Mazatapec Cubensis Spore PRINT
- Product Code: MAZ PRINT
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Another fantastic cubensis from Mexico is these spores collected by the Mazatec Indians near Huautla de Jimenez, Mexico. This is one of the magic mushrooms used by the Mazatec Indians of the area in shaman ceremonies, which was generally used to heal pain. A little history on psilocybin mushrooms, it was these very shamans from Mexico that helped make psilocybe mushrooms known to the world. Back in 1956 a mushroom enthusiast named Gordon Wasson took a team of researchers to Huatla de Jiminez Mexico to learn about psilocybin mushrooms and the shamanic ceremonies of the now famous shaman Maria Sabina. Time Life magazine published their story and pictures in Life magazine in 1957 and the world became aware of these sacred mushrooms. It's a very interesting story that can be read in a great book on the subject is Sacred Mushroom Seeker: Tributes to R. Gordon Wasson. In the near future, we will posting the very issue from Time Life 1957 for you all to read. Some other species of spores we carry from the sacred mushrooms used in the famous shaman ceremonies by Maria Sabina are the ps. Mexicana. And we occasionally carry spores from ps. zapotecorum, ps. caerulescens and ps. aztecorum.
As for the name of this cubensis strain, the spores were originally circulated and a typo was made by the mushroom hunter back then calling them Mazatapec instead of Mazatec. The true name should be Mazatec Cubensis Mushroom Spores. It was a year before the mistake was noticed by anyone but the name had already stuck throughout the online mushroom community so it we just left it alone. Their is another strain of cubensis spores floating around called the Huautla de Jimenez cubensis, that we used to carry, but it's different from this Mazatapec cubensis spores. The mazatec cubensis is the better strain of the two.
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|Cubensis Spore Taxonomy||Microscopic Features: Spores dark purplish brown to violet brown in deposit, subellipsoid, 11.5-17 by 8-11 u. Basidia 2- or 3-spores, but usually 4-spored. Pleurocystidia nearly pear shaped, sometimes mucronate, 18-30 by 6-13 u. Cheilocystidia fusoid-ventricose with an obtuse or subcapitate apex, sometimes sublageni form, 17-32 by 6-10 , with the narrow necks 3-5 u broad. One rare cubensis strains named Columbia “rust spore” actually drops almost reddish rust colored spores but this strain is very unique! We do carry spores of that strain from time to time.|