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Drying problems
    #8806381 - 08/21/08 05:39 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Hey people,I have some mushrooms that I dried awhile back.I just checked them and they are soft and seemingly slightly wet,no mold.It is very humid right now where I live so if I set them out they will not dry completely.My oven only goes to 170 F at the lowest,I have no desiccant and can not buy any right now,will the oven at 170 kill the active ingredient?


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Re: Drying problems [Re: tyrannicalrex]
    #8806404 - 08/21/08 05:45 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

build a drying chamber using damp rid, chicken wire, and a coffee can.  there's a tek on erowid for it, all you do is put damp rid in the bottom of the can and sit the shrooms on the chicken wire (obviously above the damp rid)

no moisture to be found in them after a while


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Re: Drying problems [Re: zSDMF]
    #8806451 - 08/21/08 05:57 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

what is the name of the shit from wal mart?


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Re: Drying problems [Re: tyrannicalrex]
    #8806467 - 08/21/08 06:02 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

damp rid?


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Re: Drying problems [Re: tyrannicalrex]
    #8806468 - 08/21/08 06:03 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

I would just get mesh screen and build like a box, put them in the box and shut it so that they cant blow out or anything. Hang the box in front of the fan and just shake it every few hours, will be dry within the day even with high humidity.


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Re: Drying problems [Re: TheShroomJew23]
    #8806602 - 08/21/08 06:38 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

that happens to me all the time.
its the mushrooms absorbing the humidity in the air.

just do what those guys said.


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Re: Drying problems [Re: freeDOOM]
    #8806885 - 08/21/08 07:32 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

ya 170 would destroy the active chemicals they start to break down at 160 farenheit


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Re: Drying problems [Re: Mushr00m_Man]
    #8806911 - 08/21/08 07:35 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

This has nothing to do with psychedelic experience(s). If you can't find some damp rid, which is available at your local grocery store for $3, try a fan. It will take a day or two, but it'll get the job done.

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Re: Drying problems [Re: I Like Alkaloids]
    #8807014 - 08/21/08 07:54 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Yeah, I always just fan mine dry, easy and just uses electricity. Get's em pretty much cracker dry too.


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Re: Drying problems [Re: krypto2000]
    #8807840 - 08/21/08 10:16 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

This should work,yes?


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Re: Drying problems [Re: tyrannicalrex]
    #8807883 - 08/21/08 10:22 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Ahh there's your problem. Don't use plastic bags when drying. Get yourself some paper bags. The plastic will keep the moisture in. Once their cracker dry THEN you put em in a zip-lock plastic bag, or glass jar. Just try to get the air out.


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Re: Drying problems [Re: polantis]
    #8807911 - 08/21/08 10:29 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

That will work just shake the bag every like hour and keep them outta light.


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Re: Drying problems [Re: polantis]
    #8807921 - 08/21/08 10:32 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

It is cloth mesh.:grin:


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