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by Donn
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DMSO converts ibotenic acid to muscimol 100% yield and enhances it.!?
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Re: DMSO converts ibotenic acid to muscimol 100% yield and enhances it.!?

Not really adding much here, just that it's funny - in the 2nd research article clipping above, the excitement is over binding tritium into the molecule, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. That must be what "3H2O" refers to. (And there's mention of D2O, where the isotope is deuterium, aka "heavy wat...
by Donn
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Recreational use
Topic: Eating Raw Dried Amanitas
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Eating Raw Dried Amanitas

"Your mileage may vary." This is a product of nature, so they can be different from one sample to the next, even when they're more or less the same taxonomically, and what I've eaten comes from the other side of the world here in western North America. Also different people react differently. That s...
by Donn
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I introduce myself
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: I introduce myself

For me, the "psychedelic" connection is an unfortunate error. People who go to the fly agaric looking for a psychedelic experience are typically disappointed, and it's too easy to make this mistake even without people promoting it in this way. It does have the potential to induce vivid alternate-con...
by Donn
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Preparation Methods
Topic: Optimal muscimol extraction methods
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Optimal muscimol extraction methods

I read that the lemon tek can cause conversion of muscimol into muscarine in the body. My opinion is that if you can recall where you read that, never believe anything else you read from that source. 1. Muscarine is a significantly different molecule from muscimol, enough that conversion between th...
by Donn
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Australia! Amanita and Forest Fires
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Australia! Amanita and Forest Fires

-Maybe following low intensity fires, there is some degree of disturbance to the humus layer underneath the char that stimulates mycorrhizae, and favours some fungal colonies over others? In my area the morel is well known for this behavior, fruits in great quantity after fires in the predominately...
by Donn
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Amanita Muscaria
Topic: List of Trees Amanita Muscaria Are Associated With
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: List of Trees Amanita Are Associated With

Oaks are also absent, and i think a few amainita sp. (phyllodes comes to mind) associate with oaks. At first glance, I wondered how I could have missed that - but I didn't. Go to the bottom, where the New Zealand A. muscaria has apparently been branching out and breaking new ground. are you referri...
by Donn
Sat May 30, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: The Ambrosia Society
Topic: The Ambrosia Society's Fleece
Replies: 28
Views: 2117

Re: The Ambrosia Society's Fleece

If i get brave enough to consume it, and it has the same effects as muscaria, then if it quacks like a duck! The way I thought it stood, they'd come up with a way around that. That is, outside of perhaps some true believers, they recognize that it's mold. But it isn't just any mold, it's mold from ...
by Donn
Sun May 24, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Amanita Muscaria
Topic: List of Trees Amanita Muscaria Are Associated With
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: List of Trees Amanita Are Associated With

At first glance it looks like every common forest tree, with exceptions mostly due to missing data, but I see maples are conspicuously absent. There certainly are a lot more, though. I've seen it in a group of Arbutus unedo, with nothing else nearby. That's a close relative of madrona, in the Ericac...
by Donn
Tue May 12, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Medical use
Topic: Sensitive vision/ eye sore
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Sensitive vision/ eye sore

I could have missed something, it isn't clear to me how we'd really know. Your "the whole teaspoon" could have a very wide range of potency, depending on the preparation and the mushrooms you started with. But that's just my usual overly analytical perspective. If you can back down the dosage and it...
by Donn
Mon May 11, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Medical use
Topic: Sensitive vision/ eye sore
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Sensitive vision/ eye sore

I've never heard of it (for what it's worth, which isn't much.) And it sounds like for amanitadreamer, it actually helped reduce light sensitivity. I assume you're using Amanita muscaria; it's a natural product that varies a lot, so you may find that you have some stuff that's very different from wh...