What do magic mushrooms look like?

In this brief article we will answer the question,”What do magic mushrooms look like?” We will explain what magic mushrooms are. We will discuss what magic mushrooms do. We will finally briefly delve into some common side effects both physical and mental of using magic mushrooms.

What do magic mushrooms look like?

Magic mushrooms are also known as Psilocybin and they look just like normal and ordinary mushrooms. They are known to have  whitish-gray as well as  some dark &  brown caps that tend to be light brown or white in the middle. When dried, they usually have a rusty brown color with some isolated areas which are off-white.

Magic mushrooms usually come in various types, for instance In Australia they are some known as Golden tops, Blue meanies and Liberty caps.

Magic mushrooms resemble poisonous mushrooms which usually result in various ailments and can even be fatal. Poisonous mushrooms can result in damage to your liver and even result in death.

 Magic mushrooms can as well come in the form of dried materials in capsules. In such form they usually appear as white and crystalline powders that can be pressed and form capsules or tablets which dissolve in water.

What are magic mushrooms?

Magic mushrooms are sometimes referred to as shrooms and they are a type of mushroom that contain 2  drugs known as psilocybin and psilocin. The drugs mentioned can result in side effects such as hallucinations.

Magic mushrooms can be consumed in fresh or dried form either by being snorted or injected. They can also be:

  • steeped into tea
  • added to cooked foods or fruit juice if they are in powder form

It is however unlawful to grow or sell mushrooms and if you are caught you will be prosecuted and can risk jail time or a fine.

What do magic mushrooms do to the body?

Magic mushrooms are classified as hallucinogenic drugs. These are drugs with the ability to change a person’s perception of reality which means they can cause you to see, hear and feel sensations that are not real.

Effects of magic mushrooms are however believed to be influenced by environmental factors and are very variable. There are a variety of factors that influence the effects of magic mushrooms and they include the age, weight, dosage, personality, environment, emotional state and history of mental illness of the person.

What are the side effects of using magic mushrooms?

All types of hallucinogens including magic mushrooms have the risk of triggering some mental and emotional problems. For instance, in adolescents, magic mushrooms may be abused with alcohol and other drugs which can increase physical and psychological risks.

Use of magic mushrooms can also induce other side effects such as a mild trip, which can come with feelings of drowsiness or relaxation and can have some frightening experience which comes with hallucinations, delusions and panic. 

In severe situations, they can even lead to convulsions. Side effects of magic mushrooms can cause physical and  mental effects.

Some known physical effects of magic mushrooms are:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dilated pupils
  • Headaches
  • Lack of coordination
  • Increased heart rate, blood pressure, and temperature
  • Nausea
  • Muscle weakness
  • Yawning

They can also result in mental effects such as:

  • Wrong sense of place, time and reality
  • Nervousness
  • Hallucinations 
  • Psychosis
  • Introspective (spiritual) experiences
  • Panic attacks or panic reactions
  • Paranoia
  • Euphoria


In this brief article we have answered the question,”What do magic mushrooms look like?” We have explained what magic mushrooms are. We have discussed what magic mushrooms do. We have finally briefly delved into some common side effects both physical and mental of using magic mushrooms.




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