Ayahuasca and Changa are both botanical DMT blends, however, they come from different traditions. Ayahuasca is both the popular name for the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and the psychedelic beverage traditionally produced by certain Amazonian tribes for centuries.
Changa, on the other hand, does not have deep-rooted traditional origins. It rose to attention in the early 2000s as a result of the efforts of an Australian named Julian Palmer. Palmer created Changa by infusing dried caapi vine with separated DMT and rolling it into a smokable joint. While it may be a convenient way to take DMT, storing this mixture may pose a challenge. Let's take a look at how to store Changa properly.
What Is Changa
Changa is a smoking blend made of freebase DMT (N, N-dimethyltryptamine) and an MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor). Changa can be made by evaporating DMT onto Banisteriopsis caapi leaf, with the option of including Peganum harmala seeds or extract as the MAOI component. Some even use other herbs like Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea) and Mullein (Verbascum thapsus).
Herbal ingredients in Changa can vary greatly according to the region where it was made. However, it always contains both DMT and MAOI, with DMT content ranging from 25%-50% of the total change weight.
Once a person has chosen their base plants, the next step is infusing them with extracted DMT. They infuse this isolated DMT into new herbs by blending it with dried herbs in alcohol. Allowing the alcohol to evaporate leaves behind a mixture of dried herbs subtly laced with DMT, and voila, you have Changa.
How Can You Store Changa
According to online reports, Changa is pretty resilient. People say that even after months of improper storage in drawers and paper bags, Changa can still induce breakthrough DMT experiences, indicating that potency isn't lost. However, if you don't want to play with fire and make sure that your Changa can be stored for a longer time it's best to follow some simple guidelines.
Avoid storing Changa in plastic containers, opt-in for nice, airtight glass jars, or vials, like the ones found in our Portalbox or Portalcase. Depending on where you live, if it's too hot or humid, Changa may start to lose potency more rapidly, therefore placing your glass containers in the fridge might be a good idea.
If you want to store your Changa for longer periods, simply place a couple of silica packs in your glass container, and line it with cloth to make sure the silica isn't touching the smokable material. Keep Changa in a cool, dark place and you will be able to use it for years to come.
Does Changa Go Bad?
It depends on the way how you're storing it. To prevent Changa from going bad it's best to add some desiccant packs into your storage container, they will make sure that the herbal blend stays dry and doesn't mold. In humid environments, especially when Changa gets moist mold and bacteria will start to develop, making your batch hazardous.
Some people have reported attempting to smoke Changa that was crafted some time ago (years), noting a bad taste and harsh smoke. While it didn't spoil, improper storage could have affected the overall quality of the Changa blend.
Storing Changa is a breeze, it's a resilient blend that can withstand the test of time even if stored unproperly. However, if you want to store Changa properly and showcase the beauty of this blend, check out our Portalbox and Portalcase. They are not only a storage solution, but a crafted haven designed to preserve and present your Changa blend.
If you have a batch of pure DMT, check out our article on How To Store (freebase) DMT.