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  1. You can take them as cuttings, but at that size it will take them forever and a day to root and grow into sizeable cacti - I would just leave all those pups on there and let them grow to like a foot each before cutting (if at all) - don't worry about it growing into itself, it will adjust it's growth angle etc

  2. I've participated in quite a number of aya ceremonies in the USA - from time to time people do completely lose it and have to be restrained and so forth - never seen someone become dangerous to others, but sometimes people are just super high and become dissociated and convinced that they are possessed by evil spirits, or paranoid that it is a conspiracy, or that they have been poisoned - that sort of thing. In these cases sometimes the person has to be taken to another room and potentially restrained until they come down a bit.

    Now, the important thing to know is that these "serious adverse events," like the stabbing death - they occur in a tiny fraction of a % of all the people who consume ayahuasca. When we compare those unfortunate outcomes with the reality that the vast majority of people experience enormous, often life-changing benefit, the overall picture is that the benefits of ayahuasca outweigh the risks by a spectacular margin.

    In the USA, 40% of ALL violent crime happens under the influence of alcohol. 75% of ALL domestic violence cases involve a drunk male. Now, just imagine if the media reported these events each time they happened!

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  3. Yah my LJ crosses are still lagging behind.. TPM x SB and the reverse are doing awesome though..


    Per letters not arriving - I mailed them to every person who PM'd me an addy. However, I know of one case where customs nabbed them for being E. scop rather than T. scop, which of course is absurd. So, they may not arrive for everyone, which is a pity. I will not personally be sending seed out to people whose package did not arrive.

    However in the big picture there are now an abundance of these seeds in the community, and I'll infuse them in various ways over time if need be - everyone will eventually have happy little mutant trichos trying to take over their gardens :)

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  4. Stoked they are all arriving!

    I decided to sow some of these crosses myself - realizing that I have a south facing window that gets several hours of sunlight each morning that, coupled with the warmth of indoors, should be just fine to get them started this winter. Sowed them up about 2 weeks ago - getting near 100% on all of them except with Lumberjackus as mother - those have been much slower to germinate - only a few have so far - curious to see if it's a seed viability issue or if they are just slow to germinate - the LJ motherplant received the same treatment as all the other cacti, though it flowered much later in the season than the others.

    Lol Zelly, very few people can read my writing! That is nice of you to suggest that folks send ol' nitro a xmas card or seeds and that sort of thing. Please though SABers, don't send me any currency - makes it feel like the seeds weren't a gift then..

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  5. Lol man my handwriting is atrocious - and gets worse all the time!

    Cubism I am deeply sorry for your loss re the underwear. I also want to apologize for any undue distress this caused as you shuffled your way back up the driveway, clutching your rear, attempting desperately (and unsuccessfully) to prevent the unsavory matter from spilling out the bottom of your shorts onto your sandal'd feet. I imagine this event has set things back a bit regarding the precarious peace between you and your neighbors..

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  6. Hi there sagiXsagi - there are a number of pics of the TPC and TPM on the first page of this thread - and then some others on page 20.

    Lol, my TPC is now Zelly's TPC - it is growing in the ground over at his place and is doing awesome! So much healthier than when I had it in a pot + no sunshine + mealy bugs. It only flowered in 2012 though - had not before and has not since - it's putting on a bunch of vegetative growth right now so maybe it will do that for a bit before flowering..

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  7. Glad these seeds are arriving safely! It warms my heart! USA recipients are a certainty, but anytime plants and seeds have to clear international customs issues can arise. That said though, I've not had a single package sent to Australia not get through, in all these years..

    Per the mutation rate - all the TPM crosses that I've done since the initial TPM x SS02 cross (2008 I think it was?) have been with the same TPM plant, which I picked up many years ago at a small cactus nursery that has since gone out of business. I suspect there are different strains of TPM - my TPC is clearly different - it grows crested as well as monstrose, and looks different in other ways. I should probably give my TPM motherplant a name to distinguish it from what may be other strains of TPM that have and probably will produce hybrid seed. Let me think a bit regarding what to name the thing - how about either "Phenshine" or "SpheroStrato"?

    In previous years, the mutation rate seems to be about 50% for this TPM as mother, and 30%+ for this TPM as father.. Hard to say though - sometimes as the seedlings get bigger they develop monstrose pheno that wasn't apparent when younger..

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  8. I also got the seeds today :). This new line of seeds is quite interesting. Most interested in the '' x TPM and Lumberjackus x Sharxx Blue and have like 8 Psycho0 x N1 seeds gonna sow together.

    I know that flowering is determined by many factors; how long from seed does it take for a trichocereus to flower assuming no grafting? Would try planting in the ground as soon as large enough or using the largest container I can use. Sorry I know this is a bit off topic for this thread.

    Back a few years ago when my seed grown ecuadorian pachanoi flowered I want to say it was around 5-6 yrs old - likewise my 2 seed grown cuzcoensis plants were like 5-6 years old when they flowered..

    Seems there's a couple strategies for flowering - if you put them in the ground they appear to need to get much bigger before they do so - this is Zelly's approach, who has a sort of Jurrassic-cereus Park situation going on at his house :)

    In contrast, most of my cacti have flowered in pots, and seem to do so more readily when they get rootbound, and not growing that fast - they are much smaller than Zelly's in general, but flower more than comparably sized plants that he has in the ground..

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  9. Ok so I've sent the seeds out - will not be making up any other packages as it's been an enormous effort and the giveaway has been closed for awhile now.

    However, some 55 SAB people are receiving seeds, and some 40 of those people are in Oz. They will also potentially be available through a couple other members of SAB - one of them is Zelly, who has a few of the crosses available as add-ons to orders of his seeds.. Down the road I may make provisions to have more of these seeds distributed through other members, but for now I'm just going to kick back :)

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  10. Just to clarify - if you PM'd me with your addy with regards to my seed giveaway I will be mailing you the hybrids (Btw the giveaway is closed).

    It is a lot of people, and I've spoken with Zelly about the way there are going to be more folks who won't get in on the giveaway who would like some of the seeds.

    So, once I've divided out the seeds for the giveaway and see what's left, the idea is that some of my seed can be included with certain types or quantities of purchases from Zelly..

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  11. I think with N1 x TPQC it was the same as Psycho0 x N1 - these were potentially not going to be mutant offspring so perhaps weren't sown as much as the others.. I have a few of N1 x TPQC growing - 5 or so on pereskiopsis and one beautiful specimen that is now growing on its own roots - will post a pic later if I remember..

    I have not seen any mutants with N1 x TPQC, which leads me to think the cresting in the TPQC resulted from environmental factors rather than genetic factors..

  12. Sweet, I'm glad to see some of the Psycho0 x N1 have been grown out - I have a few growing myself - not very well in the current conditons..

    Took this picture this morning - my pachanoi v "huarazensis" is in a large pot with some pereskiopsis - these pereskiopsis are growing like mad at the moment! One branch is like 7' tall - and they provide the huarazensis some shading on what would otherwise be perhaps too many hours of direct sun - symbiotic vibe going on there.. Wish my other plants could get this much sun - soon though, perhaps soon..


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