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Offlinenarcisis
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Freezing Shrooms??
    #883932 - 09/15/02 08:19 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Hey fellas, I was just wondering, has anyone tried freezing thier shrooms for storage? I find drying takes away almost all of the potency - I took 4 nice sized shrooms, Z-strain off of spore trading post, and they hardly even effected me (I was drinking a bit heavy, I heard this will stop trips), if at all. However the first time I tried them I took about 5, and they were freshly picked, needless to say I was off my ass.

Now, I'm also factoring in then I dont have a real drying chamber and I just set my babies in front of a fan to dry for about two days. I've heard that this may result in a severe lost of potency, the slower the drying the more loss in potency. But this dramatic??

So finally.. what do you guys think about freezing them? Theoritcally speaking it should work perfectly, everythings intact - no loss. Just thaw em out, chomp em, or throw them into a blender with some ice, sugar, and koolaid, instant drink!


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Re: Freezing Shrooms?? [Re: narcisis]
    #883940 - 09/15/02 08:22 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I froze a couple once, and they turned black and gooey. So unless I have something wrong with my freezer, which I doubt I wouldn't do it.


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Re: Freezing Shrooms?? [Re: narcisis]
    #883948 - 09/15/02 08:26 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Sugar and koolaid??

I thought ya take sugar to kill your trip (in case it's too intence)
Whenever I make slurry (mushroom blended gray drink), I just use water. Or a little gatorade (there is sugar in it, but the NaCl count is high)

Do a lot of reading before you post, I have seen this Q asked before.

Or if I am wrong, flame me and I will be off.....


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Re: Freezing Shrooms?? [Re: narcisis]
    #883953 - 09/15/02 08:29 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

first off....dont waste your time with the spore trading post......

second, how did you dry them? you shouldnt lose too much potency if dried correctly, dont use heat.....there are some good teks on drying check them out

and lastly, freezing them isnt really a good idea..... the mushrooms are mostly water, and when the water freezes the ice ruptures the cell walls, causing the shroom to turn to a black gooey mush(no pun intended) when thawed. you could freeze them after drying with no problems.


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Re: Freezing Shrooms?? [Re: XiC_clone]
    #883954 - 09/15/02 08:29 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Ah crap, sorry about that, I just read the FAQ, no freezing.

But hey, how can I keep more of my potency? They keep.. losing it.


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Re: Freezing Shrooms?? [Re: narcisis]
    #883956 - 09/15/02 08:31 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

well....how are you drying them?


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Re: Freezing Shrooms?? [Re: XiC_clone]
    #883960 - 09/15/02 08:32 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

If your going to freeze them, make sure their cracker dry first. Then put them in a couple of ziplock bags and freeze them. Actually sugar intensifies my friends trips. She will eat a cheese danish about half way through her trip and wow, it helps alot. bluhoney


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Re: Freezing Shrooms?? [Re: bluhoney]
    #883980 - 09/15/02 08:38 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

From what I was told in Amsterdam :
No sugar
Dont smoke for 1 and a 1/2 hours before you ingest (weed)
Dont smoke for 1 and a 1/2 hours after you ingest (weed)
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and there was a few more....

I dont trust em completley (ate 5 grm's and was buzzed heavily), the Amsterdam ppl that is. But I do follow the rules they set out, and god DAMN have I had some crazy trips.
Some people dont follow "the rules" and still trip face, but I am safe, so I wont B sorry =)


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Re: Freezing Shrooms?? [Re: XiC_clone]
    #884032 - 09/15/02 08:55 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

This a hybrid thread, half cultivation (or drying) half trip report.


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Re: Freezing Shrooms?? [Re: XiC_clone]
    #884035 - 09/15/02 08:57 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

In my 23 years of shroomin' I ALWAYS mix my shrooms with something sweet like iced tea, sunny delight, hawaiian punch, or oj. I drink coca-cola throughout my trip and ALWAYS spark a bone immediately after ingesting, by the time I've taken 4 or 5 hits, the shrooms are kicking into gear (usually 10-12 minutes). I trip long and hard and the weed definately intensifies the visuals. This holds true for everyone I've ever tripped with as well, so I think you've got some incorrect information.


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Re: Freezing Shrooms?? [Re: TM]
    #884070 - 09/15/02 09:06 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

try it my way, and see what happens.

if you wanna be a daredevil, fast for 24 hrs before ingestion as well.



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Re: Freezing Shrooms?? [Re: XiC_clone]
    #884104 - 09/15/02 09:14 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

In reply to:

try it my way, and see what happens.



I've been to Amsterdam and I've received the same instructions. Sounded like crap to me, but I followed the advice anyway. End result, no difference in trip quality.


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Re: Freezing Shrooms?? [Re: XiC_clone]
    #884106 - 09/15/02 09:15 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

When most psilocybn mushrooms are bruised, they turn blue. this is because the cells are breaking down.I have read that the blueing is the psilocybn breaking down, thus losing much of the potency of the mushroom. Since mushrooms are around 90% water freezing them causes them to expand breaking the cell structure. When they are thawed most of the psilocybn will have broken down. If people get almost black mushrooms from it, that follows that they are mostly inactive and renders freezing a waste of time. But if you have a lot you could try it and find out for yourself.


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Re: Freezing Shrooms?? [Re: MortMtroN]
    #884132 - 09/15/02 09:27 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I may be wrong, but I believe that it is the Psilocin that breaks down soon after the mushroom is picked, but most of the Psilocybin is still in the mushroom, even after it dries. When you ingest the mushroom, your body breaks down the Psilocybin into Psilocin, which your body then uses to "trip". (sorry I know that there is an enormus amount of info on this that has more scientific terms, I'm just too lazy to look for them.)


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Re: Freezing Shrooms?? [Re: XiC_clone]
    #884156 - 09/15/02 09:35 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

In reply to:

try it my way, and see what happens.

if you wanna be a daredevil, fast for 24 hrs before ingestion as well.





I'm a firm believer in the old addage "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

My trips all bring me total overjoyment, so why mess with success?


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Re: Freezing Shrooms?? [Re: TM]
    #884174 - 09/15/02 09:44 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Yeah I agree with trip, the whacky tabacky definitly helps my trips along. Plus it helps with the sometimes jarring rise to the peak


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Re: Freezing Shrooms?? [Re: Skikid16]
    #898124 - 09/21/02 08:39 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

the dry version will still have a good deal of the 'right stuff", the issue is the weights, when they are weight they weigh that much more, when they are dry obviously they weigh less.

once they are completely dry, if you want to keep for a long period of time, then you can freeze them

or do like the ancients did, they stored them in honey


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Re: Freezing Shrooms?? [Re: MortMtroN]
    #898141 - 09/21/02 08:46 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

"When most psilocybn mushrooms are bruised, they turn blue. this is because the cells are breaking down.I have read that the blueing is the psilocybn breaking down"

so how does one trip off wet shrooms if chewing em bruises em?


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Re: Freezing Shrooms?? [Re: LSAuser]
    #898143 - 09/21/02 08:48 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

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so how does one trip off wet shrooms if chewing em bruises em?



Because the little trip fairy protects fresh shroomies that are in your mouth.  Also, in your case, I'm certain your mouth is anerobic.  No oxygen, no oxidization, right?  :grin: 


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    #898223 - 09/21/02 09:28 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)



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