In general, eating Psilocybe cubensis results in changes in mood and thought-pattern and, at higher doses, hallucination. Nausea is also common, unfortunately. Dangerous side-effects are rare but possible, and children are especially likely to have bad reactions. The high usually begins about half an hour after ingestion and lasts six to eight hours, though longer trips are possible.
Whether any of the above varies depending on strain is a matter of debate. Some people say that “a cube is a cube,” while others insist e1ach strain is distinct. Members of the latter group say that albino A+ starts fast, is often funny, and causes hallucinations that make the world appear gelatinous.
Curiously, albino A+ is also known for having a particularly strong flavor that some users don’t like.
Potency does vary between strains. Albino A+ is one of the more potent Psilocybe cubensis strains.
Growing Albino A+
Albino A+ can be grown by any method generally used for Psilocybe cubensis. It’s not a picky strain, and is considered easy to grow. Many growers report that it is a slow strain, though, with a very long colonization time and very slow fruiting—and some growers report that the strain is about typical in its timing.[ii] What is not typical is the reliability of the strain’s growth, the generosity of its flushes, and the plentiful production of spores by its mature specimens; impressive production makes albino A+ a favorite among magic mushroom growers despite its sometimes slow progress.
The effects of psilocybin, the chemical responsible for most of Psilocybe cubensis’ psychoactivity, generally depend on the dose—a very small dose will be mood-altering and mildly mind-altering, but it will not be hallucinogenic. A very large dose will cause temporary disintegration of the self, an experience some people seek and others find terrifying. Dangerous side effects are also more likely at higher doses. Users often speak of three to five dosage levels—for example: microdose (non-hallucinogenic); beginner; experienced; and heroic. It’s possible to estimate how much mushroom will get a person to each level, provided one knows whether the mushroom is fresh or dried, what strain it is, and other factors. But even within a strain, potency can vary, plus human sensitivity to psilocybin varies from person to person.
Dosage recommendations should be regarded only as rough suggestions.
With that being said, if you want to try and find a dose that works for you, check out our general magic mushroom dosage guide. You can also try out our magic mushroom dosage calculator where you can choose between six dosage levels, including microdose and heroic dose.
Popular methods of consumption for Albino A+ include Lemon Tek and Shroom Tea.