What is a Magic Truffle?

Magic mushroom truffles are not, as some might imagine, a separate fungus from magic mushrooms. They are, in fact, part of the same complete organism. The mushroom is simply the ‘fruiting body’ of the fungi — the bit that grows above ground and produces spores. Think of the mushroom like the rose of a rosebush (but much browner and slimier) — it’s the ‘face’ of the plant — but it’s not the whole plant. A magic mushroom truffle, or psilocybin truffle, is actually the underground portion of the fungus, a hardened nugget of mycelium. This is called a sclerotia. Not all mushroom species grow them, but luckily for us, certain species of psilocybin mushroom do. Sclerotia are actually the food reserves of a fungus, a nutrient dense clump that can help it to survive in unfavorable conditions such as flood, drought, fire or frost. 

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In his book Psilocybe Mushrooms of the World, mycologist Paul Stamets states that sclerotia 

“In a dormant stage, can survive environmental disasters—a protective mechanism for surviving recurring fires that tend to sweep over grassland environments.”

The sclerotia of a fungus can survive for years underground in a dormant state until conditions become favorable. When this happens it springs to action — regrowing its mycelial network and sprouting mushrooms above ground once again. 

What Does a Magic Mushroom Truffle Look Like?

Like the fruiting bodies of shrooms, magic truffles also can vary in shape and size. They are knobbly, bobbly nuggets that can range between less than 1mm and over 30cm, depending on the type of fungus. They can range from a soft rust color, to a deep nutty brown.  

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Are Magic Truffles Legal?

One of the first questions people ask is are magic truffles legal? Well, it depends where you are. In a select few countries, such as the Netherlands, magic truffles are legal. This is down to a lucky loophole in the law. In 2008, magic mushrooms unfortunately became illegal in the Netherlands. However, as a magic truffle is not technically a ‘mushroom’ — it is a sclerotia — our trippy little friends remained legal, as do magic mushroom grow kits. Today tourists from all across the world visit the Netherlands to have psychedelic experiences with magic truffles. 

Magic Truffles Dosage and Potency

The potency and subsequent recommended magic truffles dosage varies from species to species. The fruiting body (mushroom) and the sclerotia have very different functions for the fungus, but for a person looking to trip on psilocybin they have very much the same function. Psilocybin, whether consumed via a mushroom or a magic truffle will have virtually the same experiential effects, with any differences changing from person to person. In general a trip will last up to 6 hours depending on magic truffles dosage. 

In terms of potency, the common thought tends to be that magic truffles may have a lower concentration of psilocybin. However, anecdotally, people tend to differ on their opinions of which is actually the more potent of the two. Research into this topic is almost non-existent though, due to the illicit nature of psilocybin. 

Magic mushrooms have a higher concentration of psilocybin than truffles, so be sure do adjust your dose correctly if you have experience with one and are using the other.

Check out our magic mushroom and magic truffle dosage chart to work out your perfect measure!

Check out our magic mushroom and magic truffle dosage chart to work out your perfect measure!

Where Can I Get Magic Truffles?

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Growing from a Magic Truffle Grow Kit

An easier way to try magic truffles is to buy a ready-made magic truffle grow kit, such as our Pandora’s Box Magic Truffle Kit. Once delivered it can be stored at room temperature for up to 6 weeks!

Once you are ready to use, simply rinse and strain for a whole host of magic truffles! Check out the full Pandora’s Box Manual here. 

Ordering Ready-to-Eat Magic Truffles

The easiest, simplest, way to get your hands on magic truffles is to order them vacuum-packed and ready to eat. We offer many different strains, with various potencies, different characteristics and effects, and ship them all over the world. For example; the Mexicana magic truffle is on the milder end of the trippy scale, bringing warm feelings and giggles. Then you could try the Atlantis, stronger magic truffle that brings immersive and visual trips. Finally, at the furthest end of the scale you have the most potent of our magic truffle strains such as the Qubit. This magic truffle will blast you into new perspectives, realities, and even spiritual planes! 

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How to Take Magic Truffles

Once you have your hands on some magic truffles, you need to know how to take them. Luckily, there are a few different methods to choose from, so you can find what best suits you. The most common are: 

Eat Them

The simplest way to take magic truffles is simply to eat them. Chew thoroughly and wash down with water. However, some people are not fans of the nutty and earthy flavor. Which leads us to…

Make Tea

Brewing a cup of magic truffle tea will reduce the flavor and potential nausea from eating magic truffles. Cut your dosage into fine pieces and throw them in some slightly cooled boiled water and let them soak for around 10-15 minutes, then drink!  Full magic truffle tea tutorial here. 

Lemon Tek

Lemon tekking is a slightly more advanced way of making truffle tea that increases the potency, not recommended for first timers. If you would like to know more, you can find our full guide to making a Lemon Tek here

Truffle Chocolate

Yes! you can even make delicious chocolate that will make you trip. All you have to do is dry your magic truffles, 6 or 7 nights out in a well ventilated area should be plenty. Then make into powder in a blender. Once you have truffle powder, just melt your favorite chocolate, evenly mix in the powder, pour into molds and let it set back into bars. Be sure to measure your dose carefully!

Magic Truffles: The Takeaway 

A Journey for Everyone

Magic truffles cater to a wide audience, offering options for various preferences and comfort levels. Whether you seek a subtle boost for focus or a transformative psychedelic adventure, there’s a magic truffle experience suited to your needs.

Microdosing for Health

Tiny, controlled doses of magic truffles have gained popularity for their potential health benefits. Some users report increased focus, reduced anxiety, and an overall sense of well-being without the intensity of a full psychedelic trip. Read more about microdosing.

Psychedelic Exploration

On the other end of the spectrum, a substantial magic truffle dosage can lead to awe-inspiring psychedelic experiences. These profound journeys may provide insights into consciousness, existence, and the interconnectedness of all things.

Ultimately, finding a way to try magic truffles can be a personalized journey, offering not only moments of joy but also opportunities for personal growth, understanding, and appreciation of life’s mysteries. Responsible use, informed decision-making, and a respectful approach to the experience are key to unlocking the full potential of magic truffles.

For more info check out our First Time Tripper’s Guide, our Dosage Guide and our Just-in-case Bad Trip explainer

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