The data in these reports has been collected from different festivals through New Zealand.
Initial testing is carried out using reagents such as Marquis and Mandelin, as well as Ehrlich’s for detecting LSD.
More detailed testing at events is carried out using a Bruker ALPHA – a Fourier transform infra-red spectrometer. This uses infra-red light to generate a characteristic absorption spectrum for each sample, allowing the detection of drugs, adulterants, and mixtures.
While the testing is being carried out, our volunteers have free and frank harm reduction conversations with the clients.