And now for some common non-active mushrooms (a non-active being any mushroom that does not contain psilocybin), it is useful to know how these look as well in order to diminish your chances of picking them. NOTE: take extra care to not pick any Gallerina or Cortinarius mushrooms as they are both very poisonous. Know that these mushrooms do not bruise blue, and their spore print is a rusty brown, compared to subaeruginosa which is violet-brown.
So there you have it, you should now have a good idea of what it is you’re looking for, and also (more importantly) what you’re not looking for. If you have any pictures of non-active/poisonous mushrooms that I haven’t covered, or even a better shot of one I have, please send them to me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will add them to the list. Once you have all of your mushrooms the only thing left to do is to have a bite to eat (looking for mushrooms is draining!), and head home to start the drying process. Or you can bypass the whole drying part by eating them fresh.
Fresh mushrooms, if kept in the fridge (NOT the freezer as they will melt and turn to shit) will last about 3 to 5 days, and will be more potent than when they are dried. About 90% of the mushroom is water weight, so as a rule of thumb 10 grams fresh equals 1 gram dried – therefore you would need to eat about 30 grams of fresh magic mushrooms to have a strong trip, or 3 grams of the same mushrooms dried. Obviously you can eat a lot more too, but if you’re just starting out save the experimentation for later. Doses over 3 grams are for people who have some experience with the territory. Once you dry mushrooms you can hold onto them indefinitely and they will stay potent and edible. Go on to the next page to read about the drying procedure. Next Page: drying procedure