Variation: B+ (“Be Positive”)
10ml Spore Syringe
Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils
Cap: 25-75 mm in diameter, hemispheric to convex expanding to
broadly convex to nearly plane with age. Dark red maturing to golden brown.
Surface viscid with apparent gelatinous layer when very wet, soon smooth from
drying. Fine fibrillose veil remnants when young that soon disappear. Flesh
white soon bruises bluish green.
150-200+ mm in length. Typically equal, sometimes slightly enlarged at base,
sometimes contorted. Yellowish to buff with a reflective sheen, bruising
bluish, hollow. Partial veil membranous leaving a persistent membranous annulus
that is well dusted with purplish brown spores even before tearing away from
Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming
nearly black in maturity.
Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid, 13 by 8 micrometres on
Formerly misrepresented as Psilocybe
Detail of separable gelatinous pellicle:
This feature seems to be unique to the "B+" among cubensis. When
young and fully hydrated the cap has a transparent amber colored layer of cells
that quickly oxidizes upon removal to a more opaque blue grey colour. The
texture is like a thin stretchable layer of gelatin. Note the area where the
pellicle has been removed is dull.
The origins of the B+ variety have become a thing of
legend. B+ is a classic variety, one of the most popular commercial
cubensis variants in history. It has been heavily domesticated over decades of
Nobody knows where the first Psilocybe
cubensis spores which became “B+” were from.
G” who is responsible for the creation of
B+, swears it is a Psilocybe
cubensis Psilocybe Azurescens hybrid. Most people disagree with this
statement. This claim has been widely
discredited and proven to be a marketing ploy. Nobody has been able to prove
the B+ is a hybrid of any kind. It would be rather miraculous if Mr. G. succeeded. It is safe to say his
claims are beyond reasonable belief.
There is no evidence to suggest the
species P. Cubensis and P. Azurescens can be crossed in the way
he claims. Although some people say the caps of B+ resemble the cap of P.
Azurescens, this is more likely than not, wishful thinking.
To further the B+ mystery, for a time,
Sporeworks accidentally sold a different variety (the prime suspect is PES
Amazonian) under the B+ label. This mistake has since been corrected, but there
may be several different 'strains' floating around the trade community under
the name B+.
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