Strain Highlight: Albino A+

Strain Highlight: Psilocybe cubensis 'Albino A+'

The Psilocybe cubensis 'Albino A+' strain, often abbreviated as AA+, is a unique and intriguing variety of psilocybin mushroom known for its almost completely white, or 'albino', appearance. Beyond its striking aesthetics, this strain is celebrated for its potent effects and relative ease of cultivation.

History and Origins

The precise origins of the 'Albino A+' strain are somewhat mysterious. It's generally thought to be a mutation or a selectively bred variant of the A+ strain, designed to express albinism. The white coloration of these mushrooms has captivated mycologists and psychedelic enthusiasts alike.

Physical Characteristics

The 'Albino A+' strain is most notable for its unique albino characteristics. The mushrooms are typically a brilliant white color throughout their development, from the young pinning stage through to maturity.

The fruiting bodies of this strain tend to be medium to large in size, with sturdy, thick stems and broad caps. While the mushrooms remain predominantly white, they can still exhibit a classic blue bruising response when handled, which is typical of Psilocybe cubensis strains due to the presence of psilocin.


The 'Albino A+' is considered a relatively easy strain to cultivate, making it a popular choice for novice and experienced cultivators alike. It grows well on a variety of substrates, including grain, manure, and coir-based mixtures, and it's known for robust mycelial growth.

This strain also tends to produce a large number of fruit bodies per flush, making it a productive choice for those seeking high yields. Additionally, the unique albino appearance of the mushrooms adds an interesting visual dimension to the cultivation process.


Like all Psilocybe cubensis strains, the 'Albino A+' contains the psychoactive compounds psilocybin and psilocin, known to induce a range of psychedelic effects. Users can expect a typical Psilocybe cubensis psychedelic experience, which can include visual and auditory hallucinations, altered perceptions of time and space, heightened introspection, and a range of emotional experiences.

The 'Albino A+' strain is often reported to provide a potent experience, making it popular among experienced psychonauts.


The recommended dosage for dried 'Albino A+' mushrooms starts at around 1-2 grams for beginners, 2-3.5 grams for intermediate users, and 3.5 grams or more for experienced users. As always, it's recommended to start with a lower dose and gradually increase based on individual tolerance and comfort level.

Final Thoughts

The Psilocybe cubensis 'Albino A+' strain offers an intriguing blend of visual appeal, cultivation ease, and potent effects, making it a favorite in the world of psilocybin mushrooms. Whether for cultivation or for exploring the mind, the 'Albino A+' holds a unique appeal.

Remember, cultivation and possession of Psilocybe cubensis, including the 'Albino A+' strain, may be illegal in some jurisdictions. 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 always be paramount when planning a psychedelic journey.
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