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  1. #1 I humbly ask, your help, I don't know how to deal with this issue, need to test a poison 
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    So I suspect someone gave me something poisoned. I did not eat it. I now keep it in 5 different places to test it in more than one lab. Problem is, I live in eastern Europe, I have no clue where to test it.

    I found a lab and they say they can test over 10,000 substances but I need to tell them what exactly to test, if else, they can test all for a huge amount of money that sounds like buying a new house.

    What is it ? a cookie. Now, how can I find what is in it ? any advices on what to do next ? what known poisons should I test or what should I do ? I want to find out what was it poisoned with ? how can I do this before I eat it and die then it be tested to autopsy ?



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    What males you initially suspect that the item is poisoned?


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    Got to be more to this story. The cookie giver is suspected of attempted murder, it’s all in the head or BS.. How do we know if the alleged victim didn’t bake the cookie? Have to admit, never heard of a cookie being used as a weapon before. Eastern bloc countries still have police and laws that frown upon poisoning, why not go directly to them and voice concern? Feed some to a mouse if really worried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
    Feed some to a mouse if really worried.
    Bioassays are very reliable when properly conducted.

    Get a mouse from a pet store that sells them as food for snakes, etc. Some are very small, for small snakes which only eat live food.

    Buy the smallest one you can find. That will provide the most sensitive test. But failure to poison the test subject is not absolute proof of safety.

    It could depend on the toxin used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Helix View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
    Feed some to a mouse if really worried.
    Bioassays are very reliable when properly conducted.

    Get a mouse from a pet store that sells them as food for snakes, etc. Some are very small, for small snakes which only eat live food.

    Buy the smallest one you can find. That will provide the most sensitive test. But failure to poison the test subject is not absolute proof of safety.

    It could depend on the toxin used.
    Had to go on blood thinners (dabigitran)few years back, in fact for rest of my life. At that time someone joked to me that I was safe from warfarin or rat poison. Anti coagulants apparently number 1 rodent killer I hear. I guess if a mouse eats cookie and hemorrhages to death then it’s a rodenticide. So if Serna is on blood thinner then he’s safe, but is that truth or myth? I don’t really want to give it a go
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