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Quick opinion needed as to drying large amanita
« on: October 22, 2004, 08:11:00 PM »
Hey beez, SWIM was just wondering, he hasn't the inclination really if not nescessary to cook this to dryness in the oven, and was wondering if simply placing it in the airstream of a VERY hot air heater would prove sufficient for decarboxylation of the ibotenic acid to occur?

The heater is a good one, and will make the whole room resemble a blast furnace in about five minutes of use, so do you think it would work for doing the bees-iness with this little beauty?


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SWIM has peeled the cap, and is drying the...
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2004, 09:55:00 PM »
SWIM has peeled the cap, and is drying the surface skin now, the cap itself is in front of the heater.

SWIM has settled on a method pf preparation, the mushroom shall be dried, and then a thin soup is going to be prepared for SWIM and his friend that has volunteered to partake, using thin pieces of the dried mushroom, simmered slowly with some thin rice hair noodles, and a beef bouillion cube, with maybe a few small shreds of meat to add some character to the dish.

The dried cap skin is going to eaten as crispy amanita-chips, and the whole shared in two equal portions between SWIM and his friend on a previously fasted stomach with a few ready made joints of some good purple haze to combat any possible nausea and potentiate the amanita.

The setting will most likely bee a nearby large woodland, which should make for a quite enjoyable afternoon for SWIM.

I will ask SWIM how his experience went and post it here, upon its completion


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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2004, 12:39:00 PM »
me and a friend driend up like 4-5 milk crates full of aminatias and messed them all up somehow i think the amount of heat used may of destroyed the active chemicals in it but ive also heard that a certain amount of heat changes the ibotonic to musicomal? but dont take my word for it id look it up


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That it does, heat decarboxylates the ibotenic
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2004, 01:28:00 PM »
That it does, heat decarboxylates the ibotenic acid to the more potent and less toxic muscimol, SWIM told me he has decided not to fiddle around with soup, but just to dry the mushroom and powder it, the powder beeing added to a shot of cola and downed.

The fruitbody dries surprisingly quickly under the heat, and would have been dry already, had SWIM's annoying parents thought his room was too hot whilst SWIM was out socialising and turned off the heater, not noticing the half-dried mushroom and strips of dry cap skin very carefully positioned in the hot air stream ::)


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Ref: Drying Amanita
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2004, 03:16:00 PM »
The most important aspect of Amanita muscaria preparation lies in the drying and/or of heating of the mushroom. What these two processes do is convert the less powerful ibotenic acid into the highly psychopharmacological chemical muscimol through decarboxylation. If this is not done then the potency as an inebriant is lessened. There are a number of ways to do this. The fresh mushroom can be roasted over an open flame via the Wasson technique discovered by a friend of his in Japan who roasted the mushroom over an open fire and then consumed it with euphoric effects. more


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DONT USE HEAT!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2004, 06:28:00 PM »
if you want that mushroom to bee worth a shit, dont use heat to dry it at all! you should use dry ice to freeze dry the mushroom. then immedantly pack it in alligator seal-a-meals or some air-tight shit. go collect a bunch of 'em, drive over to the welding store (after you eat a handful of caps) and get some dry ice. stick all the shrooms in an airtight cooler/container with the dry ice. shut that shit up and let the co2 dry the good without OXIDATION! takes as long as it takes for all the ice to melt/sublimate. 8)  you can still roast it like that,too... im not into roasting myshrooms though, never heard of that shit...
nice cap,BTW!


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SWIM is going to roast the mushrooms, dry ice...
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2004, 07:03:00 PM »
SWIM is going to roast the mushrooms, dry ice is pretty much unavailable to him where he lives, and he just lost his jobseekers allowance, due to official bungling, so can't buy anything anyway :(

But a fire costs nothing, and neither do mushrooms 8)


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i have
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2004, 11:36:00 AM »
tried this same process myself.

from the stuff i have read the active ingredients are primarily in the skin of the shroom.

i used a fan assisted oven to dry the skins. maybe my particular mushrooms were weak but it didnt do much (got ,
more effect smoking it, the dried skins that is))

i believe you are not meant to consume the flesh but i may be wrong


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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2004, 12:05:00 PM »
I don't see any reason a dehumidifier wouldn't work.  Those machines you use to make beef jerky.  It was always an interesting idea to me.  Any bees ever try?


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Unfortunately SWIM's hopes for the mushroom...
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2004, 02:38:00 PM »
Unfortunately SWIM's hopes for the mushroom were squelched by his parents stupidly turning the drying fan off during the day :(  resulting in a nasty brown, and foul smelling mess by the time SWIM came back.

However the fungi are fairly numerous where SWIL hails from, and SWIM will bee gethering some more shortly, and this time, he will cut of just the very surface flesh and dry quickly.

SWIM did however, think to save the cap skin of his amanita, and he told me, that he will bee trying smoking of it in his pipe tonight ;)


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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2004, 07:29:00 PM »
you read too little.
One should peel off only the tiny white specks from the hat of the amanita, and perhaps the dried white collar around the stem of it, with a pair of pliers. These are the only parts I would consume, if I were you.
You're in for some artfull throwing up if you consume oxidized parts of the rest of the fruity parts of the head or stem.
Do some googling to obtain safe doses of those peeled-off white specks. You can go quite berserk if dosed too high.
An easy method and much better for drying is fill a jampot half with dried silicagel or dried Epsom salt, place the peels on top, screw the lid on, wait 6 hrs or more. Don't forget to consume the jam first.
Superdry peels are your reward. You can try to inhale the smoke of them as if it were Meth, on a folded alu stripe.
You'll definitely will get even more bloody bonkers wacko than as you are already. :P

PS: mix the dried peels with the same amount of fresh blood of a menstruating virgin (so, don't touch her, you skinny sex maniac!), and report back to me. The menstrual blood may >not< be oxidized, hence the word >fresh<. That will keep you busy for a while, I hope(Since it is damn near impossible these days in Britain, to find a virgin, menstruating as well, without getting clubbed by a raging crowd of impatient local brats, waiting for her 16th birthday, thus very upset by your, however honest, attempts to suck her blood. This will certainly be misinterpreted as interfeering in a local commodity under false pretents. You have been warned!)


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I am unclear as to you beeing serious about...
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2004, 09:39:00 PM »
I am unclear as to you beeing serious about the remnants of the veil being psychoactive to any greater degree than the skin of the cap, and thin yellow flesh underneath, but SWIM judt told me, that he smoked some very well dried, powdered cap skin, about 20 grams, and feels VERY happy with himself, he said he experienced no visual element, but a very nice, introspective type of headtrip, slightly reminiscent of what little opiate experience he has had.

He also told me that there was absolutely no trace of nausea rearing its ugly, semi-digested head whatsoever :)

SWIM said to me, that he mixed up the amanita with tobacco, and smoke like one would a joint with very good effects ;D

The only side effects, SWIM said, were increased salivation and sweating, but that is to bee expected really due to musarines cholinergenic action.


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You can discard
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2004, 10:55:00 AM »
the one sentence in front of the  :P , and everything after it. As if you didn't know already.. ;D  ;)

The first part is serious however; when the young amanita unfolds from the mycelium in the soil, the whole body of it is packed in a thin white lining, which breaks apart while the body is quickly expanding during the rest of the growing process. The tiny white specks and the collar around the stem are the leftovers from this  initial lining of the whole sprout.
These are the most active substances to harvest.
You need to find quite a lot more Amanita's, but your reward will be quite shocking.
But please, google for the right dose, I forgot it, because the Indian shamans and European druids were one of the first to find out what an overdose implied. They inhaled the smoke btw. LT/


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Interesting, I have never heard of the veil...
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2004, 11:56:00 AM »
Interesting, I have never heard of the veil remnants beeing active beefore, could you perhaps post a link to your source?

Of course, theres no reason to discard the entire fruit body after such a treatment, but I will tell SWIM, and no doubt he will let me know how it went :)

And yes, I realised that the part of your post after the :P  was facetious, but just wasn't sure about any activity in the veil.