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Very rare and equally as hard to find, the Psilocybe tampanensis is a psychedelic mushroom originally collected in 1977. All present day truffles came from this sample found by Stephen Pollack in Tampa, Florida. It has a nutty flavor and a sharp, long lasting aftertaste. Psilocybe Tampanensis are also known as magic truffles or Philosophers Stones. One of the biggest differences with other mushrooms is the ability of the Psilocybe Tampanensis to form sclerotia (magic truffles) beneath the mushroom. This is the part that contains very high concentrations of psilocybin.
All species of psilocybin-containing truffles and mushrooms produce similar effects, depending on the environment and the people you are with, and of course the dosage.
After ten minutes to one hour you will start to notice the first effects, seeing and hearing things better and more intensely. The Tampanensis truffle eater notices a rapid change in the perception of ordinary reality. This often comes down to a good series of laughs. This cheerful start soon transcends into confused feelings. This is due to reality looking so different, your mind just cannot grasp it anymore. As the outer confusion intensifies, the inner visions (best seen in a dark room) become clearer.
The nature of the trip depends upon the person taking it and the mood or state of mind that person is in. So your experience could very well be quite different from what you read here or hear from other people.The trip takes about 6 hours and wears down gradually. The interval between hallucinations gets longer, until they disappear completely.
The active substance in the Tampanensis Philosopher's stones is psilocybine, a tryptamine that is chemically similar to the human neurotransmitter DMT (dimethyltryptamine). DMT is one of the strongest visionary psychedelics, which occurs abundantly in nature (trees, grasses etc.) and is easily broken down by the body's MAO enzymes, leaving no toxic byproducts behind. Although the body can handle psilocybine quite well, the mind can get quite confused, which is why Tampanensis truffles must be taken in a safe, familiar environment, preferably with a sober sitter nearby.
These are fresh Tampanensis magic truffles and must be kept in the refrigerator. Take 5 to 9 grams for a normal trip and 10 to 15 grams for a strong trip.
Please note: it is possible that during the shipping process the stones dry a little bit. This decreases their weight. But don't worry: the remaining truffles are just as strong as the dosage mentioned above.
The most common and efficient way to use Tampanensis magic truffles is to eat them raw, on an empty stomach.
But this doesn't taste that well, and sometimes leaves a heavy feeling in the stomach, which can be a disturbing sensation while tripping. Although psilocybine is sensitive to heating, it's possible to make Tampanensis truffle tea, which is more tasty and easy to digest than fresh or dried Tampanensis truffles. Boil some water, turn the heat down and add the (shredded) truffles. Let them boil softly for about 20 minutes. You can then add a little honey or sugar and drink the tea. Another method is to simply poor some very hot water on the Tampanensis truffles, let it soak for about 10 minutes, and then repeat the procedure with new hot water.
Do not use when pregnant, nursing, depressed, on medication, driving motorized vehicles, under 18 years old, in combination with stimulants or alcohol.
The first time you use truffles make sure someone with more experience is around in case you need help, for example when you feel sick or scared.
Treat the Tampanensis truffles with respect, be alert to your environment and help those who take it for the first time.