Psilocybe Galindoi is an especially interesting mushroom species, as it will produce both mushroom fruiting bodies, and what are known as "Sclerotia" or Truffles. This species was discovered by the legendary Mexican mycologist Gaston Guzman, who was known as one of the leading experts on the genus Psilocybe.
Spores Lab acquired our Psilocybe Galindoi genetic in early 2021, and over the past few months we have performed extensive isolating/refining on this genetic to prepare it for sale. Despite the extensive isolation, this species will often only fruit a few sparse, spindly mushrooms, however the real treasure lies below the substrate surface, as P. Galindoi truffles are reported to be significantly more potent than the average Psilocybe Cubensis mushroom, and also more potent than other sclerotia-producing species such as P. Tampanensis.
Growing P. Galindoi can be done in a similar fashion to P. Cubensis (spawning on grain, then bulking with a substrate) however Galindoi truffles take quite a long time to form (up to 6 months) and also get more potent the longer they are allowed to grow.
Cap: 1.9 – 2 cm in diameter, conic to campanulate or umbonate, with a very slight papilla, glabrous, even to striate when moist, hygrophanous, brown or yellowish brown fading to pale ochraceous or straw color. Staining blue-green where injured.
Stem: 5 — 6.5 cm x 1 – 2 mm, equal, hollow, no annulus, reddish brown in the middle, darker towards the base with long rhizomorphic strands. Veil inconspicuous, except for some white appressed silky fibrils on the pileus.
Gills: Adnate, brown to dark purple brown, with whitish edges
Spores: Dark purple gray in deposit. (8.1)9.6 — 12(14) x 7.1 — 8 µm, subellipsoid on 4-spored basidia