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About Glaukus

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  1. Glaukus

    The Great Global Warming/Cooling Thread Part 2

    I think nothinghead has already said what needs to be said. We could have a global population of one million people total and they could still cause global warming.
  2. Glaukus

    How-to: Slab Grafting

    No, I tend to kill variegates!
  3. Glaukus

    How-to: Slab Grafting

    I've had pretty good success with wedges. They're especially good for unusual shaped pieces of crests.
  4. Glaukus

    How-to: Slab Grafting

    You can make even more from a piece you'd like to propagate by doing wedges rather than flat slabs. If you slice a section longitudinally into 4 quarters rather than in half you end up with a wedge. Cut a v shaped piece from your stock with matching angles (say both pieces have a 90° angle) and fit them together with pressure. This actually increases the surface area for the union of the vascular bundles too so you often get fast growth sooner. Good technique if you have a super rare but small piece of a plant you'd like to increase quickly.
  5. Glaukus

    The Great Global Warming/Cooling Thread Part 2

    Why do kangaroos breed out of control? Because we fucked the system up. Then we try to correct it and probably fuck up more things in the process. I often wonder if this is actually our purpose. Maybe we have it all wrong. Maybe we are supposed to transform base elements into complex technology as part of some macroecosystem process. Are we an abberration? It's hugely depressing to contemplate that you are apart from the natural order of things, so maybe we aren't, and we just can't see the end game. Maybe I'm clutching at straws because it's too horrible to think about...
  6. Glaukus

    Psilocybin Mushrooms of SE QLD, Australia

    Here's hoping for a wet autumn down south (after 420 of course!), So that the forests come alive again! Been so dry last few years I didn't even bother venturing out on a sub hunt.
  7. Glaukus

    The Great Global Warming/Cooling Thread Part 2

    Given that it's a population issue the logical place to start is by looking at which groups of people are having more children than others. If your group is having say 6-8 kids per family on average like you see in a lot of African and Muslim nations that's considerably worse than what you see in a lot of western nations like Germany where they're having 1.3 children per family which is below the 2.1 children needed to maintain any given population Dude. That comes across as pretty I'll informed which I'm sure isn't your intention. In 3rd world countries the infant mortality rate is much higher. Of those 6-8 kids how many make it to adulthood before succumbing to the things we don't have to worry about (like, you know, those diseases that vaccination takes care of!). Also. What is the carbon footprint of those kids in the third world? I bet it's a shitload less per capita than most of us.
  8. Glaukus

    Psilocybin Mushrooms of SE QLD, Australia

    With all the rain in Sydney and the coast it will probably be worth a look around productive paddocks in a few days...
  9. Glaukus

    Raised bumps / scarring

    I am not a fan of the theory that says alkaloids exist to deter animals from eating them. I've had deer and roos/wallabies eat them to ground level without pause. The bitterness might put off possums but not many other animals.
  10. Traditions of the Yuin people from the Shoalhaven region, near Nowra, to the south of Sydney, New South Wales, which describes an impacting meteor shower and airburst. According to the story the sky heaved and many stars fell to the Earth, flashing in the sky. A large reddish mass burst in the air, which made a deafening roar as debris was scattered across the region, and burnt holes were left in the ground. I grew up here with lots of local indigenous kids and I've never heard this particular story, but maybe that's because it's initiated information.
  11. Glaukus

    Very interesting read

    Where are you studying botany? I did a few semesters at UNSW as part of my course.
  12. Glaukus

    Post a random picture thread

  13. Glaukus

    Post your track of the day

    But we all know Billy Milano did his best work with the Anthrax chaps...
  14. Glaukus

    Post a random picture thread