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    Dodonaea Viscosa Psycho-activity

    The new growth covered with a viscous resin is supposed to be chewed for a stimulant effect. I've never managed to figure out which subspecies is preferred. There is apparently a significant cyanide content in leaves and they are possibly carcinogenic. All I've heard is word of mouth with no scientific backing or word from our first nation people so I've never been game to try.
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    Salvia d. mechanism of infertility

    Hi all, Wondering if anybody knows the reason for SD's low fertility. Is it pre or post zygotic? Does it produce viable pollen? Has it played with itself so much it's gone blind? It's approaching flowering time so it could be time to rule out some of the options and home in on what might be the driver of it's reluctance to self pollinate/fertilise as well as understand whether there is outcrossing or hybridisation potential. If anybody is aware of any literature on the driver of infertility in this species, I'd love to know. Cheers, Freako
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    Acacia seeds!

    Flick me a pm with your address and I'll send some out.
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    Smoking Acacia fimbriata

    Hi all, I just watched Snu Voogelbreinders talk titled "Psychoactive Australian Acacia species and their alkaloids" on YouTube where he mentions he and others have smoked Acacia baileyana leaves for a slight effect, adding it is somewhere between smoking tobacco and cannabis. Have any of you tried this? What were your experiences like? How much did you need to smoke? Also, what precautions should somebosy take before attempting this? How risky is it? I'm also interested in trying Acacia suveolens phyllode tea which may have a mild stimulant effect similar to green tea. Here's a link to the talk: *edit: Corrected the species.
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    Have I struck Gold!?

    Some of those appear to be Leratiomyces ceres. Divide them into two groups; red vs golden caps. Now check the gill colour. Do the red capped ones have white gills? If so they are L. ceres. It's best to wait until the caps open and spore is produced to ensure all the characters for identification are present. I would advise you do not consume any of these that do not stain blue.
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    Have I struck Gold!?

    All of the individuals you posted are Psilocybe subaeruginosa.
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    Acacia seeds!

    Fire frequencies could be responsible for the lack of it in spots that were recently burnt. Could be something else also. Always difficult to say. Acacia spp. Do regularly germinate by roads without fire. The physical abrasion of seed, the high amounts of light due to the cleared trees and the regular pooling and drying of water roadside contribute to faster seed coat decay allowing for germination. I'd still suggest an abundance of similarly aged Acacia spp. is likely the result of fire though. Perhaps they're particularly slow growing at that locality. Did you end up getting any Acacia obtusifolia seed? Are you still looking?
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    Acacia seeds!

    They're mostly fire ephemerals. An abundance of young fire sensitive species generally means the area was burnt one, two or three seasons ago. Growth rates depend on a lot of factors including temps, altitude, soil nutrition, wind sun and snow exposure, rainfall etc. but they're generally very fast growing so you may see seed in summer.
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    Podcasts

    Skeptics Guide to the Universe Infinite Monkey Cage The Science Show No Such Thing as a Fish Making Sense Podcast with Sam Harris
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    Trip sitting search terms

    I wonder if after doing your first pull of data you could sort words by frequency and read down the list until you find a word you feel is often associated with this context and add that to your future searches.
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    Trip sitting search terms

    I realise I'm pointing out the problem and not contributing a useful reply but it seems people say things with terms that aren't unique to trip sitting such as "make sure you have somebody there with you". There's no specific word to search in that string. Can you search for a string of words?
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    18 mth old Wollemi pine seedlings swap

    I'm assuming by your username you are in Tasmania?
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    ID help please

    Maybe a Coprinopsis species.
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    Plant ID

    No worries. Just to be clear, I don't think it's the species in the link specifically but maybe one of the species listed on thr panelon the left hand side of that page. It could be worth clicking on some to compare. Good luck!
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    Plant ID

    Remimds me of Hebe species from NZ but that's a huge specimen. Compare to some of the species on the left panel here: http://www.terrain.net.nz/friends-of-te-henui-group/hebes/hebe-salicifolia-koromiko-south-island.html
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    Bulk cactus wanted

    I've got lots of 2 year olds if interested but perhaps not "bulky" enough.
  17. I don't have any answers for you but could you elaborate on whether the pain is muscular, skeletal or nerve? I imagine the appropriate responses may vary for each.
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    Native privacy screen and scented garden

    Some other natives that are scented and make a good hedge are: Backhousia myrtifolia - Lemon myrtle Anetholea anisata - Aniseed myrtle Prostanthera species - Mint bushes Leptospermum liversidge - Citronella tea tree (repells mosquitos) Leptospermum petersonii - Lemon scented tea tree
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    What to do with full variegated cutting?

    Where are you based? I've got some rooted pc at an appropriate size for grafting. Sydney north area. Is it small enough to impala graft with Pereskiopsis?
  20. Laccocephalum species. Likely L. mylittae.
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    Native seeds for education/ youth development.

    Perfect! Doesn't matter too much if it's Sydney or Narabeen sandstone. Will send you some local sandstone species sourced ethically from private property. Trees, shrubs and forbs all good? Send me your address and I'll try and get them sent this week.
  22. Can't help you with your main question but might be able to help with an identification if you supply a photo. There may be existing literature on the species in question.
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    Fresh Leonotus leonuris alba flowers

    Hi all, My white Leonotus leonuris is chokkas with flowers so I decided to pick about half. They're sticky from both nectar and resins and after picking a few handfuls, my hands were coated in a thin layer of sticky residue. I decided to give them a quick lick as I've heard most people find the flowers quite pleasant to smoke or drink as a tea. This was disgusting! Almost as bitter as Calea which is no joke! Anyway, it's 15 minutes later and I feel slightly different but not in a way I can really describe. Almost like after you sober up post psychedellics and everything still feels a little different until you wake the next morning. It could be placebo. Anyway, I've now got several handfuls of flowers and I don't know what I should do with them. I'm considering dehydrating them for use as tea or smoking later though I'm not used to smoking and think I should only partially dry them for that purpose before curing at the correct moisture conte t which would be pure speculation on my part. Is there anything else worth trying? Water or alcohol extracts, for example?
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    Native seeds for education/ youth development.

    What area are you in? What sort of soils? I've got quite a few packs to send.
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    Fresh Leonotus leonuris alba flowers

    I'm not sure where you're based (actually Kakadu?) but on the coast in NSW they're super easy to grow, neutralizing as a garden escapee in several locations. It was quick to wilt when left unwatered when young but has never had any difficulties.
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