Psilocybe mexicana var “Rancho Agosto” is a variety of Ps. mexicana that was found recently in Mexico and spread in 2021. Ps. mexicana is an exotic species of mushroom that originated from Mexico and Central America. Ps. mexicana is a species that is able to form sclerotia; these mycelial masses are sold commercially in the Netherlands as “Philosopher Stones”. A great species to have and compare with other species under the scope as the spores are distinct from other active species.
The spore prints are about the size of a nickel/quarter and are on paper within a ziplock.
Spore prints are sent in a larger ziplock bag with “Microscopy use only” written on the ziplock.
Spore prints will be labelled with an acronym for the variety or with the full variety name or, if it is a single print, the ziplock may be labelled.