The P. cubensis A+ strain has a unique appearance with ghostly white stems and caps, in most cases almost completely without pigment. It’s one of the strains used in the Moby Dick grow kit.
When exposed to light it can still produce some pigment, therefore it’s technically not a true albino strain, but leucistic.
In order to grow creamy white ‘albino’ mushrooms, you’ll need to expose the mushrooms to a bare minimum amount of light as soon as the first pin emerges. For example, a dark corner of the room, but never in complete darkness.
- Substrate: Compost, grain, pasteurized dung & straw
- Temperature during colonization: 28-30 °C
- Temperature during cropping: 22-25 °C
For cultivation advice and techniques see Mushplanet.com.
General information about the Albino A+ Psilocybe Cubensis strain:
Origin: Unknow, Mutation of A+ strain (by Mr. G., “Creator” of the B+)
Caps: Size 25-35+ mm, pale white to yellowish (when in light) sometimes with a ‘nipple’.
Stem: 40-120 + mm, White (yellow) color. Turns blue when touched.
Spore: Dark brown.1.5–17 x 8–11 µm, subellipsoid, basidia 4-spored
Substrate: Brown Rice Flour, PF Tek, Rye grain. Also Dung, Straw and compost
Comment: Almost white, but not a real albino. Keep in a darker spot to keep the Albino looks.
Albino A+ psilocybe cubensis spore print
The mushroom Spore prints are made on sterile foil which is stored in sterile ziplock bag and kept under refrigerated conditions. Each spore print has a tiny scratch of spores removed from the print. With this swab a test run on agar or liquid culture is made to check the conditions of the spores. Only spores that germinate are released as a print.
Store Spore Spore print refrigerated between 2*C-8*C Celsius or 35*F-46*F Fahrenheit. A mushroom Spore print can be stored for years.