P. Cubensis “Albino Melmac” Swab Pack



P. Cubensis “Albino Melmac” Swab Pack


When buying Albino Melmac spores, be aware that they’re considered “active spores” which are for microscopy purposes only. DO NOT CONTACT US ABOUT ANYTHING REGARDING CULTIVATING OR GERMINATING ALBINO MELMAC SWABS. 

Shipping is unavailable to California, Idaho, & Georgia. These 3 states strictly prohibit the possession of spores from psilocybin and psilocin producing mushroom species. Orders to these states are refused and voided. Any payments made for orders to CA, ID, or GA will also incur a $5 cancellation fee. 

The provided images are for informational and educational purposes only and are used as a reference point only. Sonoran Spores acquires all spores and photos from outside, trusted sources in a legal manner. We do not condone or participate in the cultivation of psilocybin or psilocin producing mushroom species. 

When you buy Albino Melmac swabs, spore visibility is dependent on the characteristics of the spores themselves. As a result, not all spore swabs will look the same visibly. Despite any visible differences, they’re still viable for microscopy research.

Albino Melmac Spores Information

Melmac is the original Penis Envy genetics that was sold in mushroom grow kits from a store in the 80’s and 90’s. The store went by the name “Melmac Homestead” and it was the Hot Topic of its time. The genetic mutations of this variety causes a deformity that doesn’t allow the caps to fully open. Consequently, the unopened caps make them look like a phallus, which is how Penis Envy came to have its name. In other words, the name evolved from Melmac to Penis Envy. 

As you can guess, Albino Melmac is an albino isolate of Melmac. Albinism is a genetic mutation that can specifically affect the genes responsible for producing pigments. This means that affected individuals lack all color pigmentation. Most animal species as well as mushrooms can be affected by it. In most albino animals, the pigment that’s lacking is melanin. While mushrooms do contain melanin, they also contain a multitude of other pigments (many of which are used to make medicines) that are also affected by the Albino mutation.

Albinism is an unpredictable mutation which makes it difficult, yet very rewarding to study in nature. What we do know is that the most common way it manifests is from being passed down from generation to generation. Albinism is a recessive mutation, so both of the parents must be carriers for the offspring to be Albino. This is one explanation as to why Albinism is relatively rare in the natural world.

If you love APE, then you will definitely enjoy researching Albino Melmac, as they share many commonalities. For one, they are both from the Penis Envy genetic line. Plus, they are both albinos. And finally, the mushroom specimens both take on their own unique and interesting shapes.

Why Buy Our Albino Melmac Spores?

We strive to provide you with the cleanest possible products. We make and package the all Albino Melmac swabs in front of Laminar Flow Hoods with HEPA filters. These HEPA filters have an efficiency rating of 99.97%. Meaning that the filter removes 99.97% of particles in the air.

  • Ships next business day
  • Discreet packaging
  • Spore swabs remain viable for a few years
  • Store spore swabs in the fridge or a cool, dry place
  • Do not freeze

Microscopic Features

Because they are an albino variety, Albino Melmac has transparent spores. When spores are clear they can bruise blue leading the swab to appear blue rather than clear. However, once you put them under the microscope, they will be clear. The spores are typically subellipsoid (ellipse) shaped and they’re also present on a 4-spored basidia. They’re approximately 13×8 micrometers in size. Due to the mutation in the cap, it drops very few spores. 

Albino Melmac Swab Pack Contents

Each swab pack will come with

  • 2 swabs of Albino Melmac spore genetics
  • 1 alcohol prep pad
  • 1 sticker


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