Albino Penis Envy, also commonly referred to as APE for short, is one of the most elusive and sought after magic mushroom strains of the decade. Seen in Instagram posts by the Dead & Co, the parking lot of Phish shows, and spore sites like InoculateTheWorld, Albino Penis Envy is favored by those in the know.

APE is an albino cubensis strain with a grey/white cap, and a large, generally solid stem. Unlike most cubensis strains that have hollow stems, the true APE strain will have a rock solid stem, adding to its higher-than-average weight seen in individual fruits of the strain. 

Albino Penis Envy mushroom white with blue bruising
Albino Penis Envy From InoculateTheWorld Genetics

Where did APE come from?

The exact origins of Albino Penis Envy mushrooms are a bit blurred. There is little we know about APEs true creator, however, thanks to in-depth journal work by Hamilton Morris, we now have a full understanding on the origins of its grandparent, the Penis Envy mushroom. Albinos do not just exist on their own. They always come from a predecessor. For example, when out in the fields hunting wild mushrooms, it is highly unlikely you’ll find a true albino. Even if you do, once cultivated indoors, that same albino will most likely grow standard pigmented mushrooms.

To achieve a stable, or “true” albino, cultivators must clone a albino sample, and isolate it through a series of redundant transfers. In the case of APE, this predecessor was the Penis Envy mushroom. Back in the day, at some point in time, someone was growing out Penis Envy mushrooms, and was surprised with the gift of an albino mushroom.

However, creating APE was not as simple as a single transfer. In order to stabilize it to the consistent albino, uniquely potent mushroom it is today, its discoverer had to grow it out dozens of times, cloning tissue, and going back to spore over and over again until they had the same results, every time it was grown. To sum up the origin of APE, while we cannot for certain say who originally brought this anomaly to life, we know it was a descendant of the Penis Envy creator, Rich Gee.

Are APE mushrooms really that potent?

The short answer is yes. Albino Penis Envy mushrooms really are that potent. Giving off a visual and body experience unmatched by almost any other mushroom strain on earth, it is universally agreed upon that APE is one of, if not the most potent Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms. A simple search of the strain on the Mycotopia and similar forums will bring forward thousands of “trip-reports”, supporting the high potency of this strain.

If you are like us and are more of a hard-data person, then look no further than the numerous potency tests done on APE, and its repetitive 1st place crowning in various psilocybin cups. Click Here to see the results from Oakland Hyphae’s 2022 psilocybin cup, where the APE strain took first and second place, followed by InoculateTheWorlds very own creation, Tosohatchee cubensis

Coming ahead, if not a close tie, is the Enigma strain. We will go over the origin and uniqueness of the Enigma cubensis strain in another article.

Chart of psilocybe cubensis mushrooms by strength. APE mushrooms and Albino Penis Envy CP are number 1 and 2
Image from Hyphae Labs Spring 2022 Psilocybin Cup

Do Albino Penis Envy mushrooms produce spores?

They sure do! The APE strain produces loads of spores, however, unlike most Cubensis strains which drop visible purple spores after their veils have broken, APE produces clear spores, which are invisible to the naked eye. In mycology, albino mushrooms are defined as completely lacking pigmentation which results in a white cap, and clear, colorless spores.

Contrary to this, leucistic mushrooms are mushrooms that lack pigment in the caps, making them appear white or off-white while still producing pigmented spores. If you’d like to learn more about the topic, you can check out our article on the differences between Albino and Leucistic mushrooms.

Albino Penis Envy mushrooms
Albino Penis Envy From InoculateTheWorld Genetics

Where Can I Find Albino Penis Envy Spores?

Albino Penis Envy genetics can be obtained simply through visiting the genetics shop at InoculateTheWorld.com. We carry APE in both the form of spore swab, as well as isolated Syringe. The specific strain of APE that ITW collects our spores and tissue culture from is large, consistent, and of the highest potency of APE’s out there. Orders from InoculateTheWorld are shipped within 24 hours via priority mail.

In addition to the InoculateTheWorld website, APE can be found by visiting any of our resellers shops around the United States, including three of our favorites:

SeedCellar in Jackson Michigan

Oregon’s Constant Gardener in Eugene Oregon

Altitude Apothecary & Grow in Bloomington Indiana.

In conclusion, Albino Penis Envy magic mushrooms are truly a unique and fascinating species of psychedelic fungi. They are known for their potent effects and distinct physical appearance, with thick stems and caps that range in color from white to shades of grey. APE magic mushrooms contain high levels of psilocybin, a powerful compound that has been linked to a variety of therapeutic benefits, including improved mood, reduced anxiety, and increased creativity.

The uniqueness of APE magic mushrooms lies not only in their effects but also in their ability to unlock new states of consciousness and offer a profound sense of connection to the world around us. Overall, APE magic mushrooms are a truly remarkable and transformative fungi that can offer profound insights and experiences to those who choose to explore them.