Burma mushrooms have an above-average potency level and high psilocybin content, making a dream-like trip filled with visual and auditory hallucinations. 

Burma magic mushrooms are a good choice for psychonauts looking for a playful, sensational journey through the cosmos. 

Learn about the history of Burma strain mushrooms, potency, and genetic relatives of the strain. Plus, find out where to buy Burma spores and how to grow your own Burma magic mushrooms at home.

Take a trip to another dimension in this ultimate guide to the Burma mushroom strain.

What Are Burma Shrooms?

Burma mushrooms are potent and offer an intense, trippy high. The Burma strain is a good option for experienced trippers, not necessarily for beginner psychonauts, since it’s one of the stronger strains available today. 

Burma or Burmese shrooms have an above-average potency. Though this particular mushroom strain isn’t known for heady, insightful, self-reflective mushroom experiences that promote self-actualization as psychedelics are often known for [1]. Rather, Burma shrooms are playful, adventurous, and vivid. 

Burma mushrooms tend to be fairly easy to grow, and it’s a strain that grows quickly; colonizing Burma mushrooms on substrate takes only a few days!

Burma Strain Specs:

PotencyAbove Average
SpeciesPsilocybe cubensis
Substrate RecommendationManure
Sold ByKosmic Kitchen, Quality Spores, Sacred Mushroom Spores, Shaman Mushroom Spores, Shroom Bros Sporeslab, Spore Store, Sporeworks

History of Burma Mushrooms

The Burma strain originates from Southeastern Asia in its namesake, Burma, a country between Thailand and India. 

The Burma mushroom strain was said to be collected by a Thai student from buffalo dung found in a rice paddy. Stories suggest that the original Burma mushroom was collected from just outside of Yangon, then Rangoon, a border village between Thailand and Burma, now known as Myanmar.

The student gifted a sample of the mushroom to John W. Allen, a true mushroom pioneer that has been credited for discovering many Psilocybe mushrooms and bringing them to the West in the late 1990s.

It’s said Allen grew only one flush of the Burma mushrooms and propagated the original spores, proliferating them throughout the globe.

According to anecdotal commentary from John Allen himself, Burma strain spores and many other strain spores that are sold online today originated from Allen’s South East Asia discoveries and propagation. 

Burma Potency & Psilocybin Content

Burma is a highly potent psychedelic mushroom strain. It’s known for powerful, heady trips and intergalactic expeditions. (If you’re curious about other strains, take a look at this Magic Mushroom Strain Guide.)

Burma shrooms belong to the Psilocybe cubensis species, which means it is moderately potent according to Paul Stamet’s Psilometric Scale of Comparative Potency. The Burma magic mushroom strain is usually reported at above-average potency compared with other strains from the Psilocybe cubensis species. 

Most users say that Burma mushrooms don’t create deeply philosophical or cerebral kinds of trips. Rather, a voyage with Burma mushrooms is euphoric and dreamy with reportedly intense hallucinogenic qualities. 

The psilocybin and psilocin content of mushrooms depends on the growth factors, and the Burma strain is no exception. Since Burma mushrooms prefer equine dung and enriched soils as substrate, you can ensure the greatest possible psilocybin content and potency of your Burma shrooms by inoculating dung-enriched soil with Burma spores. 

Burma magic mushrooms are strong contenders when it comes to trippiness. 

Most recently, during the 2021 Psilocybin Cup, the Burma strain took home two winning positions. Blackstar Mycology presented an ‘Albino Burma’ sample containing more than 1.4% total tryptamines (psilocybin, psilocin, and a few others). The HSSS Cultivation Coalition presented the ‘D2 Burma’ sample cultivated from a traditional Burma strain that contained closer to 0.6% tryptamines. 

Its parent species, Psilocybe cubensis, took home at least five wins in the form of golden teacher cultivars, including three variations of ‘Golden Teacher’ by Allied Community Partners, ‘Happy Cap’ by PsillyBoys, and ‘GT’ by HSSS Cultivation Coalition. 

This information suggests that Burma is a pretty potent option for psychedelic fans to enjoy a journey into the time-space continuum. 

Burma Variations & Genetic Relatives

Burma strain shrooms overlap relative potency and growth patterns with other strains collected from tropical regions of Southeast Asia. A few examples include the Cambodian, Koh Samui, and Vietnam strains. 

Where to Buy Burma Spores

Although Burma mushrooms are said to have been collected only one time in the wild, Burma mushroom spores were well preserved and are now readily available across the globe.

Thanks to John Allen’s sample, Burma mushroom spores can be found online from many major mushroom spore retailers. 

For US-based mushroom enthusiasts, you can acquire Burma spores for research and collection purposes from Sacred Mushroom Spores or Spore Store and Burma mushroom syringes from Shaman Mushroom Spores or Sporeworks. 

Burma shroom spore syringes can also be found from Quality Spores for shipping in the U.S.

Canadian residents can order White Burma mushrooms from Shroom Bros or Burma genetics from Sporeslab

European mushroom fans can find the Burma spore prints from Kosmic Kitchen

Similar Strains to Burma Shrooms

There are several magic mushroom strains that have similar qualities to Burma mushrooms that create potent and dreamy hallucinations without the intense introspective experience. 

Here are a few options if you’re looking for a silly-cybin high:

Lipa Yai 

The Lipa Yai strain, also from Thailand, is known to be above average when it comes to potency, and like Burma strain mushrooms, it is easy to grow. Like Burma magic mushrooms, Lipa Yai grows well in humid environments and colonizes quickly. 

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