Microdosing (MD) is is an interesting topic. It involves use of an inherently safe, non-addicting drug with considerable therapeutic benefit. These qualities appear to exist even at spiritual or even 'heroic' doses. MD takes the dose down yet another factor of ten to give either unperceptible or minimially perceptible effects.
I want to discuss on this thread the selection and storage of the dried product for microdosing. As a newcomer, I cannot offer much on this but would like insight on these aspects.
There is considerable variation in the effects of different 'strains' of the cubensis species and among the different species of psilocybe mushrooms (Pans, etc. - don't know much about). Here is an old thread which demonstrates the variety of opinion and experience with regular doses
But with the different effects, which are wide spread, one would certainly want to choose the strain or species that gives the desired and subtle cognitive effect. For instance, some have been described as per the above thread and elsewhere (in larger doses) as giving a sort of euphoric effect like perhaps with alcohol while some have been described as sharpening creativity and awareness. Do you have thoughts on making the strain or species selection for MD? Perhaps there is individual variation in such a choice. But this would seem to be the distinction between either nothing, a mild buzz or a sharpening / calming of the mind, all radically different 'effects'. One would think that the choice here is more critical than for general use of larger doses.
The other consideration IMO for MD is storage of the dried product. We know there is degradation of product with time. Let's say one selects and cultivates a product yielding the desired effects for MD. A monotub might yield, say 100 gm of dried with good yield (?).
This would provide between 200 and 400 MD's.
Take daily vs alternate days, this could be up to 2 years of MD medication. What would you propose as a storage mechanism for this quantity? Looking at this as a technical challenge, you don't want to be taking a placebo in a year with a degraded product that once worked well for you. And yet you don't want to have to continually be in production mode with variable yield, potency and effect profile.
So how would you store a good batch for MD? Or perhaps a better question is what is the best storage technique in general for, say, one year or more? Capsuled material might degrade with time due to storage in a dispersed manner but perhaps could be vacuum sealed and frozen. Extraction might have its benefits but has the issue of yield and, again, degradation as well as the lack of an established standard for extraction. I'm wondering about drying, pulverizing, then immediate storage in oil followed by vacuum seal and refrigeration?