Posted by pinksharkmark (188.8.131.52) on August 03, 2000 at 23:18:44:
In Reply to: Shroom Question posted by Miguel on August 03, 2000 at 08:33:41:
The caps and the stems contain exactly the same amount of psilocybin/psilocyn by weight... there is no difference at all between the two.
The spores contain absolutely no psilocybin/psilocyn whatsoever... that is why it is legal to sell them.
The standard recreational dose of psilocybe cubensis, the most common variety of psilocybin mushroom, is about an ounce of fresh mushrooms, or about 2.5 grams of dried mushroom. The accepted therapeutic dose for both LSD and psilocybin is one quarter the standard amount, so I would recommend trying seven grams of fresh mushroom, or about half a gram of dried mushroom.
The most potent variety of psilocybe is the "Liberty Cap" (psilocybe semilanceata). It contains about 40% more psilocybin/psilocyn by weight, so the recreational dose would be correspondingly less.
It sounds like you got less than one complete mushroom, so unless it was a REALLY big one you probably won't have enough material for even a therapeutic dose. It might be worth giving it a try anyway.
Let us know how you make out.
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