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  1. Lichen+

    Snu Voogelbreinder's Garden of Eden

    $12 is ludicrously cheap - I am very happy and very proud to now have at least a digital copy of this; still keeping my eyes peeled for a hard copy though!
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    amanita muscaria find + questions

    Sun dry immediately after picking them. Throw away any decaying or maggot filled mushrooms. Cut them up ultra thin and space the pieces away from each other, so that you can maximize surface area for necessary decarboxylation. UV light converts ibotenic acid into the more favourable and less neurotoxic muscamol. If you're like me and live in an area with very little sun - slice them up fine and dry them until cracker dry in a dehydrator (for the mushroom enthusiast, these are absolutely worth the $30 -$50 AUD for a cheapie). Store them in an air tight container with desiccant sachets until summer, and then leave in the sun to decarboxylate. Non decarb'd Amanita muscaria can be a really unpleasant experience.
  3. This is really awesome and really easy - no one can possibly say they don't have enough room to grow spuds at home.
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    Growing Banisteriopsis caapi in cold climates

    MY goodness, I bet you're glad you didn't splash out on that! One can't tread too carefully sometimes.
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    Growing Banisteriopsis caapi in cold climates

    Thanks for the advice - I think I will get some now, just for the sake of an experiment. In the city, so all good here. I think I will get some now and give it a shot - if it doesn't work, I will buy more after winter (give a shot at germinating too, as I have some seed). Question is, I don't mind baby sitting them for a year - but I will be going overseas for about a year (leaving early to mid 2015) and will have to get someone to look after my plants and would like to know if after one year of growth the b. caapi will need to be continually baby-sat. I don't have any plant crazy friends, and my only expectation is that they water it, give it enough diffuse light, and let me know if anything weird happens to it (pests etc). If this looks like it's going to be a multi-year baby sit saga, it may not be worth pursuing at all until yet another couple of years Thunder Horse: That is exactly the lengths in which I'm prepared to go, but due to my travel "restraints" (lol, I'm going to South America...) I may need to wait until I am a bit more well established where I'm living, either here, or the UK. Awesome, awesome photos - I am mad jealous/inspired. Great job!
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    What did you do in your sacred garden today?

    This thread needs a "Envy/Aspiration trigger warning".
  7. Lichen+

    Citrus Growers Manufacture Huge Amounts of DMT

    Letter of the law vs Application of the law. If everything becomes illegal, it's just a matter of law enforcement picking and choosing what they would like to bust you for.
  8. Quite simply, I'd like to know if this can be done. I live in Tasmania and know not of anyone else who has tried this. I was thinking I will order some plants from SAB (live plants... this is likely a quarantine issue, right?) and keep them in my bathroom over winter because apparently these plants will love the shower humidity - also, my bathroom is quite bright, but not in direct sunlight. I could keep them in the bathroom through winter, and as things start warming up later in the year, move them to my greenhouse - potentially just keeping them under my potting table. Does anyone think that these young plants will survive the winter? Should I invest in a head-pad? I've been searching around for information regarding cold-climate B. caapi but haven't found very much. I know people have had success in Melbourne, but it doesn't seem to of have been talked about very much. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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    new book: A field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi

    I imagine you may already have a copy of this marvelous book, but anyway: Agaricus 'marzipan' - A species with a pinkish brown scaly cap (to 5 cm diam.) that bruises orange-yellow, pale brown gills and a white stipe (to 5 cm long, to 1 cm wide) that bruises yellow. It has a strong odour of almond essence. Has been found nearly all year round, except September, and has most commonly been found in March, April, May and June. -- Anything else you'd like to know?
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    WBs Fungal Finds (when he has a camera....)

    Nice finds waterboy
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    Brown Birch Bolete

    very cool.
  12. Same too GHBeer - I literally need to start paying more attention to the road when I drive, because my eyes are constantly scanning the roadsides looking for mushrooms. I think I'm becoming obsessed.
  13. We sure do If I'm entirely honest, I can only see two species in the photos I took. One species in the first 8 photos (I imagine that one with the upturned gills is the same as the others) and the other species being in the final four photos (excluding location shot). It's cool how those last 4 seem to glow with the sun behind them.
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    Brown Birch Bolete

    Photos? I'd like to compare them to the Bolete I found yesterday.
  15. Darn, back to square one then after looking at more photos of M. oreades, I now see that M. oreades has a more creamy/off white colour - not so caramel-like. Better keep them out of biscuits, soups and stews for now.