Ban Hua Thanon: Background Ban Hua Thanon magic mushrooms are a species discovered by John Allen on Ban Hua Thanon Island which lies off the coast of Vietnam, it is considered easy to cultivate due to its resistance to higher temperatures. Effects are also similar to the Ban Thurian strain, fast acting, but mild effects with vivid visuals and deep inner awareness, and a lighter body load than other cubensis strains. Mycotopia offers a deep dive into the origin story of the strain. Typically producing small but dense patches of fruiting bodies, caps are rounded and yellowish in colour and stems are slender yet mostly cylindrical. Like the Ban Thurian strain, it is a heavy spore depositor, however it’s mycelium colonizes at a more moderate speed. It grows scattered to gregarious in rice paddies, fruiting from early July to late August Characteristics of the Thai Ban Huan magic mushrooms – Cultivation difficulty: Easy – Potency: Moderate to potent – Fruiting time: 14 – 21 days – Fruiting temperature: 23 – 26 Celsius If you are looking to get up to speed on magic mushrooms, these articles on Frshminds will get you there in no time: Understanding and Measuring Magic Mushroom Potency The Taxonomy of Magic Mushrooms Magic Mushroom Species vs. Strain Psilocybin Mushroom Anatomy 101 Psilocybin Mushroom Species Guide Ban Hua Thanon: Habitat First picked in soil containing mixtures of sand and clay west of the village of Ban Hua Thanon, in Koh Samui. Ban Hua Thanon Magic Mushrooms are also now known to grow in both Ranong Province in Thailand and Angkor Wat in Siem Riap, Kampuchea. Ban Hua Thanon: Taxonomy/Naming Genera Psilocybe Species Name Cubensis Sub Species Ban Hua Thanon, Psilocybe samuiensis Common Name Ban Hua Thanon: Physical Description Pileas Caps are rounded and yellowish in colour. Gills Spore Print Spores Stipe Stems are slender yet mostly cylindrical.