Species of mushroom: Amanita Pantherina Dose: Half a cup filled with cut/diced pieces of only the caps... Stems were placed aside... Duration: Plus or minus seven hours Onset: Roughly an hour and a half... Fourth or fifth time used: Alright... SWIM ordered some A. Pantherina from a very reliable on-line source... When they arrived SWIM sliced enough of the mushroomsand divided them intoseveral portions... Each consisting of about one half cup of diced/sliced mushroom cap matieral... SWIM ingested one of the several portions he had just cut up... I enjoyed the taste of the mushrooms he consumed... After an hour had elapsed...I had concluded that the dosage level was too low, and decided to retire this trip (pronounce it a failure) and try again another day... This was due SWIM's ignorance and pecimism... He should have known that with his experience over the years... Many psychedelics take time to take their beginning effects... While I was walking around... SWIM decided to cook some dinner for himself...SWIM began to notice that he was experiencing changes in visual perception... These effects became stronger over the next hour or some, and were characterized by sensing an "alive quality" in inanimate objects... Wavy motion in the visual field like a Van Gogh canvas (no color perception was associated with the motion, however, as is so commonly encountered following ingestion of LSD, psilocybin, or mescaline), and mild distortion of size, distance and depth perception... Auditory hallucination were also prominent -- especially the effect, called "anahata sounds" of yoga, of hearing fine high-pitched sounds like bells and violin strings... SWIMexperienced only slight impairment of motor coordination and balance...Like as would be produced by a small amount of ethanol... Equivalent to two or three bottles of beer... In contrast to the effect of ethanol... However... There was no slurring of speech or clouding of consciousness... WhileI felt as thoughhis consciousness was somehow removed and distant from the surroundings...SWIM experienced a sense of great clarity... AsSWIM often experience following ingestion of psilocybin-containing mushrooms... It seemed toSWIM that the psychic effect were emanating from the "ajna chakra", the so called "third eye" -- a locus above and between the eyes... SWIM experienced no muscular spasms, cramps, vomiting, or nausea of any kind... The experience was totally pleasurable, and lasted about seven hours or so...I was struck by the unique quality of the effect whereas he finds the psychic effects of LSD, psilocybin-containing mushrooms, and peyote to be similar, to be, as it were, on a continuum of related experience,SWIMfeels the A. pantherina was distinctly different... After this experience I did not experience any after-effects. Does anyone else have any other experiences with the Amanita Pantherina? With higher or lower doses? I would like to order this specimen again... I wouldlike to know if anyone elsewould share theirexperiences with this species of mushroom... Usually he hears of horrible tails of mushroom toxicity related to this particular species... Of thefive or sixtimes used... He has experienced no horrible effects... Anyone else?Cheers .