25 of a gram or so of the crystalline wafer, 2-4 draws of the pipe is all it takes (90+ usages per oz levels were found during spring re-growth and in the
seed shedding phase. At these times, alkaloids have been found to
Another factor influencing alkaloid levels is
genetic strain. Again, low alkaloid phalaris plants have been
developed through breeding. Great for the sheep, bad for trip
seeking humans. The seed you'll find available commercially will
be low grade. Try to obtain seed from herb companies that cater
to the psychedelic community.
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To make the most of the light intensity factor, one might
grow the plant in full sunlight/growlight until a few weeks
before harvest, then reduce the light or shade the plant. I see
no reason why alkaloid levels would not peak during this
time. However, this technique would provide more mature phalaris,
rather than the potent young stuff. With this method, one would
have a large quantity of moderately potent phalaris. If one could
shade outside plants, with plastic or fabric for example, this
would make a great outdoor technique. If one were going to
perform a chemical extraction, this would probably make the
effort worthwhile by maximizing overall yield.
Perhaps the plant could be kept in a re-growth phase by
frequent clipping, like a lawn. In this case, one might grow a
patch of phalaris in a wide shallow pot under grow lights. It
should be allowed to grow up healthy and fill the pot under light
that will maximize growth. Reduce light and harvest by clipping
the plant down. Allowing the plant to grow large and healthy
ensures that a good root structure will be built and will
maximize re-growth. Turn light intensity up and allow the plant
to put on new growth. After a short period of regrowth, reduce
light, then clip. Repeat as desired. Because day length does not
seem to influence alkaloids, the light/dark schedule should be
set to maximize growth. I have no idea what ratio is needed.
Of course the plants should be watered with a strong
Remember, the research shows that the nitrogen, shading and
temperature alkaloid boosts DO NOT increase 5-OH-DMT levels,
resulting in a cleaner DMT / 5-Me-DMT experience!
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The simplest way to prepare phalaris is to use a wheat juice
extractor. This device presses the juice out of the leaves and
stalks. Of course dosage becomes harder to gauge. One report on
the internet suggested 1 teaspoon as a good dose and 2 teaspoons
as an extreme overdose, resulting in one freaky trip. It appears
likely, and has been suggested in some reports, that alkaloid
levels drop when the plant dries. By taking the fresh sap,
alkaloid levels should be maximized.
Extraction of alkal
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