Hailing from the area around the Wild Coast region of South Africa, Transkei Cubensis are a fairly new development in the world of magic mushrooms. They trace their origins back to 2002, when a hunter first collected them in the wild. According to legend, they were found growing on dung in the shade of a tree. From those humble origins, Transkei Cubensis have travelled the world, rapidly securing a place as a favourite new strain among countless psychonauts.
- Also known as South African Transkei Cubensis, or SATs
- Member of the famous Cubensis strain of magic mushrooms
- Fairly new – discovered in 2002
- Native to the Transkei region in South Africa
Appearance and Aroma
These medium-sized magic mushrooms feature a hardy stem that can become gnarled and twisted. Fully mature fungi boast nearly snow-white caps that turn purplish and golden from spores. The veil, which covers the cap, can be seen around the edges of the rounded tops of the fungi.
Once dried, Transkei Cubensis have an appearance similar to other Cubensis mushrooms. A dry, gnarled, twig-like stalk may separate from the fluffy caps, both becoming chewy once popped into the mouth.
Uses and Effects
Like other members of its famous family of fungi, Transkei Cubensis are a potent type of magic mushrooms. These fungi may induce effects ranging from powerful psychedelic experiences to slight changes in perception. Common effects of Transkei Cubensis mushrooms may include:
- Tingling sensations
- Heightened awareness
- Sense of tranquility with the universe
- Changed mood
Newer psychonauts should treat psilocybin with respect, though. Inexperienced users who take too high of a dose can experience a frightening bad trip. Bad trips aren’t inherently dangerous, and you can’t overdose on magic mushrooms. However, they are highly unpleasant. To prevent this from happening, new users should start with low doses, ranging from 0.5 to 1 gram. Then, they can increase their dosage once they become familiar with the effects of magic mushrooms.