Hi all. I'm looking for some help and guidance from you knowledgeable people. Quick background, I had some fun with psychedelics >10 years ago but haven't any since. Two of my friends and I are planning a cacti experience. We are coming in from different parts of the country to make this happen, so we only have one shot at this and need to get it right and I need help to insure the weekend isn't a bust. The plan is to meet Thursday night and travel to our spot Friday morning where we will begin to brew our tea. Saturday we will wake up bright and early and drink it around 8AM. The plan is to redose around noon and (hopefully) be back to baseline by Sunday morning to travel home and resume our mundane lives.
Which cacti should I choose? I am reading a lot of different reports on Trichocereus bridgesii vs pachanoi. I just don't know which direction to go here. Also, for 3 bigger guys (6'+, 200 lbs+) what is a good dose? I know the standard is 12 inches, but we can't risk that not being enough. I've read that with bridgesii you should go with 24"? We want to get the full experience here. Even though this is our first time with mescaline, we all handled psylocibin and LSD just fine in our hay day. I would rather have more than what is needed rather than not enough. This is our only chance at this for a long time and we need to get it right. It will be a total heart break to not get enough out of this experience. We will be doing a tea via boiling method.
Also, looking at vendors online i see base cuttings and tip cuttings, I'm assuming the tip is the way to go with either species?
Thank you all so much for the help.