Get ready to blast off into outer space with the unique and mind-bending effects of the Melmac mushroom. This strain of Psilocybe cubensis magic mushrooms truly one of a kind due to its striking shape, strong potency, and family ties to the famous Penis Envy mushroom!

Well, well, well, my fellow shroom enthusiasts, you’ve stumbled upon quite the shroom! 

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  • The Melmac mushroom belongs to the psilocybin cubensis shrooms. 🍄
  • It is related to the Penis Envy strain with its own unique twist. 🍄
  • Melmacs were bred in a laboratory setting, but now can be easily grown at home. 🍄
  • They are as potent as other Psilocybe mushrooms. 🍄
  • People who want to microdose should take less than 0.5 grams. 🍄
  • The dose for a full trip is 3.5 grams. 🍄

Is Melmac Mushroom a Penis Envy Strain?

Melmac Mushroom is a lab-bred variant of the Penis Envy strain. It can be found under different monikers like “Melmac Penis Envy” or “Homestead Penis Envy.” In fact, some rumors suggest that Melmac is actually more similar to the original Penis Envy that was available in the 1970s than the current cultivars on the market. How about them (magic) mushrooms?

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So, what sets Melmac apart from its phallic-shaped cousin?

  • The Melmac caps have a “wavy” texture because they split at the edges.
  • Its stems have a warped, almost contorted appearance. 
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What a beauty, right? 

Melmac Mushroom History 

As we’ve mentioned, the Melmac mushroom is strongly tied to the Penis Envy. How? 

Terrence McKenna is said to have brought the Penis Envy from the Amazon Forest, but the credits go to Richard Guitierrez (Rich Gee). The mushroom spores got stabilized in a laboratory setting, and became a subspecies on their own. Fast-forward a few years, the Homestead company was “fooling around” the original Penis Envy and as a result, they got the Melmac. Its name is said to have originated from the fictional planet Melmac, home to the beloved 1980s television character, Alf. 

Melmac Mushroom Potency and Dosage

The potency and dosage of the Melmac mushroom remain a subject of speculation and curiosity. Enthusiasts often attribute the Melmac mushroom with unique properties, giving it a legendary status among other psychedelic mushrooms. It might be due to nostalgia. 

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Editor’s Note 🍄

Take it from someone who loves “old school” practices, and entertainment. The fame of Melmac is mostly due to its history. There is something mysterious about a subspecies of an already established shroom, bred entirely out of curiosity. 

Like any other psilocybin mushroom, the Melmac offers a wonderful trip filled with vivid visuals, feelings of euphoria, and profound visions. The trip varies based on the set and settings, and occasional feelings of nausea or anxiety may occur. So as far as potency goes, we’re not sure how potent you will find the Melmac. It’s pretty similar to other psychoactive mushrooms. 

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The Dosage 

The proper dosage of the Melmac mushroom depends on what kind of psychedelic experience you’re expecting. For microdosing, we recommend up to 0.5 grams. For a full psychedelic trip, we think 3.5 grams is enough. Anything in between 0.5 and 3.5 is going to result in a milder trip, but a trip nonetheless. 

The Trip

We are far from policing anyone’s trips. But we do have a few ideas on how to make them more fun. And since Melmac is a product of the 80s… 

You should totally try an 80s themed trip! Imagine vibing to Whitney Houston, Madonna, or Michael Jackson, while dressed as vividly as the visuals you’re going to get.  You could also watch some cartoons, like Care Bears, He-Man, or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! 

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Growing Melmac Shrooms

The only remaining question is: can you buy Melmac shrooms? Yes. Melmac spores are available on the market, and most providers know and respect the difference between Melmac and Penis Envy.

Now, as we all know, cultivation of cubensis strains falls a bit in the gray are of legality. It is legal to buy mushroom spore swabs or syringes, and then grow Melmacs at home with a mushroom growing kit.  

To grow Melmac, you’ll need a sterile environment and a proper substrate (such as a mix of vermiculite, brown rice flour, and water). You should also maintain a stable temperature of around 75 °F (24 °C) and keep humidity levels high. It might take them a while, but they’re worth the wait. 

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