Which Kit Should I Use?
How should I test suspected MDMA? – Molly / Ecstasy
Our Marquis test kit should be your first step. You should see a flash of brilliant “royal” purple for as little as half a second, and up to five seconds. There should NOT be a flash of yellow, red, green, or any other colors. This would indicate a mixture of multiple substances. This purple color will change to black relatively quickly as it becomes so dark that it appears black. A reaction that goes straight to black, skipping purple, should be questioned and a followup test is advised. A fast to black reaction does not necessarily mean that it is not MDMA, it may even indicate high purity, but in this case there is a small possibility that it’s adulterated – If you can’t followup with another test, swirl the substance around in the test tube after it has finished reacting to make sure that the thin edges of the liquid are still purple. You can also hold it up to a light source to make sure it’s a deep purple that appears black. Be on the lookout for a muddy black as well which could signal a mixture. A substance that stays purple for a long period (15 seconds plus) IS NOT MDMA.
Our Mandelin Test Kit should be used as a followup if possible as it reacts with different MDMA adulterants. It reacts to MDMA the same way that Marquis does as seen above. Mandelin, when used alongside Marquis, easily doubles your certainty for MDMA. Ehrlich is unnecessary for MDMA in most cases, but it’s possible that it could pick up a substance that the other two miss (relatively rare.)
How should I test suspected LSD? – Acid / L
Our Ehrlich Test Kit should be your primary choice. LSD will turn pink to purple relatively quickly with this kit. Blotter can be tested as-is, but liquid must be treated a little differently (see below “can I test liquids”). Be on the lookout for substances that don’t quite match the chart – follow up with Marquis if you see something different.
Our Marquis Test Kit should be used for increased certainty – this will identify many common LSD adulterants, such as DOC, DOB, DOM and DOI among others. It will not react to LSD which comes up clear. This is actually a good thing as it allows you to see anything that may have been mixed with the LSD in your sample. In some very rare circumstances where LSD is extremely concentrated it may change to a light olive black. These circumstances are extremely rare, maybe one in 5,000 tests.
How should I test suspected Cocaine? Coke / Blow
Our Mandelin Test Kit should be your primary. Cocaine reacts relatively quickly and turns a bright, deep orange color.
Our Marquis Test Kit should be used for increased certainty – this will identify many common Cocaine adulterants, such as methamphetamine (very common in cocaine samples) as well as amphetamine (speed) and cathinones (bathsalts) among others. Cocaine itself comes up clear on the Marquis which, again, is ideal because you can see adulterants that you wouldn’t be able to notice using only Mandelin.
How should I test suspected Ketamine? – K / Special K / Kittens
Our Mandelin Test Kit is excellent for Ketamine and its adulterants. Ketamine will change a bright pinkish orange. Methoxetamine, the most common Ketamine adulterant, turns an “army” green and is very easy to distinguish. A mixture of these two comes up as muddy brown.
Our Marquis Test Kit can be used as a followup to check for other adulterants. Ketamine itself does not react under Marquis, again, leaving an opportunity to see other adulterants that wouldn’t show up on Mandelin.
How should I test suspected Mushrooms? – Shrooms / Boomers
Our Ehrlich Test Kit is excellent for checking the validity of Mushrooms. Unfortunately there are people out there selling the same Mushrooms sold in asian food markets as they look similar. In order to test mushrooms, grind up a very small amount of material and place it into the test tube. With the Ehrlich Kit, the liquid should turn pink to purple if the sample contains psilocybin or psilocin – the active substances in mushrooms.
My substance reacted extremely fast – does that mean it’s “more pure?”
Not necessarily, but in some cases. If the reaction skips straight to the final color it’s recommended that you follow up with a different reagent (type of kit) to increase certainty.
Why are all of the colors the same on the Ehrlich kit?
Our Ehrlich Test Kit is an on/off test for indoles – a component of a limited number of different substances, many of which being psychedelic. This allow for you to make sure that your substance falls into this category, ruling out MANY adulterants. In order to be more certain, or to make sure there aren’t other substances in the sample, follow up with Marquis.
Can I test liquids?
Yes. Liquids should be placed on a piece of untreated paper and dried before using it in the test kit. A good way to make sure your paper is untreated is to test a plain piece of paper first to make sure it doesn’t react – if it doesn’t, then use a separate piece to put your liquid on, allow it to dry, and then test that.
Can I test gelatin or other foods?
Geltabs, or small squares of dried gelatin containing a psychedelic such as LSD can be tested. Just place a very small amount into the test tube. Larger gelatin substances (such as a square of jello) cannot be tested. Avoid these as they are usually used to disguise adulterated substances. Sugar cubes, brownies, cookies, sweet tarts, etc., cannot be tested with the kit as they contain too much foreign material. Again, steer clear of these. They are almost always some sort of trick.