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  1. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    Wow. It seems as if you are into it. Do you have a pain problem yourself?
  2. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    Would you like some more? I collected some brown seed pods dropped under the tree and a few of something have come up. Could be speciosa?
  3. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    Thanks for the references. I would have to be younger to follow hem all up. Torsten advised that he had no success with the pods I sent him. He is seeding advice overseas as to whether they are actual seeds or spent flowers? I have gone back to cuttings for a while. Do you have trees yourself?
  4. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    I doubt if you were on oral fentanyl as as far as I know it is not active orally; thus the patches or IV. I had osteoporosis of the spine with spontaneous crushing of vertebrae in the Thoracic and upper lumber spine which damaged multiple discs and caused a lot of spinal nerve compression, contact and inflammation. Severe pain was my constant companion for over 10 years. They started me off on the non opiate meds without much relief and progressed to opiates. Morphine at higher doses caused tremors and jerks. We worked out it was coming from morphine's metabolites not the morphine itself. Fentanyl has no active metabolites so we tried that. Over time I finished up on over 200 mcg / day along with the pain it took my life away for 10 years. Just zonked out and all effort going to coping with the pain. I was suicidal and needed to stop and with help from NA and GP I tapered by cutting off 1mm of patch each week or each 2 weeks. It took a couple of years. The fear and powerlessness over the need for more is not forgettable. That is why I should not have it again unless I am terminal. Today I have a small dose of morphine and use the neuroplasticity and visualisation method referred to in Norman Doig's, "The Brain That Heals Itself". It actually boosts the bodies normal process of combating pain. So many people do not try it. It needs knowledge of how the nervous system works and how the body responds to pain so you can visualise.
  5. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    I have a friend with dyslexia. He speaks very fluently but is a bit lost with reading and writing. I have recently done a swap with Torsten with these seeds. I will have to enquire if he had some luck. Good to hear I am not the only one having trouble with these seeds. I haven't worked out the meaning of your last sentence yet. My sense of humor is not the sharpest. I have heard that Mitra has been used successfully to get off opiates? I had to come off fentanyl patches 5 years ago but did it by very slow taper.. For me they should only be prescribed if I am terminal.
  6. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    So this means I may get a red veined variety from seed? I have ben told it may be more potent? I will keep at seed germination. I did get a few after I threw a heap of pods into potting mix but they died at the 15mm stage,.
  7. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    Looks like the case - I only got one plantlet but worth a try. The root hormones for stem growth are a bit expensive for me . I will try some coconut juice. Sounds like you have studied botany? Thanks for the information.
  8. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    Thanks for that. I will try again. My tree is not a rifat. It is the green veined leaf variety. I bought it from Torsten over 25 years ago and took a marcott with me when I moved. The tree is now so tall I need a fully extended mango-picker to reach the lowest branches. I have tried cutting around trunk buds closer to the ground but have not got any growth. That is why I need a smaller one.
  9. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    Thanks for the encouragement. Looks like the best time will be September this time. My tree finished fruiting and started flowering again immediately this year? It has only flowered in Dec / Jan before. I take it you insert 3 nodes below the propagation material?
  10. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    Thanks for your information. I have 1 tree already buy have had no success with propagation. I have given away lots of seeds and others have had some success. I am still sowing seeds. I would like to propagate some more to share or sell thus the leaf cutting. I guess auxin or gibberellin would help but the are expensive. You pic tips look look applicable thanks.
  11. john

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    Please can anyone suggest how to encourage the leaf shown to produce further plantlets. The pics show one small plantlet from the leaf cutting (transplanted now) and the leaf cutting with a mass of roots. It has been planted for about 5 month. Also can someone advise how to improve pics?
  12. john

    Yerba Mate lovers thread

    Does anyone know where I can get seeds / plants in Australia please?
  13. john


    Hi members, Has anyone had personal experience with extraction or use of this species for obtaining DMT please? I had a look through the posts but could not see anything about content in this regard. Keep growing, JohnS
  14. john

    root bark prep.

    Thanks guys.
  15. john

    root bark prep.

    thanks - looks like I should experiment with blenders?