Not all batches of amanita cause sweats [traces of muscarine maybe] and I am personally convinced that preparing the mushroom right prevents any stomach symptoms, which by the way tastes great. But well, yea if you don't have any where you're at...Actually, I prefer the Ambrosia over the mushroom. It definitely hits me quicker, and I feel none of the side effects that I sometimes get from the mushroom (lethargy/drowsiness, and the occasional sweats).
I also get more visual effects such as vibrant colors and lite tracers.
The effect from the Ambrosia that I desire most is its sense of calming. It's like the Ambrosia closes the flood gates to cut off the flow of excessive thoughts and emotions that are clouding my mind. Then I just feel peaceful and euphoric-like. I just "am".
Anyways, I find this debate between the sceptics and AS a bit useless. I mean what are you arguing about? It's definately not the AM, but since it inebriates just like AM, then it sure is not some random thing..
I agree that you should do the same experiment and produce some other fleeces from other edibles..
Its very interesting what you mention about pantherina... I would love to hear more. My friend has some pantherina which he has used in the past when out of muscarias, as they are common as well. BUT, indeed scientific papers show that pantherina contains a couple of toxins [stizolobic and stizolobinic acdi if I remember right] which could make pantherina more toxic than muscaria which I think contains these toxins in trace amounts...
Another interesting question:
you say you have used different batches of muscaria over the world and it has always worked?? Do you have a file of the locations of the reports and all ?? Have you noticed differences in the fleece or the resulting liquid of different amanita batches from places 'over the world' as you claim??
Have you actually noticed a difference betweein pantherina and muscaria inebriation with 'real' material ??