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by Paulhedges27
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dispute with drying temps and times in relation to potency!
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Dispute with drying temps and times in relation to potency!

Thanks Donn. My main issue with this person is that her preparation advice is to dry at under 40°c then store for 2 months or something like that. This is directly contrary to Amanita Dreamer's protocol to dehydrate at heat to achieve up to 30% IBO conversion rate. Drying at temps under 50°C for exa...
by Paulhedges27
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos & Finds Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 6577

Re: Photos & Finds Thread

A recent foraging trip in Dublin, Ireland. So lucky this forest is 5 mins drive from my house.
by Paulhedges27
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dispute with drying temps and times in relation to potency!
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Dispute with drying temps and times in relation to potency!

Thanks Donn. Would I be correct in thinking that this person is misinterpreting the data from that Japanese study. Her belief is to dry at between 35-40°C I believe. So as not to damage the entheogens. A term which is broad spectrum and non-specific. By drying at that temp you achieve next to no con...
by Paulhedges27
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dispute with drying temps and times in relation to potency!
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Dispute with drying temps and times in relation to potency!

Hi all, Someone on a Facebook mushroom group I'm in in basically contradicts all the science beliefs of Amanita Dreamer. Namely that ibotenic acid is highest when the mushroom is in Young stage growth phase and that drying at high temperatures causes loss of potency. She sent me a conversion table t...
by Paulhedges27
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help! Dehydrator disaster. Is my batch ruined.
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Help! Dehydrator disaster. Is my batch ruined.

Thanks Fungo. I will crush them and do an alcohol extraction. I think they would be wasted for tea.
by Paulhedges27
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help! Dehydrator disaster. Is my batch ruined.
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Help! Dehydrator disaster. Is my batch ruined.

Hi all, Some advice please. I feel very sad right now that my batch is for the bin. I foraged a huge amount and spent hours destemming and brushing off dirt of each cap, giving each one my love and attention. I have the Excalibur 9 dehydrator, same as A.D. and many others of you in sure. I set it to...
by Paulhedges27
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with scientific reference on Ibotenic concentrations in cap maturity
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Help with scientific reference on Ibotenic concentrations in cap maturity

Hi all, Very much appreciate some help here as I've had a Google search and can't find what I'm looking forward, with several different search terms. It is accepted, am I correct, that when the cap is fully open and flat that this is when Ibotenic acid levels are at the peak, after this they start t...
by Paulhedges27
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's introduce ourselves.
Replies: 158
Views: 14086

Re: Let's introduce ourselves.

Hi All, My name is Paul, 31, from Dublin, Ireland. I've been watching Amanita Dreamer's videos on YouTube for the last few weeks and just in time for harvest season. I've just become a patron too on Patreon. Amanitas are very abundant in forests near me. I feel a real calling to this medicine and ha...