The best way to understand what each reagent does is to study the extended color chart below, but first, here are the basics…
Simon’s Reagent: Simon’s is a secondary test that tells the difference between MDMA and MDA, and so is the second step in our MDMA kit. It can also differentiate between methamphetamine and regular amphetamine. Simon’s reagent should never be used alone. It should only be used after first testing your sample with Marquis reagent. Contains two bottles.
Froehde Reagent: Froehde is the third reagent in our MDMA kit, because it can easily identify 5-APB and 6-APB, two drugs that are difficult to rule out with the first two reagents (Marquis and Simon’s). It can also help identify other new psychoactive substances.
Liebermann Reagent: Liebermann is the second step in our cocaine kit, because it can identify levamisole, a veterinary de-worming drug often cut into cocaine. In conjunction with our other kits it can also be useful for identifying various cathinones (“bath salts”) and other psychoactive substances.
Mandelin Reagent: Mandelin is useful for identifying ketamine. It can also be used as an alternative first step in testing MDMA, and to identify other psychoactive substances. Mandelin can also detect the dangerous drugs PMA and PMMA when no MDMA is present in the sample. Shake well before using.
Mecke Reagent: Mecke is an alternative first step in testing MDMA. It can also distinguish between various cathinones (“bath salts”) and help identify many other psychoactive substances.
Folin Reagent: Folin Reagent is primarily useful for detecting a class of drugs called piperazines, such as BZP and TFMPP. Contains two bottles. To help with identification it is useful to put a blank drop on the plate next to the drop you put on your drug sample. This makes it easier to compare the color changes.
Ehrlich’s Reagent: Ehrlich’s reagent can be used to identify LSD, helping rule out 25i-NBOMe, and other extremely dangerous drugs in the same class that are often misrepresented as LSD. See our LSD Kit for more details.
Note: For color reactions to many more drugs, see this reddit page.
General Testing Instructions
IMPORTANT: Never have more than one reagent bottle open at a time. If you mix up the caps and put the wrong cap on the wrong reagent bottle, this may cross-contaminate the reagents and ruin them. Be sure to perform the tests in a well-lit location.
- Scrape a tiny bit of your pill or powder onto a white ceramic plate.
- Take the reagent bottle out of the plastic safety container.
- Remove the cap and turn the bottle upside-down a couple inches over the powder.
- Squeeze one drop out of the bottle onto the powder.
- Be careful to not let the dropper bottle touch your powder or you will contaminate the kit and ruin the entire bottle.
- Replace the cap.
- Observe the color change right away.
- Use the corresponding kits column on the DanceSafe color chart included with your kit to evaluate your test.
Storage and Handling Instructions:
The DanceSafe reagents are primarily sulfuric acid with other potentially dangerous chemicals and are strong enough to burn skin and clothing. Keep out of eyes and mouth. Wear latex gloves when handling the bottle and cap. If you get some on you, then wash quickly with soap and water. Wash testing surfaces with soap and water as well. Dispose of any unwanted reagent down the sink with running water and baking soda. Store all testing kits in a cold, dark place (like your refrigerator) between uses.
NOTE: DanceSafe Reagents can only determine the PRESENCE, not QUANTITY or PURITY, of a particular substance. Dark color reactions will tend to override reactions to other substances also in the pill.
A positive or negative reaction for a substance does not indicate that a drug is safe. No drug use is 100% safe.