Appearance: Spore prints of Psilocybe mexicana typically appear as a dark purplish-brown to black in color.
Collection: Spore prints are obtained by placing the cap of a mature mushroom, such as Psilocybe mexicana, onto a piece of paper or glass. As the mushroom cap releases spores, they fall onto the surface below, creating a pattern that can be used for identification.
Identification: Spore prints are often used in conjunction with other identifying features to confirm the species of a mushroom. In the case of Psilocybe mexicana, other identifying features include its distinctive conical to bell-shaped cap, which is usually brownish to tan in color, and its gills, which are initially grayish and become purplish-brown as the mushroom matures.