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Message-ID: <213331Z21041995@anon.penet.fi>
Newsgroups: alt.drugs.psychedelics
From: an96445@anon.penet.fi (miracoulix)
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 1995 21:26:39 UTC
Subject: TEONANACATL 1995 PCYAO, part 3: analytical data


* Samples of Psilocybe Cyanescens Astoria Ossip (from outdoor
natural culture) and also Psilocybe Cubensis (cultivated on straw,
indoors) and Psilocybe Semilanceata (collected from their natural
habitat) were found to contain the following amounts (in % of dry
weight) of alkaloids:

                           Psilocybin  Psilocin       "total" (1)

PCY-AO-94, caps               0.7       0.4            1.3
PCY-AO-94, stems              0.8       0.2            1.1
PCY-AO-93                     1.0       0.4            1.6
PCY-AO-91                     0.9       0.1            1.0

Ps.Cub.-91                    0.4       0.1            0.5

Ps.S.-93, grade A+            1.1        -    (2)      1.2

These results are in very good agreement with the estimated
relative potencies published in part 1.

All samples had been dried below 30 xC, and stored refrigerated
in airtight containers. Analyses were performed very recently by
Dr. Jochen Gartz - certainly "the" European expert in this field -
at the University of Leipzig. An American edition of Dr. Gartz's
book "Narrenschwaemme", which contains a lot of information not to
be found anywhere else, should be available this spring (3).

(1) After ingestion, psilocybin is hydrolized to psilocin pretty
rapidly and completely. 100 mg of psilocybin (C12H17N2O4P, MW=
284.3) are equivalent to 72 mg of psilocin (C12H16N2O, MW= 204.3),
or - in oth"total" here refers to the (thus calculated, and rounded)
equivalent of psilocybin.


(2) Ps. Semilanceata also contained 0.2 % baeocystin (others only
traces). Baeocystin has effects on humans very similar to those of
psiloc(yb)in, but is weaker (per weight) (J.Gartz, pers. comm.)

(3) and prob from: LUNA, 6160 Packard St., LA, CA-90035-2581

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