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  1. Freakosystem

    covid 19 vaccination

    I can't wait to get a jab. Any of them. Personally I consider myself a logical person and read everything I can in the subject at hand. I compare the hazard x likelihood of occurrence of taking the vaccine vs the same in remaining unvaccinated. It really is a no-brainer. I'm not pro-big-pharma. I don't like their immunity to consequences. I don't think they act in the best interest of public health. I do believe their motivations are purely monetary. I do think these vaccines were rushed and I do think there's propaganda on pro-vaccine as well as anti-vac sides of the argument. But the maths still checks out and that's the bottom line.
  2. Freakosystem

    M.speciosa leaf cutting

    Many species contain puritonic stem cells which are capable of differentiating into root tissue but not apical meristems. When you attempt tissue culture with species not capable of forming apical meristems, you get callus formation and roots but they never develop beyond this. Some can be stimulated beyond this with the application of hormones. This might be the case here. I would have thought that leaf cutting propagation of Mitragyna would be well documented if easy due to it's popularity and the horticultural expertise the locals have where it originates.
  3. Freakosystem

    Sydney siders any hunting tips?

    They're literally everywhere. Have seen some at 1,200m this week and 2m altitude last week. Personally I'd say They're peaking at Illawara Escarpment right now but everywhere is an option if wood chip is around. Near some of the train stations can be good. Look for darker soils. Kuringai area is predominantly sandstone. It's not a nutritious substrate so they are less common (again, except if there's woodchip).
  4. Freakosystem

    Pseudolithos grafting stock

    A friend has successfully grafted to Stapelia gigantea before.
  5. Freakosystem

    six years later and i'm back

    Hi fydesvindico, Noob here! Been hanging about for maybe a couple of years and trying to help out where I can, mostly with plant IDs and sending people seeds/plants. Mostly for selfish reasons though since I suffer from OCP (obsessive compulsive propagation) and need more bench space! Come to think about it, anybody want some Mentha australis - Native River Mint? There's been a bunch of posts from longer members that are in a similar vein to yours. I'd be keen to see the forum return to it's hay days but don't really know what that looked like. Any chance you or any other members can describe it? It's difficult as a noob to regularly read about the decline of the forum but whilst lacking a vision of what to strive for. I must say though, in my limited time I've had very positive experiences here. People use my return address to send me mystery plants all the time despite my offerings being gifts, not trades. Everybody has been very kind and forthcoming with information. I'm not sure how it used to be but I'm quite impressed by the conservation concerns expressed here too, particularly regarding natives including Acacia spp. Unfortunately, I think a lot of information is being shared via PM rather than the forum, perhaps due to privacy concerns. Lovely photos. Hope your Trichocereus recover. Please let me know if you'd like some 3 year old named Trich seedlings to help get you back in the game. Cheers, Freako
  6. Freakosystem

    I'd please is it edible

    Self praise is no praise.
  7. Freakosystem

    I.d of this plant/tree

    Gleditsia triacanthos. The green form is usually a sucker from the golden, thornless variety.
  8. Freakosystem

    grafting / tissue culture

    This is what you want to read. Are you aware of sci-hub? https://www.nature.com/articles/nature13291
  9. Freakosystem

    Flora of Australia

    Cheers! I've got: 1 2 4 8 11A 11B 12 16 17A 18 19 22 25 28 29 35 43 44A 45 46 48 49 50 54 55 56A 57
  10. Freakosystem

    Flora of Australia

    I've been on this quest for about 10 years. Good luck! Will let you know if I get doubles at any point. Are you aware that it's online now? I like having the physical library too but thought you (or others reading this) may not know about this amazing resource. https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa
  11. Freakosystem

    After wild A. floribunda seeds!

    May I ask why you'd prefer wild seed? There are loads in council reserves near me but obviously planted.
  12. Freakosystem

    Where's the legislation on caapi legality?

    Torsten - Oh what? Just because you have the most successful and longest running ethnobotanical forum you think you know something about ethnobotanical forums? Can you even elaborate? Buttsack, you seem really confident in your understanding of how forums work but perhaps you missed some basic things: 1)You ask a question and people give their responses 2)There's no obligation that you and participating members reach an agreement 3)The owner of the forum has no obligation to engage you with dialogue at your choosing Why be hostile to those trying to help you with your question? You seem logic-driven yet this does not help you with your goal.
  13. Freakosystem

    Flower photo competition

    Pterostylis despectans, a threatened species of terrestrial orchid in NSW.
  14. Freakosystem

    Salvia D

    Birds don't in general. In north America it's common to chop up superhot chillies to mix through bird seed so squirels don't eat the mix.
  15. 5 years ago, $200 to $250 would be right. I think on the auction group now you could expect closer to $500.