LIBERTY CAP – Liberty Cap Mushrooms
Firstly Psilocybe semilanceata, commonly known as the liberty cap, is a species of fungus which produces the psychoactive compounds psilocybin and baeocystin. It is both one of the most widely distributed psilocybin mushrooms in nature, and one of the most potent. The mushrooms have a distinctive conical to bell-shaped cap, up to 2.5 cm (1.0 in) in diameter, with a small nipple-like protrusion on the top. They are yellow to brown, covered with radial grooves when moist, and fade to a lighter color as they mature. Their stipes tend to be slender and long, and the same color or slightly lighter than the cap.
The gill attachment to the stipe is adnexed (narrowly attached), and they are initially cream-colored before tinting purple as the spores mature. The spores are dark purplish-brown in mass, ellipsoid in shape, and measure 10.5–15 by 6.5–8.5 micrometres. On the underside of the mushroom’s cap, there are between 15 and 27 individual narrow gills that are moderately crowded together, and they have a narrowly adnexed to almost free attachment to the stipe. Their color is initially pale brown, but becomes dark gray to purple-brown with a lighter edge as the spores mature. The slender yellowish-brown stipe is 45–140 mm (1.8–5.5 in) long by 1–3.5 mm (0.04–0.14 in) thick, and usually slightly thicker towards the base.
HISTORY OF LIBERTY CAP
Secondly The earliest reliable history of P. semilanceata intoxication dates back to 1799 in London, and in the 1960s the mushroom was the first European species confirmed to contain psilocybin. The mushroom grows in grassland habitats, especially wetter areas. But unlike P. cubensis, the fungus does not grow directly on dung; rather, it is a saprobic species that feeds off decaying grass roots. It is widely distributed in the temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere, particularly in Europe, and has been reported occasionally in temperate areas of the Southern Hemisphere as well.
The mushroom takes its common name from the Phrygian cap, also known as the “liberty cap”, which it resembles; P. semilanceata shares its common name with P. pelliculosa, a species from which it is more or less indistinguishable in appearance. The Latin word for Phrygian cap is pileus, nowadays the technical name for what is commonly known as the “cap” of a fungal fruit body. In the 18th century Phrygian caps were placed on Liberty poles, which resemble the stipe of the mushroom. The generic name is derived from the Ancient Greek psilos (ψιλός) (“smooth” or “bare”) and the Byzantine Greek kubê (κύβη) (“head”). The specific epithet comes from the Latin semi (“half” or “somewhat”) and lanceata, from lanceolatus, meaning “spear-shaped”.
HOW TO TAKE LIBERTY CAPS – liberty cap dosage for sale
In order to experience a good effect you should take the Liberty caps on an empty stomach. You can chew the mushrooms and swallow them afterwards. The longer you chew, the better the psychoactive substances are absorbed by your body. Sadly it doesn’t taste too well.
For this reason you can also choose to make mushroom tea. Cut them into little pieces and steep them in hot water. It is important that the water does not boil, because this breaks down the psilocybin. You could put the teapot on a hot plate to let it steep as slowly as possible. Drink the tea, including the bits of mushroom.Grown mushrooms are fairly constant when it comes to strength. Liberty caps are only found in nature which means the strength varies.
The potency depends on the moment you pick them. Because the psilocybin is only produced under the skin, smaller mushrooms will be stronger than bigger versions (if they weigh the same.) For this reason you should at first try ten to fifteen and see what the effect is. In this way you can discover the right dosage for your next trip. However, realize that it will take a few weeks before you will experience the optimal effect again. You should therefore dry the Liberty caps, so you can enjoy them for a longer period.
If you add some lemon juice to the mushroom tea, the psilocybin in the water is converted into psilocin. As stated above, it is psilocin which is responsible for the psychedelic effect. Lemon juice therefore ensures that your trip starts faster.
SIDE EFFECTS OF LIBERTY CAP
-slightly painful limbs
-Your arms and legs will possibly feel heavier
-Confusion (If taken too a certian extent)
If you suffer from depression or are susceptible to psychosis you should never use psychoactive substances without professional guidance. This certainly applies to psychedelics like Liberty caps. Also do not use them if you are pregnant. You can smoke cannabis during a mushroom trip, however, be aware that cannabis can intensify the effects of mushrooms considerably. Combining Liberty caps with other substances is not recommended.