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Trichocereus (T. pachanoi, T. peruvianus) to get high!
Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 8:16 am
Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 3:14 pm
Yeah, the good thing is that E. pachanoi is not nearly as well known or sought after as L. williamsii. That means it isn't banned here in the U.S.
Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 3:37 pm
Daiv, do you honestly don't have a L. williamsii?
Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 6:21 pm
Nope, don't have that one. I suspect I will eventually, but am not actively persuing any cacti.
Because of my limited space, I now collect cacti as they come or are convenient. I usually pick up one or two each month at the cactus club meetings. Thanks to GeneS, I am usually able to pick up healthy, uncommon, properly identified plants at the raffle table.
This keeps me at a slower pace that allows for my lack of room for more. Also saves money!
Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 6:23 pm
If you ever want to grow one, I have a whole bunch so I can send you seeds of a properly identified specimen.
Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 6:29 pm
Thank you! Very kind! Before I take you up on that offer, however, I need to get better at growing from seed. I plan on setting up a little incubator that I can use to ensure a more controlled environment. I want to get some common seeds to make it before going to more unusual ones. I am the consistent killer of seedlings.
Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 6:31 pm
Well, for me it's my first year of sowing, so I'm not too good either. But the Lophophora's tend to germinate quite fast and well
Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:09 am
here is a great site for growing these wonderful creatures:
and another wonderful site for the entheogenic and medicinal uses of cacti, although some what incomplete:
http://entheogen.netfirms.com/articles/ ... Cacti.html
i have been growing a san pedro for a while now. it is so beautiful to watch it grow and develop, especially since it will add many inches over the summer!
Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:46 am
Yep, it's a nice species. Mine has great big buds on it that should open tomorrow.
Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:57 pm
Another thing to do by private correspondence. The idiots who gave us the Patriot Act are just lusting to make raids on private houses.
Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:33 am
TimV wrote:Another thing to do by private correspondence. The idiots who gave us the Patriot Act are just lusting to make raids on private houses.
Yep, I agree
Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:17 pm
hagbard celine, for a significantly updated version of the work you consider "incomplete" see Sacramental and Medicinal Cacti
Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 2:14 pm
I was recently sent three 12 inch San Pedro cuttings. I am going to plant them today as they have calloused over good now. I hope THEY get high in their containers, but no danger of me ingesting any of it!!
Bill in SC
Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:28 pm
I must admit, close to 15 years ago I had an interest in this and other plants for their chemical constituencies, but as with all cacti once you start to grow them they take on a whole new meaning as the cultivation and collection hobby grows and you learn to enjoy the particular aesthetics of them.
My book, though a minor publication at that, is an attempt to draw together the existent information (particularly on the dozen or more non-Lophophora "peyote") and help clarify what is an incredible degree of confusion. It is an academic work and not one for those looking to get "high." I do not advocate such use at all.
Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:50 am
Very interesting! I did not make the connection that you were the author. (I'm not usually that slow, honest!) Anyway, looks like a worthy piece none-the-less. I must say that I do like learning about related information in addition to just the names of plants and where they grow.