Testing mushrooms ehrlich reagent test?

speedygonzales

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Can you test is mushrooms are magic mushrooms with a ehrlich regent test. Or is there any test which I can use to identify magic mushroom
 

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I do not believe there is. Are you talking about identifying wild specimens? A regent test is not the way to do that as far as I know, not according to the knowledge of mycologists and fungi enthusiasts who know their specimens.

I don't think a plant identification app can work for mushrooms but I have to say don't try it unless you are with an experienced mycologist and even then only go by their knowledge of identification.

I could be wrong, maybe there is a test.

Very interesting read here then I will get back on topic: www.statnews.com/2018/08/23/science-testing-claimed-benefits-of-psilocybin-microdosing, www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-are-starting-to-test-claims-about-microdosing

I think we should legalize them regardless worldwide and labs could test then sell wild ones legally all over. An evolving society of open hearts and advancing minds.
 

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The problem is that natural products tend to contain a very wide range of chemicals which can affect the outcome of a reagent test.

Unfortunately it's hard to identify dried mushrooms accurately but when they are fresh there are many guides to picking the correct ones.
 
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