michael-clark at uiowa.edu
Wed Aug 9 19:45:37 EST 1995
Tom Kempton wrote:
>I am trying to check on the validity of a request for collections of
>huge quantities of Amanita muscaria for use by "Scientific Labratories"
>The request offered $50.00 per dryed pound and had real specific drying
>requirements. Sounds suspicious, anyone know of any research going on
>with this? Thanks in advance.
I agree it sounds very suspicious. Ask what they want it for. If they
want it as a source of muscimol or ibotenic acid, then refer them to
RBI (Research Biochemicals International, 1-800-736-3690 USA/Canada
only, I'm a neurobiologist and we do a fair amt of biz with them.
They're very good). They sell the purified compounds, and a legitimate
scientific lab will have no trouble buying them. If they claim some
other use (i.e. I.D.-ing other compounds), I'd do a lit search to see
if they have anything published. Hope this helps.
University of Iowa
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