Posted by Flash (126.96.36.199) on April 14, 2001 at 14:55:44:
In Reply to: Hey you did it Pal posted by Jeff on April 14, 2001 at 12:32:59:
But at least you know that it does affect your cycle. If you take a decent dose of good condition shrooms then my guess is the remission will last much longer.
For those that are unaware about freezing shrooms:
It's OK to freeze them but you must defrost them straight into the tea. In other words add them to the boiling water while still frozen solid.
When you freeze shrooms all the moisture in them comes to the surface, this forms the layer of ice. This layer of ice then contains most of the active ingredient.
For this reason, defrosted shrooms are not suitable for sending by post; they will contain very little of the important stuff.
There are two main ways to preserve shrooms:
1) Dry them using a suitable desicant.
2) Preserve them fresh in honey.
Both methods have their pros and cons. Drying them will weaken them a little, but what's left over wil last a long, long, time. Just be sure to store it in a cool dark place.
Preserving them in honey in easiest and fastest method. Over time the active ingredient will slowly leak into the honey. Use a relatively thick honey, and pack lots of shroom into each jar. Chop the shrooms into large pieces if necesary. Small pieces increase the surface area, expose more damaged flesh, and therefore the psilocybin leaks out faster. A lot of big lumps in each jar is the best way.
The honey method is good for about 12 months, but the strength degrades at about around 2% each month, best I can tell. I have used shrooms up to 2 years later but their condition was quite poor.
If you live in a cold climate then the shrooms in honey can be stored outdoors, in a shed or garage. This causes the honey to set, and the shrooms will probably preserve for several years in that condition with no overall degredation.
So for people living in countries like the UK, Canada or Scandanavia, preserving in honey and storing outside is a viable alternative to drying.
Post a Followup