Magic Mushrooms FAQs

The better question is: what makes magic mushrooms, magic? Magic mushrooms, also known as psilocybin mushrooms or shrooms, contain the hallucinogenic compound called psilocybin. When ingested, this compound leads you to hallucinate or have a “trip.” Your body breaks down the psilocybin and converts it to psilocin, a psychoactive compound which influences the serotonin levels in your brain, leading to euphoric, psychedelic experiences.

Microdosing mushrooms, in particular our fresh microdosing truffles are ready to go strips of six doses, with each dose consisting of 1 gram of fresh truffles. Microdosers often report increased levels of creativity, energy, focus, and relational skills. Whether it’s work, study, sports, or social meetings: many microdosers have reported that these activities are not hindered by the power of psilocybin microdosing. On the contrary.

A magic mushroom trip typically lasts 4-6 hours. Magic mushroom trips take about 30 minutes to 60 minutes to take effect. Sometimes it’ll take 2 hours for the effects to start. It all depends how much food you have consumed prior to ingesting your psilocybin mushrooms.

Shrooms last in your system for about 24-72 hours. The psychoactive compounds of magic mushrooms break down in your body relatively quickly. On average, it takes about 24 hours. For more regular magic mushroom trippers, it may take longer (about 72 hours). The psychoactive compounds that are present in your body when ingesting psilocybin mushrooms is psilocybin and psilocin. The half life of psilocybin is about 160 minutes and the half life of psilocin is 50 minutes. With a little math and calculation, psilocybin leaves the body after 13 hours and psilocin leaves the body after four hours.  

In drug tests, urine and blood tests will not detect psilocybin and psilocin since it’s leaves the body so quickly. However hair samples can detect these compounds from usages from about 4 weeks ago.   

Psilocybin and psilocin are not common compounds that drug tests look for however. If you’re worried about this, please research local policies and regulations concerning drug tests in your region. 

The pre-grown mycelium shroom kits take about 1-3 weeks from beginning to harvest. It depends variably on the climate. The warmer the temperatures, the faster the flush. In cooler temperatures, it can take longer.

As the great Terence McKenna once said “Only from astonishment.”

If you wanna know more on this, read up on our blog post “Can you overdose on magic truffles?” (pst…the answer is no, you can not die from shrooms) 


Web shops that are based in countries where it is legal to sell psilocybin products, like The Netherlands (where we are based) sell ready to eat fresh magic truffles.

Not to worry – shrooms cannot give you brain damage. 


However, shrooms can cause psychological distress. This is not due to the shrooms itself, but is triggered by a combination of things, like high dosages, not so ideal mindsets, and environment.   

When external factors are not ideal and safe, it may cause anxiety, panic, confusion, and intense fear. This is called a “bad trip.” Sometimes the feelings from this kind of trip can linger on even after. It’s good to have an accepting point of view when it comes to reflecting on your recent trips, both good and bad. Magic shrooms are meant for intense reflection, however be wise where and how you decide to trip. As this will completely affect the way you trip.

The effects of shrooms vary by person, dosage, and enviornment. They range from positive effects, neutral effects, and negative effects.  

The following are a general list of effects and do not include & define all shroom experiences: 


Positive Effects 



*Spiritual insight  


*Feelings of wonder 

*Better flow of ideas (on creative and philosophical ordeals) 


Neutral Effects 

*Emotional sensitivity 

*Changes in time perception 

*Light sensitivity 

*Visual hallucinations (open and closed-eye) 

*Pupil Dilation 



Negative Effects  

*Intense fear





Fundamentally, magic  mushrooms (psilocybin) is not a cure for symptoms, illnesses or mental disorders. Rather it may give insightfulness and objective perspective for why a person is depress, therefore offering clearness for the cloudy mind.  

We wrote an extensive article on this topic, “Can magic mushrooms cure depression?” 


Magic Truffles FAQs

For beginners, it is widely recommended to take about 5 grams of fresh magic truffles.

For regular dose, 10-15 grams is suitable.

For experienced users, 15-20 grams for a heavy trip.

For the real psychonauts, 35-45 grams as the highest level.     

15 grams is the amount we provide for our ready to eat truffles. Some people have higher tolerances and need more.

Keep in mind, dosages also have to do with weight and body mass of each person as well as the strength of the species. With our stronger species like QUBIT or MAAKALI, you can split one portion of 15 grams with multiple people.

Unopened magic truffles: in the fridge, at 4° Celsius. 

After opening: in the fridge at 4° Celsius. Remove them from the vacuum seal and place them on top of  toilet paper or unbleached paper towel. The paper will absorb moisture from the fridge, and prevent water damage. 

Unopened magic truffles: -/+ 3 months in the fridge at 4° Celsius.

After opening: -/+ 3-4 weeks in the fridge at 4° Celsius.

Warmer temperatures affect shelf life. ​In the summer, we recommend you order magic truffle kits (PANDORA’S BOX). These do not need to be stored in the fridge, and stay potent for several months.

We ship fresh magic truffles in a vacuum seal, optimizing maximum freshness. If the truffles would go on a long journey of a few days to several weeks, it would arrive in good condition.

This is how we keep the truffles fresh for 3 months. Shelf-life of fresh product can be extended through vacuum seal. This exposes the product to low oxygen and elevated carbon dioxide levels. It is a well established technique to pack vegetables and fruit, including mushrooms. Gas levels are created by natural means.

Side effects of magic truffles vary by user, dosage, environment, and fungi species. 

The most common side effects create a trip and can include: 


  • Intense visual effects
  • Creativity 
  • Deep psychological insight
  • Positive feelings of wonder  
  • Warped perception of time and space 
  • Sharpened senses   
  • Feeling like you’re in a dream state 


  • Relaxed muscles 
  • Thirst 
  • Naseau 
  • Sensitive Stomach  
  • Large pupils

Keep in mind that your environment and state of mind will affect your trip. Sometimes a trip can become so intense, that you experience a heightened sense of anxiety and panic. 

Just remember that your psychedelic experience is only temporary (for several hours). 

Magic Truffles or Sclerotium are psilocybin fungus grown underground and share the same effects/ingredients as magic mushrooms.

Classically known as “philosophers’ stones,” these hallucinogenics have been ranked as one of the safest drugs to consume, medically beneficial, and absolutely no potential for addiction.

These stones give you psychedelic experiences filled with visuals, relaxation, creative and pensive thoughts.

Magic truffles are legal in The Netherlands, which is why we are able to sell our psilocybe product online.  

Even if magic truffles are legal in the Netherlands, it may be restricted in other countries. 

Please stay well informed on your local laws on the purchase and consumption of psilocybin products. We are not responsible with what occurs with your purchase once it leaves The Netherlands’ borders. 

Magic truffles contain psychedelic active compounds like psilocybin, which affect everyone differently, based on individual experience, mindset, and environment. With that said, dosage becomes an important aspect of your hallucinogenic experience and you should be aware of how much and what kind magic truffles you are consuming.

Make sure to inform yourselves of the magic truffles you have purchased and its strength. The strongest magic truffles offered here are Qubit (handle with care). Our mild ones are Mexicana (good for beginners and mild trippers). If you’re still in doubt, you can contact our customer service, where we provide you with more specific answers to your questions. 

As a general rule: 

1 portion of magic truffles = 15 grams. 

Our magic truffles are vacuum sealed and packaged to 15 grams for instant consumption. 

Some people have a very high tolerance and need more then 1 portion (this also has to do with weight and body mass of the person). 

If you purchase one of our stronger species, like MAAKALI, ALIEN, or QUBIT,  you can easily share 1 portion with 1 or 2 more people. Or, you can go into higher states if you eat the portion all by yourself.

On an empty stomach, chew the sclerotia very very well. That way, all the active substances are absorbed by your body. 

A more effective method is diluting your magic truffles in a nice cup of tea.

You can also mix it in with water/beer/wine for 1 hour and then consume your drink. Let that be your only glass of alcohol! Drunk trippers do stupid things! 

Over the years, there’ve been occasional incidents on the news about shrooms. Usually it was the result of consuming too much psilocybin with other drugs, like alcohol, MDMA, cocaine, etc. Never combine mind-altering substances together. 

Just remember that it’s better if your trip was too mild than if it would be too strong! There is always a next time to try. On that note, safe and fun tripping!   

Yes you can. Psilocybin truffles have the psychoactive compounds: psilocin and psilocybin. But mixing different strains together means you can explore different range of trips. Some become more visual, or more philosophical, or more colorful. 

Be cautious how you are consuming your truffles. Better to take less grams than more, since some strains are stronger than others.  

We do not recommend you mix your psilocybin truffles with other substances like MDMA,  cocaine, ketamine, etc. 

Vacuumed sealed magic truffles are air tight packages, used exactly like in the food industry. It makes it safe to transport, and most importantly prevents contamination of the truffles. 

With vacuum seal, our magic truffles can also be preserved for +/- 3 months, because the air tight packaging means less oxygen, and more carbon dioxide. These gas levels block from normal air and are called modified atmosphere conditions.  

Applying modified atmospheric conditions is a well established technique to pack vegetables and fruit, including mushrooms. Gas levels are created by natural means. Respiratory activity of the packed living products using oxygen and producing carbon dioxide, drives the changes in gas levels. The packaging limits gas exchange to a point where a stable condition is established. Tuning the packaging properties to that of the respiring product was done on the basis of extensive research.