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The Best Known And Favorite Magic Mushrooms. Magic mushrooms are best known for their psychedelic effects. But did you know that there are also benefits to taking psilocybin, the psychoactive substance that is abundantly present in magic mushrooms? You can choose from many different types of magic mushrooms, each with its own specific effect. Meet our most popular magic mushrooms!

Contemporary pop culture has given magic mushrooms a reputation primarily as a recreational drug. But recent research shows that psilocybin also has positive effects. It was discovered, for example, that test subjects who used the mushrooms for a while were able to empathize better with others. They also felt more connected to other people. 

Like cannabis, magic mushrooms cannot be compared to other recreational drugs because they are much safer. First, mushrooms are 100% natural, so you don’t have to worry about synthetic additives, as long as you know where the mushroom comes from. As for diversity, experts have found that there are hundreds of different species. Are you considering buying a magic mushroom grow kit ? Then the extensive range can overwhelm you. That’s why Zamnesia has put together an overview of the most popular varieties.

The Best Known And Favorite Magic Mushrooms

PSILOCYBE CUBENSIS

Common names: ‘Earle’, ‘Singer’

This mushroom is found in Central America, Mexico and the Gulf Coast region of the US and grows singly or in groups on dung, and is mainly found in livestock pastures. It can grow to about 20 cm high and develop a broad yellowish stem topped with a dirty yellow to brown cap. The hat can be about 10 cm wide and is oval shaped. The stem is about 4-5 cm long and 0.4-1.5 cm thick. Psilocybe cubensis often thickens and has a dry, white or yellow color. The stem transitions smoothly into the thick-walled hymenium, a dark purple-brown print about 11-17 by 7-12 microns. The spore prints are smooth and elliptical. The gills have white edges and a deep purple to black color. The mushroom is hallucinogenic and can be very dangerous if consumed in large quantities. There is no danger of overdosing, but the effects can be dangerously unpleasant, long lasting and strong.

PSILOCYBE AZURESCENS

Common names: ‘Stamets’, ‘Gartz’

This mushroom can grow in southern Santa Cruz, California, but it doesn’t happen often. It is most common in the Astoria area of ​​Oregon, but has spread further thanks to outdoor cultivation. The mushroom grows to a height of about 90-200 mm and has a stem that is on average 3-6 mm thick. Its grayish stem changes into a faded brown hat. The cap is about 30-100mm in diameter and grows like a sphere that eventually flattens out to a smooth surface as the mushroom ages. The  Psilocybe Azurescens grows on wood chips or in sandy soils rich in organic waste. The mushroom causes the whitening of wood. Fruiting of this strain begins in late September and continues until temperatures drop below freezing, usually in mid/late November. The mushroom has a very bitter taste.

PSILOCYBE CYANESCENS

Common Names: ‘Wakefield’, ‘Wavy Cap’, ‘Blue Halo’

These mushrooms grow in small groups. Their pale yellow to white stems grow to 3-6 cm in length and wear a pale brown cap. The hat grows into a wavy, but flat surface that sometimes rises as time goes on. The cap is thin and becomes brittle as the mushroom ages. The stem is about 3-6 cm thick and is usually a bit wider at the base. Its silky surface turns blue after bruising and is very hairy. The cap of the mushroom has purple-brown spore prints. The hymenium is closed when the mushroom is still young, but opens when it gets older. The caps are cinnamon brown but darken with age and become speckled with spores. They have been found in England in groups of over 100,000 mushrooms, but they have also been found in the Pacific Northwest. It has also been found in New Zealand and Western Asia. They ripen at low temperatures between 10 and 18 degrees Celsius, usually in the fall. The mushroom contains mild psychoactive ingredients, but they are not harmful to adults. Some people blanch them briefly to remove the psychoactive effect, but many find the taste too bitter for consumption. 

PSILOCYBE MEXICANA

Common names: ‘R. Heim’, ‘Angelito’, ‘Chamaquillo (Little Boy in Spanish)’

This mushroom grows very small with a cap of 0.5 – 2 cm and is about 0.4 – 1.9 cm in size. Its thin stem has a dark green to brown color and changes into a bell-shaped light to dark purple cap. The rail carriers have a dark purple to brown color. This mushroom is usually found at an altitude of 1200 meters above sea level from southern Mexico to Guatemala. It is found in large quantities in limestone areas. Specimens of this species occur individually along roads, train tracks and in cornfields and moist areas. It is also found in some deciduous forests. They do not grow in groups. Fruiting begins in May and usually lasts until October. The Mexicana has psychoactive effects and has been used recreationally, as well as during religious ceremonies in Aztec communities.

PSILOCYBE TAMPANENSIS

Common Names: ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’

The Psilocybe Tampanensis originally grew in the Tampa Florida area in 1977, but has since been found only in Mississippi. The species found in Florida was cloned and its descendants are still widely circulating. It has a thin brown stem about 6 cm long that becomes lighter in color as it approaches the cap. The hat has the shape of an umbrella, is dark brown to purple in color and is about 1.2 – 4 cm in diameter. It has a smooth surface that can become slightly tacky when wet. The spore print is purple brown. This is a popular mushroom due to its mild to strong psychoactive effects, hence its name. This mushroom is extremely rare and its precise habitat is unclear. Some people say you can find it in sandy soils in the grasslands of Mississippi.

PSILOCYBE ATLANTIS

This mushroom has a brownish stem that is about 5 cm high and 3 cm thick. The stem has scales down to the bottom and wears a 4 cm hat. The cap is smooth and has a reddish brown surface, and the entire mushroom is bruised after damage. The mushroom has been found only in grassy lawns and empty areas in Fulton Country, Georgia, and in small amounts in Central Arkansas in wooded areas where livestock roam. Fruiting usually takes place at lower temperatures, for example in autumn. The mushroom is named after its location, which is near Atlanta, Georgia.

 

PANAEOLUS CYANESCENS

Common Names: ‘The Hawaiian’

This mushroom grows tall and develops a silky, white color. The stem is 7-12 long and wears a hat of 1.5-4 cm. The hat is very dry and often cracks open in dry weather. Panaeolus Cyanescens has a light brown color after germination and turns gray to white with age, sometimes with a yellowish tint. Its tracks are smooth and pitch black. This species grows in both hemispheres in tropical and neotropical forests. It has been found in Hawaii and in Africa, Australia, England, Asia, South America, but also in the south of the US. It has a psychoactive effect if you eat it.

PSILOCYBE SEMILANCEATA 

Common Names: ‘Liberty Cap’ 

Psilocybe semilanceata is one of the most potent mushrooms containing psilocybin. Laboratory analyzes have established a level of psilocybin of up to 2.37% of the dry weight. These mushrooms also contain the alkaloid baeocystin, an analog of psilocybin, in a concentration of about 0.36%. This species is mainly found in grassy areas, where it grows abundantly in wetter areas with regular rainfall. People looking for liberty cap often get lucky on south-facing slopes fertilized by grazing livestock, such as cows and sheep. Although Psilocybe semilanceata is often associated with dung, it does not grow directly on animal feces. Instead, it is a saprophytic species that breaks down the roots of dead grass. Important features are the sharply conical to bell-shaped caps, with a diameter of 5-30mm. In addition, you often see pale brown to purple-brown gills, with a narrow to almost free attachment to the stem and a red to purple-brown spore print. 

TRIP WISE

The strains listed above are among the most sought-after and most consumed psilocybin mushrooms. Many psychonauts report experiencing positive changes in their lives through the use of these fungi, but you should know that magic mushrooms are powerful drugs that should not be underestimated! If you are still unfamiliar with psychedelics, it is therefore wise to start with caution. Before you jump in at the deep end, it’s best to explore the world of microdosing first. Also use the Zamnesia dosage calculator to calculate the correct dosage. And if you feel the need to increase your dose, you can use the calculator again so you can take the next step with confidence.

Berry moved to the Netherlands for her art studies. She is living in Amsterdam for 16 years. You can see her in Amsterdam streets with her fancy pink bike. She is a professional photographer and blog journal lover.

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Criticism and resignations after sexist speeches by a university student association in Amsterdam

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The president resigned after three members of the governing body at a caucus party called women “whores” and “semen buckets”.

Sexist speeches at the party organized by the Netherlands’ largest university association (ASC/AVSV ) on July 24, in its Dutch abbreviation), caused a wave of criticism on a national scale. Three male students from the board of directors made misogynistic comments: “If I think she’s going to the NDSM pier [a cultural space in Amsterdam] on Sunday, July 24 in her best dress, then she’s one of them…” . The response from the all-male room was: “Bitch.” In another commentary, women are said to have “semen cubes”, and one speaker even offered to “break their necks to penetrate them”. In light of the facts, the chairman of the group and the trio responsible for these parliaments resigned. The university rectorate will not renew the grant for this association for the time being and 270 students have written rejection letters.

What happens in university associations, in particular the hazing to which new members are subjected every year, does not usually transcend. There is an unwritten law of silence, but this time a video of the celebration has been leaked. In it, you can see the boys, some of them very young, chanting the harangues of their classmates from more advanced courses several times to the cry of “whores”. The celebration took place in separate rooms, for boys and girls, although the rest of the year there are usually joint activities. Some guests left the room at the tone of the speakers. The journalist and feminist Milou Deelen, who was not there, criticizes that those who make these comments “think they are funny, when they are terrible,” the 26-year-old says on the phone.

Adds Deelen: “These guys tease each other because, in the end, they just think it’s great to be able to have sex with as many girls as possible. Saying those things gives them a dangerous sense of power.” Six years ago, she herself was part of Vindicat, a student association at the Dutch University of Groningen. At one point in her studies, Ella Deelen was insulted with a denigrating song sung by her own classmates, and she responded by denouncing the misogyny of her former group. She recorded a video for it where she claimed her sexual freedom, thus showing the double standards that she applied to her. It was the same freedom enjoyed by the boys around her without anyone insulting them.

The association has not responded to calls from El PAÍS, whose president, Heleen Vos, resigned last Thursday. As she has said, “there are members who are opposed to things changing, and much remains to be done.” Shortly before her departure, she had called for “the campaign of intimidation and threats now suffered by the people involved” to stop. Profiles of the three student members of the board circulate on social networks with their pixelated faces and insulting messages. For their part, in their letter, the 270 signatories assure that they are “fed up with this sexism.” “This is not a joke. We have no words to describe what it means for us to be presented in such a disrespectful way at our own dinner and celebration, “adds the note.

Milou Deelen ‘s personal campaign went viral six years ago, and she regrets that things remain the same. She says that it is very difficult to imagine that these male students would want to say something like that, “after the #MeToo phenomenon, when feminism is on the political agenda, and with a recent sexual harassment scandal in the Netherlands, in the music competition The Voice [ The Voice]”. The three students from Amsterdam who have submitted their resignations were at the end of their university cycle, and Deelen finds it “very dangerous that they could hold important and powerful jobs in the future”. “As far as I know, they are no longer active on the board, although they are still members of the society. They wrote their speeches and I think they should be kicked out. If not, things will stay the same,” he asserts.

The student who leaked the images prefers to remain anonymous, and the video was published on Dumpert, a digital platform owned by Mediahuis, a private communication company with assets in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland and Luxembourg. The Dutch media have then collected excerpts in their editions. Another video of a show contracted by the same association has also been leaked, where two half-naked women hit the faces of some men on stage with their butts. It was witnessed by hundreds of ASC/AVSV members.

Founded in 1851, ASC/AVSV has 2,700 active members, and Femke Halsema, mayor of the Dutch capital, has also raised her voice calling the rants “incitement to violence against women”. At the moment, she is investigating the possibility of temporarily withdrawing the association’s license. Last year, it no longer received the corresponding contribution, sent by the rectorate, to carry out its activities. Then it was because of the violence of the hazing endured by the new applicants: there were blows, kicks and slaps, and “a change of tone” was announced that has not occurred.

The University of Amsterdam, the Free University (VU) – also in the Dutch capital – and the polytechnic (Hogeschool) have shown their rejection of what happened. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is among the potential employers of these students, has asked the association to remove the institution’s logo “immediately from its website.” And the Heineken brewery, one of the sponsors of the party, has distanced itself from the sexist speeches.

Adds Deelen: “These guys tease each other because, in the end, they just think it’s great to be able to have sex with as many girls as possible. Saying those things gives them a dangerous sense of power.” Six years ago, she herself was part of Vindicat, a student association at the Dutch University of Groningen. At one point in her studies, Ella Deelen was insulted with a denigrating song sung by her own classmates, and she responded by denouncing the misogyny of her former group. She recorded a video for it where she claimed her sexual freedom, thus showing the double standards that she applied to her. It was the same freedom enjoyed by the boys around her without anyone insulting them.

The association has not responded to calls from El PAÍS, whose president, Heleen Vos, resigned last Thursday. As she has said, “there are members who are opposed to things changing, and much remains to be done.” Shortly before her departure, she had called for “the campaign of intimidation and threats now suffered by the people involved” to stop. Profiles of the three student members of the board circulate on social networks with their pixelated faces and insulting messages. For their part, in their letter, the 270 signatories assure that they are “fed up with this sexism.” “This is not a joke. We have no words to describe what it means for us to be presented in such a disrespectful way at our own dinner and celebration, “adds the note.

Milou Deelen ‘s personal campaign went viral six years ago, and she regrets that things remain the same. She says that it is very difficult to imagine that these male students would want to say something like that, “after the #MeToo phenomenon, when feminism is on the political agenda, and with a recent sexual harassment scandal in the Netherlands, in the music competition The Voice [ The Voice]”. The three students from Amsterdam who have submitted their resignations were at the end of their university cycle, and Deelen finds it “very dangerous that they could hold important and powerful jobs in the future”. “As far as I know, they are no longer active on the board, although they are still members of the society. They wrote their speeches and I think they should be kicked out. If not, things will stay the same,” he asserts.

The student who leaked the images prefers to remain anonymous, and the video was published on Dumpert, a digital platform owned by Mediahuis, a private communication company with assets in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland and Luxembourg. The Dutch media have then collected excerpts in their editions. Another video of a show contracted by the same association has also been leaked, where two half-naked women hit the faces of some men on stage with their butts. It was witnessed by hundreds of ASC/AVSV members.

Founded in 1851, ASC/AVSV has 2,700 active members, and Femke Halsema, mayor of the Dutch capital, has also raised her voice calling the rants “incitement to violence against women”. At the moment, she is investigating the possibility of temporarily withdrawing the association’s license. Last year, it no longer received the corresponding contribution, sent by the rectorate, to carry out its activities. Then it was because of the violence of the hazing endured by the new applicants: there were blows, kicks and slaps, and “a change of tone” was announced that has not occurred.

 

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Amalia de Orange has broken tradition and will not join the University of Amsterdam student association accused of sexism

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The heir to the Dutch throne makes a “personal” decision to distance himself from a group criticized nationwide for misogyny.

Princess Amalia of Orange , 18, has decided not to join the Amsterdam University Student Association (ASC/AVSV, in its Dutch acronym) for the time being, thus breaking a family tradition with this type of brotherhood that goes back to his great-grandmother, Queen Juliana. The heiress to the throne of the Netherlands will study in the Dutch capital from next September and this is the group that would correspond to her. However, she has made the decision after the sexist speeches made during a party held last July by its members generated a wave of criticism on a national scale. The information service of the royal house (RVD) has confirmed Princess Amalia’s decision to public television, and has described it as “personal”.

The ASC/AVSV association, to which in addition to the students of the University of Amsterdam those of the Free University (VU) —also in the Dutch capital— and those of the polytechnic (Hoge school) can sign up, already lost last year the subsidy it receives from the rectorate to carry out its activities.

So, it was due to the violence of the hazing to which the new partners are subjected. This course, the initiation rituals have been suspended. Scandals due to humiliating treatment in an educational center are also a problem in other countries and for other European royalty. This is the case of the crown princes of Denmark, Federico and Mary, who last June announced that they have decided to change schools for their 16-year-old eldest son, Christian. The young prince will no longer study at the Herlufsholm boarding school, an official report uncovers cases of bullying and harassment. Located about 90 kilometers from Copenhagen, and with a good reputation to date, both brothers will now attend other schools.

In the biography on the Dutch princess Amalia, which appeared in 2021, its author, Claudia de Breij, pointed out that the young woman hoped to enjoy the full experience of the university stage. She wanted to “belong to a student association and live in a house with other students”, as she said. 

Her current resignation shows, however, that she is attentive to what is happening in Dutch society, since becoming a member of these groups is not mandatory. In the case of ASD/AVSV, both the president of the board and three of its male members resigned as soon as misogynistic comments made during the party held on July 24 came to light. That day, the three now-separated students said, among other things, that “women are buckets of semen.” It was also proposed to “break their necks to penetrate them”, and they were called “whores”, in chorus, during a meal. The leaking of a video of the celebration generated a wave of criticism, and 270 students published a letter of rejection.

Amalia de Orange is diligent and passed secondary school with an average grade of 8. Technically, she obtained a diploma cum laude . She at the University of Amsterdam will pursue a three-year degree (Bachelor) in Politics, Economics, Law and Psychology., which requires a selection process. In her family, membership in student associations goes back to her great-grandmother, Queen Juliana, followed by her grandmother, Queen Beatrix. 

Her father, King William, now on the throne, also did, although it was not his intention. According to Peter Rehwinkel, an expert on constitutional law, when William of the Netherlands was crown prince, he “would have preferred not to join a university brotherhood.” “He didn’t want to study at Leiden University either, where future sovereigns used to do it, but he ended up doing both,” Rehwinkel told Dutch television.

As for the place chosen to live, Amalia wanted to reside with other university classmates, although she knew that in her case security measures had to be taken into account. Right now, the shortage of student rooms across the countryit is notorious and the educational centers themselves advise those enrolled to postpone their studies, or even cancel their enrollment, if they do not find accommodation before the start of the course. 

Amalia de Orange will not have these problems. As indicated on her Twitter account by Rick Evers, information expert of the Dutch royal house, the princess will live in a house next to the canals of Amsterdam that is owned by some friends of her parents, the kings Guillermo and Máxima. . At the end of May, RVD spokesmen stated that the space chosen during this stage would be rented to its owners.

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Dutch police announced that more than 100 farmers were detained due to the events in the farmer protests.

In a written statement made by the police, the figures of detention and fines in the farmer protests held since July 22 were announced.

In the statement, which stated that the detentions and penalties made in the said events were not calculated separately, it was reported that the estimated number of detentions was more than 100 and that most of these people were under the age of 30.

The reasons for their detention were given as blocking the roads, throwing dung and garbage on the roads, and burning straw bales.

It was also noted that more than 700 fines were issued, 186 for slowing traffic and 212 for stopping traffic.

Thousands of farms are predicted to close

In the Netherlands, since July, farmers protesting the government’s protests against nitrogen emissions have blocked roads, blocked food centers and spilled dung and hay on the roads.

The farmers, who opposed the government’s decision to reduce the number of cows on the grounds that it caused large nitrogen emissions, held the largest demonstration to date in the city of Stroe on June 22.

The government has set targets to reduce nitrogen emissions by 50 percent in most regions of the country, and 70 and 95 percent in some regions, by 2030, after domestic courts’ infringement decisions on the grounds that they fell short of climate change targets.

According to data based on the Dutch Ministry of Finance, 11,200 farms are expected to be closed by 2030 due to targets to reduce nitrogen emissions in the country.

17,600 farms are expected to reduce the number of available animals by more than a third.

The first meeting between government officials and farmers’ representatives was held on 5 August.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte and other cabinet members also took part in the meeting, which took place in the city of Utrecht, mediated by Johan Remkes, former deputy of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).

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