Psilocybin [mushrooms]. That really opened me up to thinking about the universe in a different way, and coming to significant realizations about my connection to something greater than me.

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    C. C. ( verified owner)

    Customer Support Is Amazing
    My kit ended up being defective. I did not blame it on as the temperature was less than optimal and had big fluctuations. emidiatly gave me a refund (I did not even ask for it) I wish all companies where as generous as

    April 12, 2021
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    A. B. (verified owner)

    Very good yield
    I’m very happy of the Ecuador’s kit, they give a lot ! Thanks

    February 9, 2021
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    Jean thoma. (verified owner)

    Je suis relativement satisfait du kit, j’ai bien suivi les instructions, j’ai ajouté tapis chauffant et j’ai eu rapidement une première récolte mais la grande majorité des champis étaient sur les côtés de la boîte. Récolte assez légère peut-être à cause d’une température trop basse malgré le tapis.. puis ensuite deuxième et troisième récolte toujours plus légère. Et plus rien. Bonne expériences, à refaire avec meilleures températures!

    December 5, 2020
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    JH. (verified owner)

    TOP Quality
    Very TOP Quality and realy professional service!

    November 12, 2020
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    Rite ova. (verified owner)

    Thanks again
    My kit was contaminated, but another was sent to me. I am grateful to God that there is

    November 2, 2020

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