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About reptyle

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  • Birthday 08/05/1984

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  1. Howdy ya'll i figured i'd add any more plants i've got available in this thread to save the clutter. I have an Acacia confusa for sale. It is approximately 1 meter tall and will be available for pick up from the Central Coast, NSW. $150.
  2. I've been doing some reading in regards triazoles... and it appears to me that their endocrine disrupting effects are a major factor in many of today's metabolic disorders, thyroid disorders and other hormonal imbalances causing such things as endometriosis and various other cancers. I recently did some work on a strawberry farm, and these class of fungicides are used heavily to treat the strawberries and alter growth habit. Certain Triazoles are known to have a long half life in the soil and systemically. So it is no doubt we are ingesting these compounds. On this same note, there are known medicinal uses for such chemicals, reducing hair loss due to androgen sensitivity and reducing the aromatisation of testosterone to stop breast cancer growth. Good to be aware an DYOR.
  3. Paclobutrazol Plant growth regulators are chemical substances which govern all the factors of development and growth within plants. The application of plant growth regulators to crops modifies hormonal balance and growth leading to increased yield, enhanced crop tolerance against abiotic stress and improved physiological trait of crops. Paclobutrazol (PBZ) [(2RS, 3RS)-1-(4-chlorophenyl)- 4, 4-dimethyl-2-(1H-1, 2, 4-trizol-1-yl)-pentan-3-ol], is one of the members of triazole family having growth regulating property. The growth regulating properties of PBZ are mediated by changes in the levels of important plant hormones including the gibberellins (GAs), abscisic acid (ABA) and cytokinins (CK). PBZ affects the isoprenoid pathway, and alters the levels of plant hormones by inhibiting gibberellin synthesis and increasing cytokinins level and consequent reduction in stem elongation. When gibberellins synthesis is inhibited, more precursors in the terpenoid pathway accumulate and that resulted in the production of abscisic acid. PBZ is more effective when applied to the growing media and application on the growing medium would give longer absorption time and more absorption of active ingredient than foliar spray. The application of PBZ to crops is important in reducing plant height to prevent lodging and in increasing number and weight of fruits per tree, in improving the fruit quality in terms of increases in carbohydrates, TSS, TSS/TA and decreases acidity. It further reduces evapo-transpiration and decreases plant moisture stress by enhancing the relative water content of leaf area and develops resistance in the plants against biotic and abiotic stresses. In addition, it acts as highly active systemic fungicide and used against several economically important fungal diseases. In this review, the current knowledge and possible applications of PBZ, which can be used to improve the growth, yield and quality of crops, have been reviewed and discussed. The role of PBZ to mitigate the harmful effects of environmental stresses in crops is also examined. Moreover, various biochemical and physiological processes leading to improved crop production under the effect of PBZ are discoursed in detail.
  4. https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2011/07/plant-branching-hormone-discovered
  5. I recall there were some interesting experiments being done with acacias in long polypipe tubes... some say that it worked well for growing the tap root. Definately big trees prefer the ground, and will do better going directly into the soil immediately than growing with a stunted taproot. Perhaps some light pruning might help reducing the leggynness. There are probably some hormones that could be used to increase the branching from the trunk etc though I am not an expert on treating acacias in the same way that other commercial crops are treated, so experiment away and report back.
  6. This courtii is doing pretty well so far... If someone were to regularly prune it I imagine it would maintain for the longer term.
  7. We have some in pots that are doing ok. They will prefer to go into the ground when they get bigger though. They can become root bound. These seedling are approximately 20cms tall. They have started to produce phyllodes and lose their bipinnate leaves.
  8. Howdy y'all, We currently have many A. courtii and A. obtusifolia on offer. $20 each plus postage. I'll make a list of what else is available and add some updates soon. Hope you're all doing well. Blessings, Reptyle.
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    Meet up: Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

    Howdy yall... Will be holding a plant swap and trade day... community meet up. 27th Feb. Kincumber Mountain. From 12 onwards. https://fb.me/e/26a90p6mI Blessings.
  10. reptyle

    Meet up: Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

    When where is the next meet up? Will be hosting on 3 October, if there is an alternative I'd happily come along. Peace.
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    Meet up: Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

    Shall be holding an event, plant meet swap and trade etc. Fb link is here: https://facebook.com/events/s/plant-swap-and-trade-lil-worki/314449779625003/?ti=as 3 October at the Forest of Tranquility. Starting at 10am. Hope yall are doing well. Stay covid safe.
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    Meet up: Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

    Glad there is some interest. Hopefully this will be the first of many. If you can go to the facebook event page and click going that will make it easier for me to get numbers. See yas there. Bless. https://www.facebook.com/events/326965074697976/?ti=as
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    Meet up: Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

    Im available always if u want to meet up. This will hopefully be the first of many events at the forest of tranquillity.
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    Meet up: Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

    https://www.facebook.com/events/326965074697976/?ti=as Looking at having a meetup on the 9th of February 2019. Hope to see you guys there.
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    Hear hear... so... an idea? someone?