Psychedelic mushrooms, magic mushrooms, or simply ‘shrooms,’ are nothing but a type of fungi that are known for containing psilocybin, which is a psychedelic compound that can alternate the natural functions of your brain.

There are thousands of different types of mushrooms in the world.  From edible mushrooms we use every day to cook, to psychedelic mushrooms that are used for recreational purposes.  This last one is still illegal in many countries. Nevertheless, today we’re going to talk about these types of mushrooms and where you can find them growing naturally in the wild. Let’s begin.

Understand Where Mushrooms Come From

Psychedelic mushrooms don’t grow anywhere in the world. Instead, they only grow in very specific areas in which they have the perfect conditions to live. So, if you’re looking to hunt for psychedelic fungi, you have to be located in tropical or subtropical environments.

You see, psychedelic mushrooms require very humid climates to grow (usually places with over 80% humidity), meaning they are likely to grow in countries with a tropical or subtropical natural climate, or even in some areas that experience great humidity during specific months of the year.

Psychedelic mushrooms can also grow naturally in meadows and wooded areas that have rich soil. Keep in mind, however, that many different kinds of mushrooms also grow in these types of places, so be careful when hunting for them, since some can be extremely poisonous.

Do Shrooms Grow on Cow Poop?

The short answer is yes, they do, but not in the way you might think. You see, like we just said, psychedelic mushrooms require very specific conditions to be able to grow and live, and oddly enough, cow poo meets these standards.

Let’s break this down for you… Cows feed eat grass and it is thanks to their very unique digestive system, their fecal matter is actually a great place for hallucinogenic mushrooms to grow.

To put it short, a cow’s pile of poo is very rich in nutrients, contains extremely low amounts of stomach acid, and has the right consistency for psychedelic mushrooms (aka magic mushrooms) to grow. (As long as the outside temperature is humid enough, of course.)

So, if you’re still on the hunt for shrooms, we recommend you look in places that meet the following characteristics:

  • High humidity levels
  • Ground is rich in nutrients
  • Little to no wind
  • Within a tropical or subtropical climate.

Don’t go picking up random mushrooms, as consuming the wrong type can be deadly. Learn how to identify the different types of fungi. Last, but not least, don’t limit your search only to your immediate area (since it’s likely these types of mushrooms won’t grow there) and expand to more wooded and/or humid areas!