Albino Penis Envy: APE Mushroom Effects, Potency and More
Albino Penis Envy, or “APE,” for short, is a cultivated variety of Psilicybe cubensis, one of the best known. Popular “magic” mushrooms that are microdosed. As the name implies, the fruiting bodies do look rather penile, but the same can be said of many mushroom species. They are not especially envious.
Growing APE Mushrooms
P.cubensis in general is not especially difficult to grow, but APE is an exception. Part of the difficulty is that it rarely releases fertile spores, so other methods of propagation are usually necessary. It’s also particular about its food, often doing poorly on popular substrates, like cakes. Even when everything goes right, APE takes a long time to grow, and flushes tend to be small. Instead, APE is a great variety for experienced growers who want a challenge and look forward to a few very potent shrooms at the end of the process.
An advantage of APE is that it’s a sturdy fungus, able to tolerate conditions (such as excessive heat, as when a heater malfunctions) that would kill almost any other kind of crop; poor growing conditions or residue from cleaning products can cause malformed fruiting bodies, but there is a crop.
APE, like other hallucinogenic mushroom species, is illegal to grow or possess in many places. “Possession” includes growing the mushrooms. Before growing or using APE, or any other hallucinogenic mushroom, it’s important to learn what applicable law is in your area.
Effects of Using APE Mushrooms
Penis Envy-type variants are popularly considered the most powerful strains of P. cubensis, and APE is considered the most powerful of the Penis Envy variants. Its effects have been described in glowing terms as being very visual with a lot of euphoria and deep thoughts. However, P. cubensis in general is highly variable in its potency, and the effect of eating the mushrooms can vary, too, depending on both set and setting (the mindset and the surroundings of the user at the time). The bottom line is that mushroom variety is not always a reliable predictor of the quality of the experience.
Reportedly, it tastes a little bitter—not bad, exactly, but it would not likely be popular fare if it were not hallucinogenic. Once a person ingests it, however they ingest it, the effects[xiv] might come on in anywhere from twenty to forty minutes, sometimes a little more—a delay that can make proper dosing a little tricky. The “trip” can last for up to six hours, though duration, too, is variable. “Flashbacks,” in which the effects suddenly reassert themselves long after the mushrooms have left the user’s system, are possible, and are either an advantage or a disadvantage, depending on one’s point of view.
A distorted sense of reality; visual or auditory hallucinations (or both); euphoria; spiritual experiences; nervousness; paranoia; panic.
The distinction between “mental” and “physical” experiences is fuzzy at best and there are both medical and philosophical reasons to doubt whether the distinction even exists, but the terminology remains a useful shorthand because everybody knows what it means. The physical effects, then, of taking APE, include: widened pupils; elevated heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature; drowsiness; headaches; weakness or poor coordination (or both); nausea; and (very rarely) convulsions. Again, not everybody has all of the symptoms. “Trip reports” often don’t mention physical unpleasantness at all.
Anecdotally, the mushroom seems to help when other treatments don’t. Anecdote can be misleading, but there is some scientific evidence that these treatments may work. The legal status of psilocybin and its chemical relatives makes researching and developing P. cubensis-based treatments difficult in the extreme.
We don’t have a specific dosage recommendation for APE Shrooms but. If you want to try and find a dose that works for you, contact us on whatsApp live chat for general magic mushroom dosage.
Popular methods of consumption for APE Shrooms include Lemon Tek and Shroom Tea.
The most obvious, and perhaps most serious, danger of taking APE, or even growing magic mushrooms. That is potentially illegal in your jurisdiction. There are ways to minimize the other risks, but the legal danger can be quite serious.
There are also other possible problems, some of which are very rare, but the risk is not zero.
With wild P. cubensis, there is the danger of misidentification, as the species has several toxic look-alikes (as well as merely inactive look-alikes). It’s important to vet your source carefully.
The fact that P. cubensis has the potential to treat some mental illnesses should indicate that psychosis is unlikely that doesn’t mean it’s impossible, though. A more common risk is that a user might have or cause accidents while under the influence; it shouldn’t need to be said, but don’t drive while hallucinating.
It’s best to have a sober companion while “tripping,” someone who can take care of practical details, handle emergencies, and provide support in case the user becomes frightened. Medically speaking, this species it fairly safe. Even a massive over-dose will not kill unless the user has a serious allergy. But bad results are possible, including convulsions or psychiatric emergencies.
What makes the mushroom risky also makes it valuable.