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  1. Freakosystem

    Secret acacia spp.

    Can we all take a moment to thank the National Herbarium of New South Wales for sharing so much highly important historical data? It's great to have people in the community really connect with scientific institutions and get valuable information back. This should be celebrated.
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    Acacia courtii + obtusifolia

    Size of wild plants doesn't relate to size of container grown plants with proper care. Some of the tallest plants in the world can be grown as a bonsai. A friend of mine has a bonsai Acacia howittii that is 35 years old. You won't find one that old in the wild.
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    Opportunity for somebody with land/farm

    I haven't received any interest at all. Is there something else I can add to make this a better deal? I just really want to see some of my plants grow up! I don't expect access or anything.
  4. Isn't there some tax law or something for nicotine containing plants?
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    Rust spots on Acacia phlebophylla

    I don't think they're rust spots but rather necrotic patches, likely caused by a sap sucking insect. Rusts are fungal pathogens and it's unlikely they would target only one branch, lack pustules and be non-gregarious in nature. If I'm correct, the patches will not change in size as the damage is done. The red patches may completely die off but won't get larger. If it is a fungal symptom, the patches will grow over time.
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    Rust spots on Acacia phlebophylla

    I can see discolouration and necrosis but no pustules. Can you confirm the presence of pustules? And describe them if present?
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    Salvia d. mechanism of infertility

    Keep in mind you don't want to conaume any part of the next few generations after treatment. In the case of Cannabis with its visual trichomes, you can select individuals you expect to be potent and cross them with others of similar traits. But if working woth species which require bioassays, consuming mutagens is best avoided. It's also worth noting that polyploids generally only reproduce successfully with individuals of the same ploidy level as they are, and this may be hard to assess without a flow cytometer. So you've got some work cut of for you if you do success. By the way, the reason polyploids are useful for breeding is that they have two of more cookies of their genome. I.e. triploids have 3, tetraploids have four, hexaploids have five etc. This is useful because you could have a mutation if an essential gene on one copy but still preserve the essential gene on another. So where as that mutation in a diploid would result in the death of the plant as the essential function isn't filled, the polyploid allows for novel gene expression without sacrificing essential processes which would kill the plant. Very cool stuff!
  8. Hi all, I've got about 100 seedgrown cacti I'd like to chuck into the ground and forget about for 5 to 10 years. I'm very much interested in seeing adult phenotypes for future breeding programs. If you own suitable land somewhere in NSW and think it highly likely you'll still own that land in 10 years time, I'd love to visit, plant out a whole bunch if cacti (well spaced) and come back in the future. I realise it's a big ask so I've been thinking about what I could offer in return. Perhaps naming rights for plants you like the most? I'd also be willing to cull half the plants after 4 years of growth in which case you'd have around 50 cacti to do whatever you'd like with. Or feel free to pitch me any other requests you have in exchange. Whatever seems reasonable to you. If interested, please let me know rough location and whether or not it's protected from goats etc. I can provide photos of my seedgrown cacti and we can take it from there! There's no reason they have to all go to one place either. I'd be happy to wet up a few stands in different places too. Cheers, Freeko
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    All members with zero posts will be deleted

    I always feel like if it's taken me more than a few seconds to come up with a joke, nobody will find it funny any more and I don't say it. But you took 13 years and I still found it funny!
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    What is your least favourite plant?

    It has to be cotton for me. Why? Insane water requirements Insane pesticide usage Devastating land use Fertiliser run off It's an ecocidal plight of this country. Furthermore, the world would be unable to deny the requirement for other organic fibres such as hemp if we weren't being propped up by this terrible crop.
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    Wagga Wagga

    The post before yours was 18 years ago. I'm not sure how far west they occur. Wouod be nice to know!
  12. AI maps psychedelic ‘trip’ experiences to regions of the brain – opening new route to psychiatric treatments https://theconversation.com/ai-maps-psychedelic-trip-experiences-to-regions-of-the-brain-opening-new-route-to-psychiatric-treatments-179263 Studying the relationship of language used in trip reports from erowid and the receptor sites targeted by drugs in association with known neural networks. Amazing stuff!
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    Creating an Outdoor Patch for Woodlovers or Subs

    The mycelium in my patch has woken up this week and is surprisingly aggressive given the time of the year. Fancy Pants, I've found subs at 38 different locations throughout NSW and only once would I say there was a considerable number of Acacias around. I'd go so far as to say that avoiding looking in Acacia rich habitat would be a useful beginner tip. The place I found them in association was highly disturbed/unnatural. I have nondoubt they'd thrive beneath Acacia in planted beds though. All bets are off when growing in wood chip.
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    Protecting Acacia Courtii

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    Harvest Ethics

    There are publicly accessible mature Acacia courtii in cultivation which produce seed and were obtained originally under licence, for what it's worth. In saying that, I'd think a seed orcharding collection for the purpose of destroying the black market incentive and for the protection of wild plants should be a priority for the threatened species officers in charge of this species. I also think it's worth writing an email to Botanical Gardens to request they release rare species via their plant sales. List a bunch of species, don't make it too specific.