This is a veritas post.
White MX w/multi-colored speckles – front
This pill produced a very interesting test result. I’m quite puzzled
at the reactions. The pill seems to be from a different batch than the White MX that was tested
[sixthseal.com] close to two months ago. The previous batch did not
have the kaleidoscope of speckles this new batch has. The White MX from
that time did have visible colored specks, but it’s not so
prominent and dominant compared to this batch. The logo is the same,
and this pill also has slightly beveled edges on both sides, and a
single score down the back.
White MX w/multi-colored speckles – back
I checked it against the previous photos and the cursive “mx” font
is exactly similar. The only thing different is the abundance of
speckles in this pill. It has blue, red, green, yellow and browns
speckles all over the pill. It would be interesting to note that it was
related to me that qualitative comments from a person who had this pill
(White MX w/multi-colored speckles), White HQ and White Maple Leaf
feels that this pill is strongest among the three.
The scraping was tested with a drop of Marquis reagent. The color
changed slowly to purple and then to dark purple/black. There was no
bubbling or smoking, which I understand rules out DXM. The pill seems
like an MDxA pill at this point.
Conclusion: MDxA (purple/black color change)
Simons Test #1
This is the puzzling one. One drop of Simon’s reagent and two drops
of buffer solution was added to a sample scraping. The solution started
to bubble noticeably (produced air bubbles) and the final color was a
very light orange. I thought that I must have messed up the reaction
somehow and scraped another bit off for a second test. The same result
was noticed – bubbles, and a very light orange solution. It may be
interesting to note Erowid has a photo showing an MDA reaction and an MDMA reaction
[erowid.org] to Simons and the results seems to be similar to Erowid’s
MDA result. However, I was under the impression that Simons only tests
for secondary amines and MDA is not a secondary amine so it shouldn’t
react with Simons. I could be missing something basic here though, I’m
not very familiar with the more exotic reactions.
Simons Test #2
Conclusion: Not MDMA (no blue color change)
I wasn’t really keen on doing this due to the low success rate I’ve
had with Robadope in the past. The results have always been ambiguous,
there wasn’t a reaction where a really strong and unmistakable color
change occurred, even with known primary amines like dexamphetamine
(Dexedrine) tablets containing 5 mg dextroamphetamine sulfate. This
test also requires a rather large sample (EZ Test says 10% of the pill)
and I wasn’t prepared to sacrifice that amount for a test that may or
may not provide a conclusive result. However, curiosity got the better
of me and I prepared a drop of Robadope with 3 drops of buffer solution
before scraping quite a bit of the pill into the solution. I did not
skimp on the sample, as you can see from the sadly mutilated and much
less voluminous pill:
The large amount of powder was moved into the solution, but no reaction took place. I did notice a very slight bluish tint to the solution.
The solution’s borders have been outlined for better clarity.
I added more scraping, but the color did not change. I pushed a
stray drop of buffer solution into the existing solution, which now
contains a drop of Robadope and 4 drops of buffer. However, there was
still no noticeable color change.
Robadope reagent’s original color.
I manipulated a stray Robadope drop into the existing solution, and
that colored the solution somewhat (due to the natural coloring of
Robadope), but there wasn’t a definitive noticeable color change to
salmon/red. I thought I did see a bit of red when I looked at the
solution from an angle, with some wishful thinking. 🙂 However, the
resultant solution (2 drops Robadope, 4 drops buffer solution) looks
more yellow than red.
I’m quite puzzled at the strange reactions. The EZ Test kit was
purchased about two months ago and it has been kept in a dark and cool
place. The reagents have been reliable until the strange results today.
I’m not discounting the fact that there might be cross-contamination
among the bottles, I could have screwed the wrong cap on the wrong
bottle. I’ve always been careful to wipe stray drops from the cap and
bottle before screwing on the cap, but it could be a possibility.
White MX w/multi-colored speckles (scanned) – front
That said, assuming the results are correct, what could the
substance possibly be? Personally, I’m leaning towards MDA due to the
positive Marquis reagent test and the Simons color change that is
similar to Erowid’s. However, if it is MDA, the Robadope would have
tested out too, and it didn’t. I must state though, I have had a lot of
trouble with Robadope, so I’m not putting too much weight on that
result. What do you all think? I would appreciate any educated guesses
and speculation. The scanned pill images above and below has more
accurate color reproduction than the digicam photos. Please let me know
before noon if it could be something that I would regret taking. I know
this doesn’t sound like a very smart thing to do, but I’m not a very
smart person. 😉 Thanks!
White MX w/multi-colored speckles (scanned) – back
Disclaimer: The pill has been disposed of and is no longer in my possession. Request for identification is for informational purposes only.