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    green tree frog

    Rescue complete As soon as the sun set, he (or she?) hopped over the yucca, up the plank and onto the lip of the tank! It is such impressive creatures, oozing reptilian zen through huge black eyes. Yeah eventually I will put some big rocks and plants in there, but the wall is my height so not an easy task. There is a lot of flood water around, but this guy has been hanging around the house for a few months now. I have a bunch of succulents and herbs nearby that attracts insects, so prob not a bad spot to be a frog
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    green tree frog

    Also I've been checking on him regularly the past 4 days or so, and each time he was up against the wall, looking a bit stuck. Maybe it is choosing to stay in there due to the tadpole or the flood? At least now it can get out if necessary
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    green tree frog

    This morning, before reading amazonians reply, I put in the tank an old car tyre, a plank of wood and the base of a yucca that had been recently pulled up. I then used a mop to scoop up mr frog and place him near the new rubber island. I came back after an hour and the frog was on the tyre, hiding underneath the plank, seemingly happy with the new arrangements. After reading amazonians post, maybe the yucca wasn't such a great idea. I will take it out this evening, and get some water plants to put in there on the weekend. And some rocks. At least now I am not worried he will drown in the tank.
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    green tree frog

    It was before all that water accumulated in the tank that I saw it on the steps. I thought Maybe it can't climb up the concave concrete wall, or somehow got stuck in the tank in the flood. I have put a plank against the shortest side so it can climb out, and will deposit large objects for it to clamber on tomorrow. Will post pics of the frogs new setup. Would be cool to see the tadpole grow into a frog. Thanks y'all :D
  5. this link is an oldie but a goodie: https://www.erowid.org/library/books_online/magic_mushrooms_aunz/magic_mushrooms_aunz.shtml cubensis season in nsw has pretty much ended now. when in season, these can be found in cow paddocks within 50-100km max of the coast. as others have said, now would be a good time to start researching psilocybe subaeruginosa. they can be found in cooler forested areas growing on decomposing wood. i've found botanic gardens to be good places to look for these, lots of wood chipped garden beds. good luck with your research!
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    Raising A.Phlebophylla

    I've also got some seed collected from mtb in jan. not sure if I should plant some now or wait until spring. If anyone wants a few to try germinating pm me
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    The Carolina Reaper

    Might be useful to have some small pieces of these super hot chillies on standby if your doing a deep journey. Wade davis in the book one river mentions that some shamans in the amazon use chilli to reconnect with the body if they find themselves flying too high. Inhaling the vapour given off from the fry pan when cooking with chilli does have a focusing effect somewhat similar to nicotine.
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    This section needs a "show wild finds" thread

    yeah the cap looks similar but the stem in this one is much thinner than seems to be typical for cinctulus. plus that mushroom is not that common in this part of australia as far as i am aware, and this mushrooms was very strong in alkaloids. it looks similar to the mushrooms referred to as psilocybe coprophila and panaeolous sphinctrinus (inactive) on this page: http://www.mushroomjohn.org/ruminantsandhabitats15.htm I think there are at least three dung loving active species in oz
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    Raising A.Phlebophylla

    Nice! How old is that one ferret? Anyone know What time of year do phlebs germinate in the wild?
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    Enter the Void

    My favourite scene from this movie is where the French guy and the protagonist are walking down the street and he mentions datura, and how fucked up it is. Must be one of the only big budget films where such a relatively obscure ethnobotanical is mentioned.
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    Giant pumpkin contest!!

    I hereby enter the competition with this beast:
  12. In the August issue of the Australian New Scientist magazine there is a good article featuring an interview with Dr Z, the discoverer of mephedrone. Interesting to see this topic and Dr Shulgins name dropped in such a mainstream publication. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329810.200-my-recreational-drugs-can-defeat-organised-crime.html
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    looking for phalaris seeds

    I want to plant some phalaris grass to provide cover for an exposed garden bed. I have aquatica, would like to also try planting brachystachys and arundinacea. anyone got any seeds of these available? cheers
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    This section needs a "show wild finds" thread

    a lone panaeolus / coplendia. looks different to cyanescens on initial inspection; more earthy tones than the usual white. strong blueing reaction upon handling.
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    What did you do in your sacred garden today?

    My first banisteriopsis caapi seedling! Popped up over christmas, a welcome present indeed.
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    aboriginal mushroom use

    Love the glowing Omphalotus nidiformis story! " The Tasmanian George Robinson wrote: "Various are the fungus which the natives eat, and all are known to them by different qualities which they possess, and all are known by different names". " Tribes like this would know about any psilocybes in the area. I wonder if their art reflects this...
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    This section needs a "show wild finds" thread

    What better way to bring in the new year than a mushroom forage. Please help me ID the photos marked with (?) 1) Panaeolous sp. (?) 2) Psilocybe cubensis 3) (?) 4) (?) 5) Psilocybe cubensis 6) Panaeolous sp. (?) 7) Psilocybe cubensis 8) (?) 9) (?)
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    Psilocybin Mushrooms of SE QLD, Australia

    Did you also ce across a UFO emitting a purple glow? Love those big fat golden caps on cubes that come up when it's been raining heavily.
  19. Since this thread was created, at least one scientific journal article has been written on the subject of the rock arrangements at Wurdi Youang. Wurdi Youang: an Australian Aboriginal stone arrangement with possible solar indications Their testing of the hypothesis that the egg shape rock arrangement was designed to indicate astronomical phenomena, namely the position of the sun at the solstices and equinox, is scientifically rigorous and convincing. Now we just need to find a site that indicates aboriginal knowledge of Earths axial precession (i.e. that the constellations behind the sun at the equinoxes and solstices change over a period of 26,000 years).
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    Meeeeerry Christmaaas

    yeah merry christmas y'all how do we make this transplanted co-opted northern hemisphere shamanistic cum crypto-christian festival more australian? as plant heads, it seems what we really are celebrating at this time of year is the summer solstice. midsummer was often celebrated with a bon fire in pagan europe, but given that it is so hot and bushfire dangers maybe not so appropriate for oz? one thing christmas in qld always reminds me of is mushrooms and snakes, both seem to rear their heads at this time of year.... so how about a mushroom serpent festival?!
  21. while on the topic of AI, many of you probably heard or saw Stephen Hawking warning of the dangers posed by AI. I heard it on the radio whilst driving; it was quite surreal to hear one of the most amazing minds this planet has produced, now aided by a computer for speech, predicting dire consequences if we let AI evolve too far. It seemed like a line from Terminator 2... maybe James Cameron was onto something.
  22. Being a computer programmer, I always found the notion of AI unconvincing, because it seemed that the computer was just running through the instructions you gave it. The approach used in the article linked above, however, seems more plausible as it is attempting to recreate the neural network of the brain itself rather than the behaviour. After all, the behaviour of an organism is a result of brain activity. It follows that the search for true AI would seem to be closely linked to the study of the human brain and consciousness. Questions like "where does our creativity come from?" will surely need to be answered if we are to develop AI that can behave like us. If at least part of our creativity comes from so called non-ordinary states of consciousness (e.g. dreams or psychedelic experiences), things could get pretty freaky with the robots. I can imagine giving my household computer a psychedelic trip in software format, to enhance its creative performance...
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    The official 'I'm going away for a while thread'

    have a good one mate. not too many places in the world without internet these days, but its always good to go offline every now and then.
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    What cool stuff have you found at bunnings?

    we bought my dad a cap with built in LED lights from bunnings. he loves that cap.