Psychedelic Toads Invade Arizona After Monsoon Season Kicks In

Psychedelic Toads Invade Arizona After Monsoon Season Kicks In

The Sonoran Desert toad, with venom-secreting glands rich in the hallucinogens 5-MeO-DMT and bufotenin, is invading Arizona as monsoon conditions begin towards the end of summer. It can grow up to 7 inches long, has a low-pitched call, and is sure to herald night in several states during hot, wet seasons.

Local news outlets are reporting that the toad population in the Sonoran Desert is skyrocketing now that the rains have started. Reporters focused on the dangers of poison to pets and the temptation for teens to try it for its psychedelic properties.

“This amphibian, also known as the Sonoran Desert Toad, packs a pretty powerful punch,” says KOLD 13 news correspondent Andres Rendon Said. “The way the toad works is that it actually secretes a very powerful psychedelic compound. It’s very dangerous for animals such as dogs and cats, but it’s very illegal to use it as a drug on humans.”

5-MeO-DMT is a natural hallucinogen found in many plant species and toads. It has been used as an enteogen for hundreds of years throughout South America and is currently being investigated in the medical field for the treatment of treatment-resistant depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Arizona’s monsoon season runs from June 15th to September 15th each year. Arizona Republic reportBut things started a little late after a series of unusually hot years. The state has had an especially hot year this year with record heat. What’s more, last year’s monsoon season brought record rains to Arizona, making it the seventh wettest July-September period on record, according to National Weather Service data.

“During the summer, the monsoon rains provide perfect breeding conditions for the Sonoran Desert toads, but now the monsoon is in full swing. The calls are becoming more frequent.”

Sonoran Desert toads are most active during the breeding season from late May to September, when the weather is particularly hot and wet. After the monsoon season, toads burrow into the ground after mating. It is found in Mexico, as well as parts of Arizona, California, Colorado, and New Mexico.

Mechanism of toad venom

“Please stop licking [the toads]National Park Service warned November of last year. The toad licker is so popular that it is considered an “endangered species” by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and is considered endangered in California.

Recreational and medical uses of toads are growing. deputy Hamilton Morris of the media has documented toads in the Sonoran Desert in great detail, and has documented the secretions of the toads. “The Most Potent Psychedelic Toad Venom on Earth” This is also ideal for medical research.Sonoran Desert Toad Venom Just vape or smokeInStyle reported. Toad venom is scraped from the animal’s glands, dried into a paste, and then smoked. “The experience will begin within 10 to 30 seconds, and then you will be physically incapacitated for 20 to 30 minutes,” Alan Davis, a psychedelic researcher at Johns Hopkins University, previously explained. johns hopkins magazine.

Mike Tyson Discussed suck toad poison Hot Boxing with Mike Tyson. Interestingly, his show includes animated depictions of toad hallucinations.

Its medicinal properties are also being studied in the field of medicine. Oxford, UK-based start-up Beckley Cytech announced on August 15, 2021 that it has raised $80 million to power clinical trials and research using a pharmaceutical formulation of 5-MeO-DMT.

Clinical studies using psychedelics, under the guidance of a therapist, show great potential to combat treatment-resistant depression. However, psilocybin experience he can last 5-8 hours, whereas a 5-MeO-DMT session lasts only 1 hour, potentially significantly reducing treatment costs.

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