2001b) found two proteases (45 kDa and 90 kDa) excreted by Amanita muscaria with pH optima at 3 and between 3 and 5.
AcH 505 promotes the growth and mycorrhiza formation by symbiotic fungi Amanita muscaria and Suillus bovinus, but it is antagonistic against Heterobasidion annosum.
The pharmacology of Amanita muscaria is not entirely understood.
Muscimol is five to 10 times more potent than ibotenic acid, and is likely the primary contributor to the psychoactive effects of Amanita muscaria intoxication.
Nevertheless, one early study found an increase in psi scores with psilocybin (significance unknown), and another study found a significant effect of Amanita muscaria mushrooms on psi, but caution is raised about the lack of peer review with the latter study.
Finally, Puharich (1962) followed up his earlier success at clairvoyance using the Amanita muscaria mushroom with a demonstration for four Los Angeles news reporters who also acted as participants and who were either skeptical or hostile toward the idea of drug-induced psi.
Fly Agaric, also known as Amanita Muscaria
, is well-known as a poisonous mushroom.
Agar, also known as Aga, goes by the scientific names Agarcius muscarius and Amanita muscaria
His contact with members of the Beat generation during his stay at the Chelsea hotel in 1962, and with hippie ideology from his numerous stays in California between '63 and '68 might explain why Raysse followed a route typical of the period: a questioning of his own work--the fabrication of "things," little symbolic and ritual heteroclitic objects, as in the series "Coco Mato," 1971-73, from the Italian name for the hallucinogenic mushroom Amanita muscaria
They belong to a group of fungi called agarics and, although they are edible, there are some that are either inedible or are positively dangerous, like the fly agaric, amanita muscaria
, which can be found in some of our local birch and oak woodlands with its bright red cap.
A good thing, considering lethal Amanita muscaria
has grown in my backyard.
the properties of Amanita muscaria or related fungi were indeed known to, and used by ancient Taoists, perhaps also medieval ones, though it will be no easy task to reveal the details, doubtless among the most secret arcane of the Tao Tsang.
Gordon Wasson's revolutionary identification of the Vedic soma plant as Amanita muscaria not only founded the discipline of ethnomycology but it also helped change our understanding of the most basic principles of religion.
Atkinson, 2004; Letcher, 2004; Luke 2005; Vayne, 2001), reports of "sensing an intelligence or spirit being in an ingested plant or substance" were found to be most widespread while respondents were under the influence of the plant substances: psilocybin-containing mushrooms, ayahuasca (a mixture of plants), mescaline-containing cacti, and Amanita muscaria
, but especially with Salvia divinorum.
Root-fungus interactions observed on the initial stages of mantle formation and Hartig net establishment in mycorrhizas of Amanita muscaria
on Picea abies in pure culture.