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Magic truffles, also called "Philosopher's stone", scientist name is Sclerotium or Sclerotia. Is a compact mass of hardened fungal mycelium containing food reserves. One role of sclerotia is to survive environmental extremes. Mycelium is a mold with a white, stringy structure, growing underground and are part of the fungus, just as the fruiting bodies that appear above the ground.
On our earth there are about 200 different kind of mushrooms that have been identified to contain psilocybin and psilocin. Only a handful of these shrooms are able to produce the Magic Truffles. The most well-known are: Psilocybe Hollandia, Psilocybe tampanensis, Psilocybe mexicana and Psilocybe Atlantis.
All these truffles contains the same ingredients as those detected in the shrooms bodies. The effects of Magic Truffle are the same as Shrooms. After ingestion of psilocybin, the body turns this substance to psilocin, which has a very strong psychoactive effect.
The well known Swiss Scientist, Albert Hofmann, (who discovered LSD ), was the first one to isolate the compounds psilocybin & psilocin in the laboratory. He did this in 1958 and used the mushroom strain "Psilocybe mexicana" that was artificially bred for this purpose.
Molecular structure of psilocybin and psilocin:
After harvesting, Magic Truffles contain about 50%-70% water. After drying the Magic Truffles you will only have about 30% to 50% of the original weight. This differs per strain and how the truffles are bred.
You can store our fresh Truffles in the fridge up to 2 month. After opening they must be used within hours. Do not freeze or let in a hot place!
Sclerotia are important in the understanding of the life cycle and reproduction of fungi, as a food source, as medicine and in agricultural blight management.