psilocybe azurescens spores. The azurescen mushroom is indigenous to the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and has spread to several European nations. It grows along the coast up to Canada from northern Oregon. It’s a very popular mushroom to search for in the autumn, and depending on when the first hard freeze occurs, it normally bears fruit in that part of the United States from mid-October to early January. The Azurescen mushrooms are known as “flying saucers” because of their distinctive form, which is reminiscent of an alien spacecraft. It has been examined to contain the greatest quantities of psilocybin and psilocin, about 3X that of cubensis, according to textbooks like Paul Stamets’s Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World. The psilocybe subaeruginosa is the only other psilocybe mushroom that has been examined and shown to have greater quantities of psilocybin. psilocybe azurescens spores.
Psilocybe azurescens is a cold-weather fungus that thrives in environments with temperatures below 40°F. Even spores require temperatures between 50 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit for one to two weeks in order to germinate and begin their natural life cycle. Although spawn runs as high as 75F have been reported, spore germination and fruiting temperatures are always substantially lower. This is characteristic of the majority of cold-weather, wood-loving psilocybe mushrooms. Mycelium ceases producing mushrooms after the first harsh frost arrives. Very characteristic of edible mushrooms that enjoy wood as well.