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Can you tell me the strength and origin of a specific hit of blotter?
Q: In the upper right corner of the LSD Vault main page, there is a small LSD paper with a green hand on it. Could you provide any details about this particular blotter? How strong is it and when was it produced? Thank you very much, and best regards!

A: First, a few basics. The strength of any particular hit of LSD may be quite variable, and an image or design displayed on blotter paper can not always be reliably counted on as an indicator of how much LSD is present. Different sheets or portions of sheets that were uniformly dosed at the start of their distribution chain may have been stored under varying circumstances since that time. Heat and light are believed to significantly degrade LSD; non-ideal storage can thereby result in some blotter becoming less potent. Also, the same sheet of images may have been unevenly dosed, or dosed by different dealers with different amounts, or dosed at different times (with age/freshness acting as a factor in potency). Any analysis that has been done on a specific hit of LSD blotter can only tell you what that hit contained at the time of the testing.

The blotter with the hand design that is displayed in the Erowid header is an image that was submitted to us in 2002 from a contributor in Poland. It was not submitted with any details about the amount of LSD it contained.

In the article LSD Samples Analysis by Eduardo Hidalgo of the risk reduction group Energy Control, the description "Green palm of hand" is used for four blotter hits. Tested in 2001 by the Spanish Toxicology Society, these contained 83 micrograms per hit. However, as there is no photo of this specific tested blotter, we can not be certain that it is the same as the one that you have asked about.

Asked By : SIID
Answered By : Jon
Edited By : Spoon, Fire
Published Date : 7 / 29 / 2009
Last Edited Date : 11 / 12 / 2009
Question ID : 3132

Categories: [ LSD ] [ Chemical ID ]

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