Strain Highlight: Treasure Coast

Strain Highlight: Psilocybe cubensis 'Treasure Coast'

The Psilocybe cubensis 'Treasure Coast' strain, often abbreviated as 'TC', is a well-known variety of the psilocybin-containing fungi. It's renowned for its unique spore-producing capability, fast colonization speed, and the deeply introspective and visually stimulating psychedelic experience it provides. This combination of attributes makes it an intriguing choice for cultivators and psychonauts alike.

History and Origins

The 'Treasure Coast' strain is believed to originate from the Southern Florida gulf coast region known as the Treasure Coast, hence its name. This strain has found its way into the hearts of mycologists and psychedelic explorers due to its fascinating characteristics and has become a staple in the psychedelic community.

Physical Characteristics

The 'Treasure Coast' strain produces medium-sized mushrooms with slender, fibrous stems and convex to plane or umbonate caps. The caps are usually a light caramel or golden color, sometimes featuring a slightly darker center.

Beneath the cap, the gills transition from a pale color in young mushrooms to a darker purplish-brown as the mushroom matures and the spores develop. The 'Treasure Coast' strain produces a dark purple-brown spore print, typical of Psilocybe cubensis.

Interestingly, the 'Treasure Coast' strain is known for its ability to produce an unusually high number of spores and its propensity to occasionally form albino fruit bodies. The latter can result in some stunning flushes when cultivated at home.


The 'Treasure Coast' strain is known for its rapid colonization of substrates, including grain, manure, straw, and coir-based mixtures. This, along with its vigorous mycelial growth, makes it a favorable strain for cultivators, especially those new to mushroom cultivation.

This strain also has a reputation for being resistant to contamination, another feature that makes it beginner-friendly. 'Treasure Coast' is known for being a prolific fruiter, often surprising cultivators with a third or fourth flush when they least expect it.


Like other Psilocybe cubensis varieties, the 'Treasure Coast' strain contains the active compounds psilocybin and psilocin, which induce a range of psychedelic effects. These can include visual and auditory hallucinations, alterations in the perception of time and space, and deep emotional introspection.

Many users describe the 'Treasure Coast' psychedelic experience as visually stimulating and philosophically introspective, making it a favored choice for those looking for a more contemplative journey.


Typical dosage for dried 'Treasure Coast' mushrooms starts from 1-2.5 grams for beginners, 2.5-5 grams for intermediate users, and 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 sensitivity and comfort level.

Final Thoughts

The Psilocybe cubensis 'Treasure Coast' strain is an intriguing and resilient member of the Psilocybe family. Its unique attributes, including its prolific spore production, fast colonization speed, and the profound experiences it can induce, have made it a favored strain among cultivators and psychonauts alike.

As always, it's important to remember that the cultivation and possession of Psilocybe cubensis, including the 'Treasure Coast' strain, may be illegal in some regions. Always familiarize yourself with local laws before cultivating or consuming these mushrooms. Safety, respect for these potent substances, and careful consideration of set (mindset) and setting (environment) should always be the forefront considerations when planning a psychedelic journey.

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