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  1. saguaro

    Seedling rib count

    Are you confused that the seedlings have more ribs than the parent plants? I don't think rib count is phylogenetically informative in this case.
  2. saguaro

    khat plants sydney

    I have several khat plants in 40L planter bags for sale. I propagated more of these than I need I have red and narrow-leaf varieties please PM if interested. I am potentially open to trades, but there isn't much I'm looking for
  3. saguaro

    Legalisation of kratom

    I haven't heard of any organised kratom legalisation campaign. This would be an uphill battle because there are dozens of alkaloids in kratom, some with uncharacterised pharmacology. Kratom is physically addictive and there are hepatotoxicity and enzyme inhibition concerns. I doubt we will see it legalised without substantial further research (and even then...)
  4. saguaro

    Made Me LOL

    RDT is a joke. Such an inept and misguided law. Maybe Zali Steggel* was right in suggesting we drug/alcohol test politicians. They're the ones coming up these dumb laws, a taste of their own medicine could wake them up.
  5. saguaro

    Made Me LOL

    The consequences will blow your mind. far out, dude
  6. jeez For the low, low price of 11k you too can receive a qualification as a spiritual carer*. Now with less rapey instructors. *Disclaimer - there is no legal framework for 'spiritual carers' to administer or acquire psychedelic therapies on behalf of other people. No refunds.
  7. it would be interesting if there was a DNA barcode for Trichocereus / Echinopsis and these classifications were phylogenetically informed. Can't imagine anyone would fund that any time soon though
  8. This was news to me. Did anyone else know this? Supposedly Trichoceres pachanoi aka Echinopsis pachanoi was reclassified as Trichocereus macrogonus var pachanoi (syn. Echinopsis macrogonus var pachanoi) in 2023. https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/77125731-1#synonyms
  9. saguaro

    Tricho flowering

    It's possible the phytohormones the coconut water could induce flowering. I've heard it induces pupping too. This is what I always believed, they need a cold winter to flower. In the case of my friend's cutting from my mother plant flowering in a climate with warm winters, his plant was likely stressed. He claims he barely watered it. Possibly cold winters are a similar stressor and induce this kind of abundant flowering: That we associate with healthy plants. As far as I'm aware bridges, pachs and perus tend to flower in early summer and this is consistent whether they've stressed by cutting, by planting in a small plant pot with trash soil and underwatered, or overwintered in a cold environment consistent with their endemic conditions.
  10. saguaro

    Neglected 3 year olds

    They really are hardy, but with regular watering and nutrients these could be nearly 30cm tall by now.
  11. This 'law of attraction'/manifestation is a fluffy belief system rooted in materialism and narcissism. It's insidious because in this belief system whatever transpires, good or bad, is on you. It allows people to justify their problematic behaviour on the people that are affected by it. Spot on. I don't have much time for it, I've only ever heard it espoused by narcissistic and parasitic people. It's always seemed kinda culty to me.
  12. looks like narrow-leaf to me
  13. sure, it makes sense in Yemen, it's not haram*. I still don't think chewing khat has mass appeal considering australian culture in aggregate. can't see it taking off at music festivals or anything lol
  14. saguaro

    Tricho flowering

    I think you're right, lack of water possibly pushes them to flower. cuttings with smaller root systems / logs would be more susceptible to that.
  15. fyzygy is right, with khat you just pick the tender and soft shoots and small leaves. With red khat, these are dark, almost purple. Best material comes from well-watered plants. It is a large amount of material, your jaw will probably be sore. Chewing heaps of leaves isn't for everyone, it's an acquired taste. I don't think it's gonna catch on as a trendy drug in Australia any time soon lol You end up with a huge ball of plant material in your mouth, keep chewing it and adding leaves. When you end up with tough material you spit the ball out and start again. People generally drink a lot of water, because of astringency from the khat tannins. Juicing khat works well, but it can make you sick on an empty stomach. Chewing salvia is quite an ordeal. leaves are wrapped into a cigar-like cylinder and chewed. The taste is memorable.