Tracers can be described as the experience of trails of varying lengths and opacity being left behind moving objects in a manner that is similar to those found in long exposure photographs. These can manifest as exactly the same color of the moving object which is producing it or can sometimes be a seemingly randomly selected color of their own.
A near consistent way to reproduce this visual effect is to simply move one's hand in front of their face or throw an object under the influence of a moderate dose of psychedelics.
Tracers can be broken down into 4 basic levels of visual intensity. These are defined below as:
- Subtle - The most basic form of tracer can be described as an almost completely transparent after image which disappears quickly and drags shortly behind moving objects.
- Distinct - At this level, tracers increase in their length to become roughly half as long as the distance across the visual field which the object it is following has moved. The clarity of these tracers shifts from barely visible to distinct and partially transparent in colour.
- Intense - At this level, tracers become mostly solid in appearance and almost completely opaque in their colour with increasingly distinct and sharp edges to their shape. This creates a clear contrast between the tracer itself and the background behind it. The tracers become slower to fade from one's vision and can remain in the air for up to several seconds. This results in longer trails covering the entire distance across the visual field which the object creating it has moved.
- All-encompassing - The highest level occurs at the point when a person’s visual field has become so sensitive to the creation of tracers that it entirely smudges and blurs into an all-encompassing tracer at the slightest movement of an object or the eye. This can make it extremely difficult to see unless the eyes are kept still in a motionless environment as tracers linger almost indefinitely or until one looks elsewhere within their visual field.
Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:
Anecdotal reports which describe this effect within our experience index include:
- Experience: 36mg 4-AcO-DiPT - Truly, one for the psychedelic animals among us
- Experience:120mg - Garden of The Gods
- Experience:120µg LSD - First Bad Acid Trip, Psychosis
- Experience:1mg 25c-NBOMe - Experiment in my room
- Experience:25mg Deschloroketamine - My first time orally dosing DCK
- Experience:2mg 25C-NBOMe - Experimental trip to test personal limits of NBOMes
- Experience:2mg Etizolam & N20 - "Hippy Crack" Indeed
- Experience:3 drops of cinnamon bark oil/ 5 drops of german chamomile oil/ 2mL of nutmeg oil in lecithin - experiments with nutmeg oil
- Experience:3.5g psilocybe cubensis - Relinquishing of Material Chains/Fear and Desolation
- Experience:300µg - Togetherness and the Silent Dusk
- Experience:300μg 1P-LSD + 40mg diphenidine - My first psychotic break
- Experience:337mg DMT fumurate - A Day With DMT
- Experience:35mg 2C-P - Asymmetrical Terror and the Geometric Sea
- Experience:4.5g - The Grand Introduction to Beauty and Fear
- Experience:5.3g psilocybe cubensis - Dimensional Circumstance and the Fabric of Understanding
- Experience:50mg (approx.)/ Marijuana - Geometric Angels
- Experience:5g Mushrooms - Failed attempt at a Terence Mckenna style trip.
- Experience:800 seeds- My First Trip Ever
- Experience:BK-2C-B - Various experiences
- Experience:Ephenidine:185mg - A Weird and Rewarding Trip
- Experience:Mushrooms and Snuff Films -- Trip Report (3.5 grams)
- Experience:Unknown dosage / 1 tab DOC - Psychedelia Turned Into Stimulant Psychosis