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  1. obtuse

    "Mushroom growing made easy" DVD movie.

    Yeah i thought this was a fantastic little documentary. It sums up most of the good teks really well. Definitely well worth watching for beginners as it stresses again and again about things like sterile conditions etc. but also sets the scene for Stropharia Cubensis (Psilocybe cubensis). so you may need to keep in mind how relevent it may be for you own particular species of interest. its worth it too as a visual aid, if you have problems visualising whats going on in the teks. anyway, well worth watching, cheers, Obtuse.
  2. hi there, I have these sick looking Acacia Obtusifolia. there are two of them. I would take them outside to half shade during the day, and back indoors for nights, which i have since learnt is a no no. we have had a lot of cold days then suddenly really hot days, so is it the weather? or am i just over / underwatering it. is it too much phosphorous? I have others that arent as old (a week younger), but are all looking really healthy, and have all been indoors the whole time, so i suspect i have just shocked these two. I'm learning, but would like them to pull through. I would like confirmation of what i have done wrong. anyway, cheers.
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    sick looking obtusifolia

    Hi everyone, thanks for the great responses, and sorry for the delay in answering. Pala, they were about 6 - 8 weeks old. IndigoSunrise and Phloom thanks for your answers. I am definotly doing something wrong. I have eight other plant who are all doing ok, although another died recently after a really hot day. I think i planted that one way too late in the season. otherwise they are all slow growing. They are all still inside, will it shock them too much if i move them all outside? I think i should move them outside permanently but i am worried about shock. they definotly need more sunlight. I'd really like to see photos of how they are meant to look at say 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 6 months etc. so i can compare what i have with what i am supposed to have. any more info would be invaluable. cheers. Obtuse.
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    Cacti in Tasmania

    Hi everyone, I'm looking for the same type of info. Would love to find info about buying / growing cactii and other interesting plants in Tasmania. Also very keen to make contact with other tasmanian ethnobotanists and mycologists. cheers. Obtuse.
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    spore question

    Hi there, A friend of a friend asked me recently about collecting spores from dried mushrooms. He has some tassie woodlovers left over from winter. He has recently taken an interest in researching mycology, but being a newbie hadn't taken any spore prints. knowing i have read a lot (but not enough me thinks) about the subject, he asked if i would look into it. I have done a pretty good search through this forum and others. about to give up, but thought i'd ask. Sounds feasbile to me, but how would you do it. scrape whatever possible from the gill areas. maybe pulverise the cap. what is the possilbe risk of infection from other biological matter present on the cap or gills. would there still be any spores present. Anyway, cheers. =)