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    Hybrid Naming Conventions

    Someone wants to commemorate a foursome There is an 'Alf' clone 4+? I've seen people in Oz and cali go from seed to flowers in 4 years. Granted, I regard those people as being so dripping with awesomeness I just want to rub them all over myself, but 4 is possible. Not too different from my personal book keeping numbers. I usually keep track of harvested fruits, seed groups, etc. with a year/month/day number like 151217. Not for naming but just for tracking. When collecting seed on hikes I can include hour and minute to match the packet with photos on my camera. I still dont get /, for instance I've seen 'pachanoi/juuls giant x kimuras giant' around. huachuma has one [porn]. Does that name mean its (pachanoi x juuls giant) x kimuras giant or is it just a note on the species that juuls is or that both are?
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    Hybrid Naming Conventions

    In this particular instance (SS02 X SS01) X (SS02 X SS01) would simply be the F2 generation of the original cross, so I expect it would be better written (SS02 X SS01) F2 (with brackets so people dont get confused and think the F2 might refer to the pollen donor. It would sure save some typing when a cross is bred to a new variety over 8 generations
  3. I was shown the Cactus and Succulent Field Number Query database... So I made a browser search bar plugin for it Now people who think about cacti far too much can save time, when you wake up at 3 am and cant remember where KK923 is from this will save you precious seconds.
  4. The 'spiritual' component is neglected just as much by patients as it is by the medical profession. Really, they seem to have the same archetype. Wait for the shit to hit the fan then try a 'magic bullet', like hoping statins will cure cardiovascular disease or that last minute prayer will make a stroke not have happened. In buddhist philosophy (just because thats what I know) an essential fundamental part of the 'spirituality' is the advice to avoid any willful act of body, speech, or mind which will predictably cause harm to oneself or others. Most buddhists ignore this, they live on fatty meaty curries and mcdonalds, and when they have a stroke or get diabetes they look to the magic bullet false spirituality of chanting, holy water, and magic string. Now is the best time to think things through and get your spiritual work done, especially if your still healthy now. It'll prevent some illness and let you handle the rest better.
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    Peres Power Cord

    lol Yeah, I had some tentative success but I stopped working on this a long time back. Ironic bump tho, as just yesterday in a perskiopsis cloning orgy I remembered this idea and pondered on ways to optimize it. Grafting into areoles was inefficient. Possible alternatives would be to induce root formation on a stem and graft into the roots just under the skin, or for globulars graft them onto a columnar, like a skinny scop or a jusbertii, wedge grafted onto peres and graft pereskiopsis into the vascular bundle from the side at two or three points. The intensity of growth might split globulars tho.
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    Peres Power Cord

    Ok, I've seen several impressive pics of Trichocereus spp. that had been grafted onto Pereskiopsis and got a years worth of intense growth. Naturally the problem is a little pereskiopsis can only supply the water/nutrient needs of a Trich for so long, but before it reaches that size limit the peres seems to help greatly with the growth. So I had a frikkin idea, I call it a 'pereskiopsis power cord' basically side-graft a pereskiopsis plant onto a trich that has its own roots, the peres would inject raw growing power into the side of little pedro. Somethin like that. Whatcha think? (Thank you CS for loaning me the cinder block)
  7. Fascinating, I hadnt heard of that cd4/8 inversion from vaccines. I remember some clinical studies where 'prolonged' (just 5-8 days) absolute fasts (only water) brought cd4/8 ratios back to youthful levels in older patients and rejuvenated the functioning of those cells, the tactic was combined with chemo and after the chemo when the fast was broken the immune system came back in full strength, unlike the folks who had chemo with no fast. I wonder if fasting kids around vaccine time would have any benefit. [but if you do it, dont tell anyone. Fasting is still a taboo in western nations.]
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    Cactus fruits

    Its actually neither. They are not self fertile and you can pollinate them with trichs, echinopsis, gymnocalyciums, etc. and they will take it as a cue to set apomict seed, seed-form clones of the mother. Apparently only one Harrisia jusbertii exists and all specimens are clones. To date its the only columnar I've got to flower up here. I pollinated it with Echinopsis chamaecereus and it set fruit, but the unripe fruit was ripped off by an unexpected sand storm, lol A question EG may be able to answer: If a trich is pollinated with H. jusbertii pollen will the Trich set apomict seed?
  9. That was my assumption just based on the thread title ;) Over here recently we had a 'whooping cough' micro-epidemic and people got all into a disproportionate froth screaming at the anti-vaxxers, calling them murderers and such. Two months later when someone fucking bothered to test the sick kids it turned out they didnt have whooping cough to begin with, and no vaccine would have protected them. That bit never made its way into mainstream news. Well I'm baffled, befuddled, and bewildered. Are you implying that in Oz doctors dont get identical training? Fuck sake, I may move over there after all
  10. I vote for a Anakie X Scop cross. In the F2 you could search for the ones with scop radials and anakie centrals ;)
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    Kimura's giant

    That should make one impressive plant in a few years Good to know they can handle a chill, occasionally my 'first frost' can be in the teens. [This year it was 24° F, the KG X SS02 and SS02 X KG groups were totally unaffected]
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    Kimura's giant

    HA! I thought to search facebook. Tricho Nest posted these shots in the Trichocereus & Echinopsis Growers Worldwide group.
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    Kimura's giant

    Yeah, you can see why I want pics Putting their description in my brain I can just as easily see what I would call a really honkin' fat true pachanoi. The areoles would make the difference. One thing I noticed, on the net there seems to be some confusion if 'Kimuras Giant' is just a shortened name and the same as 'Kimuras Spiny Giant'. I checked my old emails and a 2015 sacred succulents price list had both. So thats that, they are different so dont get the names mixed up folks Their description of Kimura’s Spiny Giant is "...6–7" thick stems, abundant spines up to 2", possibly a T. peruvianus/T. terscheckii hybrid"
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    Kimura's giant

    Did anyone ever find a pic of kimura's giant itself? Trout said he would take one at one point, but apparently never did, and beyond that I can only find pics of hybrids. The kimura's giant X SS02 and reverse both grow like mad if treated like tomato plants, I'd like to see the parent.
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    The colored San Pedro Flower Project

    Welcome aboard, kizatzhaddarak. If you get shamanic columnars to flower in the PNW let me know how you do it! The difficulty of flowering them so far north is why I just watch this thread
  16. Apigenin is close to naringenin/hesperitin (dihydroapigenin is naringenin) so, by their hypothesis, it could be suspected at increasing organic cation (drug) uptake. The quercetin bit interested me, I wonder if this is why I tend to have an inexplicable craving for apples after consuming anorexigenic dopamine analogs. Like my neurons saying 'yes, please'
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    Leafy greens that bugs don't eat...

    Chicories Mustard greens (tho you'd want to limit its consumption raw) Spring radish and storage radish greens are rarely bothered for me, but the one variety of storage radish I have doesnt taste all that great raw and eating raw spring radish greens feels like french kissing a cat. Maca greens but I've never actually eaten the greens myself, either. I just know theyre edible. Young squash leaves, tho I always cook them. Rutabaga greens dont get too troubled here, I eat them raw in cooler weather My turnip greens dont get bothered at all, but they taste like a dead mules arse in the heat of summer I've yet to see anything eat my lettuces but I dont grow them a whole lot. Some varieties, like Oak Leaf and Jericho, can handle more heat than others. Its encouraging to see sweet potato listed, I've toyed with the idea of growing it but my little 260 square meter garden never seems big enough for everything, lol
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    google to filter results based on "trustworthiness"

    I dont mind the genitalia being unpixilated, but I would like if they would finally start pixilating the octopus.
  19. Six days. I water my cacti daily in the summer, with 1/20th to 1/10th strength low salt piss 3 times a week. But in the case of that MSG test I skipped watering on the in-between days. 1 mM of a great many things will effect plant growth. Some of the iodide and iodate papers I read were working at concentrations around 100 parts per billion, and plant hormones are used in the µM range. Hell, just look what 100 µg of LSD can do to a 60 kilo man!
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    What's your favourite chilli and why?

    I ferment in quart to half gallon glass jars covered by glass petri dishes so I can watch it bubble from the top as well. I'm easily amused. Inverted lids work too. Uncovered would promote contam. Fermenting for 3 weeks at 25° C seems to reduce the heat by half or just above that. Hard to judge, really, since I otherwise only eat those peppers diced rather than as unfermented paste. I also cleaned up a 4 cm diameter 18 cm rod of stainless steel to use as a 'pickle hammer' to pack the stuff down in the jars. Since I dont wear gloves in the kitchen it reduces how much my hands burn when I take a hot shower after. Doesnt have to be stainless. I've seen people use all sorts of things as pickle hammers, even baseball bats, although I've never seen someone use a bong, but then again I didnt watch anyone make pickles in college.
  21. Keep in mind I'm primarily attempting immature -> mature phase change in meter+ fat scops in pots rather than flowering induction in already mature specimens. I also throw some stuff at PCs that have yet to flower for me... I tried it at pot drenching doses of 0.1, 1, and 10 mM, 3 doses at 2 day intervals in scops. Nothing. I didnt try dumping pure MSG in the pot because those are big honking plants I dont want to kill. I dosed both scops and a PC with 20 mg megestrol suspended in 500 ml water each, twice per plant. Nothing. What dose/application method? After reading some papers on the nifty ways plant growth can be fucked around with via iodine/iodide/iodate I tossed some potassium iodide at scops at 0.1, 0.5, and 1.0 ppm. Nothing. That was the normal range used in published studies, next may I may throw 10 and 50 ppm at a pair of plants.
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    google to filter results based on "trustworthiness"

    I'm still getting pictures of japanese girls with pixilated genitals when I search for images of obscure organic compound structures. Whoever this 'trustworthy' guy is, he must be a pervert
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    What's your favourite chilli and why?

    I completely misread that for a minute Fermented chili paste is great anywhere you need salty-sour spicy. Fish if thats your go, cheese, on fried eggplant, in curries. I made just over 1 liter of habanero-esque fermented paste and put it on boiled potatoes, the next day I started a second batch of paste. I prefer to dice the chillies and ferment them in 5% brine for 3+ weeks, I hold them down with a cabbage leaf and marbles and the leaf inoculates it. Drain the liquid off and make it paste when it stops bubbling. The developed brine 'waste' can be used as an interesting alternative to soy sauce or you can use it to pickle okra or something.
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