Tidal Wave cubensis is a magic mushroom hybrid of the very ponent Penis Envy and B+ strains.
When discussing magic mushroom strains, we’re referring to subgroups within a given species differing in phenotypes or growth patterns. This may include differences in the color, size, and potency of active compounds.
Crossing strains entails mixing the DNA of two different mushroom cultures within the same species by isolating the monokaryotic culture of the desired strains. These monokaryotic cultures only have one set of DNA, so it’s unable to reproduce fruiting bodies on their own. It produces dikaryotic mycelium that grows mushrooms only when it’s introduced to another group of monokaryotic cultures. This process doesn’t always make a reliable new strain, and the process is often repeated to create stable genetics.
The Tidal Wave strain is part of the Psilocybe cubensis species and was reportedly the only strain with a higher tryptamine and psilocybin content than the famed Penis Envy in the 2021 Psilocybin Cup.
Tidal Wave is a fast-fruiting strain with an above-average potency for a magic mushroom, which makes sense, having genetics from Penis Envy, which is said to have up to 100 percent more psilocybin than average.