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Daddy Long Legs Mushrooms: Benefits, Effects, and Potency

Daddy Long Legs Mushrooms: Benefits, Effects, and Potency

Published by Programme B

Daddy Long Legs mushrooms belongs to the Psilocybe cubensis species. This strain may sound new to some users, and its popularity is growing in some forums, but they are not a new strain.

If you want to know more about this Psilocybe variety, read further. We will discuss the benefits, effects, and potency to help you understand more and find what makes this strain unique and worth the hype.

What is Daddy Long Legs Mushrooms?

Daddy Long Legs is a popular strain of psilocybin mushroom with a lot in common with Golden Teacher but also some unique qualities. Unbelievably, this variety was named after spiders in honour of their spindly, stalky legs. It is difficult to appreciate the thin stalks when it is dried. Almost all dried Psilocybe makes it challenging to see the natural characteristics.


This unusual fungus is still growing in the Fraser Valley area of Vancouver, British Columbia, where the Daddy Long Legs are a unique strain of hallucinogenic mushrooms. The history of this mushroom’s cultivation and use dates back to the late 1990s, even though it has been believed that it has been naturally growing in the region’s damper areas for thousands of years.

The history of this strain is a little hazy. This variety of P. cubensis is confused with Psilocybe semilanceata, or liberty caps, as the latter also appear as tiny mushrooms with thin stems that make a few resemble spiders. Both are entirely different hallucinogenic shrooms.

The origin of the P. cubensis Daddy Long Legs is a mystery. Some people think it might be an extraordinary variety of B+ or Golden Teacher.

Potency and Effects

The potency of this variety is said to be similar to Golden Teacher, a popular beginner-friendly strain. They have an above-average potency.

Users experience intense body buzz, wanting to interact with others, feeling more connected, and being visually stimulated. Daddy Long Legs is swiftly gaining popularity due to its psychoactive effects and is ideal for microdosing to increase focus and “tripping out.”

Like most P. cubensis, the effects of this variety will last for 4 to 6 hours or depending on certain factors. Dosage, weight, metabolism, and food intake are some factors that can affect the onset and duration of a trip. 


Most people use Psilocybe due to its hallucinogenic experience. Recreational use is the most common reason for trying this strain, but don’t you know there are other benefits?

Daddy Long Legs and all magic mushrooms contain the active compound psilocybin. This stable substance is responsible for the hallucinogenic effects that one experiences. Beyond that, psilocybin is also part of studies on mental health and addiction treatment.

Psilocybin has shown promising results in treating conditions such as PTSD, addiction, cluster headaches, depression, anxiety, and more. Some studies also find that the compound links to enhanced creative thinking and openness to new ideas.

How to Consume Daddy Long Legs

Now you have discovered the effects and therapeutic benefits of this strain, you will surely want to experience them. First, you’ll need access to legitimate strains, which is possible by buying from a reputable online dispensary. 

After you have bought a batch, here’s how you can consume them.

Eat As Is

Like all psychonauts, the best way to experience the potency and strong effects are to consume them directly. Chew them carefully. Make sure you have measured the appropriate dosage you need.

The only drawback to eating this strain is the taste. Some people don’t like the earthy, bitter taste. If you don’t like it, there are other ways to mask the flavour while enjoying the effects.

Make Tea

Another standard method is to crush the dried cubensis strain into powder and add hot water. Steep for 10 to 15 minutes, and you are ready to drink your tea. You can add ginger, honey, or lemon to mask the taste.


If you like sweet treats, you can use this strain when you make chocolate or gummies. This way, you don’t have to feel nauseous due to the taste of the mushroom. 

Add to Food or Drinks

You can add the cubensis to your food as a garnish, like on pasta or pizza. It can also be mixed with your smoothie. There are plenty of recipes you can find online that you can use for your shrooms.


This method of consuming psilocybin is to experience the mental benefits without hallucinations. Users will take a small amount of about 0.1 to 0.2 grams on a scheduled basis. What happens is that people who microdose with psilocybin will experience better mood, improved focus, and enhanced concentration.


Daddy Long Legs Mushrooms are strains of Psilocybe cubensis sharing similar effects with Golden Teacher. Users can experience intense body buzz, visual stimulation, and euphoria. Get a few grams of this strain and enjoy a mellow psychedelic high or intense hallucination, depending on the amount you plan to take.


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