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Yes, reagents can be used to test the authenticity of both of these drugs.
ALL tests must match the expected result. If one or more tests do not match, it is not the substance you expected
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It depends on temperature, light exposure and frequency of use (this impacts how much oxygen gets in and how much moisture gets in. The moisture that gets in is affected by the humidity when the bottle is opened) so there’s no one exact answer but the reagents will still last many months. If they are kept refrigerated and cared for well, they last 11-24 months. If they are kept out of the fridge then they last 6-18 months (depending on the reagent).
The ehrlich reagent does not indicate the presence of caffeine. You should use a minimum of 3 different reagents for testing a substance. Reagent tests are intended to test recreational drugs to see if a different substance has been sold in place of the intended one. If the result is not consistent with the expected result, the sample must be destroyed. They cannot replace a lab test.
The MDMA & Psychedelics Multipack is the best option for testing DMT. It contains the ehrlich reagent which is a “binary test” for the presence of compounds in the DMT family (technical term: indole-containing substances). If it stays clear then there is no DMT present in the sample.
If the ehrlich reagent goes purple then you can corroborate with other tests as follows:
|Reagent||Reaction with pure DMT|
|Marquis||Orange > Brown|
|Mecke||Yellow > V. Dark Green|
If the froehde reagent changes colour then you know that other compounds are present.
One of the challenges with drugs from plant origins is that plants contain many compounds and these are extracted by the same process. This makes it very hard to tell if any “other chemical” is from the plant or if it has been added by the person making or selling the compound. We recommend that the Best Practice is to discard any drug which has any reaction not compatible with the pure form of the expected substance.
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We package our 2 mL portions of reagent into 5 mL bottles to ensure more consistent drop rate as the bottle empties. The 2mL of liquid in the bottle will still give between 30-40 tests, as advertised.
This is tricky, as you know, MDMA gives a strongly coloured reaction but PMMA and PMA give weaker reactions.
Ultimately this speaks for the fact that using drugs is always dangerous – even pure MDMA with no adulterants carries significant risks. Fortunately, mixing of these two substances is phenomenally rare, with just a few cases recorded in europe in the last decade.
To have the best chance of seeing when things are amiss:
- Test with multiple reagents
- Gently separate your sample and test several particles, taking care to select ones which look different
- Carefully observe for any unexpected dilutions in the centre of the reaction liquid, and for unexpected colour changes at the edges.
Reagent tests are a great way to reduce risks but to reiterate, they cannot eliminate the risks associated with using drugs.
You would have to check the regulations of your airline but if you do, it is best to put them in checked luggage and make sure that the lid is on tightly and they are individually bagged as they will damage your luggage if they leak (due to the reduced pressure in the hold). They can be safely transported individually bagged in hand luggage with your other liquids, again airline regulations permitting.
While wearing gloves and eye protection, start the cold tap running gently and then remove the lid of the reagent bottle and upturn it so that the contents drip into the flowing water. As soon as they are diluted, the risks are very low but it is not safe to drink or wash in the water.
It will produce a mixture of the colours – a lot like mixing two colours of paint. If you have a powder or crystalline substance with two different looking types of crystal, try to separate them and test them individually.
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We are not aware of any countries in which reagent tests are illegal. The reagents are used in laboratories for testing other common compounds so banning them would be impractical.