Blue Meanies (Panaeolus Cyanescens)
What is a Blue Meanie Mushroom?
The Blue Meanie Mushroom is a type of psychedelic mushroom. “Blue Meanie” is simply the common name for Panaeolus Cyanescens mushrooms. Blue Meanies Shrooms are a distinctively different species than your most common magic mushroom species, the Psilocybe Cubensis.
Panaeolus Cyanescens are grown in warm climates all over the world and earn their namesake as they become blue in color when damaged or bruised. They particularly thrive in tropical climates and they’re commonly grown and found in areas of Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Mexico, southern areas of the United States, and more. Most astonishingly, these little guys grow best in manure.
Magic Mushroom Family
Blue Meanies shrooms are part of the Panaeolus Cyanescens mushroom family, also known as Copelandia cyanescens. They’re characterized by having rich black spores that are smooth and opaque. They remain relatively small even when full-grown, as the mushroom cap typically does not exceed four centimeters and the stem grows to approximately 12 centimeters long.
The cap and stem are typically a whitish-brown color that fades to more of a grey tone as it ages. Blue Meanies’ gills start to grey and change to a darker black color as the mushroom matures. Interestingly, they don’t grow to a blue hue, but instead, turn a bluish color when they become damaged. Like many mushrooms, they have an extremely starchy taste and scent.
Panaeolus Cyanescens Potency
Blue Meanies mushrooms pack a ton of potency and can be more than two times as potent as strains of Psilocybe Cubensis. This is because they contain ample amounts of psilocine and psilocybine, two active compounds that are responsible for giving them their hallucinogenic effects. Because of the prominence of both psilocine and psilocybine, Blue Meanies are some of the most potent shrooms in the world.
Blue Meanie Mushroom Effects
Blue meanie Shrooms cause hallucinogenic effects for four to six hours and sometimes as long as twelve hours. The hallucinogenic effects include audio and visual trips as well as an increased feeling of relaxation. Users will also experience a strong distortion of space and time, an increased level of creativity, and may even feel as if they are taking a spiritual journey.
Blue Meanies’ hallucinogenic effects originate from its high levels of psilocine and psilocybine that intensify the serotonin levels in the central nervous system. Enhanced levels of serotonin foster an experience that has been described as similar to LSD. Some of the common physiological impacts include dilation of the pupils, muscle relaxation, and a feeling of coldness in the abdomen and limbs.
Panaeolus Cyanescens may also cause slight discomfort between the time that they are taken and when the trip begins. Side effects may include feelings of nausea, flatulation, stomach discomfort, and reduced temperature.
Panaeolus Cyanescens Benefits
As a highly hallucinogenic mushroom, Blue Meanie mushrooms create a much stronger trip than other species of Cubensis because they have a high level of potency. Individuals have described that Blue Meanies Shrooms also have the benefit of creating an exceptionally positive, happy trip since they enhance the serotonin levels. Increased serotonin levels help those experiencing bouts of low energy, depressed mood, irritability, negative thoughts, low sex drive, and more.
There has been little mention of the potential benefits of Blue Meanies in the literature. However, they have been used by some in small, sub-hallucinogenic doses to reduce the symptoms of cluster headaches and migraines. Individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder have also reported positive benefits from using Panaeolus Cyanescens.