Mushrooms are curious organisms. Surprisingly, mushrooms actually have much in common with animals and are often thought of as a hybrid creature: neither plant nor animal, but sharing characteristics with both. Growing mushrooms at home is not a terribly difficult process, but it does require an understanding of the mushroom’s biology, including not just how mushrooms grow, but when and why they thrive in certain conditions. More often than not, these details will be dependent upon the particular species of mushroom that you intend to grow, so a good first step is to make that determination. Check out our How To Grow Mushrooms post for a thorough explanation of the mushroom’s life cycle. While the exact reason why fungi evolved to secrete these compounds is still unknown, one popular theory is that they may reduce the appetite of predatory insects. It's postulated that these chemicals will stop the insect from eating before they consume the entire mushroom. In other animals like ourselves, these chemicals manifest quite a profound altered state of consciousness. www.breakoursilence.com/community/profile/katiathomson220/
“This is the largest longitudinal study of this kind to date of microdosing psilocybin and one of the few studies to engage a control group,” says Dr. Walsh, who teaches in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. “Our findings of improved mood and reduced symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress add to the growing conversation about the therapeutic potential of microdosing.” The main risk of taking magic mushrooms is that some look very similar to certain types of poisonous mushrooms. So, it’s important to know what you’re taking – if in doubt, do not take them.3 U of G is one of the first Canadian universities to be granted a licence to cultivate mushrooms that produce psilocybin, which remains a controlled substance in Canada. It can be comprehensively described through its variations as intricate in complexity, abstract in form, organic in feel, structured in organization, brightly lit, and multicoloured in scheme, glossy in shading, soft in its edges, large in size, slow in speed, smooth in motion, rounded in its corners, non-immersive in-depth and consistent in intensity.