Man I have some shitty luck. First of all, I am 15,and cant get a job, so money is always an issue with things. One night, me and a buddy both put down 45 to get a little over an ounce, of what were suppost to be some really potent cubensis, for a party. The night of the party my friend picked them up and couldnt refuse them because we gave the money to a middle man a week before that and he had gotten them for us. So he picked them up and we went to the party. He pulled out a little bag of wet mushrooms that were small and dark brown. These did not wiegh an ounce, nor worth anything in my opinion. Me my buddy decided to share with this other cool kid at the party. Nothing happened with those. So ended up getting relaly high. Still waiting for our money back... So last night, we went to our usual, kind of sketchy middle man. We had gotten an ounce of dried, golden cap cubensis. We were charged 110 for these, where my friends pay 80 an O for very potent mushrooms. These mushrooms, were very large aboue 6 or seven inches long, and the stems were an inch wide, about 7 or eight of them. Some were open capped, some were closed. We, knowing not alot about the different characteristics and how different in potency they have, were amazed of these huge ass mushrooms. We both ate about half of the O, and didnt feel anything, and started to get pissed, so we ate the rest. After about 4 hours of not tripping we were convinced these mushrooms were bad. So I am thinking that when you let the mushrooms get freakishly big, they lose all of their potency, or at least 90%. When we ate them, they were really dry, drier than normal, and didnt taste as potent, or strong. Could anyone please tell me what characteristics i should look for to make sure im getting the best? I can only get cubensis so limit your specifications to those please. And what not to buy, like gigantic mushrooms. And how much do you all pay for an ounce? Thank you very much, you information will help me to gain more knowldge about mushrooms, and hopefully not get ripped off again.