Texas is home to a huge number of magic mushroom strains, as the cyclical humidity and temperatures make for great growing conditions, not to mention vast amounts of cow dung scattered across the state.
It’s unclear exactly where the Texas strain was collected or by whom — but there are now several offshoots of the original genetics for this sample — including Texas Penis Envy and Texas Redcaps.
There is no official “Texas Strain” — and depending on which vendor you order from, you’ll likely get something totally different. We’ve ordered this strain from 5 vendors so far, all of them were different from each other.
The general consensus is that the true Texas strain is characterized by the production of small but dense mushrooms. There is very little water content in these mushrooms which means that when it comes time to dry them out, they become rock-hard and don’t change much in size.
The Texas strain is also noted for having a higher than average potency — although specific potency testing on this strain has beer been performed to confirm this.
Texas Orange Caps Magic Mushrooms Specs
|Above Average 💪
|Rye Grain or Brown Rice Flour
|Ralphsters Spores, Spores 101, Premium Spores, Free Spores
Texas Orange Caps Magic Mushrooms Potency & Psilocybin Content
There are no reliable analytical reports covering the potency of the Texas strain. Normally we turn to academic studies conducting lab testing on mushroom samples or competitions such as the Oakland Hyphae Psilocybin Cup to assess the quantitative potency of various strains.
With that said, we estimate the tryptamine content (psilocybin and psilocin combined) to fall somewhere between 0.9% and 1.8% based on the qualitative effects of using this mushroom. It’s notoriously potent, with most users claiming the Texas strain to be some of the strongest mushrooms they’ve ever tried.
Very likely, this is the result of their increased density compared to other mushrooms. One single shroom may weigh up to 60% more than another mushroom of the same size. More density means more active ingredients.
Variations & Genetic Relatives
There are several variations of the Texas strain available, which is surprising, given that it isn’t super popular. There are also some (theorized) genetic relatives to the Texas strain, including Penis Envy #6 (mix between Penis Envy & Texas), as well as the Texas Yellow Cap strain and Texas Orange Cap strain.
Where to Buy The Texas Strain Spores
If you live in the United States, you’ll have a few options for picking up these genetics. Ralphster’s Spores is one of the best vendors that currently carry it. You can also check out Spores 101, Premium Spores, and Free Spores.
Residents of Canada can buy Texas shroom spores from Spores 101.
Unfortunately, those living in Europe might not be able to get their hands on this Strain easily. You can check The Magic Mushroom Shop, Viking Spores, or Kosmic Kitchen, although none of these vendors carry these genetics at the time of writing.
Related: How & Where to Buy Magic Mushroom Spores (Legally).
How to Grow Texas Shrooms
Texas shrooms colonize at about an average pace, so you need to be extra careful not to contaminate your substrate during inoculation. This Strain isn’t particularly resilient when it comes to mold and disease.
You also need to take care to minimize light in your fruiting chamber, as too much will cause pin aborts.
The Texas strain is also known to fruit in minimal-light conditions and even in no-light conditions.
It’s also worth noting that this Strain produces small fruiting bodies, but they’re super dense. Don’t get discouraged when you go to harvest, as the shrooms will barely shrink as they dehydrate, and they’ll end up looking larger than most.
You can read our complete guide on magic mushroom cultivation for more information on the specifics of growing Texas shrooms.