Blue Meanie Mushrooms

blue meanies mushroom are one of the strongest psilocybin containing mushrooms. they have an unassuming stature and they produce small medium-sized brown to white mushrooms. Thry are easy for amateur enthusiasts to overlook when foraging but don’t be mistaken these dark blue mushrooms when picked can pack a punch. Mushrooms from the genus paneolis are super common, they grow globally in tropical and temperate environments. paniolous cyanescence is a tropical and subtropical grassland species which is often found in dung just like another familiar mushroom. we know if you’re not aware of blue meanies as mentioned

before you could easily miss a patch of

them while foraging for the more popular

philosophy cubensis which would be a big

bummer because you’re probably looking


psilocybin-containing mushrooms and as

mentioned these are strong ones blue

meanies are believed to contain two to

three times the psilocybin found in



let’s talk about identifying blue

meanies because that’s what you probably

want to know right how do i find these


so in the field blue meanies tend to be

light gray or off-white at maturity and

when they’re young the caps are light

brown and then fade to off-white or

light gray occasionally they have

yellowish or brownish tones the caps are

approximately 0.5 to 2 centimeters in

diameter at first they’re hemispheric

and they expand to bell-shaped or convex

the cat margin is in curved when young

the caps are slightly hygrophinous which

means that they lose their color as they

dry out and they often develop cracks in

dry weather the stem or stipe tends to

be seven to twelve centimeters long and

two to three millimeters thick and the

width is equal along the length and

slightly enlarged at the base the stem

is colored like the cap and covered in a

fine white powder so these mushrooms

have a flower-like smell and taste and

like with other psilocybin-containing

fungi when they’re damaged the mushrooms

bruise greenish or blue and that can

often be seen on the cap or the stem

with bloominess


so where do blue meetings grow as

mentioned paneolis cyanescence is a

tropical and subtropical species so in

tropical regions the mushrooms grow year


in the subtropics they grow from late

spring to autumn depending on the rain

and humidity and they’re known to occur

in temperate zones during wet and humid

parts of the summer

blue meanies are mostly found growing on

cattle or horse dung in pastures and


and they grow singly and they also grow

in groups they appear in spring or

during rainy seasons their range in the

united states is from florida along the

gulf coast where it fruits virtually

around unquote cow pies bloomings were

actually thought to have been introduced

to other countries by the movement of

livestock so it’s assumed that paniolo

cyan essence was introduced to the

islands of hawaii during the early 1800s

when cattle were imported there from the

philippines and now they occur

throughout the tropical and subtropical

regions of the northern and southern

hemispheres in addition blue meanies are

commonly found in mexico

south america colombia bolivia brazil

and peru eastern australia india bali

southeast asia south africa france and

italy so blue meanies grow in much of

the world


paniolis cyanescence comes from the



and mushrooms belonging to this

widespread genus are generally small and

have black spores and often grow on dung

but not all panelists contain psilocybin

and we’ll get to this in a little bit

the paniolis genus contains 13 species

that produce psilocybin including

paneolis cyanescence blue meanies what

we’re talking about and paniolis

synsitulis paniolis mushrooms are called

modal gills

due to the irregular spots or patches of

color on their gills but there’s

something else worth noting about this

particular species

paniolo’s cyan essence is a mushroom

with many names so many names in fact

that knowing what to call this

particular species can be very confusing

so to start with the basics the name

paniolis in greek means all variegated

and it’s describing the mushroom’s

spotted texture the species name

cyanescence is derived from cyaneus

meaning blue for the color the flesh

becomes when bruising the rumor has it

that the common name blue means actually

came from the beatles psychedelic film

yellow submarine

we all live in a yellow submarine okay

sorry i couldn’t help myself but

according to some other mycologists the

common name was coined in australia and

apart from gold tops blue meanies is one

of the more commonly used descriptions

of psilocybin-containing mushrooms to

make this all more confusing a strain of

philosophy cubensis

a different species of psychedelic

mushrooms is also called blue meanies

and the confusion does not stop there so

taxonomy enthusiasts the people who

get very geeky about categorizing all

these various strains and varieties and

cultivars and species

may recognize this mushroom’s previous

name now a synonym

copelandia cyanescence and if things

weren’t already convoluted enough

they are already convoluted enough

tanioli’s cyan essence is also often

confused with another psychedelic


silocibi cyanescence

both mushrooms are abbreviated the same



cyanescence which is very common you

abbreviate the first letter of the genus

which precedes the name of the species p


paniolis so it’s worth noting though

that even though these two species of

mushrooms are abbreviated the same way

they are very different the first one is

a dung lover and the other one is a wood

lover they also have comparable levels

of psilocybin which is the compound

people typically attribute to what makes

you trip

but finally this mushroom is called

pancion after its new latin name


all of this began early on for this

mushroom all the confusion uh pantolysis

cyanescence or blue meanies were first

described in sri lanka as

agaricus cyanescence in


a few years later it was described by

another mycology expert from the

philippines who named it

copelandia papillonacia

it was then named copalandia cyanescence

by another mycologist in 1951

and the species was named paniolescence

cyanescence what we’re referring to it

as in 1887

which is now its official

formal name the genus copelandia was

deprecated meaning that it’s no longer

valid panelist cyanescence is thought to

have originated in asia and the mushroom

belongs to the family copra nasier the

same family is the common mushroom

copronus comatis which you might know

by the common name

lawyer’s wig

now let’s talk about the potency of blue

meanies as mentioned they’re known to be

pretty strong the inventor of lsd

chemist albert hoffman analyzed blue

meanies then known as copelandia

cyanescence in the early 1960s after

reports of quote intoxications caused by

dung-loving fungi from southern france

and hoffman found celosin in higher

concentrations after analyzing the

fruiting bodies yet there were only

slight quantities of psilocybin although

the origins of these samples were

mysterious to albert hoffman their true

origins eventually came to light they

were growing from the dung of horses

bought from indonesia

to take part in a horse race as

mentioned above this species is quite

potent the effects of blue meaning

mushrooms may come on quickly due to

their higher levels of salocin than

psilocybin blue meanies are often

reported to be two to three times the

strength of silas b cubensus yet there’s

very little published data to support

these claims and it’s important to

remind everybody that we really don’t

have a lot of rigorous scientific

data generally speaking looking at the

potency of different varieties of

psychedelic mushrooms so arrowwood

reports that these mushrooms have a

combined psilocybin and cellosim content

of between 0.5 to 2.95 percent dry

weight in 1992 there was a mycology

expert who said that their potency was

variable from 0.17 to 0.95 percent

salosine and 0.16 to 0.19 percent

psilocybin philosophy cubensis by


has been reported to have concentrations

of salocin and psilocybin between 0.14

to 0.42 percent and 0.37 to 1.3 percent

dry weight respectively

blue meanie look-alikes we always got to

talk about this because people are you

know really interested in foraging and

it’s important that you know what you’re

looking out for and what the risks are

here when foraging for any species of

mushrooms it’s essential to know

lookalike species especially because

sometimes they can be fatal i’m not

exaggerating so a lookalike species is a

mushroom species that may be confused

with your quote target species there are

a lot of species that are look-alike

species with blue meanies and we won’t

get into all of them now because there’s

just too many but we will say that a

simple way to tell this species apart

from others while not definitive is the

bluing reaction of the psilocybin and

paniolous cyanescence also

have dark purple to black spores so

those are things that you might want to

look out for so something else to look

out for when you’re foraging for blue

meanies is where

the mushrooms that you found are growing

as mentioned before blue meanies grow on

dung typically on horse manure cow

patties and so if you’re finding a

mushroom that looks like a blue meanie

but it’s growing on wood chips for

example it’s not a blue beanie

additionally something to look out for

is you know are you even in a part of

the world where blue meetings are said

to grow or are you in a part of the

world at a time of year when blue

meetings are said to grow these are all

just kind of basic foraging 101

that you know if it’s if you’re in a

region where blue means aren’t growing

and you see something that looks like a

blue meanie it’s probably not a blue

meanie generally speaking we’ll say that

when foraging it’s great to have a field

guide for your area and to have a couple

forums handy on your phone so shreemery

has the mushrooms hunting and

identification subforum which is amazing

there’s also an app called inaturalist

which is handy and can help you provide

identification for photos you can take a

photo of the mushroom and upload it

there’s facebook forums as well last but

not least we just we have to

you know give a little reminder about

foraging etiquette which is please do

not forage

on someone’s land without their

permission if you’re interested in more

information on bluminis or other strains

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know how to grow mushrooms you want to

know how to take mushrooms we have tons

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