Tetraphenetrithylamine, also known as "Dust", is a drug. It is produced from lanima, a parasitic alien from Pangea III.
Usage and Side EffectsEdit
The side effects of taking too much Dust are described as being similar to the effects of the Phobos Virus on afflicted. Dust is highly addictive and is highly sought after in the Core and fringe regions. It is relatively side effect free, though you can become paranoid and develop pyschosis once addicted.
The lanima secrete a thick oily fluid from sub-dermal glands which reacts with CO2 to produce a airborne pyschoactive, which is designed to disorientate the prey. When dried and processed, this fluid produces dust or tetraphenetrithylamine.
Lanima begin producing this toxin immediately after birth. On dust farms, the larvae are normally incubated inside bovines or other large mammals until they reach a problematic length (two meters is the maximum). However, the UTA and most Core governments have outlawed the breeding and keeping of lanima.