The Tidal Wave magic mushroom strain is a Psilocybe cubensis hybrid resulting from the union of the very potent and unique looking Penis Envy and the versatile and spirited B+ strains.
If engineering a mutant is often a way to correct its defaulting genetics, in the case of Tidal Wave, we can say the hereditary of the B+ allowed for a fruitful harvest and easier cultivation, while the irreplaceable potency and looks of the Penis Envy surely helped add uniqueness to the adventure. The ancestors of Tidal Wave on the B+ side are Psilocybe cubensis and Psilocybe azurescens, and on the PE side, none other than the gargantuan Amazonian strain.
Surely, cross breeding has helped design a more performant strain. Where once the meaty bulbous cap of Penis Envy occasionally opened, the B+ produces responsive fruit bodies that generously drop spores and make cultivation much simpler. Even if neither B+ nor Penis Envy were very fast growers, this crossing of traits makes of Tidal Wave the ultimate chameleon: a true tidal wave, from cultivation to consumption, a versatile, beastly looking, productive, and extremely potent magic mushroom, conquering the hearts of both growers and consumers worldwide.
A very strange mutant of Tidal Wave referred to as Enigma or Brainiac, is a particularly interesting variety as instead of the usual fruiting bodies, it produces a blob-like mycelial mass that resembles the texture of a brain and has an exceptionally high potency.