Storage and lastability of dried pods

Discussion in 'Opium & Poppy' started by baron samedi, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. baron samedi

    baron samedi Silver Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I would like to know how long dried poppy pods will keep for, and whether or not they need to be stored in a specific way if a I want to preserve them long term?

    SWIM read that morphine in opium will lose potency but does not know if this applies to pods aswell.
     
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    MrJim Gold Member

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    Pods can last a while dried, longer if stored in dark with an little air as possible. I would say that if they are stored properly you could keep them for a couple of years.
     
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    baron samedi Silver Member

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    Thanks for the reply, Mr Jim,
    I had assumed this to be the case, but then read about morphine in opium degrading and turning into codeine or something.
    Presumably if they are kept in sealed boxes this shouldn,t be a problem.
     
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    I believe that they have previously uncovered silver opium boxes from china, burried with the ancient dead and, when exhumed, the opium was still active.