|WikiProject Psychoactive and Recreational Drugs||(Rated Start-class)|
|WikiProject Amphibians and Reptiles||(Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)|
New Cultural Reference
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
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)
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.
- I linked in Monoamine oxidase early in the paragraph. That should help. --Mdwyer (talk) 21:21, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
Please refer to the following article: http://www.kmbc.com/news/14587550/detail.html
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 22.214.171.124 (talk) 03:30, 14 December 2008 (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)
One of the References section links, the 3rd if I recall correctly, is stale, and the 1st one leads to an article that has more than one paragraph in common with this one. Since they credit WP, its unclear who copied whom, but a rewrite might still be a good idea. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 02:32, 13 February 2015 (UTC)