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Auxin

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  • Birthday 02/12/1979

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  1. Auxin

    Post your track of the day

    Ha! I finally figured out who thunderhorse vaguely reminds me of, shes the cousin of Liv Jagrell from Sister Sin In sweden it is legally required to turn this song up very loud.
  2. Auxin

    Prickly Pear

    Yes. Different species might be more or less sour and lemony and you might even find some with crunchy calcium oxalate druses, but all are technically edible. And the reports of mescaline rich Opuntias are myths borne out of a quickly retracted typo, so you dont have to worry about turning the corner and being surprised by God ;)
  3. Auxin

    Isopropyl extractions

    If your cacti are of a species rich in hordenine and devoid of illegal things you could brew, concentrate, adjust pH to 9.75 (hordenine is both an acid and a base), saturate in salt, extract the hordenine freebase with isopropanol, and purify/convert from there. It could be fun, at least. Hordenine is used by the bodybuilder and nootropic types and the price seems to have been on the increase.
  4. Auxin

    Pesticide made from Nicotiana rustica

    Most nicotine is destroyed in combustion. Conversely its very bioavailable by skin absorption or drinking the stuff. Back when I grew it I would get anywhere from a very strong buzz to mild 'green tobacco sickness' just from handling the leaves and flowers of N. tabacum, N. rustica, or N. gossei and that was while I was a smoker. Two drops of pure nicotine or one cigar has enough nicotine to kill a non-smoker if taken orally. Its one of the poisons the body can build a tolerance to, though. You'll know if your being exposed to too much if it feels like you drank too much coffee, more exposure will result in increased restlessness, nervousness, as well as nausea. Thats as far as I ever got but things only get worse from there according to the literature. 'Green tobacco sickness' is the actual name of the illness caused by excessive skin exposure to tobacco plants, it happens a lot in growers and harvesters. It takes some minutes for the nicotine to fully soak in. If it feels like you drank coffee when you didnt, go wash with soap and stay away from the tobacco plants for a few hours.
  5. Auxin

    Sun opener imposter!

    Looks like a weed, pluck it out.
  6. Auxin

    What did you do in your sacred garden today?

    I decided I had better stop watching porn in my garden.
  7. Auxin

    ** NEWS FLASH!! **

    I was all ready to believe that australia was getting as bad as the US Then I realized she was in Georgia, USA
  8. Thats easy Heres a picture of me about to graft some san pedros: Note that the entire surface can be sterilized with alcohol.
  9. Auxin

    What did you do in your sacred garden today?

    Treated myself to a penis extension.
  10. I wish it rained where I live, I keep hearing about how good that stuff is for cacti.
  11. Auxin

    Graft of the day

    Whats that monstery looking one fourth from left? Looks a bit like a pach-bridge hybrid.
  12. Auxin

    Please ID this grafting stock

    Looks a fair bit like Selenicereus testudo
  13. I woke up with a painfully swollen hand after having been stabbed in the knuckle by a T. peruvianus yesterday. So I responded by giving my cacti fertilizer so they'll grow even nastier spines. I doubt non-cactus growers would understand
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