I am aware that there is a school of thought that all cubensis varieties, on the average, produce an identical trip with any perceived varietal variation being an illusion resulting from bias and a fundamental lack of understanding of statistics.
I am not one of those people, and this question is not for those people
On mushrooms one somatic 'side effect' I often experience is what I have come to term 'psychedelic shivers'. Its the uncontrollable shivering, like shivering from cold but it happens when perfectly warm. Almost like a mild strychnine effect, I assume many of you know this phenomena.
I've never really tracked the effect, it's just a minor annoyance I've tried to ignore like the compulsive yawning, but the trip I took yesterday has for the first time made me question if this is a genetically influenced heritable trait that could be reduced with breeding.
The incident that made me question this was accidentally breeding a monokaryotic strain of a potent variety to the spores of a half strength mutant line. The F1 progeny was maddeningly weak like the mutant parent but the somatic effects stood out. While my 7 gram dose felt like 3 grams in all high functioning psychedelic effects, some somatic effects were as potent as with any 7 gram trip. In particular, protracted stimulation and psychedelic shivering leading into and through the peak.
I'm already convinced that stimulant character is a heritable trait. Some varieties, like Transkei, stand out as being so energetic that I have no hope of sleeping at the tail end of a trip while on other varieties I can get several hours sleep before sunrise. But, until now, I've blatantly ignored any genetic pattern in psychedelic shivers. I haven't tracked it one bit.
Has anyone payed close attention to this characteristic and found varieties that clearly and consistently produce more, or less, of that shivering?
If I could breed that out of a few lines I would be so, so happy