Jump to content
The Corroboree

Black Rainbow

Members2
  • Content count

    503
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    34

Everything posted by Black Rainbow

  1. Nice work obtuse and EGA team! Friend of EGA, fungi educator, and psychedelic mushroom expert Caine Barlow has been generous enough to help us develop this unique resource reviewing the current literature and community knowledge around P. subaeruginosa. The reference guide includes species and habitat descriptions, history, pharmacology, poisonous lookalikes and other safety and legal issues. Caine has also helped us include a fantastic list of related resources, making it easy for the mycologically minded to get up to speed on the current research, and for Australian fungi foragers to choose the guidebook most suited to their needs. The guide is very visual and includes images by EGA community including Tannar Coolhaas, Beau Meister, Konan Farrelly-Horsfall, and EGA's Jonathan Carmichael. Caine is also responsible for that gives a much broader overview of Australian Psilocybe species and their lookalikes. If you find this resource helpful, please support EGA so we can make more! You can download the PDF via this webpage. Also See this Active Mushroom Video Playlist - Click Here
  2. EGA's new guide documents a simple, innovative and recyclable technique that anyone can use to easily grow plants from seed. Coke bottle tek is a modification of the famous 'take-away tek', which uses plastic bottles for raising cacti and succulents from seed. Coke bottle tek is a set-and-forget technique, allowing plants to become more established with less human intervention, better preparing them for outdoor, in-ground environment and reducing the need for up-potting. Coke bottle tek also represents a more recyclable and environmentally friendly alternative to take-away tek. This technique being used to successfully cultivate Trichocereus spp., Lophophora spp., Hylocereus spp., Gymnocalycium spp., Astrophytum spp., Ariocarpus spp., Ferocactus spp., and of course many different trees and herbs. Halcyon and Dr Liam Engel are passionate ethnobotanists and longstanding members of The Corroboree forum. If you find this resource helpful, please support EGA so we can make more! Download the tutorial here: https://gardenstates.entheogenesis.org/coke-bottle-tek-a-terrarium-technique/
  3. Black Rainbow

    Post a random picture thread

  4. Black Rainbow

    Harvest Ethics

    @Freakosystem that's great to hear, I'd really appreciate it if you could help me get in contact with the grower! @fyzygy all good points, we touched on the issues of habitat, hybridisation and ecological planning in EGA's recent Acacia webcast. Should be on YouTube in a month or so. @withdrawl clinic I don't know much about bakerii, but I think it might be vulnerable? I'm particularly interested in common Acacias with high yielding phyllodes - I think promoting such species provides some protection for less common species and discourages invasive harvesting practices.
  5. Black Rainbow

    Harvest Ethics

    How do you understand the ethics of harvest? Some more specific questions I have pondering are: When is it ethical to remove living material from a plant, and when is it unethical? How does nativity, culture, conservation, propagation and diversity play into this? Please share relevant opinions and resources in this thread. Food for thought – I retrieved this photo from a great post by Sandtrout on the Nexus. An ethical wild T. tereschekii graft? https://www.dmt-nexus.me/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=29716
  6. Black Rainbow

    Harvest Ethics

    Hey bonecud, sorry I didn't reply to your previous message, I must have missed it. The advice about legality was given directly to me by the NPWS species coordinator for courtii. In my understanding the legal issue is that no plant material can be legally obtained and thus cannot be propagated from a National Park - meaning all ex-situ courtii are being cultivated illegally. I'm not experienced in this area but the same person implied if one of these ex-situ plants produced seed it might be a kind of loophole for a legal source of material for propagation. Besides personal interest, the main value of becoming a legal producer would be for marketing purposes. People are selling courtii seeds and plants already, seemingly without a response from law enforcement, but if you had a heap of trees and wanted to distribute them through a big seller like Bunnings and/or generate public attention some other way, licensing would likely be a good idea. It also makes things simple if there was some kind of disaster that wiped out the native population - going from a documented source is a strong strategy for ensuring provenance.
  7. Black Rainbow

    Words about peyote

    "the NCAI opposes efforts by states and local governments to legalize, decriminalize, or otherwise authorize any and all uses of Peyote and its byproducts by non-American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/ANs) Peoples as it endangers AI/AN religious, cultural, and ceremonial practices" I guess they don't like our gardens very much
  8. Black Rainbow

    IMG_5983.JPG

    From the album: 18.8.2018 freaky tips

  9. EGA Microdose 10: Safeguarding genetic diversity of Psilocybe Dr Alistair McTaggart is currently studying the Australian population of Psilocybe subaeruginosa and Psilocybe cubensis. Join our next Microdose Webcast to hear from Dr McTaggart about this study. We will also be joined by mycologist Caine Barlow who will frame Dr McTaggart’s study within a cultural history of the genus Psilocybe in Australia. Tickets are free but your support helps us keep EGA afloat! https://www.trybooking.com/BVDVE
  10. My mentor Dr Monica Barratt gave me the opportunity to write questions about mescaline cacti for the Global Drug Survey, the world’s largest drug survey. We’ve had thousands of responses to the survey so far, but less than 100 responses about mescaline cacti. I know a lot of you have experience with these green, succulent psychedelics, and if you have, we would really appreciate it if you could check out the survey and help us learn more about relationships with these cacti. The survey is anonymous and encrypted. https://www.globaldrugsurvey.com/gds-2022/gds2022-spikey-succulent-psychedelics-san-pedro-and-peyote-the-mescaline-cacti/
  11. Black Rainbow

    Meet up: Melbourne

    Oi what's goin' onnnn
  12. Thank you to those that joined us yesterday. Your support helps us support the Australian ethnobotanical community. Thanks to you, we are now able to release this important video from Bruce Pascoe to the public.
  13. Two sleeps until the 2021 Garden States Forum! Free hardship tickets available until 9pm today. More detail on this offer here: https://gardenstates.entheogenesis.org/hardship-friday/
  14. Black Rainbow

    EGA Raffle Now On - Get in fast as the draw is this weekend

    Two sleeps until the 2021 Garden States Forum! Free hardship tickets available until 9pm today. More detail on this offer here: https://gardenstates.entheogenesis.org/hardship-friday/
  15. I'm in the process of setting up a website to keep track of ex-situ courtii. I'm hoping to get some feedback on the data the website will collect about these plants. The draft survey for collecting this data is as follows: Country: State: City: Plant quantity. From seeds: (0-10 000) From cuttings: (0-10 000) Where did you get the propagation material for these plants? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ How old are these plants? (0-100) What are the growing conditions of these plants? (how much sun do they get, how do you fertilise them, what growing medium are they in, etc.) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ How many of these plants have flowered? (0- 10 000) Are there Acacia growing nearby? (Y/N) If yes, can you tell us which Acacia species? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Are these plants experiencing any health issues? (i.e. galls, borers, symptoms with unknown causes etc.) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Have you registered these plants at courtii counter before? (Y/N) Is there anything else relevant to courtii conservation that you would like to share with us? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  16. Black Rainbow

    Meet up: Melbourne

    I'm around 2nd-13th, so count me in for the 12th!
  17. Black Rainbow

    Alistair McTaggart + Caine Barlow on Australian Psilocybe

    Hey everyone just a heads up that tomorrow night’s webcast has been moved from tomorrow to the 15th of December. If you missed out on booking a ticket, there's still time!
  18. Black Rainbow

    Meet up: Ipswich

    Miss you guys
  19. If you've got nice Lophs and/or false Peyotes and are in the greater Sydney area please let me know! I'm hoping to shoot some footage for an upcoming video on common mescaline cacti over the next two weeks. The video will be screening at EGA's December 5th webcast event. KT has helped out with this one, so you know its gonna be good ;)
  20. Black Rainbow

    EGA: Call for Bulk Seed Donations - Seed Care Package

    Raffle + seed donations are closing very soon and need to be sent ASAP. Ronny has been on leave but will return in the next few days, so if you’re waiting for a reply it shouldn’t be far off. As well as the San Pedro seed from Damascus I will be donating a cutting of a Trichocereus hybrid for the EGA raffle. This plant is not yet publicly available and so far has only been shared with sharxx and Fahim. ‘Neptune’ is from a (sso2 x sso1) x tpm cross by nitrogen. This clone has the unusual quality of exhibiting both monstrose and variegated traits. The Neptune graft pictured is Fahim’s. I will take a cutting from the parent plant for the raffle this evening.
  21. Black Rainbow

    EGA: Call for Bulk Seed Donations - Seed Care Package

    Raffle + seed donations are closing very soon and need to be sent ASAP. Ronny has been on leave but will return in the next few days, so if you’re waiting for a reply it shouldn’t be far off. As well as the San Pedro seed from Damascus I will be donating a cutting of a Trichocereus hybrid for the EGA raffle. This plant is not yet publicly available and so far has only been shared with sharxx and Fahim. ‘Neptune’ is from a (sso2 x sso1) x tpm cross by nitrogen. This clone has the unusual quality of exhibiting both monstrose and variegated traits. The Neptune graft pictured is Fahim’s. I will take a cutting from the parent plant for the raffle this evening.
  22. Black Rainbow

    Pelecyphora Aselliformis?...Peyotillo...

    ISO Pelecyphora aselliformis seed <3
  23. A video outlining the bottle tek technique
  24. Black Rainbow

    EGA Microdose Webcast 9: Psychedelics, addiction, & coke tek

    A video outlining the bottle tek technique
  25. Black Rainbow

    EGA Microdose Webcast 9: Psychedelics, addiction, & coke tek

    TONIGHT: The cutting edge of Australian psychedelic research - can low dose psilocybin stop or reduce methamphetamine use? Featuring Dr Jonathan Brett of St Vincent’s hospital. In Dr Brett’s study, participants will have a minimum of three counselling sessions with an addiction specialist, followed by taking a controlled dose of psilocybin under clinical supervision. The dose is small enough to offer a psychedelic effect without adverse side-effects such as hallucinations and/or paranoia. This is then followed-up with further therapy sessions. https://www.trybooking.com/BUTZP
×