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Psilocybe azurescens are often referred to by a variety of common names: Azzies, Astoriensis, Flying Saucers, Blue Runners, Blue Angels, or Indigo Psilocybe. With their caramel coloured caps, bright white stems, and broad umbo (the “nipple-like” structure in the centre of the cap), Azurescens are quite distinctive in appearance, once you “get your eye in.” To the untrained eye, many Psilocybes can look like any other LBM’s (little brown mushrooms) hiding amongst the undergrowth. The general advice is to know the features of the species you are looking for, but also the ones you are not. Members of the genus Galerina, for example, can be deadly, and many other lookalikes can be poisonous.
Here’s how to identify Psilocybe azurescens:
- Caps are 3–10cm across
- Mature shrooms’ caps will have a slightly convex shape with a pronounced central nipple (the umbo)
- Colour varies somewhat from caramel to ochre (clay-like)
- The stipe ranges from 9–20cm in length, with a thicker base covered by coarse, white hairs.
The exact harvest time will vary according to the conditions and local environment. Provided your mushroom patch hasn’t dried out at any point, you can expect the first flush as early as mid-September through early December.
Here’s how to go about harvesting your flush:
- When mushrooms fruit, the cap opens up to reveal the gills so it can spread spores. You want to harvest just before this happens.
- As soon as you spot the first shrooms popping up from the substrate, you have roughly 5–12 days before they start fruiting.
- Pick the mushrooms that look like closed pinheads by pinching the stipe and twisting slightly while pulling upwards.
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A final tip for harvesting is to avoid the temptation to harvest your entire patch at once. You’ll want to pick each mushroom according to the advice outlined above. You may save time harvesting the whole patch in one go, but you won’t maximise yields.