For the first two puddles, don't drink them too quickly. When he throws the first two bottles wait a second or two, start on one, drink two times but do not destroy the puddle, move to the second one, remove it completely, then the first one. By the time the first experiemt is about to start the abo should have more than enough energy for the slow. After that, drink as fast as possible, but always make sure there are actually two puddles. I've seen only one puddle created sometimes. About the puddles not shrinking ... I don't know. Never happened to me.