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General Info on Amanita muscaria

No private expertise, however I wrote the next in some unspecified time in the future:

USE
These mushrooms are often eaten (and are mentioned to style nice), however folks have for some purpose tried to smoke them. That is minimally efficient. If you wish to strive, use the pores and skin, which is probably the most energetic portion. Should you boil them, you might have to drink numerous broth into which the energetic rules have leached. They’re mentioned to be of barely decreased effectiveness when dried, significantly after various months. As smoking presumably pyrolyzes the stuff, do not dry it at outrageous temperatures, or pan-blacken it. 🙂

The dosage has been variously really useful as “one to 4 caps”, “one or two mushrooms”, and “30 grams of dried caps” for A. muscaria. A cap, after all, can range in measurement from a half-inch sphere to an eight-inch platter. I do not know. Begin means low. The crimson selection is alleged to be stronger than the yellow.

For A. pantherina, the one reference I’ve entails half a cup of contemporary mushroom per particular person. This can be excessive; see “Results” under.

EFFECTS
Studies of results range extensively, as is to be anticipated from a pure psychoactive. The psychological results could change into obvious inside half an hour, however extra often take an hour. The length appears to be wherever from 4 to 10 hours. Euphoria, ataxia, and sensory alterations are attribute, significantly alterations of listening to and style. Visible results have additionally been reported, as has nausea. A. muscaria might also produce cholinergic signs equivalent to “profuse salivation and gentle perspiration” [Ott].

[text deleted] I’d be fairly scared to take these, however since I’ve this darn Psychedelics Encyclopedia proper right here, let me see what it says. Okay, for starters, Fly Agaric is identical factor as amanita muscaria (Pagan’s query left it ambiguous). There’s one other one known as Panther Caps or Amanita pantherina that has the identical psychoactive compounds – ibotenic acid, muscimol and (much less necessary) muscazone – however extra of them.

Now these guys are considerably poisonous, however the different factor to bear in mind is that the Amanita genus has the species that trigger 95 p.c of all deaths from mushroom poisoning, so that you rattling properly higher know what species you are munching on. Amanita virosa (Destroying Angel), Amanita phalloides (Demise Cap),… properly, I assume the names inform all of it. Apparently you solely really feel the poison of those unhealthy guys TWO DAYS after you eat them, by which period abdomen pumping is seldom any use. They give the impression of being just like the “good” Amanitas, so be fucking cautious.

One humorous factor is that about half the books on mushrooms say Amanita muscaria is lethal, however R. Gordon Wasson (who wrote “SOMA: Divine Mushroom of Immortality”, arguing that the “soma” of the Rig-Veda was Amanita muscaria) claims that there is not a single firsthand account of deadly poisoning by A. muscaria. Supposedly, if correctly dried they’re okay for those who begin with NO MORE THAN 1/Four-1\/2 CUP OF CHOPPED OR SAUTEED MATERIAL. In keeping with Johnathan Ott, “These mushrooms are highly effective. The efficient dose vary could also be slender. Whether it is exceeded, even by a small quantity, a dissociative expertise could outcome, even a comatose state or an lack of ability to operate. After all, there are numerous who need this sort of impact [I love that]; little doubt it will be alarming to others. There are a lot of unanswered questions regarding the toxicity of those mushrooms. It has been advised, and there may be some proof to assist this, that the toxicity could range in keeping with location and season.” The drying course of turns ibotenic acid into muscimol, multiplying the efficiency by 5 or 6, and reduces unhealthy side-effects.

Apparently many individuals who take it say it is “not all that good, maybe not even psychedelic”. However here is what Ott says: “After oral ingestion, the total results will start in about 90 minutes. For me these are characterised by wavy movement within the visible area, an “alive” high quality to inanimate objects, auditory hallucinations and a way of nice psychological stillness and readability. The consequences are distinctly completely different from psilocybin, LSD or mescaline, and will last as long as eight hours. Unwanted side effects typically embrace nausea, slight lack of stability and coordination, and drowsiness. Smoking produces a extra speedy impact of shorter length.”

Want I repeat this? Anybody who desires to mess with these ought to study much more about them than the above.

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