Shrooming – The Guide to Magic Mushroom Dosing, Picking, and Tripping

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Magic Mushrooms

If you didn’t know already, we are The Fun Guys that specialize in fungi. But before all this, we are and still, just a small group of friends that like to trip out on shrooms.

The magic of mushrooms is wonderful and we believe the joy should be shared with the world.

Liberty Caps

If you’re in Canada, you are probably going to be taking Liberty Cap mushrooms. They are the little ones that have a kind of nipple shaped cap. Usually, when they are fresh, they are quite a dark brown, but it can vary in color.

They are sometimes white if they contain a high level of Psilocybin which is one of the main reasons for the psychoactive effects. Some Liberty Caps will also have a bluish color from bruises. This is a kind of dephosphorylation and an increase in the concentration of Psilocybin in the mushroom.

If you are out hunting for liberty caps, we highly recommend bringing someone along that is knowledgeable about fungi. A mistaken identification of fungi could be very dangerous as there are many that are poisonous.

If you do not have someone that has experience in foraging mushrooms, that is not a problem!

There are many communities online that can help you identify the mushrooms! Take a couple pictures of the mushrooms. Note down its traits, the general location and details about the spot the mushrooms are growing on.

The mushroom communities online are pretty friendly and there are quite a lot of people active. Most of the time, you can probably get what you found identified within a day.

If you want to know more about these forums, you can find everything in the resources section. We created a big list of links we thought would be helpful to everyone.

You can find a lot of info on harm reduction there as well. It’s still a work in progress but there’s quite a few tid bits there that everyone should read at least once–especially so if you are a person about to try magic mushrooms for the first time.

You can find the link below. Check it out!

The Magic Mushroom Safety Manual

Recently, psychedelic drugs in general have been gaining a lot of popularity but it is still magic mushrooms that people are most interested. With that being the case, we just wanted to give a little bit of advice for people trying magic mushroom for the first time.

Although psilocybin is considered a non toxic substance, and is also known as the least harmful recreational drug, we still advocate safety first and we highly recommend microdosing magic mushrooms.

How to Micro-Dose Magic Mushrooms Properly

Because microdosing provides easy control over dosages, risks of any complications is reduced dramatically. At the same time, the experience can be better controlled, slowly increasing or decreasing each dosage for the desired effects.

How long does it take for the effects of shrooms to peak after consumption? How long does it take for the effects of psilocybin to kick in? What is the proper dosage?

These are probably the main questions that brought you here, and I’m sorry to tell you but it is generally different for everyone.

So how do you get the right dosage of shrooms?

It is not straightforward as most people think. As you know, everyone is different. People digest things differently. Some fast, some slow. Some people have a high tolerance, some almost have no tolerance at all.

This is why we again, recommend and advocate micro-dosing only.

Generally people start feeling the effects about 30 minutes after consumption. For some, it would kick in even before that, but there are also those that take over an hour for the effects to appear.

If you took some shrooms and noticed everyone around is already tripping out and you are the only one still normal–absolutely do not take more! Your body probably takes a bit more time to digest and absorb the shrooms.

The most common mistake people make when doing shrooms for the first time is taking more when they don’t feel anything. Even if it has been an hour, or an hour and a half, do not take more!

Drink some more water and give it a bit more time.

Whatever you do, do not take more!

Sit, relax, and soon you will be in on the fun as well!

If you really can’t help the urge to take more, then at least wait for 2 hours to pass and also to only increase your dose by a small amount!

Remember, your safety is the most important!

Effects of Psilocybin

If you plan on doing mushrooms, picking a good day is essential!

Generally, I don’t recommend you do mushrooms on a day you need to work or study. Maybe it would help if your job requires a creative mind but for the general person, this is probably not a good idea.

You should take into account how long the effects of shrooms last into your schedule as well as the time it takes for you to recover and be able to function properly for your weekly routine.

It may differ from person to person but generally, the effects of shrooms reaches its peak at around two and a half hours. From there, everything will start to calm down and will wear off around four to five hours after.

Some people will still feel some subtle effects until they sleep it off as well. What people experience also varies ffrom person to person. This is also why we do not recommend anyone drive on a day they do shrooms.

You can find more information about this topic in our resources section through the link below.

Even if you believe you are fine and the effects have worn off completely, please take this precaution seriously as your well being is worth any inconvenience.

Plan your trip!

Educational Resources for Psychedelics

If you are interested in learning more about Psylocybin and other psychedelics, you can find more information in our educational resources section.

TFG Shroom Recipes Section

For those interested in fun ways to take mushrooms, you can find more information through the link here: TFG's Shroom Cookbook

TFG's Campaign to Raise Awareness of Mental Health Issues

Full article found here: The Stigma of Mental Health Problems

2 thoughts on “Shrooming – The Guide to Magic Mushroom Dosing, Picking, and Tripping

  1. Christian Funder says:

    Dear TFG,

    I have written a book on ayahuasca that is about to be published, and in the final chapter about other psychotropic plants, I have mentioned psilocybin mushrooms. I would, of possible, like to use the picture of mushrooms from this article. Would this be possible? I will definitely reference the source. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    All the best,
    Christian Funder

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