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    Posting Khat Suckers and a Potted Button

    I have found moist sphagnum moss to be perfect for shipping plants, absorbs shocks, keep the roots healthy, it keeps everything aerated, insulated and evenly moist. Put the plant cocooned in moss in a halved plastic bottle, tape. Perfect and very light.
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    Cactus of the month year day thread? Which cactus is really shining for you right now?

    Pachanoi "huarazensis" basking in the sun.
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    What did you do in your sacred garden today?

    I just marveled at the amazonian goddesses and gave the mosquitoes their daily meal.
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    Post a random picture thread

    Sainte Chapelle in Paris.
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    Wim Hof Method

    Just wanted to remind everyone to not attempt any "hyperventilating activities" near water nor dangerous places/situations. For example, check the wiki page on shallow water blackout
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    Wim Hof Method

    I get better results (so far) if I hyperventilate; I use the upper chest opposed the diaphragm breathing. When breathing with the diaphragm (like in yoga or playing wind instrument) it is impossible to hyperventilate (in my case). I am not sure what the best way to do the breathing so I try to balance between dynamic and full inspiration (feeling the chest really expanding) and then letting go the expiration without too much precipitation nor constriction. I think that the important part is to not pause between breaths. In Japan they have onsen (hot springs) and usually you can find a very cold bath next to the scalding hot ones. It is quite a shock to the system at first (from very hot to cold) but then you feel like on a floating cloud of endorphins. It is maybe a similar mechanism in the Wim Hof method ?
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    Wim Hof Method

    Hey Niggles, I wanted to thank you for this interesting thread ! I started the free video "exercices" as soon as you posted about it because it intrigued me and I remembered some interesting reads from Stanislav Grof but never achieved any special state with hyperventilation, holotropic breath etc. The Wim Hof breathing cycle works well, I indeed achieved some spectacular (for me lol) feats, but what I find priceless are the experiences and feelings: I am naturally high ! It is a bit post-ayahuasca like. Maybe because of a physical process or maybe because when focusing on breathing you sometimes achieve internal silence which, as I found before, may kickstart bliss states. I am of course interested in trying more ...but as it is summer in my subtropical corner, the "cold" water that comes out of my shower reaches 30 to 40°C...I guess that I have to wait for Winter. By the way, maybe I am crazy, something amazes me every time I complete a "breathing cycle": during and after the 15 seconds that close the cycle and even a little further after, I can actually taste co2 (or 02 whatever) it is exactly like inhaling the gas in a soda bottle ! Is it just me or...?
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    Carlos Castaneda thread

    Don Juan to Carlos: "Your mind takes prisoners".
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    What did you do in your sacred garden today?

    Wow, Kykeion, your garden is honestly as beautiful as Horus garden ! It is very different but beautiful nonetheless ! You should be thankful to have such a nice view...the rest of humanity lives in little boxes ...
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    psychotria viridis identification

    @Pinkoyd, sorry for answering so late ! I found differences in leaves shapes but since that is a trait that changes a lot with growing parameters (especially light) I do not think that it is a reliable way to compare. However I do find that your peruvian chacruna outperforms the "common australian" in speed of growth and vigor and resistance...actually I am concentrating my cultivation efforts on this cultivar now !
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    Loph pollen wanted

    Some are self fertile some are not; it depends of the locality-strain. Usually the mexican southern forms are self sterile and the northern, east Texans (like "texana") are self fertile.
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    clone one

    This "clone one" pachanoi is looking very similar to the "matucana/lima" clone you posted before...interesting !
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    What did you do in your sacred garden today?

    I just checked where the Calea's native area is and indeed it is quite humid ! Maybe the difference is with the lighting ? My plant was in the Sun. There is no place in Europe for Psychotria viridis...except greenhouses !
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    What did you do in your sacred garden today?

    I don't think Calea needs any humidity, it grew very fine on a terrace in Paris so it should be ok at your location...
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    Crazy Chain of Typhoons Encircling the Earth

    Nothing strange, we are in typhoon season here in the western Pacific...two years ago we had a double typhoon if I remember well. It's like a ping-pong game between Kadakuda (in Taiwan) and me (in Oki), don't worry ! In fact it just passed on my garden last Friday: the usual back breaking joy of moving the whole trich collection inside (Mutant, your KK339 is bigger than me !), seeing the caapi being shredded to bits, etc...positive point: mosquitoes don't come back for a week after a typhoon,lol. I should note that it was the first typhoon for my two chacrunas without any protection and I was pleasantly surprised how though the P.viridis leaves are; they get the "typhoon resistant plant" seal of approval ! There is another typhoon next week...average number of typhoons in our Pacific area is around 20 per year...if only we could extract energy from typhoons all would be well...
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    Goa Trance

  17. Pimento, what I would like to point out (and it is difficult for me to express because I'm not good in english) is that you are very quick to judge and condemn people that think differently from you. Isn't this the essence of fascism ? This is a worrying trend in my opinion, I don't see much differences between fascism and anti-fascism today.
  18. Pimento, I found your replies to Sally very offensive and agressive.
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    Top ten plantz

    Noooooo ! Not Teotz's lists ! Not again !
  20. No top 3 for me (philosophy is such a vast subject with different points of view) but: -Carl Sagan
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    What's the TOP #3 problems of the world

    From wikipedia: "During the Sun's life in the main sequence, the Sun is becoming more luminous (about 10% every 1 billion years, at the present time). The surface temperature of the Sun is almost constant. The increase of luminosity is essentially due to a slow increase in the solar radius. The increase in solar luminosity is such that in about another billion years Earth's water will evaporate and escape into space, rendering it inhospitable to all known terrestrial life.[120][121] Earth is not expected to survive the Sun's transition into a red giant. At its largest, the Sun will have a maximum radius beyond Earth's current orbit, 1 AU (1.5×1011 m), 250 times the present radius of the Sun.[120] By the time the Sun has entered the asymptotic red giant branch, the orbits of the planets will have drifted outwards due to a loss of roughly 30% of the Sun's present mass. Most of this mass will be lost as the solar wind increases. Also, tidal acceleration will help boost Earth to a higher orbit (similar to what Earth does to the Moon). If it were only for this, Earth would probably remain outside the Sun. However, current research suggests that after the Sun becomes a red giant, Earth will be pulled in owing to tidal deceleration.[120]"
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    What's the TOP #3 problems of the world

    Assuming that "the world" means the Earth as a life sustaining planet (what ? you though that the world means us ?lol): 1-primates overpopulation 2-it is a little bit lonely here since Mars doesn't want to play anymore 3-the Sun is fattening
  23. Don't eat your neighbor's qat tree to death
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    is t. huarazensis really juuls giant?

    I have the Huarazensis and honestly, I don't see anything "scopulicolesque" about it, it looks 100% pachanoi to me. Superb cactus, very nice colors.