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Stability of tryptamines in psilocybe… mushrooms

…to prevent the degradation of alkaloids, the most suitable conditions were to dry the mushrooms whole and store in the dark at room temperature. Regardless of storage, rapid degradation of all tryptamines was observed in powder form.

In the first month [re: powdered mushrooms] the greatest decrease occurred and through the second month the overall trend continued, albeit at a slower rate. By fifteen months and excessive degradation, only a third of original content remaining, no further changes occurred except for psilocin whose concentration slightly increased likely due to its conversion from psilocybin… the mycelium showed only psilocin while the spores contain no detectable tryptamines.

Original Article (Critical Consulting):
Stability of tryptamines in psilocybe cubensis mushrooms
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