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A Word Of Advise
Cacti (unknown var.)
by A.M
Citation:   A.M. "A Word Of Advise: An Experience with Cacti (unknown var.) (exp1525)". Erowid.org. Jul 16, 2000. erowid.org/exp/1525

 
DOSE:
325 ml oral Cacti (extract)


After reading all there is to read about Peyote and San Pedro i wanted to try a mescaline trip.I found a 5 foot Trichocerus (thinking it was T.Peruvianus) and cut a 35cm-7cm piece off the top. The tip was cut off and went back in the soil to root.After removing the spines with little nicks, i peeled the silver-blue-green waxy skin off. It was extremly easy just like pealing a banana. Then i got a sharp knife and removed all the green flesh off,the rest was thrown away. I boiled the green flesh in 2L of tap water and 300ml fresh lemon juice. -Before boiling i tasted the cactus but it wasn't at all bitter but i continued anyway- After boiling the mixture for 2 hours i was left with a 650ml green liquid. It was very 'Fat' like honey and very sour as i could taste the lemon juice. I drank half of it after mixing it with some fresh grapefruit juice and 100gr of sugar, just to kill the sour taste. I drank 325ml in 2 doses 15 min appart.

The results:NOTHING HAPPENED

After waiting for 3 hours i felt nothing -meanwhile i had a joint or two-
I was 100% sure it was a Trichocerus and it looked like T. Peruvianus. I did all there is to do, i put it in the freezer for a night until rock solid and i didn't over cook it and i had nothing to eat for at least 8-10 hours.

In Erowid's picture gallery i found a 'good tasting' Trichocerus but it looks nothing like mine. To avoid making the same stupid mistake as i did, make sure you know for sure what kind of cacti you're using!!!

Exp Year: 2000ExpID: 1525
Gender: Not Specified 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jul 16, 2000Views: 19,034
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