Avery’s Albino is a rare strain of Psilocybe cubensis relatively new to the market. It’s believed to be an albino mutation of the Cambodian strain. Although it hasn’t been around long, Avery’s Albino is rising in popularity, especially in Canada.
Avery’s Albino mushrooms are unbelievably beautiful. They are true albino shrooms, unlike many other strains with the “albino” name tag. There’s not a spot of pigment on the fruiting bodies this strain produces, giving it excellent bag appeal.
Appearance isn’t the only thing Avery’s Albino shrooms have going for them. This strain is known for its mellow and highly creative high. In terms of potency, Avery’s Albino is about average for what you can expect from other cubensis mushrooms.
When it comes to cultivation, Avery’s Albino is fairly easy to grow with a bit of cultivation experience. It’s not the best beginner strain, but it will be a walk in the park for the intermediate grower with a few harvests under their belt.
Avery’s Albino Magiska Svampar Specs
|Rye Grain, Bird Seed, BRF, Coco Coir
|Spores 101, Martian Genetics
History of the Avery’s Albino Magic Mushrooms Strain
There’s some confusion about where Avery’s Albino comes from and who created it. Some say it’s a true albino variety of the A-Strain (Albino A+ is just leucistic, not true albino). Others say it’s an albino isolation of the Cambodian strain.
The strain was allegedly created by Shroomery user “Albinous White” by cloning a Cambodian albino mutation over multiple generations until the new genetics were stable. Supposedly, he named it after his daughter, Avery.
Avery’s Albino shares some qualities with all the strains mentioned, so it’s hard to say which “theory” is correct. However, it definitely seems more likely that it’s an albino variation of the Cambodian strain because it shares more growth characteristics and looks uncannily similar.
Avery’s Albino Magic Mushrooms Potency & Psilocybin Content
Avery’s Albino has average potency. The effects of these shrooms are mellow yet intense and highly creative. The body high is strong, and both closed- and open-eye visuals can be good with higher doses.
So far, 9 samples have been submitted for testing. The average psilocybin and psilocin content of these samples was 0.58% and 0.04%, respectively, for a total average tryptamine concentration of 0.64%. The strongest sample was reported in the Spring of 2021 by Mike G. This sample contained 0.86% total tryptamines.
These figures aren’t fantastic considering that other samples tested closer to 2% — but they’re relatively good for a typical Psilocybe cubensis strain and put Avery’s Albino on the same level as strains such as Golden Teacher, Koh Samui, and A+ Strain.
Avery’s Albino Magic Mushrooms Variations & Genetic Relatives
Avery’s albino is thought to be a genetic isolation of an albino mutation from the Cambodian strain. However, some claim that this strain is actually a true albino isolation of the A+ Strain. This would mean that other strains, such as the Albino A+ strain, Koh Samui, the Burma Strain, and Albino Burma are also close genetic relatives.
Where to Buy Avery’s Albino Magic Mushrooms Spores
Avery’s Albino is still a relatively new strain, and spore samples are hard to come across. However, you can find spores from vendors in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
At this time, we’ve only found spore samples available in the form of swabs. Using swabs in cultivation is far more complicated than using a spore-filled syringe and should only be approached by experienced cultivators. Beginners will struggle to produce successful results using swab samples.
If you’re in Canada or the United States, you can find Avery’s Albino spore swabs from Spores 101.
If you live in the United Kingdom, you’ll find Avery’s Albino genetics at Martian Genetics. The company also ships overseas and provides reliable shipping for those who live in mainland Europe.
How to Grow Avery’s Albino Mushrooms
Avery’s Albino isn’t the easiest strain to cultivate. We don’t recommend it for beginners, but it should be easy enough for someone with a bit of cultivation experience.
One of the main issues with cultivating this strain is the fact that the majority of the spore samples that are currently available come in the form of swabs. A spore swab is a cotton bud rolled on the spore-producing gills of a mushroom. Cultivating mushrooms from a spore swab is far more complicated than using a pre-filled spore syringe.
Using a spore syringe allows you to inject the solution directly into a jar filled with substrate. However, a spore swab is prepared differently. It’s not as simple as dropping the swab in a substrate-filled jar, that’s for sure.
When a spore swab is taken, it picks up spores and all the bacteria and potential contaminants on the mushroom’s gills. This makes it impossible to successfully inoculate substrate directly because other contaminants will likely take over before the mycelium gets a chance to take hold.
Spore swabs are germinated in agar in a petri dish. This way, the resulting mycelium can be transferred one or more times to eliminate any contaminants before it’s moved to the substrate and left to colonize. The process is relatively simple but rather confusing for someone with little experience.
The cultivator that works with spore swabs and prints must take great care to be sterile. It’s a much more in-depth process than using PF-Tek with a spore syringe. The PF-Tek cultivation method can still be used with spore swabs, but the healthy mycelium must be germinated in agar first.
Read through our guide on how to cultivate magic mushrooms to find out more about the cultivation process. If you’re new to mushroom cultivation, this guide will provide you with all the information you need.
We wouldn’t recommend starting with Avery’s Albino if you are a beginner. A strain like Golden Teacher, in a spore syringe, is far easier to cultivate.