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  1. Cereus peruvianus x Trichocereus pachanoi http://www.shaman-australis.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=37491&page=2#entry473216
  2. This post began as below.............but has become a general investigation into how to induce flowering in (immature or hard to flower) cacti.................mostly though hormone use..............feel free to add your imput................... Has anyone had experience inducing flowering with gibberellic acid...?....seems a good way to promote fruiting in slow to mature or reluctant cacti. Effects of day-length, radiation, flower thinning and growth regulators on flowering of the vine cacti Hylocereus undatus and Selenicereus megalanthus. A Khaimov, Y Mizrahi - Journal of Horticultural Science and …, 2006 - cabdirect.org ... Vegetative parthenocarpy in the cactus pear Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.J Weiss, A Nerd, Y Mizrahi - Annals of Botany, 1993 - Annals Botany Co Cited by 36 Related articles All 8 versions Cite Save Carbon and water relations for developing fruits of Opuntia ficus‐indica (L.) Miller, including effects of drought and gibberellic acid E De la Barrera, PS Nobel - Journal of experimental botany, 2004 - Soc Experiment Biol ... Cited by 21 Related articles All 11 versions Cite Save Cytokinin-and gibberellic acid-induced effects on the structure and metabolism of shoot apical meristems in Opuntia polyacantha (Cactaceae) JD Mauseth - American Journal of Botany, 1976 - JSTOR ... Cited by 53 Related articles All 3 versions Cite Save
  3. "compound isolated from Voacanga africana protects cells from altered molecular pathways" http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-08-analysis-african-reveals-treatment-aging.html
  4. ...1000th post seed giveaway... I'm not sure if anyone will be interested in this seed. Cereus peruvianus x Trichocereus pachanoi (Trichocereus pachanoi mother... I'm 99% sure, the pach had 1 open flw and the cereus pollen was collected 2 days earlier, I'm rural, no cacti for miles & miles, besides in was in the conservatory). Possibly the cereus pollen induced the trich to self pollinate?? only growing them will establish if they are a x or a good T pachanoi not the PC form. A propagator or heatpad would be needed for germination in temperate climates. Why x them? it was the only pollen I had. What's it good for? novelty....maybe a cold hardy cactus, thats sweet fruiting like the cereus fruit, (trich fruit is bland, but good with liquid honey). So anyone in nz just pm (unlimited supply for nz ) (Haven't had 1 nz member yet) For OZ & beyond I have only 5 lots (at this time) these are only available to anyone who has sent me seed in the past.....STILL HAVE 3 lots LEFT.......... If you have any kind of cacti seed to trade...harrisa...trich...selenicereus...Acanthocereus.. .stenocereus...anything just pm (unlimited supply for real trades)
  5. How's this for a conspiracy theory? Long but interesting > > How's this for a conspiracy theory..... or a damn fine imagination!. > > > > > > > > > It goes like this: > > America is withdrawing from Afghanistan, one of their command and control > system (used for controlling the pilotless drones) was hijacked by Talibans > when the American transport convoy was moving down from one of the hill top > bases. The Talibans ambushed the convoy and killed 2 American Seal > personnel, seized the equipment/weapons, including the command and control > system which weighed about 20 tons and packed into 6 crates. This happened > about a month ago in Feb 2014. > > The Talibans want money. They want to sell the system to Russia or China. > The Russians are too busy in Ukraine. The Chinese are hungry for the > system's technology. Just imagine if the Chinese master the technology > behind the command and control system, all the American drones will become > useless. So the Chinese sent 8 top defense scientists to check the system > and agreed to pay millions for it. > > Sometime in early Mar 2014, the 8 scientists and the 6 crates made their > way to Malaysia, thinking that it was the best covert way to avoid > detection. The cargo was then kept in the Embassy under diplomatic > protection. Meanwhile America has engaged assistance of Israeli > intelligence, and together they are determined to intercept and recapture > the cargo. > > Chinese calculated that it will be safe to transport it via civilian > aircraft so as to avoid suspicion. After all the direct flight from KL to > Beijing takes only 4 and half hours, and American will not hijack or harm > civilians. So MH370 is the perfect carrier. > > There are 5 American and Israeli agents onboard who are familiar with Boeing > operation. The 2 "Iranians" with stolen passports could be among them. > > When MH370 is about to leave Malaysian air space and reporting to Vietnamese > air control, one American AWAC jammed their signal, disabled the pilot > control system and switched over to remote control mode. That was when the > plane suddenly lost altitude momentarily. > > How can AWAC can do it ? Remember 911 incident ? After the 911 incident, all > Boeing aircraft (and possibly all Airbus) are installed with remote control > system to counter terrorist hijacking. Since then all Boeing can be remote > controlled by ground control tower. The same remote control system used to > control the pilotless spy aircraft and drones. > > The 5 American/Israeli agents took over the plane, switched off the > transponder and other communication system, changed course and flew > westwards. They dare not fly east to Philippines or Guam because the whole > South China Sea air space was covered by Chinese surveillance radar and > satellite. > > The Malaysian, Thai and Indian military radars actually detected the > unidentified aircraft but did not react professionally. > > The plane flew over North Sumatra, Anambas, South India and then landed at > Maldives (some villagers saw the aircraft landing), refuelled and continued > its flight to Diego Gar CIA the American Air Base in the middle of Indian > Ocean. The cargo and the black box were removed. The passengers were > silenced via natural means, lack of oxygen. They believe only dead people > will not talk. The MH370 with dead passengers was air borne again via remote > control and crashed into South Indian Ocean, making to believe that the > plane eventually ran out of fuel and crashed, then blame the defiant captain > and copilot. > > American has put on a good show. First diverting all the attention and > search effort in the South China Sea while the plane made their way to > Indian Ocean. Then they came out with conflicting statements and evidence to > confuse the world. Australian is the co-actor. > > The amount of effort put up by China, in terms of the number of search > aircraft, ships and satellites, searching first South China Sea, then > Malacca Straits and Indian Ocean is unprecedented. This showed that China is > very concerned, not so much about the many Chinese civilian passengers, but > mainly the high value cargo and its 8 top defense scientists. > > Don't believe the story ? I don't expect you to - but let's wait and see how > this all unveils. Or perhaps it will never be known (until maybe the next > Snowden emerges).
  6. "plantlets generated from the graft junction contained the genetic information of both species." http://phys.org/news/2014-06-species-sex.html Note; has been edited a few times. hopefully improving the accuracy, feel free to comment and/or improve it further. Crude summary of Method A loph x trich interspecific hybrid is used as an example. 1) graft loph onto a trich, wait a few months, or take a biopsy from the union/joint of a mature craft. 2) carefully remove a few plant cells from the junction of the graft. 3) use tissue culture tec. to grow these cells into plantlets. 4) a % of these planlets will contain chromosomes from both the trich and the loph, Polyploidy. 5) these plantlets will not be a trich or a loph, you have created and new and unique species, a triloph. 6) each triloph will be unique, dependent on the expression profile of the genes it combines. This simple tec has been accessible to you all along, since the first gardener 1000 of years ago figured out how to graft. Of course its only been in the last 100 years that we figured out tissue culture tec, And only since the researcher in the last few months experimented with the cells from the graft union and realised that chromesome transfer occurs in this limited area, not the scion, not the rootstock, but the thin veil of cells of the boundary union between the 2. If you can graft 2 plants together, you can in theory create such hybrids. Additionally the hybrid plantlets can be grafted thereby combining the genomes of additional species. The 2 main advantages are instant hybridisation, (months rather than years), and the (multi) hybridising of distantly related plants.
  7. I came across this on hostilis wanted add...................(I hope you don't mind me picking up on it).....................it seems most days I come here, I see something that's entirely new to me.................and this is fascinating..................probably a familiar item in a lot of older members collections...................I'd be interested to know how common it is..................(said to be rare).........and keen to see any pic's, or discussion of it.....................
  8. Mycologist promotes agarikon as a possibility to counter growing antibiotic resistance
  9. Surgeon to offer ideas on a way to do human head transplants new opportunity for sex change LOL body swaps,,,,body lease plans.....body share apps...please feel free to add any more entrepreneurial & community opportunities...
  10. Dreamwalker.

    Youtube vids

    How vaccines change the way we think about disease
  11. Dreamwalker.

    Cactus id

    my guess echinopsis peruviana...with some cool woolly critters in the background......... good point about the head spines ...probably a green pilo a.
  12. Just going with a feeling here...there are diseases or rather symptoms, in this case depression that may be due to various causes, Stress likely promotes neural inflammation, an illness that causes neural inflammation may express symptoms such as depression. Treating the inflammation or cause of (virus etc) might help in the latter but perhaps not for stress induce depression. Actually just thinking about it , inflammation is a symptom. so treating it might relieve depression but not cure it. The cure would require understanding the origin/reason for the inflammation ie stress, virus or whatever. A bit beyond a 3 minute gp visit. Seems to be the theme of our age, not to address the root cause, but circumnavigate for a quick fix, like cutting the top of the weeds & leaving the roots.
  13. Good things come to those who wait? More serotonin, more patience Anti-depressant use soars in England, linked to recession Saffron packs a punch for mental illness "saffron has shown to be a safer alternative to pharmaceutical antidepressants"
  14. Dreamwalker.

    What did you do to your cacti today?

    looks like its joined in the middle, shame about the outer skin shrinking, if its a success will have an interesting scar. The bubble wrap blinds are a good idea.
  15. Dreamwalker.

    SIM cards hacked by NSA, GCHQ

    just no where to be safe any more........really sad
  16. I'm not sure if I can really help, I tend to be a real sceptic where big money is concerned, Big pham is like oil corp & all the others - all about profit, A CEO would soon be ejected or a corp. soon disposed if profit wasn't 1st & foremost. Hence billions spent by these interest lobbying Govt, (mostly usa, as they dictate to the rest of us) = a messed up world. Its kinda sad when peeps buy into status quo, there is always so much manipulation going on to serve some agenda, that's generally not in your interest. Quick fix pills for example. Personally I agree with you re stress. So maybe its the stress that should be addressed, if possible remove stress from the life of the depressed person. Stress can be all kinds of things...self stress from self disappointment, Stress from over commitment, like family & work obligations. Stress from a weaken physical body due to health or natural ageing. The problem is we can have a hard time escaping from stress. Like from work, we are obliged to work 40+ hours per week, but maybe we can only handle 14 hr's, not much opportunity there, who's paying all the debts etc?So the pop is drugged up with anti-depressants...that generally will get you back to work for better or worse. So sometimes perhaps more often than not there is no real cure for depression, because your life's environment entraps you in a stress cycle. Therefore accept your disability & manage the stress, not always easy. I feel there are those who get depressed & then there are those in denial. I think the best treatment may be to stop what ever your doing...take some time out & self indulge. Of course if its because your lover just left you, thats another story.
  17. So a lot of my grafts are getting big,...wondering Where is the best place to cut a graft; through the union? a few areoles above the union, so remaining scion can bud? ???? When..... what season? How large can it get....can you leave it on the root stock forever?
  18. Dreamwalker.

    Help IDing Columnar

    so whats the 1 next too lophocereus schotti,, monstrose? oh & Dox, last time I ever click on http://imgur.com crashes my old machine every time
  19. Dreamwalker.

    google spying

    Two protesters interrupt Google keynote over killer robots ...www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cj83dL72cvg
  20. Dreamwalker.

    Grafts -Photos & Updates

    The san p mother x cereus....are getting really gold...hope they keep this colour, but it may mean I guess that they might not survive on their own roots Getting the hang of grafting these tiny sprouts. albino cereus hex bouncing the flash back
  21. Dreamwalker.

    Wish people would stop spouting pseudo bullshit

    as I say "I don't really hold a view either way, & make no recommendations, as I wrote its a tough call" You are on the other hand apparently well informed ....at the risk of being pulled into a discussion, (chomped up & spat out) of which I know very little..... there does seem to be an association between inflammation & autism, & other perceived neuropsychiatric diseases,,,,seemingly from conception (mothers environment) to death. So do you consider that there has been no historical increase in the rate of perceived neuropsychiatric diseases, such as autism? What I find of concern is an increasing trend towards the idea & implementation of compulsory vaccination. At a glance it seems like a great idea ...remove pathogenic virus's bacterium etc from the population. But that seems to me to be a Pandora's box, due to the sheer complexity of body & cellular function. Many of these factors drive evolution.....It feels like comparing permacultural with monoculture. How vaccines change the way we think about disease Anti-vaccine mothers discuss their thinking amid backlash
  22. Dreamwalker.

    Wish people would stop spouting pseudo bullshit

    totally unrelated...heres something for the conspiratorially inclined to consider... http://www.spacedaily.com/news/nanotech-05zzd.html
  23. Dreamwalker.

    Wish people would stop spouting pseudo bullshit

    LOL vaccinations and autism http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15287394.2011.573736 as per request..10 sec search..I get your a mother, but that doesn't excuse rudeness. I'm constantly reading research news relating to autism, mainly because there is considerable research funds available for its research, Unquestionably it can be linked to all kinds of environmental influences. Which is probably why vaccines can tip the scales. We are not clones & so all bodies have variance/thresholds to environmental influences, & our bodies react accordingly. You could use http://scholar.google.co.nz/scholar you will find research both in support of your view & research proving the opposite..............makes you wonder........... I don't really hold a view either way, & make know recommendations, as I wrote its a tough call....nor am I here to judge your parenting. Though your fascist breeding beliefs are offensive. I was just adding my experiences to the discussion. Your not 1 of those meat clever types are you? http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/searching-for-answers/vaccines-autism discusses it..pros cons...but in lay terms and a tendency towards your beliefs...........
  24. Dreamwalker.

    Show off your freaks

    I guess your frost are mild so this limit is wrong then, 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)...(thats 1 lot for inside).
  25. The science behind many antidepressants appears to be backwards, researchers say