Originally Posted by Herbal Healer 019
He didn't use a bubble bag nor did he boil it out.
SWAM brewed the tea up like he normally would (straining the particulate pod matter)
Bud thats a boil out and filtration (albeit not sure what degree of filtration, coffee
filter?). SWIMs assuming SWIY used dried store bought poppy
pods, put them into HOT water to make tea (boiling the content out), filtered that content (SWIY says "straining" - AKA filtering), evaporated it, and scraped it. Making tea is just a small-scale boil-out of anything!
A bubble bag is just a much better filtration system and works ESPECIALLY well for large scale poppy pod boil-outs (i.e. using an enormous almost cauldron of a pot
to boil out 100+ pods/leaves/stalks/roots of hacked plants). But works great for any small scale too!
The flaked O in the above photo is from a very large boil-out of several hundred pods, in SWIMs experience color is not much of an indicator of alkaloid
content. Some think the darker opium
is the better, but all opium is black when theres enough of it to be dense enough material (i.e. a ball of opium or a very thick laid sheet of putty). The same opium that is black in a ball can be stretched like a piece of gum and suddenly its brown, and the thinner its stretched the lighter it gets. So all flaked opium (very thin opium) appears lightish brown regardless of how many or few pods were used to brew it.
Did SWIY ever notice their flaked opium revert back into putty? Or did SWIY not have their flaked O sitting around long enough?
In the above photo the opium flakes in the foreground have picked up enough humidity from the air to begin the process of melting back into putty, whereas the lightest brown stuff is still in flake/crystal-form. This re-puttifying starts to happen 24-48 hours of being exposed to open air in a region with moderate to high humidity.
Its physical properties remind SWIM
of the funky gunk you get when you mix cornstarch with water and squeeze it dry and watch it melt back to a liquid in the palm of your hand.
SWIY can also SNORT opium without precipitating any alkaloid salt just by starching the putty with inositol powder and laying it in a dish to evaporate then scraping and grinding to a super-soft and fluffy opium-alkaloid powder.