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|WikiProject Psychedelics, Dissociatives and Deliriants|
I chopped the following, because it is unsourced and attempts to give advice to potential users. WP shouldn't be giving advice, and any advice that WP quotes needs to be sourced. This is doubly true of medical/safety advice.
- Upon tasting the chemical, if one notices a highly bitter or "chemically" taste, this should serve as a warning sign that the drug is not LSD, but likely a psychedelic amphetamine (DOC, DOB or DOI). Although it must be noted that the absence of a bitter taste does not necessarily mean the blotter contains LSD, detecting other blotter substrate drugs like 5-MeO-AMT or Bromo-DragonFLY, by taste, has not yet been reported. An active dose of LSD (~100 μg) is so small that it has virtually no perceivable taste.
I agree with the above and I am tempted to simply cut out the advice.
The taste of something bitter on blotter won't also necessarily ensure that you *DO* have something other than LSD. It might, but it's not a very reliable test. It could mean that you have LSD in addition to another compound and just because that compound is better doesn't necessarily mean much. Furthermore, where is the evidence that DOB, DOC, DOI, etc. are bitter?
Perhaps the only reliable way to detect whether or not one likely has LSD (and I can offer a source for this) is to expose the sample to a blacklight in the dark. Lysergic acid and derivatives (so long as it has the pi system) will fluoresce blue. Hence, blue fluorescence indicates that one at least has a compound with the lysergic acid moiety.AlkaloidMan (talk) 04:25, 29 October 2010 (UTC)AlkaloidMan
The picture of structure is wrong. The picture implies a particular chirality that compound does not have. It needs to be depicted as the racemate! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs) 17 February 2011