Reactivity in the absence of water

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Reactivity in the absence of water

Post by thevoluntaryway » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:05 am

I have no experience with preparing Amanita muscaria for consumption but I'm curious about the practice of drying these mushrooms to a crisp and then waiting months for ibotenic acid conversion. I understand that a freshly picked mushroom contains too much water to do anything other than rot but surely retaining some moisture would aide with the conversion process? A certain amount of heat could also help - water and heat generally tend to assist with chemical reactions...

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