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catachresis wrote

I’ve harvested Amanitas before. It’s important to only pick the bright red ones as the orange ones and any other spotted amanita is likely toxic/deadly.

My memory is foggy about it but they need to be dehydrated for the psychoactive chemical to be activated. Cooking them will kill the chemicals.

The story is shamans would drink reindeer pee because the reindeer eat the mushrooms process the toxins out and pee out the psychoactive.

All that said, I never had any truly noticeable high from drinking tea made from the dehydrated mushrooms.

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