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Top 10 Magic Truffles FAQ in 2024

Posted on: March 26, 2024

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Top 10 Magic Truffles Questions & Answers

Are you considering taking Magic Truffles and do you have many unanswered questions? Or are you just curious? Very good, you have come to the right place!

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We often get drug related questions, including questions about Magic Truffles. This is why we made a useful list with frequently asked questions about Magic Truffels. We went to all smart shops in Amsterdam and asked questions to the real experts. All answers can be found below!

What Are Magic Truffles?

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Sclerotia, also called Magical Truffles or philosopher’s stones, are a hallucinogenic product of mother nature. Sclerotia influence your consciousness, so that you start experiencing yourself and the world around you more intensively. Many users find this experience beneficial and very valuable.

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1 | Are Magic Truffles legal in the Netherlands?

Yes, Magic Truffles are legal in the Netherlands! Magic Truffles are mostly offered in so called smart shops (not in coffeeshops). Here one can be informed and advised about this drug. Employees of smart shops often give tips on where and how these truffles can be used.

The use of drugs, alcohol or medication is never without risk. It’s good to inform yourself about the effects and risks of a substance.

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Magic Truffles vs Magic Magic Mushrooms

Up until 2008 magic mushrooms were also legal in the Netherlands. The risks of magic mushrooms were considered acceptable and the harm reduction approach (through information) became the main focus of the Dutch government policy. This all changed when an under aged French girl (17 year old) jumped from the NEMO Science museum back in 2008. She had taken magic mushrooms.

Drug expert August de Loor finds it difficult to say anything about the case:

“We don’t know the exact situation of this case. When someone has suicide plans, the use of stimulants is always dangerous. Is this also said if alcohol is involved?” (source)

Just about all the magic mushrooms that grew in the Netherlands were banned after that incident, but in the end the Dutch government did not ban Magic Truffles.

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2 | Do Magic Truffles get you high? Does it make you hallucinate?

Yes, you can get pretty high from these Magic Truffles. This legal drug alters your perception. Colours seem more vivid. Textures and patterns can come to life. Kaleidoscopic structures can even appear before your eyes – especially in the twilight or with eyes closed. Other characteristics include floods of laughter, intense joy and satisfaction.

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3 | What’s the difference between a Magic Mushroom and a Magic Truffle?

The main difference between Magic Mushrooms and Magic Truffles is that magic truffles grow below ground. This is also the main reason why the truffles are still legal in the Netherlands. You see, when the Dutch government banned Magic Mushrooms they simply forgot to put the magic truffle called the Philosopher’s Stone on the list. This truffle, not a mushroom, grows underground. You can still buy these truffles at smartshops in Amsterdam and the effects are pretty much the same.

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4 | What do Magic Truffles cost in Amsterdam? Are truffles expensive?

The price for 10 grams of truffles (the maximum amount for a beginner) is between 10 to 15 Euro in Amsterdam.

5 | Can Magic Truffles get you sick?

Yes, there’s a change you get a so called “bad trip” or actually get physically sick from using truffles. The most common negative side of these truffles  is having a bad trip. In the worst case scenario this involves unpleasant physical symptoms like getting chills, nausea, vomiting and even headaches.

TIP: If you think you’re having a bad trip, always try to remember that this is the result of the truffles that you’ve taken. The sensations will pass. You may have repeated ideas come to you in a continues loop, especially in the first 1,5 hour. These compulsive thought patterns can be easier to break through if you drink some fruit juice (vitamin C helps) or an energy drink, by eating something, or by taking a little walk.

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Smartshop Kokopelli on the Warmoesstraat in the Red Light District.

6 | How do you eat Magic Truffles in Amsterdam?

It’s advised to only eat these types of truffles on an empty stomach. It’s not recommended to combine it with anything else. The reason for this is that these hallucinogenic drugs can be difficult to digest, so this can give an easy feeling on the stomach. This can be bothersome at the start of the trip. To reduce the chance of nausea it’s advised to chew them to small bits and on an empty stomach.


7 | What do you eat with Magic Truffles?

These hallucinogenic drugs also effect your tastebuds. To enhance your experience try these during a trip: Passion fruit, Blueberries, Ice cream, Nutella, Tofu & Sashimi.

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Veronique is the business owner of this Magic Truffle Store.

8 | Can Magic Truffles go bad?

Yes, it’s a natural product so this drug can go bad. When you buy the truffles via a Dutch smart shop the truffles normally last around one month. After that the effect that produce gradually fades over time.

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9 | Can you sleep on Magic Truffles?

The short answer is no. The long answer is; the psilocybine in the truffles causes an overflow of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of well-being and happiness. The increase in serotonin gives you a euphoric feeling and energy, so you probably won’t be able to sleep.

10 | How long does the Magic Truffles trip last?

It takes around 4 – 6 hours before the effects of a magic truffle trip to wear off. The trip itself comes in waves and will slowly decrease in intensity with time.


When Should You Not Take Magic Truffles?

  • When you don’t want it. Never let someone else decide for you that you should use this.
  • Do not combine with stimuli like alcohol, medication or other drugs that impacts your nerves-system!
  • Never take part in traffic after taking Magic Truffles!
  • Never use when you are depressed or have a simmering psychose!
  • Do not use while being pregnant or when your breastfeeding!
  • Do not use this if you’re younger than 18 years old!
  • Do not use magic truffles when visiting a sex show in Amsterdam.

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How to grow magic truffles?

Magic truffles, also known as psilocybin truffles, are a type of fungus that contain psychoactive compounds such as psilocybin and psilocin. Growing magic truffles requires careful attention and adherence to specific cultivation techniques. Here are the general steps to grow magic truffles:

  1. Obtain spores: Purchase or obtain spores of the magic truffle species you wish to grow.
  2. Prepare the growing medium: Magic truffles grow best in a nutrient-rich substrate that contains ingredients such as vermiculite, rice flour, and water. Sterilize the substrate before use to prevent contamination.
  3. Inoculate the substrate: Mix the spores with the substrate and pack it into a container. Place the container in a warm, dark place for the spores to grow into mycelium, which will eventually form the truffles.
  4. Monitor humidity and temperature: Magic truffles require high humidity and warm temperatures to grow. Use a humidifier and thermometer to maintain a humid and warm environment.
  5. Wait for the truffles to form: It can take several weeks for the mycelium to develop into truffles. When the truffles are fully formed, they will be firm to the touch and have a brownish color.
  6. Harvest the truffles: Use a sterilized spoon or trowel to carefully dig out the truffles from the substrate. Rinse them under cold water and store them in the refrigerator until ready to use.

How to dry magic truffles?

After harvesting magic truffles, they need to be dried properly to preserve their potency and prevent spoilage. Here are the general steps to dry magic truffles:

  1. Clean the truffles: Remove any dirt or debris from the truffles and rinse them under cold water.
  2. Pat dry: Use a clean cloth or paper towel to pat the truffles dry.
  3. Spread the truffles: Place the truffles in a single layer on a clean, dry surface such as a tray or baking sheet.
  4. Dry the truffles: Use a fan or a low-temperature dehydrator to dry the truffles. Do not use high heat or direct sunlight, as this can degrade the psychoactive compounds.
  5. Monitor the truffles: Check the truffles frequently and rotate them to ensure even drying. The truffles should be dry and firm to the touch, but not brittle.
  6. Store the truffles: Once the truffles are completely dry, store them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. They can be stored for several months if kept properly.

When Do Shrooms go bad?

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of eating a bad magic mushroom, you know that it can be a very unpleasant experience. Eating a bad shroom can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and even hallucinations. In some cases, it can also lead to serious health problems like liver damage or neurological disorders. So how do you know if your magic mushrooms have gone bad? There are a few telltale signs. Bad shrooms will often have discolored spots or growths on them. They may also emit a foul odor. If you see any of these signs, it’s best to throw the shrooms away and find a new batch.

Magic Truffles Statistics

Did you know that an average of 3.3% of all Dutch adults ever took magic mushrooms (480,000 people) and just an average of 0.4% last year? And did you know that 2.1% of all Dutch adults took Magic Truffles ever in their life. (Source)

Magic Mushrooms Possible Solution For Depression

Researchers are on the trail of a promising and rapid treatment for severe depression. In addition to specialist therapy, the treatment consists of a special substance: psilocybin. That is the substance that makes people hallucinate when taking magic mushrooms.

The treatment has already been tested on a group of 233 patients from ten different countries, BBC News and The Guardian reported Wednesday 2 November 2022. Nearly one in three patients was no longer declared depressed within three weeks. One in five showed great improvements within 12 weeks.


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