The Ecuador Magic Mushroom Strain was first cataloged by mycologists in the mountainous highlands of Ecuador, and has likely been used by native peoples in the region for millennia.
Ecuador is consistently well reviewed on multiple forums (notably Erowid and Shroomery). These reviews report a strong onset of effects, mental clarity, mental and physical energy, increased visual acuity/visual stimulation, and often spiritual or mystical feelings of connectedness and unity.
Their physical characteristics typically include thick, hardy stems, and large light brown/tan caps. Ecuador often display a distinctly more brown cap than other cubensis strains, along with thicker than average stems. This strain is moderate potency and yield, however is easy to grow - with above average resistance to contamination, and above average colonization speed.
Cap: 50+ mm in diameter, convex to broadly convex to plane at maturity. Reddish cinnamon brown maturing to golden brown to light yellow. Surface dry with pronounced and persistent remnants of universal veil on cap (spots). Flesh white soon bruising bluish green.
Stem: 125+ mm in length, yellowish white. Flesh bruising bluish green where injured. Persistent membranous annulus (ring) from partial veil that becomes dusted with purple brown spores at maturity.
Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming nearly black in maturity.
Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid on 4-spored basidia