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  1. sagiXsagi

    Ephedra sp. cultivation notes and discussion

    yet another photo update My E. altissima, a generally unknown species from morocco, north africa that seems to be a climber - crawler but is pretty different (f.e. more slender) than the local foeminea , has been pretty active, and I repotted one of them, and I saw today the other is making strobili (its a male) E. sinica growing from a myriad point plus growing a side shoot E. nevadensis , a new attampt, young plant that is still not over that seedling stage E. chiloensis branches E.major and mangragora automnalis
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    Ephedra sp. cultivation notes and discussion

    big distachya reacting like a champ to the repotting in even bigger pot
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    Banisteriopsis caapi cultivation notes and discussion

    nothing special, they like full on nutricients though and a big root space.. it goes nuts if you put it in the ground
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    Cloning setup

    some basic aeropony kit would work great
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    Ephedra sp. cultivation notes and discussion

    and here is equisettina which was started from rooted cutting and that hasnt grown a lot, starting to grow again after the very mild winter we had overall .. I have high hopes for this years growth!
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    Ephedra sp. cultivation notes and discussion

    I am pretty happy to announce that my bigger seed grown sinica, a male that flowered last year for the first time, has done its first suckers / side shoots.. It must be 4-5 years old. Its also starting to get into vegetative growth again, very excited, its very interesting to see the plant at this phase. PS: my other sinica which was started from rooted cutting does sideshoots/suckers regularly every year making it easy to make more plants
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    Banisteriopsis caapi cultivation notes and discussion

    yep it works - if its not the most warm time of the year, one could use a heat pad which increases the root formation rate a lot...
  8. sagiXsagi

    The death thread

    wow what a wonderful post! I cant help but think that this guilt is totally un-natural, its engraved to minds from christian religion. religions are just that in their most basic form: they take advantage of peoples awe for death, they manipulate it and make it a self-fulfilling prophecy (and propably transform all this into some kind of neurosis) on another note, I recently found this amazing "death activist" mortician, she has a youtube channel which deals with several death matters in a very positive way, with some humour thrown in... all in all, its very true that our societies "death rites" and customs in regards with death has made us more in awe, more fearful and more in embarassment in front of other peoples death. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caitlin_Doughty I am saying others people death, because thats what there is to fear.. Our own death is not that terrifing
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    creating communities together

    Thats cool. Humanity needs more of such projects.. Political activists should experiment more with this, like anarchists. But lets be honest, such experiments are not easy.
  10. Very cool post, Micromegas... My perception of Kali comes from an awesome book I read when pretty young, I have still very bold visuals from many of the books scenes, including descriptions of Kali sculptures. I remember she and her followers were evil. LOL. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mystery_of_the_Black_Jungle I also think that micromegas post strongly relates with greek god pantheon, where we virtually have so many gods, thats there's obviously something for everyone.. This is propably something people are missing since the installation of monotheistic religions almost everywhere, and thats why westerners feel frawn to polytheistic religions, especially the polytheistic hinduism.
  11. sagiXsagi

    Lets talk metaphysics

    Hey, sorry for delay, I come here only from time to time. I have to read your post more thoroughly with more time, but for now here are some fast points: 1) you go all over the concept of consciousness, but you never bother to define it.. consciousness is a pretty "thick" and not so simple concept to grasp.. its seems only natural to think of consciousness like a "grid behind the eyes" but I feel its a very big discussion on its own . 2) there are many interesting patterns, from NDEs to very similar myths across the ancient world among unrelated civilisations. A sceptic / atheist, can only assume we visualise similar things / make up similar stories/myths because we have the same perception systems, or the same faults in our perception. Think of how tropane (datura) trips are typically identical, regardless of age country etc. Does it prove the metaphysical? no 3) "if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?" of course it does!! and the sound will scare off any birds around. sound is waves traveling through the air. you dont need an observer to have sound - you only need air.. I think you are overfocusing on what you have read about the physics of the microcosmos.. Nothing from quantum physics is true in the real world.. impressive, yeah, but nothing to do with the real world... While in microcosmos the observer affects the experiment, in the real world it doesnt matter if we have an observer or not. quantum physics is about the nature of matter, which is another size of world. its not the "real" world where mammals exist and evolved. In that sense, there's no way to "be the wall" in any real sense. I do see its fascinating, but I cant understand how people justify using scientific data to project on our real life other than theist desires and existential questions.. And I also dont really understand that degree of fascination in the microcosmos of quantum physics, and not f.e. in the much more real but also fascinating microcosmos of microorganisms. 4) needless to say, claims bout magic healings of cancer, telekinisis etc I dont believe. I dont know how to respond. 5) "if you can manipulate a mind to not believe someone that they did something (brainwashing/common beliefs) whos to say you cant make a wall believe youre not there and jump right through it? " well thats easy, people can be either brainwashed / manipulated to believe something crazy, or even make it up themselves.. BUT it doesnt make it true in a physical sense... Its never true - its only true in their minds.. Conspiracy theorists, say flat-earthers really do believe what they propose.. But why?? how?? what are the mechanics of believiing in irrational things??? The base of all this is belief . Just like religion. Just like theism. just like metaphysics. if you truly believe something, then its a true story - but only in your mind.. Even millions of people believing tha same crazy shit doesnt make it true.. 6) "But do you believe earth to be conscious? " No. I said that to me it makes more sense to think of the earth like a conscious thing, than, say the universe, as we know that earth is a magnificent self-regulating system.. But in my eyes, comparing a conscious earth with a non-conscious earth , the non-conscious one seems more fascinating!! And more real.. Of course this is in part becasue I find belief in anything metaphysics philosophically and aesthetically lazy. There's a certain pride in an true atheists point of view : we never believed in non-existent stuff so our point of view is always consistent with reality. PS: you know about that?? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Million_Dollar_Paranormal_Challenge do you really believe that there are people who can actively produce metaphysical events and they are all hiding??
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    Caapi response to cold

    not sure whats the question.. they are pretty hardy plants if you dont have too low temps.
  13. sagiXsagi

    Ephedra gerardiana in Nepal

    Again, amazing pictures.. How are you sure that they are gerardiana, and not some of the more miniature species, like regalis, which you had shown in a previous trip from Pakistan I think (?). From what I remember from their descriptions they are not small like this, even though I havent read the literature for some time.. There's also a SAB memeber growing them, and again they dont look similar. On the other hand the presence of the animal grazing shows that the animals propably affect the shape of plants.. Hey tripsis, are you a mountaineer?? I have read and seen lots of docus about mountaineering accidents, you guys are NUTS! the best species to grow is distachya, but you wont read anywhere about that.. everyone obsesses over sinica, equisetina and gerardiana.
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    B caapi variegation?

    my plants that had it have grown huge, it doesnt seem to be an issue at all. only a small part of the plant does it, and mostly in the begining of each year..
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    Variegated Caapi?

    I have 2 of them in the ground, I think they are both from the same original plant.. Both of them keep doing some variegated parts, mostly in the begining of the year, like Alice said and like the pictures show, but most of it is green.