Talk:Psychoactive toad

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New Cultural Reference[edit]

I think I could stand to add a reference to the Bufo marinus found in Dave Barry's Big Trouble.

"Toad-licking is also mentioned in passing in Dave Barry's 1996 novel, Big Trouble, in which a Cane Toad plays a passing role." Darkfrog24 19:15, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Kansas City Star article[edit]

This newspaper ran this story on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007. It is about a guy who has been arrested and charged with possession of a toad with the intent of extracting the hallucinogen bufotenine from its secretions. __meco 11:56, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Confusing sentence[edit]

The article states:

"The MAO system keeps dangerous amines from building up in the blood stream. "

There was no prior reference to "the MAO system", and because the word "system" has so many meanings, this could mean virtually anything. The use of the word "the" implies this terminology is previously known to the reader, which is not the case, I am sure, for most readers.

If "the MAO system" is in fact some aspect of the human body's biochemistry, then I suggest the article say this explicitly.Daqu (talk) 00:32, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

I linked in Monoamine oxidase early in the paragraph. That should help. --Mdwyer (talk) 21:21, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Misconceptions?[edit]

Please refer to the following article: http://www.kmbc.com/news/14587550/detail.html

The police say you CAN lick a toad and get high. 66.108.167.71 (talk) 03:04, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

And you potentially could, with an inhibited Monoamine Oxidase system. Alternatively the vemon could be milked, sublimated and then smoked, or simply snorted. These however are rather risky propositions as the other toxins secreated by the toad would have unpredictable, and potentially deadly effects. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.72.111.189 (talk) 03:30, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Practicallity[edit]

Article says: "Licking toads is not biologically practical." I would say using psychoactive drugs from toads isn't exactly practical either. ... said: Rursus (mbork³) 13:04, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

  • Due to the fact that the refined compounds are illegal, people do in fact dry and smoke toad secretions. Licking a live toad won't give you enough active chemical to get high though. -Nard 15:32, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

Urban Legend?[edit]

Do we have any references for people actually licking a toad? - 124.191.144.183 (talk) 12:34, 26 March 2013 (UTC)