Pure 5-Meo-DMT is once again available from various vendors, sparking interest in stocking up for the long term. We will try to provide an outline of the best storage strategies when it comes to 5-MeO-DMT. While this guide is specifically tailored for 5-MeO-DMT, these principles can be applied to various different psychedelics, keeping them potent and fresh.
What Is 5-MeO-DMT?
5-MeO-DMT, an exceptionally potent natural psychedelic present in specific plants and the toxic secretions of the Sonoran Desert (“Colorado River”) toad, Bufo Alvarius. It can also be artificially synthesized in a laboratory.
The experience following the ingestion of 5-MeO-DMT is often described as inducing a sense of unity with the universe or a transcendent "other." Bright colors and intricate patterns in perception are commonly associated with the psychedelic effects, alongside potential side effects such as severe nausea and lingering confusion in the days following ingestion.
5-MeO-DMT obtained from Bufo toads is typically crystalline, having a flake-like structure and ranging in color from clear to golden brown. However, it may also harbor additional organic compounds or contaminants introduced during the collection process, known as "milking," of the toad. On the other hand, laboratory-synthesized 5-MeO-DMT is purer, having a powder-like structure.
How To Store 5-MeO-DMT
The salts of 5-MeO-DMT (Oxalate, Fumarate, HCl, etc.) are more resistant to degradation than the freebase form. For this reason, converting freebase to salt is the best way for prolonged storage, according to our sources.
It's also important to prioritize safety when it comes to 5-MeO-DMT. Make sure to keep it locked away in a chemically stable container, such as glass vials or jars, especially if there are children in the vicinity. That's exactly why our Portalbox comes with a lock. Safety first!
Long Term Storage
Like with any other psychedelic, heat, moisture, and direct sunlight will cause it to degrade more rapidly. Here are the key points for storing 5-MeO-DMT:
Keep 5-MeO-DMT sealed and dry. Keep the substance sealed in an airtight container. Avoid using plastic and opt for more chemically stable options such as glass. Make sure to place a desiccant in the container alongside 5-MeO-DMT as it will prevent moisture buildup.
Use amber vials. Consider transferring 5-MeO-DMT to small amber vials, as it will prevent light from degrading the potency of your batch, You can use transparent vials as well, if they're placed in a dark and secure place, like our Portalbox.
Put it in the freezer. Depending on your climate, you might want to use the freezer, as cold temperatures slow down degradation. Seal containers well, place them in a lock box, and store them in the freeze. Allow the stash to reach room temperature before opening to prevent moisture issues and clumping.
Be careful when opening the stash. When taking your 5-MeO-DMT out of the storage, wait for it to reach room temperature before opening it to avoid condensation.
Optional - use antioxidants and displace the air. Some users add an antioxidant to the container to prevent oxidation of the substance, one of the common options is Vitamin C. Now, if you want to score A+ on your storage, you can swap the air with a heavy gas like xenon. It might be a bit excessive, but it certainly takes the storage of 5-MeO-DMT to the next level.
Short Term Storage
Storing 5-MeO-DMT for shorter durations is far less complicated. By following these simple principles and less meticulous care you can make sure that your stash remains potent and safe to use. While some people opt for a plastic baggie or a child-proof medicine bottle, we still recommend using glass as it has proven to be a superior storage option.
Simply place your stash in a glass vial, and store it at room temperature, away from light, in a discreet location. Make sure it's out of reach of children or irresponsible adults.
How To Store Bufo
The secretions of Bufo alvarius toad also contain 5-MeO-DMT, although it's not completely pure. The toad venom is far more complex, as it combines a multitude of different enzymes and biochemicals, such as bufotenine (5-OH-DMT).
Now for storing Bufo, the same principles apply as with pure 5-MeO-DMT. According to online reports, Bufo that has been stored in a closed vial at room temperature can preserve it’s potency for two years and possibly even longer. It was also noted that the biomaterial has darkened over time, but it was "quite active."
If stored properly, 5-MeO-DMT can last for years without losing potency. If you're looking for the safest storage solution, that you can lock and place away our Portalbox is just the thing. It not only ensures the safety of your stash but also acts as a stylish showcase for your collection.