PENIS ENVY STRAIN
Penis Envy is a unique phallic shaped mutant magic mushroom strain said to originate in the 70s, from the healthy grounds of the Amazonian rainforest, where legendary entheogenic botanist/mycologist Terence McKenna came across a gargantuan patch of beastly looking mushrooms.
Some suspect a specimen from that patch later gave birth to the popular and very potent Amazon strain aka PESA.
If it wasn’t for their evident psilocybian content, Terrence McKenna perhaps wouldn’t have bothered bringing some spores prints back with him to his Colorado home (spore prints were legal to travel with, not magic mushroom biomass). There, Terrence started cultivating the specimen collected and sent spore print samples to colleagues from around the world, including to Dr. Steven Pollock.
Dr. Steven Pollock, a long-time believer in the therapeutical powers of psychedelic mushrooms and the first to document Psilocybe tampanensis, through a timely and refined genetic isolation process, came to create the unique magic mushroom specie we know of today as the Penis Envy or PE.
Though it presents a laborious and slow growth, Penis Envy is nonetheless reputed to be the one of the most cultivated and appreciated of the cubensis hybrids.
One can only suspect the patient artistry behind Pollock’s long and intricate process to refine the species. Hybridization is a process that optimizes the narrowing of singular strengths in the genetics: by pro-creating the best of its best, by isolating all the best traits, Pollock boosted the specie to its maxima, and created the “gargantuesque” and one of a kind odd looking PE.
It is said that the PE specimen survived because its spores were sent to cultivators worldwide. Since McKenna and Pollock’s original isolations of the Amazon forest specimen, Penis Envy has conceived a variety of popular sub-strains such as Albino Penis Envy, Uncut Penis Envy, Albinos Penis Envy Revert, Texas Penis Envy, Trans Envy, and Penis Envy #6.
It is undeniable that through the agile hands of avid mycologist-engineers, the world of mushrooms is giving way to a new generation of odd-looking sub-strain hybrids.