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    gondwana / sydney
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  1. Pseudo Mexican

    Pereskiopsis

    Thanks for all replies, I have got some pere now
  2. Pseudo Mexican

    Raised bumps / scarring

    Good point, I don't know why I assumed that's why they exist. If not to deter pests I wonder why cactus alkaloids are more concentrated in outer tissue
  3. Pseudo Mexican

    Pereskiopsis

    Thanks for the offer Gimli. I am based in Sydney though
  4. Pseudo Mexican

    Raised bumps / scarring

    Thanks for the info Glaukus and motherfirefly . I have given them a feed and it hasn't spread, although the lumps have turned black and will probably cork as Glaukus mentioned. I'm fairly confident that it was damage from the hose spray When I was trying to figure out what caused it I watched the above vid which shows similar bumps as on mine. It says that chemicals / physical damage somehow react with alkaloids beneath the skin of the cacti and cause the black pustules that ooze and then cork. They also claim that it occurs mainly on Trichos but also other cereus. This seems to suggest that alkaloids are released from compartments by chemical or physical damage, causing necrosis at site of injury. It's interesting because if these alkaloids exist to deter pests from eating the plant, an animal tearing into a cactus would be bound to cause extensive death of tissue which may be a vector for disease. Even an insect bite could threaten the plant. It seems like it's a necessary trade-off from an evolutionary perspective which makes me think the black liquid / ooze has antifungal and antibacterial factors or that the cork forming through this process is important to survival.
  5. Pseudo Mexican

    Pereskiopsis

    Hi, I am chasing Peres and am after several cuttings or rooted plants. I have the following to trade: Catha (narrow-leaf & red), B.caapi 'Cielo', P. viridis 'Shipibo' plus a few others, please PM if you wish to trade and are looking for something in particular. I can also trade AUD if necessary. Cheers
  6. Pseudo Mexican

    Raised bumps / scarring

    G'day, I am trying to make sense of a cactus conundrum and would appreciate if knowledgeable cactus growers would shed some light. The following image is of one cactus that had raised bumps which developed into scarring last year: (This happened without apparent physical trauma, insect infestation or disease) Now several nearby cacti have similar marks as those which developed into the scarring in the previous photo: The cacti in the last 2 pictures were hit by spray from a hose which may have caused physical damage, but otherwise they seem to be disease and pest free. The markings are only on the side of the cacti that faced the spray. None of these bumps exude liquid or are turning black etc and no chemicals have been used on or near the cacti. I am curious to know if this is a contagious disease (and if so, what steps to take) or if it is nothing to worry about. Cheers
  7. Pseudo Mexican

    Meet up: Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

    I'm would also be keen to come for a few hours on Sat. I don't use facebook, is there someone I should PM/talk to for an invitation?
  8. Pseudo Mexican

    Mushroom culture confusion

    By reproductive cycle I meant one episode of sexual reproduction / sporulation as qwertyuiop said. I was curious whether / to what extent the desirable phenotypic traits of a mushroom are preserved despite introducing genetic variation by sexual reproduction. One application could be a way around the culture licenses (if you were so inclined). This piece of info makes it seem unlikely to me: I mentioned sequencing / genetic variation because if a supplier thought you had pirated their culture or breached license and wanted to hold you accountable, sequencing techniques are the only way I know of to determine this (if there are others, I would love to learn). If the sequences are different enough, it would be difficult to prove. On an aside, Aussi Mushroom's license restricts what you can do with "any spawn or cultures subsequently derived therefrom".
  9. Pseudo Mexican

    Mushroom culture confusion

    I wonder if there would there be enough genetic variation in the culture after one reproductive cycle that you could claim it's a new strain, even in the face of sequencing.
  10. Pseudo Mexican

    Encouraging pine lovers!

    G'day, Saffron milk cap and slippery jack are mycorrhizal, so you would need a living pine tree (or other compatible host) to welcome them into your garden. This isn't likely to be feasible for a tiny garden. You can definitely make outdoor patches without much difficulty. There is a thread stickied about this:
  11. Pseudo Mexican

    plant sale 4 aa's memorial

    Thankyou withdrawl clinic/planthelper, I have contacted Torsten now. I will be very grateful to receive these plants and am happy the funds are going to a good cause. I also did not meet Christian but read many posts. While I do not post often and have not met many of the members on this forum, this community means a lot. When I started out years ago I received Trichocereus seeds from the corroboree which have grown into plants taller than I am. This forum has an amazing community and I hope in time I can give back to the resource of knowledge, plants and community people like AndyAmine helped create. Cheers
  12. Pseudo Mexican

    Plant sale

    PM'd, PM.
  13. Pseudo Mexican

    eBay/Gumtree finds

    Responding to myself - seems plausible if the button was already 4 years old or so: +1. $1500 is an extremely ambitious price, even a third of that would be pushing it (IMO). This seems like a sketchy one.
  14. Pseudo Mexican

    eBay/Gumtree finds

    that guy says he's grown that beast to that size in 7 years from a small button. Seems fast. Does that seem right to those in the know?
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