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    Hello all, Up for grabs are three unrooted sally cuttings and one rooted cutting, this will be an auction which will end at 8pm a week from now. PLEASE DO NOT BID IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY GOOD REVIEWS/REP/NEW ACCOUNT. You will not be paying me for the item but instead doing a donation to the annual server cost. I will pay postage costs. you will have to provide evidence of this donation. Starting bid is $15 minimum increment is $5
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    So... After about 50 failed attempts at logging in, 30 or so more at the email address linked to this account… Then, probably another 30 or so more tries on another old email I had linked to that account, I finally managed to crack a secret question (which to my amazement... and well, mostly frustration, was an ex girlfriends name for the “name of my first pet” secret question… Go figure!). Anyway, after this montage of me trying every possible password, getting locked out, waiting 15 minutes and trying again, spread out over the course of about, what? 3 days… I finally managed to get in! (Sorry for the “fraudulent activity” Torsten - if you're still around). So it appears I have not been an active member on the Corroboree for more than 6 years. There are a number of unanswered messages in my inbox (sorry for the late reply) and I notice that a number of long standing members seem to have disappeared (or maybe they’ve forgotten their secret questions too?). The forums appear a little lonely, and the activity seems a little… dull? (Or maybe I’m just not looking hard enough, you tell me. What’s that community like these days?) Indeed, things have changed. As everything does. But, I’m back! And it’s been a long time coming… There have been many unambitious attempts over the years to reengage, a lot of half motivated, languid stabs at the keyboard; partially completed new accounts - numerous hours spent vexatiously agonising over display names (what was I thinking with this one!) - but it didn’t feel right. It wasn’t the right time. The planets had not aligned, the moon wasn't right.. or, my chakra’s weren’t spinning or whatever other hippy shit I believed in at the time… I wasn’t in the mood. Now, apparently, I am. So, Hello. What’s happening? Anyone else in the northern rivers sick of this rain yet? I pulled a fuck-ton of Trichs out this week that were at various stages of rot. (Fucking clay!) Here’s a pic. And well.. I guess I don’t have much else to say as of yet.. I’ll have to get back into the "forum" swing of things… relearn the lingo, give tips to noobs, post blurry pics and feel embarrassed by senior psychonauts (oh wait, I’m one now!) Anyhow, I will leave you with some of my recently taken, sensual pics to set the mood. enjoy.
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    A few critters I’ve seen around our backyard/block in recent months. I love the colour of the bower bird’s eyes.
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    yet another photo update My E. altissima, a generally unknown species from morocco, north africa that seems to be a climber - crawler but is pretty different (f.e. more slender) than the local foeminea , has been pretty active, and I repotted one of them, and I saw today the other is making strobili (its a male) E. sinica growing from a myriad point plus growing a side shoot E. nevadensis , a new attampt, young plant that is still not over that seedling stage E. chiloensis branches E.major and mangragora automnalis
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    i have posted 5 letters with 10 seeds each, enjoy. i have dried the seeds for maybe 3 weeks, but noticed the coating was still sticky, so to be save (and avoid any fungus issues) place the seeds (for storage) in the fridge, with zip bag opend.
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    The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater. Frank Zappa
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    https://hightimes.com/news/legalization/monumental-potential-new-yorks-new-legal-cannabis-program/ Expungement is front and centre for past offenders which is SO awesome. Also 6 plants each, plus I can hold 8 oz's and 24gs of rosin? NYC giving a good showing
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    Weed is now FULLY legal in New York bringing the count to 18 states and territories in the US where weed is fully legal. Pretty cool, huh. Don't ever give up the fight for your plant and medicine rights!!! Very interesting article here... https://www.forbes.com/sites/alonzomartinez/2021/04/06/a-new-york-state-of-mind--what-legalized-weed-in-the-workplace-means-for-employers/?sh=16a6959828d6 After years of debating and advancing marijuana laws, beginning with legalizing the medical use of cannabis in 2014 to decriminalize minor marijuana-related offenses in 2019, lawmakers in New York have gone all-in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana by adults. On March 31, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State Cannabis/Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act, reducing barriers to employment for users and encouraging employers to rethink their positions on marijuana. Getting Started The Act creates an Office of Cannabis Management (OCM), an independent arm of the New York State Liquor Authority’s Division of Alcohol Beverage Control. The OCM will be responsible for operationalizing and regulating marijuana within the state and will assume duties over the state’s existing medical marijuana program. The OCM is expected to establish standards for cultivation, create licensing programs for distributors, processors, and retailers of recreational marijuana, adopt advertising and marketing rules and implement a social equity program that will assist individuals disproportionally impacted by cannabis enforcement. While legalization is effective immediately, you won’t find shops opening in your neighborhood until the OCM has implemented the rules necessary to regulate marijuana. Regardless, individuals in New York may currently possess, purchase, share and consume up to 3 ounces of cannabis and up to 24 grams of concentrated cannabis. While it may take months or years for retail sales to start, employers should prepare to comply with the legislation. Employer Impact Thankfully for employers, the New York State Cannabis/Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act does not diminish an employer’s ability to maintain a zero-tolerance drug-free workplace. Employers are not required to permit or otherwise accommodate the use, possession, sale, or transfer of cannabis in the workplace and can prohibit employees from being impaired during work hours. Notably, for users of marijuana, the Act amends Labor Law Section 201-d, protecting workers’ rights to engage in the use of cannabis outside of work. Specifically, the Act requires employers to not discriminate against a worker’s use of cannabis when off-duty, outside of the employer’s facility, and when not using the employer’s equipment or other property. As it relates to an employer’s pre-employment drug screening program, most New York employers may not refuse to hire a candidate based on their legal use of marijuana. An employer would not violate a lawful recreational marijuana user’s rights based on three specific exceptions: 1. An employer may adversely affect a recreational marijuana user’s employment if an employer is required to bar a marijuana user based on a state or federal statute, regulation, ordinance, or other state or federal government mandate. 2. If a worker is impaired by marijuana while working, and the worker’s impairment interferes with an employer’s obligations to provide a safe and healthy workplace, an employer may choose to take an adverse employment action. 3. Finally, employers who would violate federal law or may experience loss of a federal contract or federal funding may disqualify a recreational marijuana user from hire or employment. The Act places employers who engage safety-sensitive but non-regulated workers between a rock and a hard place. When gauging the deterioration of a worker’s abilities based on marijuana use, an employer must identify “specific articulable symptoms” of impairment to challenge the worker’s fitness for duty. Even if an individual tests positive for marijuana while at the workplace but does not exhibit “specific articulable symptoms” of impairment, an employer may be barred from impacting that worker’s employment. What’s Next? Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in New York is effective immediately, employers should quickly rethink their stance on marijuana and the impact of their adjudication policies on lawful marijuana users. Most employers not subject to federal regulation or other express obligation covered by New York’s new law to bar users of marijuana from the workplace will need to address policy statements that lean otherwise. Similarly, employers may want to rethink pre-employment testing for marijuana since a lawful recreational user cannot be barred from employment. Of note, New York City barred employers from testing prospective candidates for marijuana in 2020. Finally, employers will need to carefully develop and implement policies to assess a reasonable suspicion of impairment at the workplace or while on duty to defend an adverse action taken due to a positive test for marijuana. As the state gets underway in implementing its recreational marijuana program, employers can expect to gain clarity behind the intent and enforcement of existing rules and the possible evolution of the law as time progresses.
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    Episode Three - Psychedelic Mysticism + Medicalisation of Cannabis BOOK NOW In this episode, Kelly Paterniti will be discussing the relationship between psychedelic occasioned-mystical experiences and pro-environmental behaviour. This will be followed by a look at the medicalisation of cannabis and other entheogenic plants, that are now fast becoming one of the hottest topics in medicine and psychotherapy. Dr Jamie Rickcord will explore the possibility for change in our relationship with cannabis and psychedelics as a society. Hosted by Nick Wallis and the EGA team Registration for the Microdose Webcasts are free but donations are encouraged to support EGA's important work (booking fees apply). On Wednesday 28 April 2021 at 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM AEST Episode Three - Psychedelic Mysticism + Medicalisation of Cannabis In Segment One, we will be joined by Kelly Paterniti to explore an interesting area where environmental conscience, philosophical, and Pharmacology all connect around pro-environmental behaviour. In Segment two we will explore the Perspectives on Medicalisation of cannabis and other entheogenic plants with a variety of short interviews from Nimbin, the alternative lifestyle capital of Australia. ----------------------------- Segment One – Psychedelic Mysticism Talk Synopsis: The Relationship between Psychedelic Occasioned-mystical experiences and Pro-Environmental Behaviour This lecture will be a presentation of findings from a novel research project, which explored the relationship between psychedelic-occasioned mystical states and pro-environmental behaviour. The study expanded on a previous finding by Forstmann and Sagioglou (2017), who observed an association between lifetime experience with psychedelic use and pro-environmental behaviour. However, the former study did not assess the quality of psychedelic experience, which can greatly vary depending on context. Mystical experiences, which can accompany psychedelic use, are considered profound experiences that can positively influence an individual's life. Some examples of shifts in individuals following such an event, include positive changes in attitude, behaviour and well-being, improved sense of spirituality, increased openness and enhanced connectedness. As a result of such alterations, psychedelic-occasioned mystical experiences could have implications for an individual’s behaviour and relationship with the natural world, including their pro-environmental behaviour. For this study, participants completed an online questionnaire that assessed psychedelic use, mystical experiences, personality and pro-environmental behaviour. The survey also included a behavioural Charity Task in the form of a raffle, whereby participants could choose to donate the prize to an environmental charity or keep it. This task was aimed to be reflective of an actual instance of pro-environmental behaviour. We observed that participants who met the criteria for a ‘complete’ mystical state scored higher on pro-environmental behaviour, openness and agreeableness than those who did not. Specifically, those who achieved a mystical state scored higher on the pro-environmental behaviour types ‘eco-shopping and eating’ and ‘one-off conservation actions’. No significant differences were observed between the charity task groups and mystical experiences. This study is the first to observe how psychedelic-occasioned mystical experiences might influence pro-environmental behaviour, and findings suggest that the quality of a person’s psychedelic experience may be important for whether or not individuals engage in environmental action. Understanding the motivators of pro-environmental behaviour is of pressing concern in light of increases in global temperatures. As greater urbanisation and digitalisation alienates individuals from nature, reconnecting humans with nature should be deemed a priority if environmentally destructive behaviour is to be reduced. The results of the study will be presented in a powerpoint slide that introduces the topic, summarises the study design and subsequently discusses the results, limitations and implications. Bio: Kelly Paterniti Kelly Paterniti has just completed her Honours in Psychology at Edith Cowan University, where she has graduated first class. The research was originally part of my honours dissertation, which is being adapted for publication. Although this was her first research paper, Kelly had excellent support from Dr Stephen Bright and Dr Eyal Gringart who are co-adapting the paper with me for publication. Prior to studying, Kelly had a career in the performing arts, which included performances at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company and Griffin Theatre Company. Segment Two - Perspectives on Medicalisation Talk Synopsis: The medicalisation of cannabis and other entheogenic plants is fast becoming one of the hottest topics in medicine and psychotherapy. But is it as straight forward as it seems? What are the benefits? What are the pitfalls? This sequence of short interviews from Nimbin, the alternative lifestyle capital of Australia, explores this complex topic from a wide range of perspectives. Featuring Dr Jamie Rickcord and other speakers from the Medican Conference (March 27th) and presenters from the upcoming Mardigrass Festival (May 1st & 2nd). Dr Jamie Rickcord will explore the possibility for change in our relationship with cannabis and psychedelics as a society. How do we ensure these medicines are used with integrity and do we first need to accept we have a long way to go despite the capitalist rush that may be born from the same patriarchal mind that has kept them illegal for so long now? Jamie has few theories about the endocannabinoid system and how it is named incorrectly. How all these medicines work through a series of physiological systems, through the mind and through the return of homeostasis and they are all interconnected. Anandamide produces a regulatory state in the human body and is it possible that phytocannabinoids and psychedelics reset the endocannabinoid system? BOOK NOW About Garden States Microdose Webcasts The EGA Garden States Microdose Webcasts are designed to cover a variety of topics from the field of ethnobotany and psychedelic culture, sustainability, and related areas of interest to the community. The forums are part of the program leading up to the highly anticipated Garden States 2021 Botanical Conference. Registration for the Microdose Webcasts are free but donations are encouraged to support EGA's important work. About EGA Entheogenesis Australis is a charitable, educational organisation established in 2004. We provide opportunities for critical thinking and knowledge sharing on ethnobotanical plants, fungi, nature, and sustainability. Through our conferences and workshops, we aim to celebrate the culture, art, politics and community around medicine plants in the hope to better wellbeing for humankind and the planet. To find out more about what we do, head over to our organisational website. If you like what you see, take a look at our upcoming Garden States 2021 Botanical Conference program.
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    Yeah, still some of us old-timers lurking here, our shapely skulls replete with forbidden knowledge.
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    A friend has successfully grafted to Stapelia gigantea before.
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    Absolutely no idea but since it's in the Apocynacae family start with one of those. Maybe Stapelia might be an easy to come by option.
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    lol the wheelbarrow full of trichs with flood waters in the background..... How great is it to crack a code to a long forgotten password - i betchya there's a few bitcoin enthusiasts wishing they could have a few more attempts than just 3 to get back in. Many of them crazy conversationalists and scientists you speak of are still kicking the ball around here - albeit with less frequency but life , family, getting your shit together etc-will do that to ya. Fb is useful for some but this joint is THE library - fb is the son of a bitch brother who constantly talks but says very little. Tops that you found your key to the foyer again, great post man.
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    I bought one, a nice strong seedling. Price included express shipping.
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    I certainly agree Wile E. With the utmost respect to the great minds, good intentions and efforts at work around rescheduling, decriminalization and legalization, I ask where are we going with all this? I may be unduly pessimistic (fingers crossed i am) but doesnt corporatization and consumerism just, and without fail, fuck everything up. TDJ and MMA are getting lots of air time lately and is becoming positioned (at least as far as the media is concerned)and with bogus therapist training courses, to be the shape of things going forward. Where are PRISM,MAPS, EGA, who have done the work, in the media landscape? Passed up for 'the rasict soprano'. Leaving the future of psychedelic therapy in the hands of the venture capitalists, not the shaman. In the hands of the self interested individual not the communal mind. Connected to the $ and Pharma, not to reconnect with our planet. As a species for survival we need to reconnect and stop seeing ourselves as separate from mother nature but given a 'set' that is clinical is that as likely to happen? Perhaps without realizing it we are living the last of what are the good ole days, where the plants were part of a community as folk medicine not part of consumer culture as a patented pill. Tania your singing is flat and may your next trip lead you to some humility.
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    The residuals of what you’ve been trying might interfere with this getting started but we have had great success using predatory mites to control spider mites and russet mites on a range of plants. Read about them first as how they get introduced is important for good results. Some are better suited for indoor use than others. https://www.buglogical.com/spider-mite-predator/ https://www.arbico-organics.com/category/two-spotted-spider-mite-control-deciduous-fruit-trees https://www.arbico-organics.com/product/mite-predator-phytoseiulus-persimilis-spidermite-killer-greenhouse/pest-solver-guide-mites https://www.gardeninsects.com/spiderMiteControl.asp https://greenmethods.com/persimilis/ There are lots of suppliers but check reviews as this is a live product and not all suppliers are equal. In some cases the mites can’t survive without food so need to be shipped with some green leaves infected white flies or another food source to ensure live arrival. One other thing to keep in mind is that many approaches to pest control either cannot or should not be used on cacti. Anything that harms the waxy outer layer can result in scarring or burning. In some cases this is from losing their protection to the sun but sometimes it is due to the product causing actual damage. Oil sprays in particular should be avoided. Predatory nematodes can be helpful additions to cactus gardens also depending on what pest is causing problems.
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    Here's an interesting picture shared by Crime pays but botany doesn't, on Instagram https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3CBOpT2-NRvoc2ecFMDCsA
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    Chinese eBay vari Peru.
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    Not sure how this fits in with ecology, but I was pretty stoked to see these two Fallow deer on our bush block recently.
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    SE=search engine. Traditionally Tibetans in Tibet have used Datura seeds and Wormwood for the big public Dharma transmissions, to get people in the mood. I find both these herbs very satisfying as incenses. Of course, Datura smoke is not only used as a psychoactive, but as an effective anti-asthmatic. Syrian rue is a traditional Persian incense, used at weddings to get the nuptials in the mood. In Japanese Zen temples Patchouli is a standard ingredient to calm the body/mind for sitting meditation. The Arabs use Agarwood as a psychoactive incense, I find it excellent to induce sleep. There's so much more, only scratching the surface, but for those interested check out Olfactory Rescue Service.
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    spotted this young'n today - here's hoping junior gets to work smashing some snails and slugs
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    Fuck me I just heard some unscrupulous c**ts are selling this for $180 per cut. Don't do it. It is one of the easiest plants to grow, as long as you don't live in the desert.
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