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  1. Glaukus

    Help with LW var Huizache

    None of my huizache seeds germinated when I bought them. I have a couple of grafted ones and degrafted ones that a mate gave me, I can't say I've noticed they're any more difficult than any others. But that's not much of a sample size.
  2. Run your finger along the margins of obtusifolia phyllodes. You'll feel a characteristic rough, almost serrated edge in comparison to longifolia which will be smooth as a baby's proverbial. And yes, you can often see a red crusty outline on them.
  3. Glaukus

    Help with LW var Huizache

    They still look very small to be in adult sizes pots and full sun. Some individuals will tolerate and adapt to it. Some will show stress reaction and growth will stall, possibly followed by dieback if no action is taken. This plant is telling you it's not happy, so as a first step I'd put into a more humid environment and under shadecloth (30-50%). I'd give it some nitrogen feeding, half strength and a few applications of seasol. They bounce back and it's coming into the growing season so there's no reason it won't recover and become healthy relatively fast.
  4. I could save them a bit of trouble. My findings are: mdma and lsd together are pretty darned great.
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    Reagent Testing Plant Material

    Send them to me if you want them tested...
  6. 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?
  7. Glaukus

    The death thread

    Thanks for your beautifully written and thoughtful response. I will re-read it a little later when I'm more awake. I think in the last 6 months I've made significant progress in regards to my thinking on this topic but I'll wait until the words are clearer in my mind before I attempt to articulate them.
  8. Glaukus

    Narrow leaf catha

    So you never had success with cuttings of the NL? I just made a tubs worth as I needed to trim it anyway. I used hardwood red clonex. The cuttings still all look fresh, but I imagine rooting might take a long time if at all...we will see and report back.
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    Watch this space

    https://medium.com/@johnw_whitehead/attack-of-the-tomato-killers-the-police-states-war-on-weed-and-backyard-gardens-c89c05eb68f4 America. Maybe not such a paradise for growers...
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    Courtii counter website survey

    I don't know if I can say there are any tricks for flowering. I just plant them in the ground and let them be. I don't water them, I don't fertilise them, they just grow and after a few years they flower. I had seed pods forming late last year but the brutal hot dry early summer made them abort. Hopefully this year. Pretty sure @Psyentist got seeds from his last year...
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    ahh a post a did not want to be making...

    I wouldn't feel bad about butting heads with folias, he's a chaos agent, loves a bit a bit of discord. You're in now.
  12. Glaukus

    Courtii counter website survey

    Maybe a health check might be worth adding too. Eg have any trees been affected by galls, borers etc. Are any trees experiencing die back etc.
  13. Glaukus

    Psilocybin Mushrooms of SE QLD, Australia

    I always used to pick cubes around mullum in November. Yay for la niña! Mostly for the guerilla season...
  14. I'd want to make sure your dad's heart was in good shape before giving ephedra. It's quite hard on the ol ticker.
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    Fluffy bunny rabbits

    To be fair, Sallubrious came in with all guns blazing, and quite a hostile aggressive tone, calling anyone who doesn't subscribe to his point of view a lot of names. That's not usually a very good way to start a discussion, unless you're looking for similarly defensive responses. We are not your enemies. As far as this all being one big coordinated scheme to usher in draconian measures, I would ask one question. Have you ever been involved in project management before? Have you experienced how fucking difficult it is to get anyone to agree on anything? Let alone actually make it happen? I am sorry to hear your situation is so dire Sallubrious. I wish there was more support for families who are hurting right now. Let us know if there is a go fund me or something that people can contribute to to assist.
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    Post your track of the day

    I can't get enough choral music at the moment...
  17. Glaukus

    Watch this space

    And I also think buds need a little more moisture for vaping compared to smoking. Which is a problem sometimes for storage of bud as it requires constant checking to make sure you don't end up with a load of mould affected weed. Different vaporisers need fine tuning to find your sweet spot I've found. I was used to running the boundless at the lowest setting of 175°c and occasionally at 182°c as that seemed about right. But for a crafty or mighty, you get similar flavours from 202°c. Now I've been running the extreme Q at 220-225°c and the vapour quality is about the same as the others listed at a much lower temp. I think the temp sensor is located close to the source of heat, but the herbs are packed further away so the air probably cools a little along the way. Experiment, find your sweet spot. I haven't used a volcano before, but it's the gold standard so maybe try a lower temp, or play around with the variables you can control to see if you can get past that harshness. Curing also plays a major role in taste. I'd wager most commercial crops are dried and pushed out for sale asap, I certainly see some very pale green material that doesn't look like it's cured properly. A decent cure will break down much of the nitrogen that would otherwise end up converting to ammonia, possible reason for the harshness?
  18. Glaukus

    Watch this space

    Interesting, what temp were you running it? Assume you were using a balloon not a whip. And you mean dry herb not concentrates? I can't smoke anymore at all, it just makes me feel terrible.
  19. Glaukus

    Fluffy bunny rabbits

    Yeah, morbidity is driven by existing poor health largely. But the other adverse effects I mentioned are not necessarily. I understand this is still early days, and we don't really yet know the full picture. For once, (and RC, you know how I lean politically) I actually do think the government is trying to protect people from harm. How hard is it to wear a mask? Really? Not very hard. What harm does it do? None. We have jumped a long way from government being in the pocket of business to this current status and I think that says a lot when many of those industries we talked about have been all but shut down now. We have run a gamut in this thread alone. From full on denial that Covid is even a thing (Sally), to maybe it's a thing but it's exaggerated (RC) to it's a thing that's real, maybe it's not the end of the world but it's serious enough to warrant measures to limit the damage. @Sallubrious, what is It you would like to see happen? Because what I feel you are suggesting is that we head down the path of the US. And it doesn't strike me that you have much support there. Maybe I'm wrong, but what is it you would like to see happen instead of what's happening?
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    Fluffy bunny rabbits

    We are only oranges because we are spared the worst of the predatory or severely lacking healthcare systems of some of those countries. We had an advantage in that we were given time to implement measures to curb the spread. We don't have the overall population density of some of these places, that's true. But we still have a population highly concentrated around coastlines and urban centres. So if we didn't implement measures, and if most people weren't reasonably rational in following them, do you really think we would still be oranges vs apples?
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    Fluffy bunny rabbits

    Deaths the top of the iceberg. Look into the damage done to organs, especially lungs and heart, the vascular destruction, persistent psychiatric disorders etc that the disease also causes. There's the real drain on healthcare resources, much more than a dead person. My brother works as a nurse in a Covid ward and it's real, it is a serious threat.
  22. Glaukus

    Watch this space

    Common sense really innit. Edit: now I've read the paper, it's a hypothesis only, no experiments have been performed, so not sure about some of the claims made. I doubt the temperature of a dab nail would reach the high temp required for such a conversion to happen. If the subject of the paper had been in the habit of inhaling 1g of bho at a time, that alone would be a lot of very hot oily vapour to bring into your lungs and I would posit that might be a more likely cause of her pneumonia than methacralein degradation by products.
  23. Glaukus

    Quotes of the day.

    ..if you follow your intuition, you will more often than not err by misclassifying a random event as systematic. We are far too willing to reject the belief that much of what we see in life is random. Daniel Kahneman