Z Strain Cubensis
Z Strain Cubensis

Z Strain Cubensis

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Z Strain is a member of the Psilocybe Cubensis family of mushrooms. Often referred to as “benzies” or “cubies,” the Psilocybe cubensis is known for its exceptional potency as well as the ease at which it can be grown, making it a favorite for mushroom cultivators. Secondly, Z Strain was created through human cultivation—it’s not a naturally occurring fungus. At some point, someone created a variant strain of a naturally occurring Psilocybe cubensis mushroom, and Z Strain was born. Not much is known about the emergence of the Z Strain mushroom. Like many mushroom strains, decades of underground cultivation make tracing the exact lineage and history of this fungus difficult. Z Strain spores have been traded online for at least 2 decades — perhaps longer if you’re able to dive into the nebulous early days of the internet.
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Z Strain - Psilocybe Cubensis
10ml Spore Syringe

Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils


Climate: Subtropical


Z Strain is a medium-sized mushroom. Its cap is golden-brown, similar to the Golden Teacher mushroom—one of the reasons why people believe that Z Strain is genetic isolation of Golden teacher. However, no other evidence suggests a connection between the two mushrooms. Z Strain has a thick stalk that gets wider toward the base. The stalk is white, wrinkly, and displays small amounts of blue when bruised—indicating the presence of psilocybin.

Spores: Dark purplish brown


Variety Origin: The history surrounding the Z Strain mushroom is a bit of a mystery. Also known as Z Cube, some have suggested that it was the result of mislabeled genetics, and others believe that it may be a genetic isolation of the famed Golden Teacher mushroom. But, in an era of prohibition, the truth often lives and dies in the underground. We may not have a definitive answer concerning its creation and discovery, but there are a couple of things we can say with certainty about Z Strain.

Firstly, Z Strain is a member of the Psilocybe Cubensis family of mushrooms. Often referred to as “benzies” or “cubies,” the Psilocybe cubensis is known for its exceptional potency as well as the ease at which it can be grown, making it a favorite for mushroom cultivators. Secondly, Z Strain was created through human cultivation—it’s not a naturally occurring fungus. At some point, someone created a variant strain of a naturally occurring Psilocybe cubensis mushroom, and Z Strain was born.

Not much is known about the emergence of the Z Strain mushroom. Like many mushroom strains, decades of underground cultivation make tracing the exact lineage and history of this fungus difficult. Z Strain spores have been traded online for at least 2 decades — perhaps longer if you’re able to dive into the nebulous early days of the internet. 

The history of naturally occurring magic mushrooms is much more robust and well-known. Cubensis is the most common species of psilocybin mushroom—with a long-held legacy of human respect and appreciation. The mushroom species holds cultural and spiritual importance within Mazatec communities in southern Mexico. The psychoactive fungus became popular in the United States after amateur mycologist R. Gordon Wasson published a 1957 photo essay in Life Magazine. The essay discussed Wasson’s experience with Psilocybe cubensis and Maria Sabina, the Mazatec curandera who guided Wasson’s first psilocybin experience; the article remains controversial to this day.

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