Strain Highlight: A+ Strain

Strain Highlight: Psilocybe cubensis 'A+'

The Psilocybe cubensis 'A+' strain, also known as 'Albino A+', is a unique variety of psilocybin-containing mushrooms, recognized for its distinctive appearance, its variable albinism, and the deeply introspective and visual psychedelic experience it can induce. These features make it an engaging choice for cultivators and psychonauts alike.

History and Origins

The origins of the 'A+' strain are a bit mysterious, adding to its allure in the psychedelic community. There is no specific geographic origin tied to this strain, and it is generally accepted to be the result of selective breeding efforts by mycologists seeking to cultivate an albino strain of Psilocybe cubensis.

Physical Characteristics

The 'A+' strain tends to produce medium to large mushrooms, displaying a distinctive caramel to golden cap, which lightens towards the edges. The cap is generally bell-shaped when young, becoming more plane as the mushroom matures.

One of the most unique features of this strain is its propensity to produce albino fruit bodies, contributing to its alternative name, 'Albino A+'. When albino, the mushrooms are a beautiful white color, though they may still bruise blue, as is typical for Psilocybe cubensis.

Beneath the cap, the gills transition from a light grey to a dark purplish-brown as the mushroom matures and the spores develop. This strain produces a dark purple-brown spore print.


The 'A+' strain is considered a moderately easy strain to cultivate, making it a good choice for novice cultivators. It is compatible with a variety of substrates, including grain, manure, and coir-based mixtures.

The 'A+' is known for its vigorous mycelium and its propensity for large, flushes of fruit bodies under optimal conditions. The potential to produce albino mushrooms also adds an interesting visual element to the cultivation process.


Like other Psilocybe cubensis strains, 'A+' contains the psychoactive compounds psilocybin and psilocin, known for inducing a range of psychedelic effects. These effects can include visual and auditory hallucinations, altered perceptions of time and space, enhanced introspection, and heightened emotional experiences.

Many users describe the 'A+' psychedelic experience as highly visual and deeply introspective, making it a popular choice among those seeking a more contemplative and visually engaging journey.


Typical dosage for dried 'A+' mushrooms starts at 1-2 grams for beginners, 2-3.5 grams for intermediate users, and 3.5 grams or more for experienced psychonauts. As always, it's recommended to start with a lower dose and gradually increase in subsequent experiences, considering individual tolerance and comfort level.

Final Thoughts

The Psilocybe cubensis 'A+' strain holds a special place in the hearts of many in the psychedelic community. Its unique attributes, including its potential for albinism, its ease of cultivation, and the potent experiences it can induce, make it a fascinating strain for both cultivators and psychonauts.

As with all Psilocybe cubensis strains, it's important to remember that the cultivation and possession of these mushrooms may be illegal in some areas. Always familiarize yourself with local laws before cultivating or consuming these mushrooms. Additionally, safety and respect for these potent substances, along with careful consideration of set (mindset) and setting (environment), should be priorities when planning a psychedelic journey.
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