Magic truffles (sclerotia)

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What is Psilocybe tampanensis?

Magic truffles

The Psilocybe tampanensis is also known as the magic truffle or philosophers stone. It looks and tastes very different from other psychoactive mushrooms, but the range of effects is the same: unusual thoughts, funny ideas, altered perception (with eyes open), inner visions (with eyes closed), deep contemplation of personal issues, emotional breakthroughs, spiritual insights and so on. Whatever experiences regular shrooms give (whether Mexicans, Hawaiians etc.) can also be obtained by using truffles, but the intensity very much depends on the dosage. If you consider the effects too mild, simply increase the dose next time you use them.


Psilocybe tampanensis is a magic mushroom whose only natural specimen was collected in the wild by Stephen Pollock, near Tampa, Florida in 1977. All species nowadays are originated from this only specimen. It has never again been seen in Florida but a second sighting was reported from Mississippi. Unfortunately no cultivable material was obtained. Many years of successive cloning have degenerated all commercially available strains to a point where most of them fruit very poorly or not at all. This is because the formed sclerotia, or truffles, are psychoactive.


This psilocybin-containing mushroom is very rare, and now it is mainly grown by mycologists and amateurs or psychonauts through spores or grow kits. Mushrooms above the ground could be grown but more important is the underground sclerotia which contains psilocybin and psilocin.

These sclerotia are very dense compared to mushrooms and contain 30% dry matter. There could be some white mould all over the truffles. This is not a contamination, but mycelium still growing.


Psilocin (0.32%) and psilocybin (0.68%) are the active compounds found in Tampanensis.

Effects of magic truffles

Truffles will give you a stoned, psychedelic, philosophical, giddy and visual experience. During the first hour of the trip you might experience some anxiety, but this usually disappears when you have reached the first peak. A trip usually lasts 4 to 6 hours depending on the dosage and your sensitivity.

Effects are actually hard to predict, and very much depend on the dosage, the environment, your personal interests and knowledge, your motivation for taking truffles, the music you're listening to, the people you're with, whether you're outside (in nature) or inside (with the lights turned off) etc.

Medical use

No medical uses have been reported so far. However, psilocybin and psilocin have been successfully used by patients suffering from certain types of migraine and severe cluster headaches. Those interested can read more about this on, a website that "is dedicated to researching treatments that show promise for reliable, effective and long term relief, from cluster and related headaches. There's also research going on into the psychological effects of psilocybin when it comes to anxiety experienced by cancer patients. To read about this and other research, visit, the website of the Multidisciplinarian Association for Psychedelic Studies.


Aside from tampanensis there are a few other hallucinogenic mushrooms that are grown and consumed as sclerotia or truffles. Psilocybe Mexicana A is also quite well known. Its place of origin is Colima, Mexico. This is the sacred Teonanacatl or God's Flesh in the Aztec language. It was rediscovered by Roger Heim in 1956 and used by Dr. Albert Hoffman in the first isolation of psilocybin and psilocin.

Also Psilocybe atlantis, origin to the Georgia, USA is one of them. According to Guzman, this is may not be Psilocybe atlantis but yet another species which was inadvertently collected along with Psilocybe atlantis samples. Unfortunately this has caused some confusion and circulating strains of "Psilocybe atlantis" are entirely this possibly new species. A direct comparison of samples with the published description of P. atlantis is underway. Both species share the nickname 'philosophers stones'.

Usage / Dosage of truffles

Dosage: Take 5 to 9 grams for a normal trip and 10 to 15 grams for a strong trip. The truffles can simply be eaten as they taste not as bad as other magic mushrooms. Best is not to eat about six hours before ingesting.


Do not use when pregnant, nursing, depressed, schizophrenic, on medication or under stress, driving motorized vehicles, under 18 years old, in combination with stimulants or alcohol. The first time you use mushrooms make sure someone with more experience is around in case you need help, for example when you feel sick or scared.


P. tampanensis are quite easily grown in grow kits, available in our online smartshop. The grow kits do not require much attention, the only important note is that the place where you put is is dark and has a temperature between 22-24 degrees Celsius. Try to wait a little bit, the harvest will be larger!


Fresh truffles like Psilocybe tampanensis and Psilocybe Mexicana contain about 70% of water and can be stored fresh in the fridge up to 3 weeks. Drying is easy. You simply spread out the truffles on a few pieces of paper in a warm room. Speed the process up with a fan. Store the dried ones in a zip lock bag or any other airtight container, in a cool, dark and dry place. After 6 month the strength will decrease.


  • psilocin fanatic - 2009-11-14 02:49:23 +6

    that is extremely foolish and disgusting.
    Use brown paper bags, these are not bleached or toxic!!!

  • psykicknout - 2009-12-03 08:27:47

    moving air and What about using desiccant like rice kind of like those little absorbing packs that come in electronics heat but never above 80c

  • Tomiie18 - 2009-12-22 00:02:39 -6

    It was bullshit, we died, i'm living my second life now, i ate it with my friends, we were 6, everyone get bed trip, i saw a lot of thing what i dont wanted to see. It was more than visual effect, i'm expreinced in mushrooms, but i dont know what was this, there is no explication it was inhuman feeling. Everyone felt the same, everyone went crazy, never try it if you are under stressed. Please belive me, NEVER.

  • E.D.S. - 2010-01-14 21:14:03 +2

    I've been take 10 g. of these magic truffles last week in amsterdam,and its been absolutly amazing!!!
    I' did take mushrooms before, and i supposed to know how it was going to work, but i didnt expect truffles were going to be that good and magic......really intense and strong..
    However take'em whit some sober friends,and quite ones,i did punch one of my best friend in the back just because he touched me,and saying something like..''you can't get in our beutyfull florest'' fell like is never gonna stop....drink alot of orange juice,eat somehing...or take a walk in the red light distric...hahaha...dont even try to sleep before two or three hours afrter eating, you can't!!!
    thats it ....
    enjoy carefully

  • beaver - 2010-06-30 08:39:37 +6

    Highly recommended for those of you who want to take the long way home; very scenic, very euphoric. This is what the grateful dead was talking about.

    *Just one piece of advice: Make sure that you are around people you can trust. And while on this vacation from your life to your life, try and become one with mother earth. This is also her way of communicating with you. You will find your place. But be safe. Use responsibly.

  • IC4RD3RI - 2013-01-03 19:31:28 +2

    I have just been to amsterdam and took the mild magic truffles Psilocybe tampanensis, and took it about 2 days ago, i have to get blood tests done and urine samples for this sports thing, how long until it will be completely out the system???

  • NONE - 2013-01-15 01:15:27 +2

    Truffles or psilocybin/psilocin do not show up in any standard drug screening panel you are perfectly fine even if you eat some the day of your test.

  • HyberniaDubFoundatio - 2013-01-31 14:36:19

    Psilocybe tampanensis + Van Gough at the Hermitage = A divine experience, Boom!

  • kuhntagious - 2013-02-26 17:44:34

    HyberniaDubFoundatio - 2013-01-31 14:36:19
    Psilocybe tampanensis + Van Gough at the Hermitage = A divine experience, Boom
    hahahaha i did the same 2weeks 4th time in amsterdam and first time i triped there.i was walking around like it was the first time i could use my good times.

  • Wickedmic - 2013-08-29 14:26:32

    Had some high Hawaiians and wife and I had an excellent journey. Recommend to all.

  • Greatfullalive - 2013-09-07 18:11:33

    Tried for the first time with wife in amsterdam. What a wonderful trip. She was talking all the time but was so funny i couldnt stop laughing. Very peaceful insight at times. We took about 9 grams each. Will repeat for sure!

  • Maximus - 2013-10-18 11:06:38

    @Greatfullalive - Where did you get them? Need to find a reliable source!

  • EXCUSEME - 2013-12-29 01:33:36

    I'm driving over from Wales to Amsterdam for new years eve. Where is the best place to go purchase some good truffles? Very much appreciated :) Happy New Year

    [ Azarius: At our offline store in Amsterdam of course! ]

  • Alps - 2014-01-09 03:29:52

    When me and 5 friends use to go and pick wild liberty cap mushroom we would brew up 1500 liberty cap mushroom on a campsite in the uk Lake District share between six mugs it was a strong trip never felt any after effects but then again we are all mushroom experts best and cleanest drug is liberty cap mushroom I have been taking it ever year now for twenty years and it's the best experiences I have ever had when I go on holiday I go on a mushroom holiday for two or three weeks. Mushroom are good for you

  • em - 2014-02-02 20:57:42

    i wish i could try but i have depression :/ i have a lot of personal issues and i'm sure that would effect my trip

  • devastator - 2014-03-21 08:57:44

    truffles are legal in Israel?

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