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  1. Glaukus

    How old can a cactus be to take a cutting?

    The smaller the cut, the slower it will grow. They get stunted and take ages to really fatten up. Big cut often take forever to root though, I think because they have plenty of reserves they aren't desperate to get roots out. Big cuts of terscheckii and Validus for example can take years to root.
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    Good to hear from you again Yeti.
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    Watch this space

    Just goes to show that cannabis really is a gateway drug...
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    New Free Trade Thread?

    Soooo, who's starting the thread up?
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    Advice for a Short Visit DownUnder?

    It's a fair way out of Melbourne but Cactus Country in Strathmerton Victoria is worth going out of your way for. In Sydney, the Royal National Park and the Blue Mountains are pretty great places to visit. The hinterland of the Gold Coast is nice too, probably a little late by April to see any mushrooms though.
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    Cannabis Gender ID?

    Bananas. DCHIW...
  7. Sorry infinity, I didn't mean to piss on your sale post, that was bad form. Is this seed from plants grown by you? If so that's pretty cool, most people struggle to grow it. I have a local supply as I said above so that price is a bit steep for me, but it might be fine for someone else who can't get it in bulk.
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    Potting Mix

    Are you sure that is zeolite? Generally kittly litter is bentonite clay which turns into a claggy mess when wet (so you can scoop out the poops and wizz from the dry material). I might have to go check it out. Zeolite is quite heavy so it should be fairly easy to tell just by picking up a bag on the shelf.
  9. I can get you a kg for $25
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    San Pedro and Peruvian Torch for sale!

    Is it just me or does that Peru look more like a bridge?
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    White patches on cacti?

    Sunburn bro.
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    New Free Trade Thread?

    It all sounds good. A lot more work to police it than previous attempts though. And no, I don't believe a non moderator can delete posts other than those made by themself. The trades have always been my favourite part of this community.
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    New Free Trade Thread?

    I'd like to see a high end trade thread.
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    Noob's cacti

    The only problem with spaces maintained by councis is that they are very risk averse. If they see a spiky cactus they'll most likely chop it to avoid someone getting injured who might sue them. If you can find public land that is basically abandoned that should work. There's a reserve near me that's very steep, bordered by main roads with no footpath access. The council don't mow it or spray for weeds as it's too hard to get access. I'll fill it up with cactus and acacias and see what happens in a few years. The only problem I forsee are feral deer. They are ravenous. I've planted trichos in the bush and they have eaten them to the ground. Might need to put up some mesh fences until they're big enough to hold their own.
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    Noob's cacti

    Repotting cactus sucks! Haha. I'm on a mission to get everything into the ground. I only have so much space so I'm farming them out to friends, family and neighbours. I'm even "appropriating" public reserves. Cactus all deserve to be in the ground so they can grow properly. I'm sick of mowing my lawn anyway so it's getting dug up bit by bit and replaced with more useful beds!
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    Have we missed 1st contact from aliens?

    Ah @ThunderIdeal good to see you back around here! Been a bit quiet lately...
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    PTSD 2018

    This may not be helpful but maybe it will be. A few years ago I went through the worst period of my life, I won't go into the details, it's not important anyway. Two things helped me more than anything else. 1. Everything that happens to you while you are alive is your responsibility. Maybe you didn't cause the things to happen, but whatever happens is your responsibility to deal with, and you have to take responsibility for it in order to deal with it. 2. You're going to die. We're all going to die. We are meant to die. There's no avoiding it. Once you fully comprehend this, your problems may not feel so big. I actually take a lot of comfort in this fact and it brings me peace to know that one day I most likely won't even be remembered at all. That's pretty blunt I know. There's a good book that I recommend: "Fear" by Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Than. It's full of gentle advice that may help you with your PTSD. It teaches you that your worries and fears are not to be avoided, you talk to them and tell them that you will look after them and give them love, after all they are a part of you like all the other parts.
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    Passiflora to help a friend

    Mixing the two won't do much serious harm (most likely) but what's the point of taking harmalas if you don't stop the booze? Alcohol dulls the edges of everything.
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    Meet up: Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

    Might be the year for another sub camp...
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    PTSD 2018

    I think facing whatever it is that's causing your pain is the only way to move forward without repeating the same patterns. Acceptance is very important. Everything is ok, if it's possible it's permissible. Don't worry about whether it's acceptable. If you can dry yourself out so that you can safely drink harmalas every day for at least a week you will find help to see a way forward, but that's just the start of the work. There's no easy way but you already know that. We're here for you and with you, lots of us have been through the grinder.
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    Meet up: Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

    I'm looking forward to the next meeting after all the noobs have been inducted!
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    Catha edulis sob story

    Ill have a dig around to see if i can find any suckers on mine. Theyre getting big and i dont want them to take over the space so if i find any theyre yours, youll be doing me a favour. Ive seen how big they grow at Horus's place...
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    eBay/Gumtree finds

    Both of those CSD auctions are via SAB members, not sure how much time either of them spend here recently but they're both friends of mine and legit. Personally I think it's ludicrous the price people are paying for this plant at the moment, but hey I guess you can't take it with you and money is for spending on whatever makes you happy. Now, a crested loph, if I had the money, I'd happily pay the same so go figure!
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    Potting Mix

    My recent summer tricho mix goes something like this: About 40 litres of sieved woodchip based composted soil, about 10 litres of perlite (sometimes I substitute zeolite if I'm feeling ritzy), a brick of Coco coir soaked in season solution, about 10 litres of well composted chicken manure and a few cups of dolomite lime. It drains well but holds enough water in pots for the really hot days and all the plants are absolutely loving it. They're all growing very fast and pupping all over. I think this mix might be a bit rich for a cool wet winter but ive never had any real rot issues and I've planted trichos in almost pure chicken manure as a larf once or twice.
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    Watch this space

    Because people are lazy/lack skills/don't have the space etc. Many people I know (my Mrs included) can't keep a house plant alive for more than a week! Plus, your home plants might be ruined by powdery mildew, get ripped off or eaten by a goat etc and then what are you going to do? Head on down to the dispensary of course. It's like home brewing. Anyone can brew beer at home, but how many people do? The commercial market will be big enough to sustain itself.