Different names, same psychedelic!
A magic mushroom, or shroom, is a fungus that contains psilocybin and psilocin. There are a variety of these kinds of mushrooms!
There are over two hundred species of mushrooms that contain psilocybin, as well as plenty more that do not contain any.
You also run the risk of finding a poisonous mushroom in the mix. Make sure to always test your substances with a TN Scientific Ehrlich Reagent Drug Test Kit- including your mushrooms!
Being a psychedelic, shrooms have a very similar effect to LSD, but they tend to be shorter acting. You can eat shrooms fresh, dry them for later, or brew them into a tea. Boiling them for twenty minutes, then drinking them, may help with nausea.
Shrooms can produce a relaxing effect when taken at a low dose, similar to that of smoking weed. A low dose is usually about one-fourth of a dried gram. However, doses may vary due to what type of strain you have. Always do your best to identify exactly what type of shroom you have with guides.
With a higher dose, you'll begin to see sharper colors, objects will start to leave trails behind them, and surfaces may seem like they are breathing. You may also begin to experience visions and even a feeling of euphoria.
Some report that they begin to laugh a lot and find things funnier than usual.
Shrooms and LSD are both psychedelics. However, many who eat shrooms report a more earthy trip. They tend to have more emotional awareness and less psychological confusion.
A trip using shrooms will typically end in after about four to five hours, whereas LSD can easily last up to eight, and the residual effects could last much longer.
Species & Doses
Due to numerous factors, the amount of psilocybin in your shrooms can vary. All mushrooms containing psilocybin give the same effects, however, due to the number of species, some may contain more of the psychedelic chemical than others.
A low dose of one species of mushroom may be stronger when it comes to a different kind of shroom.
The potency of a mushroom will depend on the species, its origin, the growing conditions, the harvest period, and whether you eat them fresh or dried.
The amount of active ingredients in a dried mushroom is about ten times higher than the amount found in their fresh counterparts.
The average dose of the most popular strain of shrooms, Psilocybe Cubensis, can be measured out to be about two dried grams.
A threshold dose, which is a very low dose that you can barely feel, is about one-fourth of a dried gram.
A heroic dose, a very strong dose that is usually above average, is about five dried grams.
It is not recommended that you begin with a large dose. With any drug, you want to start small and work your way up. Shrooms are no different.
On an empty stomach, you should begin to see the effects of your shrooms within 30-60 minutes. On a full stomach, it may take much longer.
When consuming shrooms, some can experience nausea in the first hour. This can be remedied by boiling your dose for about 20 minutes and making it into a tea.
Testing Your Magic Mushrooms
When eating magic mushrooms, one of the greatest dangers is accidentally coming across one that is poisonous. To make sure that your shrooms contain psilocybin, use a TN Scientific Ehrlich Reagent Drug Test Kit.
Shrooms are rarely if ever, adultered with foreign substances. When you test your mushrooms, your goal is going to be to make sure that they will send you on a psychedelic trip, and not on a trip to the emergency room. In other words, to make sure they contain psilocybin and psilocin.
To test your mushrooms for the presence of psilocybin, we recommend using the TN Scientific Ehrlich Reagent Drug Test Kit.
Take a small piece of your mushroom, and place it onto a ceramic or glass surface, such as a glass or porcelain plate. Place a couple of drops of your Ehrlich's Reagent Drug Test onto the small sample and wait for the reaction. This reaction can take as little as five minutes and as long as sixty minutes to show results, so be patient.
This reagent is very simple and has very non-complicated results. Ehrlich will only react to the drugs listed on its chart, so if it isn't purple, it's not what you think it is.
If you wait an hour and there are still no results, it does not contain Psilocybin or Psilocin. If this is the case, do not consume the mushrooms. They could be harmless, or they could be poisonous.
There is no Reagent Drug Test Kit that will tell you if a non-psychedelic mushroom is safe to eat.
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