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  1. Vance

    Vance Member

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    A very specific kind of poison.

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Vance, Feb 5, 2011.

    Is anyone aware of a sort of poison that takes around ten minutes to work, has no(strong) signs of its effect before then, and causes the victim's body to spasm around a bit before he dies?

    Example:

    Victim takes poison. Ten minutes later, he falls down, unable to control his muscles properly, then finally dies from the poison.

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    Thanks for the attention in advance. I've been researching poisons looking just for the one I need to achieve the effect I want but they usually fall just short of the timeframe I'm looking for.
     
  2. Elgaisma

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    Have you tried reading about poisons from Amazonian Tree Frogs lol Thats the one the old fashioned detective novels always fell back on for that scenario. Although I think death is usually quicker.
     
  3. Ellipse

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    In World War II agents on special missions would sometimes carry cyanide capsules. If they were in danger of being caught they would take the poison. Within 5-10 minutes they would be dead.

    And it wasn't a pleasant death. If they were lucky they would slip into a coma and die. Those that didn't would suffer seizures, apnea, and eventually cardiac arrest resulting in death.
     
  4. Vance

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    Cyanide! Can't believe I forgot that one! Thank you, that would be perfect.
     
  5. Trilby

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    Perfect for what? I hope you're talking about your writing. lol.
     
  6. Vance

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    Haha, yeah. I'm writing a mystery novel, so I needed the right poison for a trick to work.
     
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    I was of cause joking. Good luck.
     
  8. Ellipse

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    Of course you are. Don't worry. The thought police will be knocking on your door soon. :D

    j/k :)
     
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  10. Ellipse

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    Yea, but strychnine is usually ingested. That takes 30-40 minutes which is longer than the OP wanted.
     
  11. Allegro Van Kiddo

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    Did the OP say something a not ingesting the poison?

    The "cool" thing about strychnine is that it causes a terrible death with spasms that can break the back and put a Joker smile on your face.
     
  12. Ellipse

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    That would be a cool and creepy effect. :)
     
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    It's ok, as long as you don't mention Al-Qaeda in the same thread.

    Oops.
     

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