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About sagiXsagi

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  1. Ι remember there were reports of a percent of variegation in some seed batches of Banisteriopsis. I could find that thread. I am not sure if this is a real variegation or something else, but boy some of these leaves are amazing !!! Has anyone else his plant doing it? the plant seems to throw randomly variegated parts, and I think not all of them have the same degree of variegation.
  2. I knew of that amazing chipophone guy.. the appregiators and general design is really something
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    Ephedra sp. cultivation notes and discussion

    ephedra chilensis bud/cone! making it the 3rd species I reach to cone-forming age from seed, after local foeminea and sinica. I will provide the times with the next retrospect update , as I feel another retrospect update report is building at this time Determination, persistance, passion and community friends with tips and gifts got me where I am - not a "proper soil" . Epehedras are doable and can be done in a range of climates it seems
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    Ephedra sp. cultivation notes and discussion

    Wow! Lots of activity , a few species seem to be flowering simultaneusly, namely minima, distachya, sinica and gerardiana You have the minima packed with female cones, and yesterday I found out it has hermied, that is It produced two male cones, something I had read some species might do. It also seems all of my distachyas are male 5 out of 6 The sinica has also amazed me this year with the rush of new growth, simply amazing, also with some cones, not yet sure about sex. I did some slight pruning a while ago, mostly to fic its shape, maybe it helped . See the previous picture above from 2 february, less than 2 months ago to see the impressive evolution Lastly the gerardiana sikkemensis has started producing cones, I think that my gerardianas are female. So in theory I could have some hybridisation. But I think only the minima is hopeful of producing some seed.
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    Post your track of the day

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    Youtube vids

    an arrangement of my own long-term jamming project
  7. "Retro πουτανα" is a long term jamming project around retro keyboards I gathered circa 2013-2014. Centered in D minor, it flirts with what I get as a certain brand of computer game music nostalgia + a bit of punk romanticism. I started it οn Casio MT-45, a ~1982 "kid keyboard" with mid-sized keys with an amazing appregiator egine that sounds, well 8 bit but also warm. That model is also super-bendable, like many of the MT series. Casio HT-3000 is definately one of the finest keyboards made. It's a full programmable arranger - synthesizer with a unique sound in the synth unparalleled. Definately one of the favourites in my collection and one of the most awesome sounding, unique arranger + synth keyboards ever made. In this video I am jamming some of "Retro Πουτανα" parts, in pre-programmed arrangements on the amazing 1987 Casio HT-3000. The fill-in is also programmable for each rhythm programmed, but I have left them blank, if you notice. One of the worst things about the HT-3000, as generally stated is the almost total lack of a means to store the programming of both sounds and arrangements... This means we have a super programmable arranger keyboard with a super unique sounding semi analoge synth which cries 80s and we dont have a means to store our hard work of programming . You have to do this all on the fly and keep the keyboard with the power on at all time. A couple hours with the power cord unplugged and the keyboard loses what you have made.. There is a RAM card which is super rare and if you find it, it costs as much as the keyboard, but if you really want to do serious work on this machine and you love it enough, eventually you will have to get this damn RAM card. Some one should reverse engineer this card and produce it. He could make a buck.. This machine's musical value in terms of usefulness would instantly be increased... Damn it was made to be programmed. On the other hand, not having the possibility to save, thus creating and recording whatever session made within a period of time and then its all erased.. is almost magical! It has its analogue kind of appeal I guess in any case I dont love this keyboard less because of this. The cycles of using is maybe become somewhat more creative because of this.. And while the synth programming is not practical at all, everyone is saying this in their reports about the keyboard, and yeah, its really slow and not very practical , the synth, but the arranger programming is super easy and cool... some more time is needed , and along with the manual, to programm the synth properly for a session.. Overall the Casio HT-3000 has an important place in my heart, and despite the defects, this 1987 Casio wonder with its MIDI capability is a machine that will still continue to amaze keyboard enthousiasts, as they will discover it, over the years...
  8. Hello these are both normal form and narrow leaf I was sent a couple years ago. I have sprouted these for a couple months and I brought them up the roof for the duration of the winter, so I am quite amazed they are alright and still growing.. so they are pretty hardgrown by now.... One of the pots was undug by a cat exactly after the repotting, but I thankfully managed to replant them in time and they are still alive.. Well, I have been several times in this stage of acacias, after sprouting and keeping them alive for some months but not ever reached maturity.. Any tips and suggestions are more than welcome. The pots are pretty big, compared to those I used last time several years ago. The substrate is used and exposed to the elements recucled soil. To be honest, I am giving them the ephedra treatment, even if this is propably not really rational.. That is, sprouting, and then even at 2-3 months old, repotting in a larger container - after all its a tree!
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    Ephedra sp. cultivation notes and discussion

    above are 4 pictures of my two recently transplanted gerardiana ssp sik in nice large containers along with freshly sown Mandragora seedlings. They are currently in a growing and sprouting boost. very happy to see this extreme growing reaction to the big pots. below are a couple (2-3) foemineas started from rooted cuttings, this barrel gets only a few dircet sun. Also in a super-happy growing mode.
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    Ephedra sp. cultivation notes and discussion

    ^^^ hey what's up dude, they all look amazing!! Does anyone flower? I am having 3 species flower at this time, but I dont yet know if they are male or femal. 4 distachyas, 1 minima and 1 seedgrown sinica!! I was especially amazed by the sinica flowering as this is my own sowing. My impression of sinica is fluctiating from it being pretty straight forward and only a bit extra slow as a seedling and it being harder than most species to grow, not so hardy in cold and rains and not so suitable for my climate. Also I thought it was too early for distachya to flower. We will see, maybe I see fruits too. Well some have asked about hybridisation, well, sinica and minima seem to be close genetically. So why not? here are the sinica and minima buds
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    Ephedra sp. cultivation notes and discussion

    Some cool pictures I took today plus some distachya pictures flowering from mid November
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    Origins of Homo sapiens

    And this is an excellent retrospective of the whole origin thing https://medium.com/@johnhawks/three-big-insights-into-our-african-origins-3fa01eb5f03?sk=1d44a1e2a218a60314361ceec4af3e38
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    Origins of Homo sapiens

    more on the consequences of Dali man being a sapiens, not erectus, like Insequents above link: https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2154934/how-fossils-found-asia-could-rewrite-history https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dali_Man