The Albino Penis Envy or APE for short is a hybrid of Penis Envy and PF Albino varieties of Psilocybe cubensis. Lacking the golden-colored caps commonly observed in other strains, the caps of APE are white with bluish tones, which turn to a beautiful silver blue when dried. When it comes to growing APE don’t expect huge yields, as this strain is a little temperamental to grow consistently. Though some claim this mushroom to be stronger than the original Penis Envy, there’s currently little data to back this up.
As with all psilocybin-containing mushrooms, the effects of Penis Envy can be broadly considered similar to any other magic mushroom. Despite users anecdotally reporting different subjective effects of different varieties, there’s not yet enough data to link subjective psychedelic experiences to different varieties, especially with factors such as set and setting also playing a crucial role.
However, one factor that does seem to be justified by evidence is Penis Envy’s increased potency. When looking at data gathered by Oakland Hyphae in their Psilocybin Cup, the average potency of Penis Envy varieties may be around 50 to 100 percent stronger than your average Psilocybe cubensis variety. Yet, as with other cultivated magic mushrooms, this potency can vary considerably—likely due to factors such as growing conditions and post-harvest storage methods.