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    phyllodium pulchellum seeds :)

    Heya whats you guys' status on your seeds or plants? i received some seeds from a friend a little while ago and germinated some. Out of 2 i lost one, that was def my bad.. but the other one seems to be doing quite alright under stronger lighting. Also checked out some info on micropropagating it potentially.. very interested to learn how delicate and particular this plant is in its needs...
  2. Hey! Does someone have a tek or references for how to do things with cross-pollination, how to avoid having a flower self-pollinate itself and things like that? I figure it would be the easiest to use a self-sterile variety if possible - but that isnt always possible, right ? So do you have to go in before the pollen ripen (how do you see this, is it the yellowness?)? Do you also have to go into the flower if it doesnt open itself yet? Any special effects of plant growth regulators on flowers that can be applied? Very interested in cool tips, including how mentor pollen could be used!
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    Tek for cross-pollinating cacti?

    Thanks! Ah Misplant..., not = you? I also got another tip i received, this vid: Anyway a tek for manipulating flowers is in here even if most of us don't speak the language. I tried once with Loph flower so far (forcing my way in that is), it went procedurally alright but i just need to perfect it - i still think i got some pollen onto the pistil.. or more problematically actually, it seemed that i didnt cover and protect it well enough and it just dried out very fast. i didnt use a proper cover but an Eppendorf tube over the pistil with some tape.. dumb.. Also maybe i was kinda late cause the pollen already seemed mature to me, idk if you can just judge by the yellow powder or if you cannot really see maturity with the naked eye, much less how long it remains viable. I grow indoors in my apartment which is challenging anyway lol. Also picked up a little info on mentor pollen and how they can help, wow thats fascinating - I also think it explains various stories where people were supposed to have made a cross but instead apparently just self-fertilized their normally self-sterile plant. Makes the most sense to me to just try and keep my pollen preserved and alive and can always intentionally kill some of the older pollen i have stored to use as mentor pollen. Sagi, maybe that can also help your fero viri for the part where they are not fully self-fertile. Basically foreign pollen can trigger fertilization mechanisms which the own pollen can then hijack, i suspect foreign pollen will always be preferred which is why it can in nature probably be afforded but if all the foreign pollen applied is dead thats different. I have UV-C i wonder if it could cause interesting mutations in pollen or at the very least just kill it but not destroy entirely, to turn into mentor pollen.. anyway getting ahead of myself Ty @nothinghead i will probably just use a bag or something, but for now the first hurdle to me seems to just remove pollen that are present to avoid self-pollination from the flower and i guess i will get to accidental open pollination after. which may present as a bit different problem growing in apartment. I find it hard to judge the odds that in this climate where these cacti normally don't grow, you would accidentally open pollinate. of course if you have multiple plants flowering in same space yes, but otherwise i guess not really. I also experiment with some success with micropropagation and have plans to give a basic tek and support for people on this forum, but i havent done it in a little while and it needs to be a good time to do so. It seems to be done mostly by people who grow mushrooms and have a flowhood anyway, or i guess very serious people but its apparently an uncommon 'hobby' and secretive. I know some of the plant growth regulators are involved in and used for flowering of plants in general but i guess it would be way too much to ask to use one to suppress formation of pollen while still leaving the ovary functional.
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    Can people become immune to shrooms over time?

    Being on the spectrum is definitely not a guarantee or give a high chance of psychedelics not working as far as I know. (I am on the spectrum) Yes some are prescribed neuroleptics such as Seroquel which can block trips. However medication is not really that common for autism. However aside from that anyone can be naturally "immune" to either some psychedelics or all of them. Sensitivity to psychedelics is not associated with body weight like various drugs, but much more with CNS receptor populations like particularly 5-HT2A but also 5-HT1A among others and depending on the psychedelic. 2C-B for example is something of an exception with regard to the receptors it acts on. Anyway, IMO one of the best explanations for being "immune", highly insensitive to psychedelics or so-called hardheaded, is having polymorphism of these brain receptors. It means they are built and shaped slightly different and since the binding of drugs works a little like a lock and key this can mean that the psychedelic either cannot bind to the receptor or can bind but does not activate it at all, or does not activate it with the same effect. Because activating 1 receptor can have multiple different effects. It's not impossible that those with autism have a higher chance of having such polymorphism but I am not aware of evidence to suggest this besides very limited anecdotal. Tolerance is a much different topic but yes, when you take a psychedelic you tend to get a very fast and strong tolerance effect which makes you less sensitive to them for a while and that can mean even to other types of psychedelics than you took. Chronic tolerance can also mean that despite waiting in between trips, the tolerance can become exceedingly high over time and repeated tripping.
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    Edible/Medicinal culture seeking thread

    I don't wanna say that it is not harmful in any way, i don't know exactly. But the Alzheimer's concerns of aluminum have been debunked decades ago. Still, I def agree. It's just not nice to get a hole in your aluminum tray when you're growing. Get other trays or use a liner. You could save plastic trays you might buy meat in or other packagings of food items. Anyway, I would like to help you guys out with your requests as I have an extensive collection of fungi. But I do hail from the Netherlands so that can pose a problem. Could be worth trying tho and even retrying, esp with the right trade. I may accept the risk of seizure, depending. take care everyone.
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    Psilocybe cyanescens balcony planter

    Psilocybe cyanescens balcony planter
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    LW cristata

    LW cristata
  8. Echinopsis cv. Orange California x Clyde not entirely variegated
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    E. shaferii f. monstrose

    E. shaferii f. monstrose
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    LW Manchaca

    LW Manchaca
  11. Automated grow cabinet (not up to date)
  12. Loph W callus culture (meristem)
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    Lophophora TC

    Lophophora TC
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    fricii x fricii variegata

    fricii x fricii variegata
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    Micropropagation

    Micropropagation
  16. (TPM x Sharxx Blue) cristata - was reverted
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    Cactus TC

    Cactus TC
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    Echinopsis variegata

    Echinopsis variegata
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    Erythroxylum coca TC

    Erythroxylum coca TC
  20. Sorry for dragging this up.. But I have an Austrocylindropuntia subalata f. monstrose that i am using for this purpose, and it seems to be working, although it hasn't grown hard yet because I have put it in quarantine first elsewhere to make sure that the supposed phytoplasma is not too infectious. It's still picking up from that (it wasn't really getting significant light - its winter here and it was in a pretty dark room, basically neglected by the babysitter), probably still making some decent roots so that it can actually do some serious growing under better lighting. Well now, pretty sure that's not normal (I probably don't need to help answer the question in the OP anymore but i just bought this on Ebay from a nearby country. I wouldn't really mind producing some shoots for trading if ppl are interested.)
  21. Hey everyone, I have some seeds to trade that I will list under here. Numbers of seeds i have left vary wildly so inquire (generally not bulk) Cacti: T. bridgesii 'Wowie' x T. bridgesii 'SS02' T. bridgesii SS02 x T. bridgesii 'Wowie' T. bridgesii 'Bertha' x T. bridgesii 'Helen' T. bridgesii (SS02xSS01) x T. peruvianus 'Clyde' T. bridgesii (SS02xSS01) x T. pachanoi 'Yowie' T. bridgesii 'X' x T. macrogonus 'hyperspacepixie' T. peruvianus 'Clyde' x Juuls Giant T. bridgesii x T. bridgesii "Psycho0" T. peruvianus 'Clyde' x Super Pedro T. cordobensis x Super Pedro T. pachanoi 'Dan' x T. pachanoi T. scopulicola 'Hulk' x T. scopulicola T. scopulicola x VRG (Echinopsis 'variegated red grandiflorus') T. peruvianus monstrose x huarazensis (misplaced the seeds right now... T. peruvianus monstrose x T. bridgesii cv. not sure need to check VRG x T. scopulicola PHX-PC x T. huarazensis E. eyriesii x pachanoi 'papizinha' T. pachanoi 'papizinha' x E. eyriesii T. spachianus T. lampochlorus MN79 Mixed Hybrid Trich seeds Mixed Loph seeds (haha i did not mix these myself but they seemed to contain a whole bunch of Trich seeds too...) LW LW f. caespitosa LW var. texensis LW var. Hipolito LW var. Big Bend Lophophora alberto-vojtechii Turbinicarpus swobodae Turbinicarpus lophophoroides Epithelantha micromeris Delosperma bosseranum Astrophytum asterias Astrophytum myriostigma f. Quadro cv. Onzuka Hylocereus sp. (costaricensis, undulata, megalanthus, dragon fruit) Other Seeds: Kratom seeds (probably mine lost viability at this point but I can hook u up) Peganum harmala (Syrian Rue) Euphorbia leuconora (Madagascar Jewel) Ipomoea purpurea (Morning glory cv. Star of yelta / Milky Way; and a wild Spanish Ipomoea sp) Papaver somniferum (var. Tasmanian or lilacs) (Ultra) Hot peppers (madame jeanette, also a few other varieties in even smaller amounts: Scorpion, Golden Habanero) Silene capensis (African Dream Root) Acacia acuminata Anadenanthera peregrin (Yopo) Datura inoxia Datura stramonium (sic ; ID?) Datura wrightii Mirabilis jalapa (Marvel of Peru / Four o'clock flower) Tamarindus indica (Tamarind) Also FT: Plant growth regulators in pure form. My specialty is actually mushrooms. In another thread I will show what I have as a catalog, possibly put cultures and spores also for sale if that is allowed. What I am looking for: Well first of all, pollen of Trichocereus and Lophophora of all kinds! I am interested in seeds of cacti that I don't have yet, and various other seeds of succulents like caudiciform ones. Big fan of mutants and variegates. Also interested in things that can be used for brewing / fermenting. Or things that can be used for plant tissue culture (micropropagation). Including guidance for micropropagation by someone experienced! And in spores of local fungi like alien looking stinkhorns actually (sorry about that lol). Powder insecticide like Spinosad if it exists.. anything against gnats. Maybe also just items for friends in e.g. Tasmania if not for me. Note that I live in the Netherlands. I will not sit here and say 'Europe or non-Australia only' but considering the potential customs problems I'm sorry but I can't take responsibility if that occurs. Of course you can request how it is to be sent and/or request images of the pack to help avoid it, but generally I make quite good packs.
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    Tabernanthe Iboga Fruit GIVEAWAY

    Haha have fun with it Dozer, gg
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    Tabernanthe Iboga Fruit GIVEAWAY

    Ohh am i really too late, were you joking?? 12!
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    Infecting opuntia with Phytoplasma

    I recently tried this too with a Trich seedling.. If i compare it to one grafted on peres at the same time which looks normal, the one grafted on the "ASM" looks to be forming weird stuff on all of the upper areoles. If those are pups its too much to be normal. Idk if this is just a hormonal effect from being so close to the ASM and it stops working soon but im very excited xD Maybe mine has a different strain of phytoplasma?
  25. Thanks very much for the elaborate answer. It makes sense to me what you're saying and I heard 'rumored'.. I guess certain crosses just have a higher chance of having recessive genetics pop up or have a mutation on the alleles of both parents, disabling certain genes like those for pigments? I'm enjoying both the typicals and the mutants of your crosses. :D And I like the "Make your own Zelly" sentiment haha. Out of a previous sowing of 4 crosses I only had one crested Olivia x Clyde but I'll certainly take it. Something else I've heard is crosses of species or hybrids much less alike within the Trich complex can produce more weirdness. The variegation I've seen and am seeing from certain Echinopsis cv. "Orange California" crosses is pretty striking. How crazy do you think naming these coming generations will become and what would be a good strategy to prevent overly long names? To give each especially striking and unique microspecies a nickname and just not care / or codify the names of the ones that stand out less? Will it basically be like weed cultivars have gone crazy? lol
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