Good question C&B. I wouldn't argue with your knowledge. You've run more experiments than I ever did so I defer to your experience.
The sample featured in that old thread was air-dried. No heat, no fan - just a wire rack laid out on a table.
However, the sample was stored in a tool-box in a garage - which I know was getting pretty hot by the time I re-discovered that sample, loose and un-protected by any means, lounging in the back of a drawer behind the tools. I was just lucky that the mice hadn't found it as they had already eaten a fairly fat sack of dried p. weilii which was stored nearby. They ate the whole sack of shrooms (prolly 8-10 grams), chewed the bite-valve off of a camel-bak for the water, and I guess........had one heck of a religious experience. 3 grams of those puppies and I was meeting beings from a parallel universe. ;)
Later that week - after discovering the empty sack and missing 'shrooms.......
I was using the hydrant to get the dogs some water and heard a desperate squeak coming from a big prickly pear right next to the hydrant. Looking down and to the left, I saw a poor field-mouse stuck, spread-eagle, all four paws, pierced deeply and hopelessly through............talk about holy shit - you had to see it to believe it...........so I went inside and brought witnesses so nobody could call BS later. We wondered if the mice had developed their own religion and then crucified the mouse who brought the knowledge of mushrooms to them. (I know this is horrible - but I'm that kind of asshole.) I did free the mouse - with witnesses watching - so as not to overly prolong its suffering.
Your true story for the day.