Cambodian cubes are a strain of magic mushrooms initially isolated from a wild one in Cambodia sometime in the early 90s.
This strain is considered one of the most robust and disease-resistant, even if the growing conditions are underoptimized. Some strains are more susceptible to contamination than others, which can be the bane for new and experienced mushroom growers. Sometimes no matter how much care and attention you place while inoculating your spawn jars, you’ll still encounter contamination problems before you get a chance to collect on the fruits of your labor.
The resilience of this strain makes them a great candidate for beginners but is also an excellent option for more experienced growers.
The Cambodian strain falls a bit short on potency, however. The average tryptamine levels of this strain are below 0.6%.
The original sample for this strain was found near the ancient temple of Angkor Wat, one of the largest religious temples ever discovered. It’s believed that the ancestor strains of the Cambodian strain may have been eaten by religious leaders who were active in the temple after it was constructed in the 1100s.
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Kambodjanska Magiska Svampar Potency & Psilocybin Content
Potency testing on the Cambodian strain is a bit of a sore spot with growers. This strain is really easy to grow and produces plenty of mushrooms over several harvests — but the general potency is considered weak by all standards.
Testing provided by Oakland Hyphae found the average psilocybin and psilocin of this strain to be a mere 0.45% and 0.06%, respectively. The total tryptamine content was just 0.57%.
There’s some conflicting information here, however. Some Reddit posts suggest this strain to be above average in terms of potency. Even John Allen’s initial report on these mushrooms suggested they were heavy hitters.
The truth is that the potency of Cambodian mushrooms (like many strains) is very highly dependent on growing conditions. If grown in optimal conditions, it’s likely on par with some of the other potent shrooms out there — but most of the time, they’re going to be a bit lackluster.
That said, these mushrooms will still produce powerful hallucinogenic effects at doses of around 2 grams or higher.
Where to Buy Cambodian Magic Mushrooms Spores
If you’re looking to grow Cambodian shrooms, there are a few places you can turn to to get your spores.
If you live in the United States, two of the best spore vendors that carry this strain are Ralpster’s Spores and Spores 101.
If you live in Canada, you can check out Sporeslab or Myco, which are great resources and carry the Cambodian strain most of the time.
If you live in Europe, Kosmic Kitchen, Viking Spore, and the Magic Mushrooms Shop are good places to try instead.
Related: How & Where to Buy Magic Mushroom Spores (Legally).
How to Grow Cambodian Shrooms
There are many good reasons to grow the Cambodian cubes strain — prolific fruiters, disease resistance, and gentle effect profile — just to name a few.
We’d even go so far as to say the Cambodian strain is one of the best for new growers.
As with any strain, it’s important to prioritize keeping a sterile environment during the inoculation phase and ensure the mycelium doesn’t overheat during incubation.
For more detailed information on how to get started growing magic mushrooms, check out our extensive beginner’s guide (PF Tek method).
We’ve found that the first flush with this strain is almost always the most prolific. Second and third flushes can provide impressive yields too, but they usually have a sharp drop-off by the fourth flush. If you get stuck between flushes, you can use an ice water bath to stimulate new growth.