Mushroom Growkit Moby Dick
Psilocybe cubensis Moby dick is a very strong cross between two extraordinary mushroom strains: Albino A+ and Golden Teacher.
The Moby Dick does remind us a bit of the giant white whale, hence the name. The strain has the colour of ivory and is very fleshy, covered with white down. The hats have a significant lack of pigment and are light blue in colour. They usually tear before the fruiting body is fully grown. An exciting variety!
Studies on psilocybin
A study was conducted at John Hopkins University. This involved research into whether psilocybin could bring about a permanent change in personality. The research was done with healthy volunteers. For 60% of the participants, a single session with a dose of psiloybin had made a lasting impression. The word ‘openness’ was used to describe this change in personality, closely related to creativity and curiosity.
Roland Griffiths, Principal Investigator and Professor of Psychiatry, found this remarkable. In general, people become less ‘open’ as they get older.
A study of the effects of psilocybin, the active ingredient in mushrooms, has also been conducted at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine. The healthy subjects were given either a pill containing psilocybin or an active placebo (methylphenidate). All of them had never taken a psychedelic drug before. In this research a lot of attention was paid to Set and Setting. A living room-like space was set up and the volunteers went through a process of getting acquainted with the researchers and supervisors.
Set and Setting
This important point also applies to you, whether it is your first trip or your 40th, a good preparation is recommended. Consider your own feelings and be aware that mushrooms have an influence on your mood and can increase it. However, it can be added that the new perspective that mushrooms give you allows you to have a fresh view of certain things in your life. It is important to note that you are open to this. This way, the experience can give a positive twist to your situation. Anyway, you can learn from it.
Magic mushrooms are not toys nor partydrugs, so they should be used consciously. Make sure you get proper information before consumption. Never take more than 15 grams of fresh mushrooms when trying for the first time. Keep out of reach from children and pets. Do not use magic mushrooms when pregnant, in case of physical and/or mental problems, or when taking medication. Always consult a physician in case of doubt. Do not combine with alcohol or drugs.
Caution: The substrate contains gluten. The mushrooms themselves contain traces of this. Not suitable for people with (severe) gluten intolerance.
Note: Start growing as soon as you have received the grow kit. If this is not immediately possible, store the kit at a temperature of 15 degrees Celsius.
Psilocybin is converted to psilocin in the liver, making it active. By chewing well on the mushrooms, the active substances are best released (this starts in the mouth). Make sure you haven’t eaten before. A trip takes an average of 6 hours.