So far I’ve gathered an aquarium (i’d still like to get one more), canning jars, spray bottles, vermiculite, and perlite. Few more things that I need yet and I need to figure out where I’m going to set this shit up before I can begin.
I came across an Erowid experience that recommended this strain as they found it to have the least amount of negative effects typically associated with this mushroom. So I went ahead and ordered some. This strain was actually one of the cheaper ones available, which made me a little bit skeptical (and rightly so), but the experience I read sounded so good I figured it was worth a try.
I received my one ounce of soma in the mail. The quality was top notch, as it always is from this particular vendor. The entire bag was caps. There were hardly any stems to be found. I went to the grocery store and bought a can of mushroom and chicken barley soup to add my mushrooms to. I can’t recall at exactly what time I ate my soup at, but it did taste good. Since I had never experimented with Amanita Muscaria before, I only added half of my 13g dose to the soup. After roughly an 1 hour - 1 hour 20 minutes, I was feeling nothing and decided to eat the rest of my dose just as they were. I wasn’t exactly sure how I could wash the mushrooms without making them soggy, so I ate them with dirt and all. They weren’t horrible to eat, but the dirt wasn’t too pleasant.
After I finished my dose, I wondered next door to my aunt’s house to visit. As I was sitting in her living room, I began noticing some slight effects. I was sitting next to her Christmas tree, which was all lit up. All the lights and colors on the tree had intensified and I remember thinking how beautiful they were. The entire time I was at my Aunt’s house, the tree kept most of my attention. I was also in a general state of calm and well being. This was the extent of what I experienced.
Overall, I was disappointed with my experience. Not that it wasn’t pleasant, because it was. It was just from everything that I had read about this substance and the dose I took told me that I should have been feeling much stronger effects. With that, I had set my expectations higher than they should have been. The entire trip only lasted a couple hours and I didn’t experience any of the negative side affects that are typically associated with Amanita Muscaria. This strain may be preferable for a person who seeks a real light, calming experience. If I experiment with Amanita Muscaria in the future, I will probably try out one of the more expensive strains. You usually get what you pay for when it comes to drugs. But at least the trip was still enjoyable.
I would also like to note one more thing. Even though Amanita Muscaria is most commonly taken orally, I had stronger effects with this strain smoking it. I had read that smoking this substance destroys the active components, but I had also read of people smoking it. Smoking this strain of Amanita Muscaria gave me a mild Cannabis-like buzz, but did not last nearly as long. The taste of the smoke, however, was not all too pleasant.
If you have any questions about my experience with this strain that I may not have answered, please don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**DISCLAIMER** - I am not telling anyone to try or use this substance as it may be illegal or a danger to your health. This is strictly for informational and harm reduction purposes only. I am not liable for the things that you choose to do. Please take caution when using any substance. Please note that Amanita Muscaria is listed as poison by the FDA.