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Offlinef8L
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Mushrooms Losing their Potency?
    #1312393 - 02/16/03 07:03 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Swim can't explain what the hell is going on with his shrooms. He harvested about 88 grams a few months ago and has given 10 doses to his friends. Each was given 5 grams and they all reported a 'mild level 2 trip.'

Swim really doesn't understand why this would happen. Originally (the first few weeks) they were potent as hell. The strain is Gulf Coast and even though they are known to be a tad weaker, the first weeks everyone said they were tripping balls.

The shrooms were immediately dried with a fan for 30 hours, then they were placed in a box with Damp Rid to remove all remaining moisture- shrooms were cracker dry. Swim then put them into glass jars with a tight lid with a bit of Damp Rid on the bottom.

Anyone have any sort of guesses why the mushrooms would lose their potency?


Edited by f8L (02/16/03 07:04 PM)


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Re: Mushrooms Losing their Potency? [Re: f8L]
    #1312398 - 02/16/03 07:05 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

We're the mushrooms exposed to UV light or high amounts of heat during the drying process?


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Re: Mushrooms Losing their Potency? [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1312424 - 02/16/03 07:10 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Can light during the drying process cause them to be less potent? I never heard of that if thats what your saying


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Re: Mushrooms Losing their Potency? [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1312426 - 02/16/03 07:10 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Nope nothing like that at all.. Dried in the darkness of closet... and put with damp rid in the dresser... stored on a shelf at 79 degrees since.


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Re: Mushrooms Losing their Potency? [Re: PooGrower]
    #1312452 - 02/16/03 07:16 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

Can light during the drying process cause them to be less potent?



Only extended amounts of time under UV light (Sun light). Artificial light doesn't do anything.

About the potency, I'm really not quite sure. Maybe the conditions in your terrarium weren't adequate for optimal alkaloid production? It all varies. Sometimes flushes are more potent than others.


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Re: Mushrooms Losing their Potency? [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1312463 - 02/16/03 07:19 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Well, this is the same flush that everyone tripped hard on originally-- and that was only off 3 grams.. Now people achieve a low level 2 on 5 grams... so something is definately fucked up..


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Re: Mushrooms Losing their Potency? [Re: f8L]
    #1312471 - 02/16/03 07:23 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Maybe your weight is off to begin with. And your building up a tolerance for them so it will take more to make you trip the same as before if you dont wait long enough


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Re: Mushrooms Losing their Potency? [Re: PooGrower]
    #1312476 - 02/16/03 07:24 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

Maybe your weight is off to begin with. And your building up a tolerance for them so it will take more to make you trip the same as before if you dont wait long enough




Digital scale.. Also it's not me who's tripping, its friends... although Swim did trip yesterday and experienced the same as what his friends reported.. a very very mild trip


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Re: Mushrooms Losing their Potency? [Re: f8L]
    #1312534 - 02/16/03 07:42 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Perhaps it would be better to freeze them next time after drying?

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Re: Mushrooms Losing their Potency? [Re: Uber]
    #1312543 - 02/16/03 07:45 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

LOL.. Yeah definately for the future.. but this doesn't answer the question?


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