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  1. When they get on the ice (amphetamine that is) around here they will often go fro three or four days without food and then when they do eat they will go to the servo and buy a packet of chips, some chocholate and a bottle of coke. Then they get back on the ice or smack and do it all again.


    but isn't that because amphetamines are excellent appetite suppresants?

  2. I have plants in my yard that could help these misguided souls, I'm not judgmental, we all chose our own path and they've decided to go down their own chosen path. I really have to hold myself back in regards to enlightening some of them and maybe help them kick their habits and become productive citizens through the use of some of these plants but if I told just one, word would get out in days and my yard would be stripped bare by junkies looking for fix. So for the most part I keep to myself.



    My eanest belief is that substances of abuse (not the plants we collect) are in many ways a symptom of malnutrition, their bodies are starving and they can't join the dots and feed themselves adequate nutrition so they satisfy the cravings with drugs which takes food off the table and completes the cycle, leaving them in a constant state of need which is always suppressed with more drugs.

    I think the hunger they are attempting to sate is a psychological and emotional emptiness.

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  3. Oh shit man, that is sad..

    I never had any of our dozens of childhood pets last more than a couple of years, but since having my own pets they have been with us for 10 plus years.

    Recently one of our cats got sick and I was going through something similar: sick, anxious, unable to eat and sleep properly. I hate to think what it will be like when they go, youy can get so attached to the little pelts.

    anyway, my thoughts are with you today man, hope you manage to get some sleep and eat, take care of the basics and give yourself some time and space to grieve.

  4. I just came from looking at a pup on one of my Kai's and noticed this thread.. mine looks very different from the little Bruce, which is very slow growing as GOT says. I will take a photo of each soon, I just have to wait for the camera memory card backup to finish.

    okay I failed at that, will try again tomorrow

  5. I've had Eileen's not grow that quick - to me it's like most other bridgesii in that it can really turn it on and grow fast, or can stall out..


    I find that she tends to slow down with the amount of pups she tends to throw but the base of my main plant continuous to fatten up. She is still one of the fattest bridgesii that I have along with Psycho0. I actually planted two Psycho0 cuttings and a Eileen cutting ( all the same size ) at the same time in the same size pots the same mix and kept them all together so the conditions are the same. They all grew at the same rate last year but the Psycho0's have both got a couple of inches on Eileen now and they a getting a fair bit fatter as well.

    Chilli Super Pedro is fast it is the fastest out of my bigger cacti but as with all of them they slow down once the roots are feeding a number of pups as well as the main column.

    My Peruvian Len is right up there with Super Pedro but it has never thrown any pups so all of the growth goes into the main column so it is still fat but it doesn't have the over all plant weight of some of the others.




    I am pretty sure it's not Eileen, it seems more than just stalled I have them in different sized pots, plastic and stone, different soil mixes too.. they are all just skinny little things that don't really appear to be getting any fatter or growing very much at all.

    My Len has been pretty slow compared to the sp, but I only rooted it this year. Psycho0 is cranking, putting the 'Eileen'to shame! I was suspect when I first saw them and as usual in hindsight I think I should have just followed my gut.

    I was thinking they might be good to cut up for grafting stock, but wouldn't the slow growth I am seeing now translate into slow growth for the grafts?

  6. It does a bit but it isn't as fat as Eileen normally grows and it is very blue. It could be growing conditions also ( in the ground between to green houses ) I am trying to get a cut off him as I would like to see how it grows under my conditions.


    Speaking of which, I bought a few metres of a cactus I was told was Eileen, it was skinny but the person I bought it from told me it was because of growing conditions... so far growth has been very slow compared to most of the other cacti (a small fraction of Super Pedro for instance) and still very skinny... this is 6 or 7 plants in different parts of the yard.

    It's not Eileen is it? :(

    I hope the seller was just vague and made a mistake and wasn't ripping me off on purpose.

  7. the other day I went into a garden centre and saw a 20cm lageniformis for $59... I look at some of mine and just laugh to think 'who would pay that?'

    where do the one from bunnings come from? if you can get in touch with them you might be able to buy at wholesale prices

    it is awesome feeling paying less than a hundred bucks for half a dozen of these:


    I will be back one day my darling... I will come back for you!


    but yeah, check out the trade section, there have been a few penis plants for sale lately, there might still be.

  8. Not the hard way, for my intentions & interest. Reason 4.0 is my pimary 'instrument' of choice in this hobby. I prefer this approach, and it's rare for me to record live instruments. And for those occasions that I might want to do so, the DAW plugin serves me fine. Any keyboards/piano etc I can use my controller directly through Reason 4.0

    But you are correct in that if others were recording live instruments, another software module would be appropriate than Reason 4.0. Of course this is all irrelevent because later versions of reason do have recording capabilities, so it would be an excellent choice.

    I confused myself a little bit with this response. :wacko:

    What do you play/use/do with music, Chilli ? Tell us your story.


    I used Reason in a similar way, but then I found I could get better results quicker with other tools. I usually want to get an idea down quickly before I get distracted and it morphs into something else. I find everything comes out of reason sounding similar: mechanical, muddy and boxy. But it is great and fun program, it's just I use it more as a glorified plugin now (when I do music, which is rarely atm)

    I just like the immediacy of Live, it allows me to get a sketch down and try out different ideas or swap elements in and out very quickly, but each to their own. All I am saying is if you haven't tried it, check it out because you don't really know what you prefer until you have tried something else.

    I mostly use samples and soft synths to make tracks of various styles, haven't done much for a couple of years but want to get back into it... I just don't like the idea of uploading files with pii from my pc to internet forums, but maybe that is a screen for not wanting to subject my tracks to scrutiny lol.

  9. The article naja naja refers to above has a few references from recent studies (forensics studies from the last few years) which indicate that the extent of cathinone breakdown may have been overestimated - so dried khatmay have active amounts of cathinone, but it likely depends on drying & storage conditions. Apparently some of the confusion was due to forensic samples being stored badly - i.e. khat was seized by cops or customs and shoved into a storeroom, but by the time they got around to analysing it, they couldn't find any cathinone. It would be strange for there to be such a large market for dried product if it's really inactive.


    thank you for clarifying, very informative. I didn't know there was a market for it, i am quite out of touch with things like that

  10. that can be arranged if you truly desire, i don't have any glow in the dark plastic spool at the moment but planning on getting some, if you send over a design i can print it off, keeping in mind 20cm is the max length/width I can print at.


    :) welcome to the forums my friend :)