Melmac Mushroom is a strain of Psilocybe cubensis, one of the world’s most popular psychoactive mushrooms. The name is probably a reference to the old TV show, Alf, whose title character was a rather aardvark-like space-alien, the idea being that this mushroom is “out of this world.” It is a little odd-looking, with a thick, contorted stem and a wavy, often split cap. Many P. cubensis strains rather stretch the definition of “strain,” as they are not really all that different from other mushrooms of the same species, but Melmac is pretty distinct.
Melmac is a variant of Penis Envy, an admittedly phallic-looking shroom that’s been popular for decades (it’s not especially envious). Melmac doesn’t look much like Penis Envy, but the two have a lot in common otherwise. The strain was developed through deliberate breeding (rather than being found growing wild, as some strains are) by a grower working to stabilize an interesting variation within the original genetics of the early Penis Envy stock.
It’s worth noting that the “active ingredient” in this and most other psychoactive mushrooms is psilocybin, a substance that is extremely illegal to use or possess in most jurisdictions. Know the law in your area and do not go to prison.
It’s also worth noting that there are psychoactive fungi that do not contain psilocybin and instead have other active ingredients. Some of these are a good deal more dangerous to use. Don’t assume that all psychoactives play by the same rules.
As far as dosage is concerned, as always we recommend you proceed with caution – 1-1.5g should be enough to familiarize yourself with the potency of the strain, give you some of the visuals described above, and help prepare you for a more intense trip. A 3.5-4.5g dosage will almost certainly result in the greatest light show you’re ever going to witness.
* Micro: 0.25 gram
* Low: 0.25 – 1 gram
* Medium: 1 – 2 gram
* Strong: 2.5 – 5 gram
* Heavy: 5 gram and upwards (Do not try this unless you are experienced with psilocybin and have done your research)
A medium to strong dose should provide you with a 4 to 6 hour trip.
Please be responsible with these shrooms, treat them with respect and they will show you a magical time.