2.2.14 AMT


Common Nomenclature Alpha-Methyltryptamine
Street & Reference Names N/A
Reference Dosage Threshold 5mg+; Light 10mg+; Common 20mg+; Strong 30mg+; Heavy 60mg+ [Erowid]
Light 15mg+; Common 25mg+; Strong 40mg+; Heavy 60mg+; [TripSit]
Anticipated: Onset / Duration 1 Hour / 12 Hours
Maximum Dose Experienced 40mg
Form Pill
RoA Oral
Source / Jurisdiction Internet / UK
Personal Rating On Shulgin Scale ++


This is one that almost got away. It was a freebie; a single pill in a packet, given to me by a head shop in Manchester after I had purchased a number of other items, and engaged in a chat about the market. It was months later that I decided to try it, albeit with a little trepidation, given multiple online reports of high body load.

I experienced relatively little in terms of nausea or general malaise, but equally, not an all firing or visual psychedelic trip either. Yes, I was psychoactively aware, with a vague psychedelic headspace, but it was not a particularly strong or exciting one.

Unable to have a second spin of the wheel, with AMT no longer available, I could only speculate three reasons: I didn’t take enough (despite reference dose sources indicating otherwise), the AMT had degraded by the time I consumed it or the set and setting was wrong for the context of the trip.

If it was still accessible I would probably sample this again, but under significantly different conditions.

[Shulgin Reference: TiHKAL #48, p654]