From: Cowboy
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 1997
Organization: Legion of Freedom
Subject: Shroom preservation methods

I find your methods to preserve psilocybe mushrooms way flawed. First of all if you use any heat even just a little it breaks down the hallucinogenic compounds (psilocin and psilocybin). Secondly by freezing them in the freezer it is further breaking down the compounds. It is amazing you get any potency left after this abuse.

There are 3 methods for saving mushrooms that will protect your shrooms and save the potency for upto 2 years:

1) Dry them in natural room temp on a bookshelf. It takes 24-48 hours and once complete you can put them in a paper bag in the crisper in your refrigerator just like ambrosia.

2) Put them whole and fresh in a jar full of honey. Honey keeps forever, is impervious to air and water and makes them taste good.

3) Use a dessicant in a method described several places on the net. Although the other two are the simplest and easiest you may choose to use this also (why I don't know).

Thanks for your time. Just trying to prevent the spread of mis-information.


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