We bet you never knew that these animals could make you trip:
- Ants: Red harvester ants have been used as a “ritual intoxicant” by at least 7 indigenous Californian groups. Boys and men would swallow hundreds of live ants to induce visions of “dream helpers” to gain shamanic powers. Read more about the ritual here.
- Sea sponges (yes they are animals): Some species of sea sponges contain two derivatives of DMT: 5-Bromo-DMT and 5,6-dibromo-DMT. 5-Bromo-DMT has been found to have a sedative and antidepressant effect in animal studies.
- Fish: Many fish are known to be psychedelic. A species called Sarpa salpa can produce vivid auditory and visual hallucinations for 36 hours when ingested.
The more you know!