The Matias Romero is an ancient Psilocybe Cubensis mushroom with deep roots in a small village in Oaxaca, Mexico. For thousands of years, mankind has collected these mushroom spores. The most historical being Psilocybe Cubensis. Ancient civilizations’ use of spiritual properties enhances our understanding of the past through global study. Matias Romero is small municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico, a historical area known for its magic mushrooms. Originally, they named the town after Matias Romero Avendano, a popular politician and diplomat from the late 1800s.
In the southwestern region of the Oaxacan Peninsula, you’ll find Matias Romero. Remarkably, this area has many landslide zones. These zones, with their unique microclimates, provide the perfect conditions for novelty mushroom varieties to thrive. The Psilocybe Caerulescens, commonly known as the landslide mushroom, is among these.
Typically, the Matias Romero mushroom produces mushrooms that are smaller in size, yet they notably have fat stems. Thick, watery stems and caps characterize this strain. As a rizomorphic strain, it actively produces an impressive number of pins, essentially the young mushrooms. As a rizomorphic strain, it’s quite prolific in producing what we call ‘pins’, the early stage of mushroom growth. It’s important to note that managing moisture content and humidity effectively is key in mushroom cultivation. Doing so can help us avoid a common issue known as ‘aborts’ – these are mushrooms that stop growing before they’ve had the chance to fully mature.