The study manual explains how you can set-up your own placebo control, we call this process ‘self-blinding’. The manual has 2 versions:
- manual for blotter psychedelics (e.g. LSD, 1p-LSD, etc. with either volumetric dosing or cutting blotters)
- manual for plant psychedelics (e.g. magic mushroom)
The video below shows the entire setup process, it is highly recommended you watch it before making your setup. The video shows the setup with a blotter psychedelic, there are minor differences at step 3 if you use mushrooms or volumetric dosing. Briefly, in the case of mushrooms, the placebo capsules need to be filled with an equal weight of a non-psychoactive substance, while for volumetric dosing, plastic vials must be used instead of capsules. Please see the respective manuals for details. The video goes through the setup process accurately, nonetheless, we recommend that you watch it with the manual in hand and follow along. Furthermore section IV, ‘Starting and participating in the study', is not covered by the video, please read that before starting the study.
The manual contains amazon links to everything that is needed for the setup (other than the psychedelics). Furthermore, you can also order ‘self-blinding kits’ from the microdose.nl community. This kit contains everything that is needed for the setup (e.g. zip bags, envelopes, etc.), except psychedelics.