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ZooL

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  1. ZooL

    Where To Find Free Spores?

    There used to be a thing called the free spore ring, all i got from that was a realization that i have a black thumb when it comes to mycology, the prints were good free and clean, but i wasn't. I'm pretty sure that's dead now and I'm not gonna recommend or vouch for any of the popup variants/replacements for it. But if all you are looking for is a certain but non specific print for research purposes there is a good chance(if nz is anything like the southern states of aus) that in the next couple months if you have a quick little look in some pine plantations or places where there may be some buried woody matter you will be able to make you own prints to study.
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    Cactus sap

    I remember hearing or reading about it a few times, I don't remember exactly what and where though. Some could have been referring to euphorbia but I'm almost certain some mentions were of true cactus, opuntia was one i think i remember. Edit:But on the concentration is sap being more toxic, that may have just been euphorbia, my memory is a bit fuzzy these days.
  3. ZooL

    Cactus sap

    nah,I've not heard it in relation to trichocereus or any other mescaline containing cactus. I'm just wondering if the same could carry over to them. My thinking is along the lines of- I know you can sap tap some trees, the oozing of the cacti mentioned seemed to have higher concentrations of their predation deterrent compounds, mescalin may be a predation deterrent compound.
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    Cactus sap

    I have heard a few times of cacti "oozing sap" as a result of some disease or infection, and that that sap can be extremely irritating or even more toxic than the toxic cacti it comes from, I'm guessing this is something like the cactus producing higher levels of it's deterrent compounds as if it were under attack. From the little i have read about what cacti use mescalin for it seems like it may be likely they use it to deter things eating them, if it is some deterrent compound could there be some way of exploiting this to effectively "milk" a cactus?
  5. That is interesting, i don't really understand how the mycelium doesn't just get out competed and the straw contaminated in such a situation or why you would blend up the whole mushroom and not just the spore gill area to reduce potential contaminants to desired spore ratio, boiling then non* sterile handling and such. I did look though the vid and there does seem to be a bit of discrepancy of the earlier bottles shown(cut marks/ribs etc) but that could just be down to angles,editing,best takes of top and side fruits. Am interested to know if this method actually works and practical rates of success v failure if anyone tries it.
  6. I did see the bit about thc negating the effects of cbd but didn't really understand the ins and outs of that part in the paper(or most of most research papers in general tbh), I'm also not sure if the weed i used to smoke would have really been very applicable to the findings in this, it seems to have determined an inhibiting effect with a 1:1 ratio of thc:cbd, id imagine the weed i would have smoked would have been more like a 20:1 ratio of thc:cbd. And although it states that other canabanoids have no real effect the graph following that seems to show thc having a similar effect but on a different curve in relation to dosages ,the tests cut out on a dosage where cbd seems to have plateaued in its effect while thc is still continuing to see improved effect, i have no idea what cell dosage level you actually achieve by consuming weed but if we increase the dosage would thc overtake cbd in it's effectiveness here? The competing interest statement is also a bit of a red flag, it says that some of the authors of the papers are filling patents in relation to this and the s.a.o(organizer of the study?) is a co founder of OptiKira which seems to be a company that "develops novel therapeutics", None of that means that the study isn't valid or true or anything like that but could mean they have a vested interest in a certain outcome which could influence their methodology and the way they present conclusions I also didn't base my assumption of this guy on wikipedia or the like, that was just from looking at a few of his other vids and the kind of audience he is cultivating and targeting(from looking at comment section,vid titles,etc). I did after posting though thought i may have been a too harsh or quick to judge so did a little googling on him, and yea , the "official" position seems to be he is a crackpot too. Again, maybe cbd could be an effective protection from or treatment for viruses. But that being possible at some point in some circumstances etc just means that, not more, doesn't mean you should go down a bottle of cbd oil the have unprotected sex with a bunch of random people and assume you will be safe. If you do get some virus and are offered a medicine to treat it by your doctor then take that as it's your best available best practice way of getting what will actually work, doesn't mean it is the best or will work, doctors and the medical world may be flawed but taking advantage of the field of medicine is your best chance of getting that. If you wanna try some youtube crackpots idea then check with your doctor to make sure its safe ,wont cause and conflicts, wont make things worse, etc and take that too. And i didn't mean to say you can't or shouldn't be posting youtube vids and should just be posting direct links to research papers or anything. I just mean in general you should be wary of youtubers and the like that clearly have some motive or angle they are tryna push offering easy answers and citing papers to try support their shtick. The papers may be valid the points they are tryna argue or imply may even be correct, but the internet is full of rabits holes with guys just like this one tryna lure you in, they aren't your friend and if you're not careful they will trap you in there.
  7. I don't mean to be rude to you Fyzygy or any others that buy into this kinda stuff but this dude seems like a crackpot jumping on the dumbening bandwagon and milking cookers for youtube views/subscriptions, maybe the there is some benefit to cbd in relation to viruses(i would have some anecdotal evidence to add to that from my stoner days) but someone like this pushing the claim should really lead you to think it's probably not the case more so than that it is, I'm not saying it's not, but this dude yammering on for 20 mins goes nowhere to convincing me it's the case and shouldn't other people either imo. If you wanna find out if this or that may work to treat whatever then actually "follow the evidence" yourself, start at the papers, don't get sucked down a rabbit of some random on youtube referencing papers picking this part or that and ignoring this part or paper and that. If you like most of us cant be arsed doing that then your best bet is really just listening to people that have devoted their whole damn lives to learning,researching and expanding our understanding on what is actually the case to the best of our understanding(and what they have added to that) and not taking the word of some twat that has devoted their life getting viewers on youtube and then running with it. Picking or finding some study that shows that some cells under some circumstances when exposed to cbd will inhibit viral replication doesn't mean that taking cbd will actually effectively protect you from that viral infection. Again, there may be some benefit to cbd in relation to viruses, but this dude doesn't give a shit about that and this vid goes nowhere to making a practical application for that if it is possible. If anything thing this kind of youtube vid and the like would get us further from that if it is possible.
  8. ZooL

    Plasmo

    In this(https://www.youtube.com/@coredor) youtube channel you will find most(edit: if not all) of the episodes of an old kids show called Plasmo, it seems to be the channel of the creator of the show so should be no copywrite issues.
  9. All the free tier answers and info has been given, you will have to subscribe to get the rest.
  10. ZooL

    Neglected 3 year olds

    Yeah, that thought crossed my mind as a took the pics, and for all the others that didn't make it
  11. Somehow these managed to survive a really long time getting no care or attention at all, I cant really remember what they are exactly but i think half the seeds may have come from someone on here as some extra maybe? and the other half from somewhere else? that time is all a bit hazey for me. I have put some in pots and will eventually pot them all properly.
  12. ZooL

    Server costs stuck on 2020?

    Found the issue(with donation, not the stuck on 2020 thing), was gonna bitch at your IT guy but they are still making this all work so there's that. (Actually..... fire the IT guy, I got to the end of the donation process using my "shop" details and still couldn't get it to work simply)
  13. I turned off my addblocker on some other site for a reason then came here and didn't even notice it was still off, then went to some other site and almost got cancer, then came back here to double check and nope still normal. Then noticed that the server donation/costs were still on 2020 and then remembered some time where i tried to donate a little but kept having some issue. That little widget being buggered and a one click option to sabs server funds bsb and account details is all that is holding me back from chipping in $50 or so.
  14. ZooL

    whaT DID you learn from SAB forums?

    I always find it somewhat interesting when some really obscure yet specific google search just leads me to a really old thread here. Is often a bit out of date or lacking detail but the posters in the thread who were/are still here often point me in the right direction at least.
  15. I have always had a thought about khat but not really sure of the practicality of it or how you would get the extract and infusion to work without degradation. Basically would somehow involve an extraction of I'm guessing preferably fresh leaves, then somehow that is infused into molten sugar or a gum which is then solidified into a lozenge. I imaging the end product would work well but I'm not sure getting over all the hurdles to reach that end point would be very easy.
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