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  1. Recently I have been experiencing visitations by birds on a daily basis. Most notably magpies, but also king parrots and crows. One magpie in particular is now so comfortable that he will eat from my hand. I call him Claude. King parrots are also making daily visits. Crows watch from a distance but are very vocal. This is a new occurrence that started a month or so ago, and it seems to hold some importance, but I'm not sure what to make of it. Magpies seem to be associated with a message to focus on spiritual pursuits rather than material ones (I'm hardly a materialistic person so I think there's something I'm missing). Parrots are associated with the need to be watchful and alert. These are the typical associations in dreams anyway. But my visitations are physical, so I wonder if there is more to the picture. Does anyone have any experience with bird visitation and their symbology?
  2. Remember pharma MAOIs are not the same as RIMAs.
  3. Assuming that Ute has a flux capacitor and can travel back in time to 2016...
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    Your Tax Dollars at Work - WA

    I remember watching the doco "fungimentary" about Ballingup way back in about 1996 and the cops were all over it even back then. Nothing new, ABC online news arm is woeful, but that's what happens when you cut funding for proper investigative journalism (wouldn't want to uncover any white collar crime now, would we?). You end up with lazy stories like this. Next stop Vice!
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    ID Fungi

    Amateur ID attempt: chlorophyllum brunneum?
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    Seed suggestions

    Fraileas are rad. I'm massively into copiapoas at the moment too.
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    Wanted A.Obtuse

    If you don't get any offers I have tons of seed.
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    Watch this space

    Sounds like he is exactly the kind of person that should be a judge. Now unfortunately he's gone and I'm sure they'll fill the void with someone who has no issue with sentencing people for personal use.
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    Looking for some crested variant cutting.

    There's no guarantee a crest will stay a crest. I've had Hamilton's Peru crest for about 6 years, got it as a crest, but it reverted and has never gone back. Many crests will produce sports, or pups of normal columnar growth. Its usually a good idea to remove these, as the plant will mostly put it's energy into these at the expense of the fasciated part. I've got some crests I could part with, send me a msg if you like.
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    Pupping mid column

    I've found it happens when a column gets a lil lean on, then sort of stays like that. Pups form on the side that has a slightly upward tilt. But some plants just do it. Rita seems to pup mid column a lot.
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    Rapé Recipes Thread

    Let me know if you'd like to trade any!
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    Seeds of any kind

    I've got a bunch of fresh seed from the last season, a lot of OP crosses mostly as I couldn't be fucked climbing up a ladder to dangle precariously over some gnarly spiny death cucumbers. Pm me if you like, and I'll let you know what I gots. I can probably even show flowering photos of the plants in question.
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    Organic certified potting mix

    I don't buy organic certified mix, I don't even know anywhere that sells such a thing. I do buy the cheapest mix ever though, it's about $3 for a 25 litre bag, and I like it because it has no added slow release feet pellets like a lot of mixes do. Its also very fine in texture. I have almost never found big chunks of bark in this mix. It might be useful to know what plant you are concerned about growing. I sincerely doubt that any added ferts would cause any harm though. The problem is more about the supply chain and manufacturing process. Chemical ferts use a lot of electricity to produce, and are generally not good for the environment. But plants still like em!
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    Fluffy bunny rabbits

    Fucking hell Sally, miss your posts and all, but this one is scraping the barrel mate.
  15. Here's my lot sown (years later) in December 2019. They really need to be planted out desperately, but I have no room. So I'll be guerilla planting them in the next couple of weeks. Second pic shows the narrow phyllodes variant.
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    Post a random picture thread

    The youngest cat is becoming quite the ratter. I heard Covid is causing a lot of rats to move out of their usual homes and into the suburbs looking for food.
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    What do you use sulphur for?

    Wettable sulfur is a decent treatment for mites.
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    Rocky cacti mix ins

    For trichos, most specialty cactus mixes are probably overkill. You can grow trichos very happily in straight potting mix if you like, as long as it drains well and doesn't contain large pieces of bark/wood. I go pretty heavy with composted manure in my mix for trichos. I usually use a third potting mix (the mix I get is quite fine, no big chunks of bark, if your mix has big chunks, sieve them out), a third composted chicken manure and a third perlite. If I'm feeling fancy I'll add a bit of dolomite, and some palagonite (volcanic mineral). You'll have to work out what suits your climate though. My mix is probably too rich for places that have a long winter. My winter really only lasts for maybe 2 months where the plants go dormant. If you have a long cold wet winter, I'd probably lay off the manure a bit and add more drainage grit.
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    takeaway tek alternatives

    You can sow seeds in small pots and put them in a zip lock bag. Pretty much same idea as takeaway containers...
  20. Mica caps - Coprinellus app.
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    Watch this space

    It's a shame Sam Dastyari and David Lleyonhjelm both let us down with their off field antics.
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    Is this Banisteriopsis variegeta ?

    One of mine occasionally shows similar "variegation" but I kind of assumed it was due to some type of leaf miner or insect attack.
  23. Sorry if this upsets anyone's sensibilities, but I've been thinking about this a lot in the last few days. We are all going to die at some point. We probably all have different views on what happens to us after death. I'm interested in the topic of pre-death rituals, and the treatment of our bodies in this thread mostly, but happy for it to be a more generalised place for people to post about anything related to the topic. Pretty much all religions of the world have some form of "last rites", and a proscription of what to do with the body. Mostly this involves burial or cremation. Personally, I don't think I want to be buried, I have various reasons for that. I think I'd like to be cremated and my ashes sent out on the waves. Maybe that's asking for trouble, the ocean is restless, in constant motion. Does that sound like eternal peace? I don't know. I do take solace from the ocean, it is always in my consciousness, I don't think I could live away from it. But what about pre-death? I guess if life is taken suddenly and without warning, there's not much you can do to prepare. What do you have in mind as your own "last rites"? This one might be the most important thing to put thought into. So many people end up in a hospital deathbed, and at that point, decision making is taken away from the dying. This is a tragedy. My father in law laid dying in hospital, and said he just wanted one last beer. Nobody took this request seriously, and I don't think I'll forgive myself for not running out and getting him one. I mean, FFS, what is the worst that could have happened? He was literally about to die. What happens to me if I shun the last rites of the religion I was raised in? A broken circle is never usually a good thing. But I don't want to be treated as one of the flock, I'm not a sheep. Do I need to renounce the religion beforehand to close that loop?
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