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Psilocybin Mushrooms in Mexico in Danger of Extinction

I have done field work in the Mazatec region since 2009, and in all these years, I have only seen two types of psilocybin mushrooms for sale in the city of Huautla de Jiménez. However, the article " Seeking the Magic Mushroom " (1957) describes the use of at least seven different species of psychoactive mushrooms in Mexico.

Sep 06, 2021 by Marcos García de Teresa, Ph.D
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
azuma makoto continues his 'paludarium' series of bonsai ecospheres

japanese flower artist azuma makoto presents his latest exhibition which displays the TACHIKO and YASUTOSHI versions of his 'paludarium' series. the overall series expresses influence from the 19th century english invention, a small conservatory or plant protection machine that had since been exhibited at the paris expo.

Feb 14, 2021 by designboom | architecture & design magazine
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Secrets of the orchid mantis revealed - it doesn't mimic an orchid after all

In his 1879 account of wanderings in the Orient, the travel writer James Hingston describes how, in West Java, he was treated to a bizarre experience: I am taken by my kind host around his garden, and shown, among other things, a flower, a red orchid, that catches and feeds upon live flies.

Mar 28, 2020 by James Gilbert
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The $6,374 Pineapple

In 1667 John Rose, the royal gardener, took a knee at the foot of Charles II, the King of England, and presented him with a pineapple. This wasn't the $3.00 discount pineapple from your local grocer, but rather the single most expensive fruit in the Western world.

Nov 25, 2020 by Tony M Morley - @tonymmorley
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Fireflies are facing extinction due to habitat loss, pesticides and artificial light

(CNN) -- Around the world, fireflies light up the night with their shimmering bodies. But scientists say this magical display is under threat -- with the loss of their natural habitats, pesticide use and artificial light putting some of the 2,000 or so species at risk of extinction.

Jun 04, 2020 by Katie Hunt, CNN
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Trichomes Are the Key to Most Potent Cannabis Flowers

For the diehard cannabis connoisseur, one whose only mission in life is the quest for the eternal buzz, tracking down that one marijuana strain that really kicks them in the boo-boo can be tough. It means visiting one dispensary after another, where, often, none of the staff ever seems willing to break out the secret stash from the back.

Dec 29, 2020 by Mike Adams - Cannabis Now
Science & Medicine Blogs
Twinkletoes Twinkling Timelapse
The secret life of Twinkletoe Succulents, revealed! A timelapse of the movement of Twinkletoes shoes that they actually move, pretty much constantly. Set to copyright-free music, for your enjoyment :)
Dec 10, 2019 by Tectract
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
Shohin Bonsai Trees | Bonsai Tree Gardener

Bonsai is an ancient art of horticultural sculpture. The word's translation from Japanese means "tree in a pot." Believed to have originated in China during the Han Dynasty, bonsai was first introduced in Japan some 500 years later by Buddhist...

Nov 08, 2019 by Asashi Nakamura
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