Derived from a crossbreed of the renowned Penis Envy and B+ strains, Tidal Wave mushrooms emerged in 2017, thanks to Doma Nunzio, founder of Magic Myco. This intriguing variety is known for its bizarre mutations and recently made headlines by winning the 2021 Psilocybin Cup with a record-breaking 3.82% tryptamine content.
Appearance-wise, these mushrooms present a mix, from white to gold caps and even Enigma-like blobs. They boast long stalks, bulbous young caps, and a distinctive waviness at the cap's base. Their stems ripple, especially beneath the cap, echoing their Penis Envy lineage. Tidal Wave mushrooms are high in psilocin and low in baeocystin, differing from most other P. cubensis strains.
The potency of Tidal Waves stands out, especially in the mutated Tidal Wave Enigma variation, which is potentially the most powerful cubensis mushroom known. However, non-mutated varieties might have a more average tryptamine content, aligning closer to typical P. cubensis.
Microscopically, their spores are dark and purplish-brown, shaped sub-ellipsoid. While these spores are available for purchase, potential buyers and cultivators are urged to check local regulations, as the cultivation and purchase of psilocybin mushrooms remain restricted in many places.