The scientific name for this strain is Panaeolus cyanescens, and it’s more potent than ordinary Psilocybe cubensis. The more common name, Blue Meanie, derives from characters in the Beatles’ animated movie Yellow Submarine.
When these mushrooms get bruised, they tend to turn blue. The exact origin of the fungi is unclear, but many believe they started growing in Asia. This strain flourishes in warm, tropical conditions.
The cap is typically convex. When the fungi are young, the caps are brown, and the color fades to gray or white as they mature. The gills are gray or black, and the spores are usually the same shade.
Interestingly, the term Blue Meanie also refers to a specific type of Psilocybe cubensis, which is also psychoactive.
These are specific type of Blue Meanie mushrooms known as the Yeti Blue Meanies. These are thicker in size and come with a light colored cap and thick blue stems.
How strong is the Yeti Blue Meanie mushroom strain? These fungi have extremely high concentrations of psilocin, which induce fast-hitting effects. The compound is psychoactive and results in hallucinogenic effects.