Hillbilly mushrooms are a cultivated variety of magic mushrooms—a variation of the Psilocybe cubensis fungus. P. cubensis is the most common species of magic mushrooms, known for its unfussy growing habits and fun, gentle trips. Like with many magic mushroom varieties, interest in the stout-stemmed Hillbilly has waxed and waned over the past two decades—although it enjoyed a distinct moment in the limelight after winning the Hyphae Cup microdose category in Spring 2022.
Peak effects occur after about an hour, and can last for up to six more hours. Some users may experience changes in how they perceive time, as well as visual hallucination. Many psychonauts report intense feelings of connection to the universe, and a deeper understanding of themselves.
If you’re a newer user, begin by taking a dose between 1 and 1.5 grams. More experienced users can increase their dosage to 2.5 grams. For psychonauts who have experimented with mushrooms before and want an intense psychedelic experience, doses of 3 grams and up are not uncommon.