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Forum: Medicinal Cannabis Forum 05-06-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 17,900
Posted By mad librettist
when I was running hardcore my resting heart rate...

when I was running hardcore my resting heart rate was about 55...
Forum: Organic Soil 05-06-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,551
Posted By mad librettist
remember this only works if the mites do not go...

remember this only works if the mites do not go dormant.

you have to keep conditions favorable for mites if you want to fight them on the plants. in that case the population will collapse and...
Forum: Organic Soil 05-06-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,551
Posted By mad librettist
with predators you will have very minimal pest...

with predators you will have very minimal pest damage if you do it right.
Forum: Organic Soil 05-05-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By mad librettist
math is beautiful! look at the curve...

math is beautiful!

look at the curve representing exponential growth. it's beautiful!

math is just one enlightened way to look at nature
Forum: Organic Soil 05-05-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,551
Posted By mad librettist
using no pest strips means the weed is not...

using no pest strips means the weed is not organic...
Forum: Organic Soil 05-05-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By mad librettist
now let's get some realistic scenarios going. we...

now let's get some realistic scenarios going. we could model exponential growth in any number of pests, how long it will take for biological controls to work, when to stop spraying, the best time...
Forum: Organic Soil 05-05-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,551
Posted By mad librettist
not true! mites can go into dormancy and stay...

not true! mites can go into dormancy and stay that way with no sustenance for a very long time.

this is why people seem to get mites "out of nowhere".




I know of one person down under...
Forum: Organic Soil 05-04-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By mad librettist
carrying capacity - the secret to biological...

carrying capacity - the secret to biological controls

here is where the rubber meets the road. carrying capacity is a a great way to model what happens when we use IPM to put pressure on a mite...
Forum: Organic Soil 05-04-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By mad librettist
now for a little closer look at the early part of...

now for a little closer look at the early part of infestation, and why things are slow at the beginning:

if we think of the example of the starlings and apply it to a borg scenario, we can see...
Forum: Organic Soil 05-04-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,116
Posted By mad librettist
you can make a myco powder go far by using it to...

you can make a myco powder go far by using it to inoculate a bed of clover seed. then just use a bit of clover root to inoculate your cannabis.

ACT is not instead of mycorrhizae.
Forum: Organic Soil 05-04-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By mad librettist
using these formulas, you can actually estimate...

using these formulas, you can actually estimate how long it will take a mite population, for instance, to reach numbers great enough to cause major damage.


as you can see from the shape of the...
Forum: Organic Soil 05-04-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By mad librettist
cont...

cont...
Forum: Organic Soil 05-04-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By mad librettist
organics and mathematics: great together

https://www.saburchill.com/IBbiology/images/140106006.jpg



I wanted to start a little thread dedicated to maths!

this may seem off topic, but bear with me.


why math? because with...
Forum: Organic Soil 05-04-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,116
Posted By mad librettist
still off a bit... there is lots of energy...

still off a bit...

there is lots of energy in peat! look under a scope and you will see that microbes do eat peat.

that might explain why peat always turns to humus given enough time
Forum: Organic Soil 05-04-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,551
Posted By mad librettist
man, do you know how many posts I have read...

man, do you know how many posts I have read saying someone got rid of mites bleaching a room? do you know how many of those posts don't say how long the garden has been mite free since bleaching? ...
Forum: Organic Soil 05-04-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,551
Posted By mad librettist
it sure is! however, this technique was...

it sure is!

however, this technique was developed in a professional garden with a mite invasion well into flower. it's barely slower than inspecting a plant. definitely faster than tying and...
Forum: Organic Soil 05-04-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,551
Posted By mad librettist
the three day spray cycle is essential and...

the three day spray cycle is essential and usually bang-on in the flower room, timing wise.

spray today, then wipe eggs off the tops tomorrow. by day 3 the numbers will be quite low.

you can...
Forum: Organic Soil 05-04-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,551
Posted By mad librettist
biological control is a great option for your...

biological control is a great option for your situation!
Forum: Organic Soil 05-04-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,551
Posted By mad librettist
predators are great but work best when used...

predators are great but work best when used proactively


predators also work best when the gardener begins by reducing numbers. throwing predators at a population already well into exponential...
Forum: Organic Soil 05-03-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,951
Posted By mad librettist
if the tapwater is bad enough it can kill...

if the tapwater is bad enough it can kill anything.
Forum: Organic Soil 05-03-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,551
Posted By mad librettist
get those eggs off! new gardening trick...

ok, I am pretty excited about this one. A friend showed me a neat trick for getting mite eggs off your plants. She had a home hair dye kit that came with an applicator that is soft bristles on...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-03-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,449
Posted By mad librettist
the only reason they can get away with selling...

the only reason they can get away with selling this product is that it isn't sold as a product for agriculture. if it were, it would be subject to very minimal scrutiny by the government, which it...
Forum: Organic Soil 05-01-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 43,731
Posted By mad librettist
check out stall dri. it is a mix of turface abd...

check out stall dri. it is a mix of turface abd calcined DE.


ythe two have diffrerent chemical properties. they complement each other well.
Forum: Organic Soil 04-28-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 135,600
Posted By mad librettist
Clover doesn't fix n in indoor flowering...

Clover doesn't fix n in indoor flowering situations. To fix n it needs lots of light and it has to need n. If n is around it saves its pennies.

To fix n with clover it needs to be in the light. ...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-28-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,812
Posted By mad librettist
Just keep a worm bin badly, then inoculate. ...

Just keep a worm bin badly, then inoculate. Keep a few bins. When one reverts to gnatiness, keep it aside but inoculate it before the others reach reduced numbers.

Gnats can fly nematodes...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-27-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,717
Posted By mad librettist
Good show b1!

Good show b1!
Forum: Cannabis Laws & Cannabis Legislation 04-26-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,601
Posted By mad librettist
perhaps there are more possibilities in life than...

perhaps there are more possibilities in life than supporting obama on everything and supporting obama on nothing... just out of curiosity, why do you think I would limit myself like that?


I...
Forum: Cannabis Laws & Cannabis Legislation 04-26-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,601
Posted By mad librettist
getting things done as prez has nothing to do...

getting things done as prez has nothing to do with having the stones or not. it has to do with holding the cards or not.

the promises were empty in the first place, that is the legitimate...
Forum: Cannabis Laws & Cannabis Legislation 04-25-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,601
Posted By mad librettist
Obama didn't pwn Colorado, Obama got pwned by the...

Obama didn't pwn Colorado, Obama got pwned by the US Attorney's office.

he tried to steer the horse and it threw him


that's the education of Obama. every prez gets pwned in similar ways, and...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 04-25-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,449
Posted By mad librettist
how one prepares a neem spray is also crucial...

how one prepares a neem spray is also crucial when using the raw stuff.

by simply using a blender or hand blender, you can create a much better emulsion, which means you can reduce the dosage from...
Forum: Cannabis Laws & Cannabis Legislation 04-25-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,601
Posted By mad librettist
what country do you live in? Obama's...

what country do you live in?

Obama's immigration stance has been more harsh than his predecessor's.


maybe you are referring to the constitutional challenge to arizona's attempt to preempt the...
Forum: Cannabis Laws & Cannabis Legislation 04-25-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,601
Posted By mad librettist
wow, all those responses and not a single comment...

wow, all those responses and not a single comment about the core legal argument underpinning obama's stance. just a bunch of whining about the prez not being able to magically fix everything with...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-25-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By mad librettist
if they don't sting they aren't nettles or you...

if they don't sting they aren't nettles or you aren't sensitive.

are the leaves alternate, or opposite?

could be garlic mustard from your description.



wood nettle, which is alternate...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 04-24-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,449
Posted By mad librettist
you need to read up on integrated pest management...

you need to read up on integrated pest management

what seamaiden said is great advice, but I will flesh it out a bit. sometimes, spraying every 3rd day won't work as well as spraying every 4th or...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-24-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,602
Posted By mad librettist
!compost! you need compost

!compost! you need compost
Forum: Organic Soil 04-24-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,393
Posted By mad librettist
but the bye bye part then?

but the bye bye part then?
Forum: Organic Soil 04-24-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,927
Posted By mad librettist
if it causes plants to excrete chitinase, don't...

if it causes plants to excrete chitinase, don't compost it! could be a great natural anti fungal
Forum: Organic Soil 04-24-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,393
Posted By mad librettist
?? god?

??

god?
Forum: Organic Soil 04-23-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By mad librettist
get literate. its easy to post pics after 20...

get literate.

its easy to post pics after 20 mins of learning.
Forum: Organic Soil 04-23-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,500
Posted By mad librettist
get on the net and find some spoiled hay or...

get on the net and find some spoiled hay or straw. put a wanted ad on craigslist.

you will get some free material.
Forum: Organic Soil 04-23-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,500
Posted By mad librettist
good point. get some nutritious mulch on...

good point.

get some nutritious mulch on there though!
Forum: Organic Soil 04-23-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,166
Posted By mad librettist
actually dead worms make not much mess. they are...

actually dead worms make not much mess. they are mostly water.
Forum: Organic Soil 04-23-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,500
Posted By mad librettist
when you get a chance switch that perlite out to...

when you get a chance switch that perlite out to something with nutrition.
Forum: Organic Soil 04-22-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,586
Posted By mad librettist
you need to do some reading, sir. observing...

you need to do some reading, sir.

observing via microscopy is the primary and best way to judge a compost tea. A scope that goes only to 40x would be a very bad purchase for anyone hoping to brew...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-22-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,166
Posted By mad librettist
only one way to find out!

only one way to find out!
Forum: Organic Soil 04-22-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,500
Posted By mad librettist
hh is right to warn you about grass clippings in...

hh is right to warn you about grass clippings in flower.

if you brew up some grass clippings you will notice lots of protozoans. they cycle N like nobody's business.

do you have your...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-22-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,393
Posted By mad librettist
in compost tea brewing with a microscope we try...

in compost tea brewing with a microscope we try not to "crash" the tea, a term and concept I picked up from microbeman (edit: MM sent me a message saying he didn't come up with the term). a crash...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-22-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,500
Posted By mad librettist
nutrient needs for cannabis in flower are...

nutrient needs for cannabis in flower are actually the same proportion as veg, just more of them.

yes, that means you need N in flower.
Forum: Organic Soil 04-21-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,511
Posted By mad librettist
does anyone have some experience maintaining...

does anyone have some experience maintaining their own breeding populations of mite predators?

I plan on getting some flour mites going so I have somewhere to keep my predators between...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-21-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,500
Posted By mad librettist
skip the twigs. you are mulching an annual, not...

skip the twigs. you are mulching an annual, not a tree.


later on you can mulch your stems, but only once you have a good mulch layer going.


don't forget to consider a living mulch
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