Albino A+, or AA+, as it is sometimes called, is a cultivated strain of the well-known psychoactive mushroom species, Psilocybe cubensis. It’s typically cream-colored to white, sometimes with a bluish tint—when damaged, it bruises blue very obviously. The spores are purple-black, and once they mature, they will cover the stem-ring and make it appear black. Because these mushrooms have reduced pigmentation, not none at all, they are technically “leucistic,” not albinos. That’s good news for growers, since real albino mushrooms have colorless spores that are almost invisible and thus very hard to work with.
There is also a more typically-pigmented strain called A+. The two are very similar and undoubtedly closely related. Curiously, sources differ as to which is the parent strain, but logic suggests that the non-albino version came first. Either way AA+ is the more popular of the two.
albino a+ mushrooms
There is persistent speculation that albino A+ is actually part-Panaeolus, since its high is reportedly reminiscent of the effects of some of the more potent Panaeolus species. Actually, such hybridization between different genera is likely impossible, but there may be some coincidental biochemical similarity.
The important thing to remember is that albino A+ is very popular, thanks to its high potency and large flushes.
The “A+” strain cubensis is a strong culture and average colonization times. Prolific fruiter with beautiful pins with caps sometimes covered in inverted warts. This strain tends to have very large fruit that sporulate heavily. Easy to fruit strain and a classic. This is the same strain that the more popular Albino A+ strain mutated from. If you are looking for a reliable strain for your microscopy purposes, this one is a must have in your collection.