“KSSS”, “Super Thai Strain”, “Super Thai cubensis”

The Kho Samui Super Strain or KSSS is a very performative isolation of the beloved Psilocybe Samuiensis also known as the Allen strain magic mushroom. The original specimen was a sturdy Psilocybe cubensis found growing in water buffalo dung in rice paddies. The discovery was attributed to famous ethno-mycologist John Allen who collected the emblematic mushroom from the island of Kho Samui back in 1991.

Today, the various strains from Thailand bare so many different names which makes it confusing to follow. We suggest that the Kho Samui strain, also known originally as Psilocybe Samuiensis or the Allen Strain is also called the Thai strain, and perhaps even also, the Thai Elephant Dung strain.

Nonetheless, one thing is for sure, the KSSS is a descendant of the precious Kho Samui Allen strain, and is reported to be extremely potent, with consumers comparing its effects to the almighty Penis Envy strain.
The Kho Samui Super Strain is also reputed to be more resistant to contamination than its ancestor, with larger flushes and bigger fruits.
Kho Samui Super Strain is a true mutant – designed to perform better, bigger, stronger, faster.

Thailand, “the land of smiles” has a long history with magic mushroom tourism. In the late 60s it was normal to have restaurants proposing P. subcubensis omelettes, shakes, and pizzas.

Traditionally called by the Thai natives as “hed keequai” translating to “mushroom which appears after water buffalo defecates”, the foreign interest made it a common practice amongst the villagers and farmers to cultivate these appreciated psychoactive strains.

Today, the KSSS is a very popular choice amongst people attending the famous Koh Phangan full moon parties, where its energizing effects, give its consumers the vitality to last all night! Other very potent hybrid Thai strains include Thai Ban Huan. Whichever you choose, you must be ready to surrender to the powerful mystical powers of the mushroom that erupts from Ganesh’s dung.

Many of the Thai dung loving species are highly potent thus good candidates for microdosing. Have a look at our section performance and wellness to know more.


Visual Description

• Cap: 1.5-8 cm broad, convex or flat. Conic-campanulate, frequently with a pronounced central bump (umbo) that remains as cap grows, flattens and darkens when mature. Coloration vary from reddish cinnamon brown, becoming lighter with age to golden brown when mature. Margins are pale yellow or white. P. Cubensis have a hydrophanous nature, their coloration changes throughout their growth accordingly to the humidity levels. Surface viscid, flesh bruising bluish. • Gills: close, crowded, thinner on the sides and larger in the center, around the stem. Adnate to adnexed, coloration pale gray in young age, becoming deep purplish gray to nearly black in maturity, often mottled. • Stipe:40-150mm long by 5-15mm wide. Mostly thicker towards the base. Color is whitish but may discolor yellowish. Bruising bluish when injured. Surface is smooth, dry and may be striated on the upper area. Veil leaving a well-developed, persistent, white membrane ring.


HIGH > 0.75% - 2% EXTREMELY HIGH <2%

Habitat Origin

Originally from Thailand, now a hybrid cultivated worldwide.


If some mycologists suspect that the nature of the substrate affects the quality of the potency, this KSSS ancestry assures it a special relationship with elephant dung; an intriguing factor, especially in a country where Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu god of beginnings is worshipped. This extremely potent strain is said to be very energetic, with consumers comparing its effect to cocaine. Visual distortion, space and time dissolution, a wild ride of a strain, not recommended to beginners.

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