MeanGreen

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  1. As far as I know, Kathleen Harrison (Terence's companion) still owns the land and the Botanical Dimensions garden still exists. You can find out more info on their website: http://botanicaldimensions.org/ethnobotanical-forest-garden/
  2. Funny synchronicity, we were talking about that on another forum and someone made a great case which I'll try to sum up. My advice is do not buy dried cactus, it's a liability. You buy live cacti because you like the flowers and they're cool plants, but if you buy dried chips it's pretty obvious what you intend on doing with them and there's not much you can defend yourself on. People in the US have caught charges for that before, shroomery users even. More importantly, if you enjoy the ability to grow Trichos legally, buying & selling those chips is asking for a crackdown honestly, it only brings unwanted attention. It's our responsibility as a community to keep this accepted as a horticultural hobby. Not only that, but depending on where those chips are sourced from it could encourage overharvesting in south america like mimosa, if that became common practice. And with the quantities on offer I wouldn't be surprised if it's imported, takes like 50kg fresh to make 1kg of chips. Edit: damn and he's got lophs too, now there's no doubt it's either imported or a trap
  3. That's not true, especially if you have access to the clones which have been analyzed already, but it's also been established that gramine is not soluble in naptha.
  4. I have been growing my variegates indoor under lights after burning a couple of variegated loph seedlings in the sun, but I want/need to move them outside. How do you guys care for your variegated trichos, and what kind of position do you give them to avoid burning but still get good girth and avoid etiolation?
  5. I guess that would be 2-(1H-Indol-4-yl)-N,N-dimethylethanamine DMT is 2-(1H-Indol-3-yl)-N,N-dimethylethanamine
  6. Thought this listing might be of interest to you Inyan, doesn't even look like a tricho to me but the seller seems pretty reliable even though everything he sells is wildly overpriced. Purple Crested Pachanoi from Thailand: https://m.ebay.com/itm/incredible-NEW-clone-of-Trichocereus-pachanoi-PURPLE-CRESTED-from-Thailand-GY-/312118004123
  7. Not sure what you mean by wrapped around, but basically, DMT with a hydroxy group on the 4 position of the ring is Psilocin (4-HO-DMT), with a phosphoryl group it's Psilocybin (4-PO-DMT), with an acetoxy group it's 4-AcO-DMT.
  8. Mine smells pretty bad, I guess it's a preference thing. But different species of Artemisia have widely different smells, A. abrotanum smells like coca cola for example. And I'm definitely not saying it's A. absinthium which is noticeably glaucous, but some other species. Look at this pic of peganum by K. Trout, the leaves look way smaller than in Matt's pics: Not ruling out it can be P. harmala but artemisia just seems much more likely to me, Occam's razor type of thing. Please post some closeups of the stems and nodes if possible
  9. Artemisia grows wild in a lot of places including Australia, much more widespread genus than Peganum. Artemisia seeds are extremely tiny and dust-like, it spreads easily through wind, sticking to dirt on shoes or animals etc... It's considered invasive in many places. Also the fact is smells strong is almost a dead giveaway, I don't think rue produces a particular fragrance, can't say for sure though. Also seems to me from pics online that peganum branches out early and grows bushy rather than upright, and stays pretty short. Wikipedia says it is usually 30cm tall. Artemisia on the other hand can grow pretty big pretty quick.
  10. If it smells awful when you rub the leaves, it's more than likely an Artemisia like wormwood imo.
  11. I love this plant too, it's such an unexploited sensory feeling. I always thought Spilanthes candies or chewing gums would be amazing. I made some Spilanthes infused Rhum by steeping flowers and stems in it for a few months. Works really well on its own for mild tooth/mouth aches and actually makes great cocktails if mixed with some juice. I do have some of the red & yellow seeds (S. oleracea I believe vs. S. acmella for the all yellow) but unfortunately I mixed both types together. Hopefully you'll find someone in Aus who has them but if not I can send you some.
  12. Got this plant last year, came labeled as a peruvianus but I've always been convinced it's a cuzco. I'd like some opinions, what do you think?
  13. Got this plant last year, came labeled as a peruvianus but I've always been convinced it's a cuzco. I'd like some opinions, what do you think?
  14. You shouldn't need any pest prevention for cacti seedlings, the recommended method is to place the pot inside a ziploc bag and keep them in there for at least 6 months. A takeaway food container can be used too. No need to open the bag as the humidity is kept in so no watering is needed, this also means no way for bugs to get in. I do not think diatomaceous earth would scorch seedlings though.
  15. Thanks a lot for the info Sagi, how low do the temperatures get in winter where you are? Pretty awesome that they flower & fruit for such an extended period of time, should give me a good chance of collecting seeds from the botanical garden. I did use a heatmat but I almost always do when I sow seeds, I really think the water soak helped with germination speed. At least with the older dry seeds I bought, yours are fresh enough that it doesn't seem to matter. How big do the roots get? Do you think planting ephedra in pots of established trichos as a companion plant is a bad idea? I wanna try that with lophs too, they are often neighbours in habitat and the ephedra could provide the right amount of shade, what do you think?