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Auxin

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  1. Traditionally I've only seen this plant traded as clones. Lately there have been seeds on ebay, so I got some out of curiosity. The seeds I got were obviously thistle seeds and didnt even remotely look like the seeds of a Polygonum, and I'm guessing that as usual all sellers on ebay are buying from the same source. My question is, has anyone ever seen genuine seeds being sold? Or even produced on plants? I've seen the seeds in botanical drawings so I know the plant produces them, even if it is generally propagated by cloning, but as with any very commercial and trendy plant its been hard to find any solid information on the plant itself.
  2. [Link] Of course, in addition to larger confirmatory trials, a few questions remain. Such as is saffron as effective as methylphenidate, or is saffron as ineffective as methylphenidate? Still, interesting.
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    desmanthus leptolobus

    Put the seeds in a ceramic cup and pour 60-80ml of boiling water on them. The next day plant any that swelled up and repeat the treatment on any that didnt. The ones that swell germinate very fast.
  4. Hunt around your area. My area is geologically boring but I've still located deposits where I can harvest two distinctly different kinds of sand, gravel, shell, red stone, I even found talc and limestone deposits. When a wind storm blew over an old tree by the river I found rocks the size of kiwis that I could crush into sand in my fist because of the decades of root exudates dissolving the stones support structure. Mineral substrates surround us in fair variety, once we learn to see them.
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    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.
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    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 ;)
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    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.
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    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.
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    Sun opener imposter!

    Looks like a weed, pluck it out.
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    What did you do in your sacred garden today?

    I decided I had better stop watching porn in my garden.
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    ** 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
  12. Thats easy Heres a picture of me about to graft some san pedros: Note that the entire surface can be sterilized with alcohol.
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    What did you do in your sacred garden today?

    Treated myself to a penis extension.
  14. I wish it rained where I live, I keep hearing about how good that stuff is for cacti.
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    Graft of the day

    Whats that monstery looking one fourth from left? Looks a bit like a pach-bridge hybrid.
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    Please ID this grafting stock

    Looks a fair bit like Selenicereus testudo
  17. Theres this guy in the Pereskiopsis Grafting Group on facebook who swears that by grafting to old 'brown' pereskiopsis stems, like ones that have supported a scion for 8+ months, the new graft will be semi-permanent and the graft union wont tend to eventually fail. I've only ever grafted to tender new growth and I've only seen people graft to tender new growth. Has anyone grafted directly to an old woody stem? What was the outcome? I find a single claim on facebook dubious but if there is even a chance it could let a pereskiopsis graft stay good for 2+ years it'd be worth a few trials.
  18. 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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    Odd loph behaviour

    Perhaps in time you'll get one of these (Posted by Nut)
  20. The statistics might be skewed a bit but from what I've seen and experienced I'll bet theres a true effect in there as well. Anyone else remember israeli research using psychedelics to get soldiers over PTSD, but then they couldnt get the cured soldiers to kill muslims any more because they suddenly respected life? lol
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    Jiao-gu-lan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum)

    12 years later, lol... I just started some up, I split the seeds into two groups. One group was soaked overnight in water, the other in 0.15% potassium nitrate. They were then germinated on wet filter paper in petri dishes. The nitrate soaked seeds sprouted several days faster. But really, if you dont already have a potassium nitrate stock solution dont bother, they sprout pretty easy anyway. Just figured it wouldnt hurt to record that somewhere ;) Does anyone know if the seeds currently being sold out of china on ebay are bitter or non-bitter?
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