It’s AFOAFs experience with pure bufotenine that it turns black after several weeks and doesn’t work well anymore without re-freebasing it. This happens even in an air tight light proof container. I don’t know what causes this. There’s been speculation about this on another forum but no hard core proof of what happens to it. But it can be refreshed by re-freebasing it. That indicates to me that bufotenine carbonate is forming. When re-freebased, bubbles form, so again that indicates its forming bufotenine carbonate. Mescaline
freebase is well known to form mescaline carbonate and it’s pKa is similar to bufotenine, so this very likely happens with bufotenine.
So essentially, the shelf life of the snuff is pretty short. As the bufotenine darkens it becomes more nauseating and less psychedelic
. This is AFOAFs experience. So make the snuff when you need it. Don’t store it for too long.
AFOAF once produced several grams of pure white freebase bufotenine crystals. He planned to save it for a long time, hearing about how stable bufotenine is. He put it in a small air tight vial, in complete darkness. After about 3 months it was all black like coal, no longer powder, just one large black lump, and it was very nauseating to smoke it. It produced nausea and head tension, and almost no visuals. After dissolving it in hydrochloric acid, bubbles formed. He re-freebased it, and it was good again. He’s not been able to figure out how to stop the freebase bufotenine from turning black. If somehow knows how, please tell us!