Post by amanitovirosa on Apr 2, 2015 12:14:18 GMT -5
...nope, I changed it to the masculine. Amanita Virosa (Destroying Angel) and Amanita Phalloides (Death Cap) are fairly common and I find them all the time when I go looking for Boletus Edulis. Both are deadly, not just poisonous. Symptoms occur anywhere from 24 hours to a week after ingestion but by then it is already too late as there is no known cure for the toxins these mushrooms contain. They can also 'infect' other, very prized and delicious mushrooms in the basket. Severe vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and stomach pains cause the victim to finally succumb due to kidney and liver failure. A very slow and painful death. Avoid these at all costs!!! Don't know if they grow in Australia. Happy Growing!
Post by amanitovirosa on May 18, 2015 21:11:07 GMT -5
...the 3 Cephs that have returned to life are now outside, as of today. They are still south facing but in a very shady area and will probably only receive an hour or two of direct sun all day. As opposed to my 'Exposed Cephs', which are displaying a great dislike to full, direct sun all day. No pics today, piece of crap disposable phone.
Post by amanitovirosa on May 21, 2015 19:18:31 GMT -5
...thanks Apoplast!...finally somebody gets my OCPS name right, after only a year! I do a lot of experimenting with my plants. Knowledge and gathering and searching for info are one thing but I find that if you don't experiment on your own you will learn nothing new. Experience is HUGE, which is something I am short on and something that can't be learned. I find that experimenting in different ways builds experience, which is invaluable and can't be found online.
Post by snapperhead51 on May 25, 2015 4:45:30 GMT -5
a very interesting experiment you have done, must say very game of you to do it , but yes it is a natural occurrence and man done as well , in the wild locations of ceph habitats , I actually going to be in Albany in 1st week of Nov this year to see what the summer firers have done to the ceph and drosera population is several areas for a study on the population growth , its usually a very exciting time as you get to see many ares that are usually over grown and hide the plants that we so seek , I am not surprised that your burning was successful , you can try next time to use leaf and dry grass as fuel as its the natural stuff as its native shrubs in the wild habits, I personally have never been game to do this , so congrats to you J
dvg: below the snow, asleep it is.
Mar 20, 2019 16:59:02 GMT -5
dvg: Still grassroots dream of their rise,
Mar 20, 2019 16:59:40 GMT -5
dvg: in sunny days, on blue skies
Mar 20, 2019 17:00:13 GMT -5
insectivore: Then Boom we Get hit with yet another Snow Storm in Quebec...
Mar 23, 2019 8:19:19 GMT -5
dvg: Parts of Quebec got hit with a lot of snow.
Mar 23, 2019 20:29:10 GMT -5
dvg: These late March snow storms are easier to digest than the mid-May wintry blasts that do so much damage to the trees
Mar 23, 2019 20:33:09 GMT -5
insectivore: Agreed! we got a good 10-12 inches but the warm days are taking care of it!!
Mar 27, 2019 18:04:28 GMT -5
dvg: That was a decent dump of snow!
Mar 28, 2019 8:49:24 GMT -5
dvg: With the days now longer than the nights and the noonday sun rising higher in the sky each day, it won't be long before winter is just an afterthought
Mar 28, 2019 8:53:16 GMT -5
lloyd: The plants wandered out of the garage and zoomed back in before a dump of snow.
Mar 31, 2019 19:21:44 GMT -5
dvg: landscapes draped in snow
Mar 31, 2019 20:39:55 GMT -5
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5