Hello, I am brand new to this site, and I have a fairly short attention span for reading lists of rules, so I don't know where this post should go, and I have given up on working it out.
If anyone knows where it should go and tells me how to move it the I suely will do.
so lets get straight to it:
I have been playing with amanita muscaria for about a year now, adding it to things like vodka, wine, water, oil, in its dried and fresh forms, some from instructions that I have followed (from my borderline obsessive searching for other peoples personal experiences and methods)
and then some things I just did for no reason, just intuitive perhaps or maybe crazy.
I had been documenting most of my research and then I stopped it all for a few months. When I went back to my jars and bottles of different "potions" I found that a perfect disk, which I believe to be a pellicle/scoby, the likes of which are used for making kombucha, has formed on top of the surface of one of my concoctions.
for this concoction I filled a tall olive jar with chopped fresh slightly worm eaten amanita pieces which were mainly stem, I poured mulled wine and pure water 1cm over the pieces. I left it for two months or more (shaking when i remembered) and then i filtered through coffee filter and ended with approx 250ml of liquid. i noticed a nice pickly smell and the " amanita brain" was present, which i think is the spores that got through the filter as they're microscopic.
i left it again, sealed in a cold house with no direct sun and at some point it formed what looks like a scoby from kombucha. I opened the jar and it let out gas so I started burping the jar for a few weeks until it sank. last night i followed kombucha making instructions and used the majority of the liquid in with the scoby added to cooled sweet black tea.
I have no idea whether the liquid has any magical properties from the shrooms , I tried a pipette full last night with my partner and we felt no effect. I woke with a headache but i think that was just lack of water. I'm gonna increase the amount and try again in a minute.
any clever curious people out there had any similar experiences?
anyone know if it will ferment? if it does and more pellicles grow its pretty exciting as it can be shared, although, would it have any amanita properties????? or just be a ferment?
I will continue experimenting and hope to hear soe insights on here!
thanks for reading, from strange little girl.