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  1. darkstar

    Any one recommended me a seed vendor?

    Cheers mate! I'll check them out now
  2. darkstar

    Any one recommended me a seed vendor?

    Wow, it's dead quiet here. For perpetuity reasons Reddit suggested: https://www.trichocreus.com.au/ https://moonunitbotanica.com.au/ https://herbalistics.com.au/ Active Reddit sub recommendations: r/sanpedrocactus r/sanpedrocactusforsale Mostly Americans on Reddit, however friendly & happy to pass on details of local suppliers. Good luck seeker.
  3. Long time lurker here, hoping for some guidance really. I'm trying to make sense of all the variety's & hybrids out there & am ready to admit defeat. Can anyone recommend a seller of good generic T. bridgesii seed? I've got a few years to kill, digging myself out of a hole I made. Germinating some slow growing prickly boi's feels like the right kind of metaphor to learn some patience, in my old age.
  4. darkstar

    Nicotina Species

    I have some Aztec tobacco seeds from last year. Grew a few for pesticide, didn't work out great, the slugs loved them! I can help you out.
  5. darkstar

    Ginger beer plant culture

    If you can't find a culture in Australia, or a just looking for a true GBP I can recommend: http://gingerbeerplant.net/buy.get-gbp.php In 2012 this company supplied me with a live culture of gelatinous grains that did produce a distinctively lactic acid ferment. Believe the culture they supply originates from a old German strain.
  6. Can anyone help me with ""Plectranthus amboinicus Variegatus" AKA "Qween of Herbs" AKA "five in one herb" It’s a succulent that has fuzzy serrated leaves and smells a bit like mint, I would guess that its a mint from its looks and smell. Apparantly it can help bronchitis, asthmas, coughs, stomach cramps and pain. Any info or links would help, As I’m interested in its active constituents and uses. Respect XXX.bmp
  7. darkstar

    M.Hostilis customs question

    Generally ionizing radiation busts up carbon links, the reactive ends react with free water (even if dehydrated, we’re talking molecular level) -CH2-CH2-CH2-CH=CH- ect… <<<<ZAP>>>> (ionizing radiation) -CH2-CH2: :CH2-CH=CH- (then H2O rocks up) -CH2-CH2OH CH3-CH=CH- OR -CH2-CH=O CH3OH-CH=CH- I don’t know how that will affect what your interested in, but I hope it helps. Respect
  8. http://www.australiantropicalfoods.com/exotic.html
  9. What a read, I love it ! I think you may have met yourself, the real test will be if she appears again in future experiences. respect
  10. Who is going to find a workable way of combining science and spirituality? The three forces that hold sway over humanity may simplified/broken-down into: Spirit - Religion, paranormal & scientifically unexplainable Technological - Science and Biological - The biosphere/ GAIA and our own physical bodies. It would appear that these forces are in conflict, fighting over the fate of humanity. I would also suggest that the times of change are at hand, Technological presence is exerting tremendous presser upon the living entity of earth. Religious extremisms is erupting, the spirit appears to be preparing for the quickening, but do not be distracted, my friends, a difficult task is at hand. Equilibrium must be obtained! Remember you too are organic, your spirit and soul may last an eternity, Discoveries and learning’s, immortalised and preserved for children of tomorrow, so they may stand up and see the sun. Please I beg, while you exit in the physical, show determination to survive and respect the past lessons learnt. We are a species in adolescence; we have to take responsibility before the decision is made for us. In the name of the gods Sol/sun/Ra. Energy, light & life, the heavy elements. GAIA/Earth/biosphere our environment and our physical form, our mother who we harm. Infinity/Fate/Lady-luck for chance and luck will be essential
  11. darkstar

    Killing Acacias

    Really don’t you think that the damaged cased by a small minority of “vandals and reckless harvesters” is minor compared to many other environmental issues? And there is that feedback control mechanism already mentioned, that it is illegal and therefore lack of low profile harvesting should thetically lead to punishments. I do know someone (no, not a coy way of not incriminating myself) who does do the said vandalism, with little remorse or consideration. Which I find strange as this individual is one of the louder proclaimers of injustices by government businesses ect.. But hey, humans are the most hypocritical creatures in existence.
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    Drug Arrest Figures

    Someone could cross-reference that data against population of the states and territory’s, and then the severity of the sentience, and work out the relative risk of all the states & territory’s for a consumers/suppliers poison of choice. What you think?
  13. darkstar

    Man may be first person to beat HIV

    Don’t believe media hype: HIV-resistant Nairobi prostitutes have been known for years. Natural selection wins once again They are exposed, do have virions in there blood, but don’t become symptomatic. That classifies as “beating HIV” to me, but that’s a matter of opinion. Article: http://www.jci.org/cgi/content/full/107/3/...l&pmid=11160158 Abstract: Resistance to HIV infection in a small group of Kenyan sex workers is associated with CD8+-lymphocyte responses to HIV cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) epitopes. Eleven prostitutes meeting criteria for HIV resistance seroconverted between 1996 and 1999. The occurrence and specificity of preexisting HIV-1 epitope–specific responses were examined using the IFN- enzyme–linked immunospot assay, and any epitopes recognized were cloned and sequenced from the infecting viral isolate. Immunologic and behavioral variables were compared between late seroconverters and persistently uninfected sex worker controls. HIV-1 CTL epitope responses were present in four of six cases, 5–18 months before seroconversion, and their presence was confirmed by bulk CTL culture. A possible viral escape mutation was found in one of six epitopes. The key epidemiologic correlate of late seroconversion was a reduction in sex work over the preceding year. In persistently uninfected controls, a break from sex work was associated with a loss of HIV-specific CD8+ responses. Late seroconversion may occur in HIV-1–resistant sex workers despite preceding HIV-specific CD8+ responses. Seroconversion generally occurs in the absence of detectable CTL escape mutations and may relate to the waning of HIV-specific CD8+ responses due to reduced antigenic exposure.
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    Terrorism related busts

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    Terrorism related busts

    16 arrested in raids conducted by more than 400 police in Sydney and Melbourne. (9 arrested just in Melbourne; 7 in Sydney). Man shot in neck during raid at Green Valley in Sydney's south-west after first firing on police. The police chiefs of New South Wales and Victoria say the raids foiled a terrorist plot. The Muslim community has reacted with surprise at the raids. The media (a cameraman) where assaulted by four supporters of the men. The court has been told the group was committed to the notion of jihad, and had been recorded discussing bomb-making and martyrdom. "In terms of counter-terrorist, it's easily the biggest operation that's ever taken place in this country," Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon said. Now is not a good time to be a Muslim & be interested in fireworks