There are neumerous (spelling?) threads on why ergot is -not- any more dangerous than other chemical preps if done correctly.
Yes, the products from ergot cultivation (alkaloids) can cause gangrene, but, this must be ingested in huge quantities. This would be the same as a migraine sufferer downing like 10 packets of ergotamine tablets.
If you are stupid enough to eat a brunch of brewing bulbbling gross stuff, you probably deserve to get what comes to you.
In regards to ergot cultivation, unless the -spores- cause inherant danger when inhaled, then this might cause an issue. But nobody has posted anything on this.
An ergot setup with HEPA in, and bleach bubbler out, will suffice. as long as you dont eat your product.
Also, a question SWIM has wanted to ask for a while.
Yes, woodrose contains the highest concentrations of LSA compared to morning glories, but, we are interested in -any- hydrolysable ergot alkaloids. What if the ergot alkaloid profile of a morning glory was like, 99% ergot alkaloids (unpsychoactive) and 1% LSA?
This would make MG's more suitable for a starting material. SWIM will look up alkaloid profiles for both now, but would appreciate if anyone has this information, to post it.