The more well-known True Albino Teacher strain was established by a mycologist known online by the forum pseudonym Jik Fibs, and yeti mushrooms are a genetic isolation of that strain. They are a hardy variety ideal for novice growers looking to produce a variety with above-average potency.
In terms of morphology, they resemble True Albino Instructors. However, the majority of growers claim that Yeti mushrooms are much lighter in color, with caps that frequently have a golden or gold hue that Genuine Albino Teachers do not. Similar to the True Albino Teacher strain, Yeti is likewise a true albino strain and is not leucistic like some other strains with the word “albino” misnomerically added in the name.
Compared to more popular strains like B+ and Golden Teacher, Yeti mushrooms are less well known, yet this may soon change as more people become aware of this variety.
Genuine Albino Teachers are a genetic isolate found in yeti mushrooms. If you haven’t noticed, it’s no accident that every mushroom mentioned thus far has been white. It is well known that albino genotypes of mushrooms are more potent than those with typical colors.
The yeti mushroom is a recent arrival. Four separate Yeti mushroom batches were listed among the top 15 most potent mushrooms for therapeutic use in the Spring 2022 Psilocybin Cup, with one of them being among the top 5 most potent mushrooms overall. They weren’t included in the 2021 Psilocybin Cup. So don’t be fooled by this strain’s youth; people are just now becoming aware of its potency and enjoying it.
Yeti Shrooms Genetic Relatives
As was already noted, the True Albino Teacher strain and the Yeti strain are closely connected because the latter is thought to represent a genetic isolation of the former. Since Jik Fibs, a lone, nameless mycologist, invented Yeti shrooms, it is very challenging to learn more about them. Yeti mushrooms are an indirect descendant of Golden Teachers since True Albino Teacher is an isolate of the well-known Golden Teacher strain.
Strains vs. Species: What’s The Difference
Strains are many iterations of the same species that may differ in their physical makeup depending on how they are raised. The most crucial fact to keep in mind is that all genetic variations within a single species are equivalent.
Yet, species differ from one another genetically as well as in terms of biology and chemistry. Whilst various mushroom species may nevertheless share a lot of characteristics, it’s not incorrect to consider them to be “more separate” than different strains of the same species.
Yeti Strain Potency & Psilocybin Content
In terms of psilocybin and psilocin potency, yeti mushrooms are regarded as significantly above average.
The average psilocybin and psilocin concentrations from at least 7 different samples sent for analysis are about 0.88% and 0.13%, respectively. The average amount of tryptamine is 1.14%.
The highest concentration of tryptamines found in the samples was 1.56% overall (dried weight).
These mushrooms are really potent. The typical Psilocybe cubensis strain has a total tryptamine content of 0.5% to 1%. Hence, the Yeti strain is capable of producing cubensis that is almost 50% more potent.
Some experts think that keeping Yeti in total darkness during the grow cycle is the key to maximizing their potency.
The Yeti is even stronger than it’s parent strain — True Albino Teacher — which only contains an average of 0.87% tryptamines.
Those growers and consumers hoping for a similar experience will have to look to other related strains because the Yeti genetics can be difficult to find. We’ll list a few more magical mushroom varieties that ought to accomplish this