Aztec Gods Magic Mushrooms Overview
Aztec Gods Magic Mushrooms is a species of psilocybin mushroom in the family Hymenogastraceae. Known from Arizona, Colorado, central Mexico, India, and Costa Rica, the fungus grows on decomposing woody debris and is found in mountainous areas at elevations of 2,000 to 4,000 m (6,600 to 13,100 ft), typically in meadows or open, grassy conifer forests.
The mushrooms have convex to bell-shaped caps 1.52 cm (0.6-0.8 in) in diameter, atop slender cylindrical stems that are up to 7.5 cm (3.0 in) long.
The color of the caps changes with variations in hydration, ranging from dark chestnut brown to straw yellow or whitish when dry. The base of the stem is densely covered with conspicuous white rhizomorphs, a characteristic uncommon amongst Psilocybe species.
Aztec God Potency & Psilocybin Content
The Aztec God strain is known for having higher-than-average potency. somewhere around 0.75% psilocybin and 0.20% psilocin (1.15% total).?For reference, the average is around 0.81 total tryptamine content.
With that said, it’s notoriously difficult to pinpoint the specific potency of mushroom strains because of how much they’re affected by factors like growing and storage conditions.
Even samples taken from different parts of the same mycelial culture have been found to have widely varying psilocybin levels. Likewise, samples tested of the same strain grown in different conditions can vary significantly as well.
It’s important to take the potency recommendations of mushroom strains with a grain of salt.
One of the early specimens of the Aztec God strain was noted to have a much lower potency than mentioned above just 0.20% psilocybin.
This reading was taken by Heim and Hoffman, the two men who originally isolated the strain, but it was reportedly taken on an old specimen.
We often turn to the results from Oakland Hyphae’s Psilocybin Cup for more accurate and more recent psilocybin content readings.
How to grow
Most magic mushroom strains are similar when it comes to the cultivation process, but the specifics can vary a bit. When it comes to the Aztec God strain, wood is the preferred substrate because this strain originally grew on trees in the mountain ranges of Mexico.
Additionally, since these shrooms originally grew at high elevations in the mountains, some people believe that they require higher elevations to be cultivated successfully.
However, since growing shrooms on wood logs is often more challenging than using other sterilized substrates, and since many people cannot grow at higher elevations, we’ll detail the easier process below that can be done anywhere. You can check out our complete mushroom growing guide for more information.
Step 1: Get Your Substrate Ready
First, you need to mix your substrate. A good alternative to wood is rye grain or brown rice flour. Mix 2 parts of either of these with 2 parts vermiculite and 1 part water. Fill a mason jar up to about ?? below the rim with this mixture, and then top off with dry vermiculite.
Step 2: Sterilize Your Substrate
Next, cover the mason jar with tin foil and place it in a pressure cooker or Instant Pot. Keep it above 121 degrees F for at least 30 minutes.
Step 3: Inoculation
Next, sterilize the room in your house where you plan to carry out inoculation. This step is crucial to get right, as it is the most likely point where your shroom culture can become contaminated. Introduce your shroom spores to your substrate.
Step 4: Incubation & Colonization
Keep the sealed mason jar between 70 and 80 degrees, above 85% humidity, and in the dark. Maintain these parameters until the entire substrate is covered in the white mycelium.
Step 5: Fruiting
Once the mycelium has overtaken the substrate, you can introduce it to your fruiting chamber. Keep this above 85% humidity as well and between 50 and 65 degrees F. Your shrooms should start to produce fruiting bodies in just a few days.
Step 6: Harvest
When the veil on the bottom of the shrooms breaks, it’s time to harvest. You should be able to get 2 to 4 flushes out of your Aztec God shrooms, but keep an eye out for mold, which is a clear sign that you need to ditch everything. If you find that you’re stuck between flushes, you can introduce your shrooms to an ice bath for 20 minutes or so before returning them to the fruiting chamber.
How to take
Taking Aztec Gods magic mushrooms can be done in a variety of ways. The two most popular are either by making mushroom tea or eating them straight up.
Eating them straight up is as easy as weighing out a dose and then bon appetit! However, not everyone prefers eating dried mushies because it can cause an upset stomach.
That’s why many people opt for making a shroom tea, which is as simple as grinding or chopping up your dose and pouring hot water over it. Once the mushrooms have steeped for 10-15 minutes, you can knock the whole thing back and enjoy the trip.
Magic mushrooms should never be injected intravenously. There have been case reports in the literature of serious harms associated with intravenous injection of mushrooms, including septic shock and multi-system organ failure.
We recommend you use our dosage calculator to know the right dose for you.
As we mentioned, Aztec Gods magic mushrooms are potent. However, they’re not as extreme as some other strains but fall somewhere above average, thus is advisable to calculate the right dosage for you
That means that beginners and experts alike will likely have a blast with Aztec Gods magic mushrooms. If you’ve never dosed before, then here s a handy chart:
- .25 grams (g) for a threshold dose (should feel something)
- .25-1g for a light dose (recreational dose)
- 1-2.5g for a medium dose (recreational dose)
- 3.5-5g for a strong dose (recreational to spiritual dose)
- 5g+ for a heavy dose (spiritual dose)
Duration of trip:
If you eat raw Aztec Gods Magic Mushrooms, you’ll likely start to feel some psychedelic effects around 30 minutes after consuming them.
However, you can accelerate the process by crushing up the mushrooms to make tea or soaking them in lemon juice a technique called lemon tekking. In either of these cases, the psychedelic effects will typically set in 10 to 15 minutes after consumption
Aztec Gods Magic Mushrooms effects
Aztec Gods magic mushrooms are a strain that will take you deep within your own mind. It?s introspective and will reveal to you deep personal insights.
On top of that, Aztec Gods magic mushrooms are incredibly euphoric with wonderful visuals and a mental clarity that lets you focus.
Macrodosing is the practice of taking large doses of Aztec Gods Magic Mushrooms . Macrodoses can range from 2 grams to over 10 grams.
Microdosing is the practice of taking small doses of Aztec Gods Mushrooms mushrooms. Microdoses can range from 0.1 grams to 0.5 grams.
The legality of Aztec Gods Mushrooms?
Where are mushrooms legal in USA?
Cities including Ann Arbor, Michigan; Denver; Oakland, California; and Seattle, have passed measures that essentially decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms and sometimes other psychedelics derived from plants or fungi. The cities make no distinction between medical and recreational uses.