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What features would you like to see in the app?

Edit: now testing back button

I will be submitting the iOS app for review tonight.

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Rooting Cuttings Process: Picture Thread

This is a series of pictures I took in which i received 90+ unrooted cuttings and 3 rooted cuttings. I basically knew nothing about plant care before getting in to this, i tried to read a lot and find as much info as i could as i went along.

First, i show the three prerooted cuttings. I remove most of the rockwool to expose the roots and transfer to a potting mix, perlite, and dried horsepoo soil mixture. One of the rooted cuttings died from mold on the roots, as i did not pasteurize/sterilize my horsepoo soil component.

The next series of pictures shows the process of trimming, scraping, and adding hormone powder to the cuttings. I would find later that scraping was probably detrimental. Another factor that was detrimental was insufficient humidity dome structure. I was overloaded by this many cuttings and struggled for a few days to get the right containers. I left the rockwool cubes alone and just tried to spray them with water. I found out later it is important to soak them in pH appropriate water. Some opt to include fertilizer. I think the high pH of the rockwool, and not realizing how basic my water source was, contributed to failure. Later on, i added small amounts of vinegar to my water for everything. Misting, watering, etc. pH 5.5-6.5, but i didnt measure except with pH strips ocasionally. My tap water is approx 7.1-7.4.

I discovered later that a more effective method with rockwool cubes is to set them on top of at least 2 inches of perlite. It helps to soak up water and retain moisture. Even burying them 50-75% can help, but make sure there is a drainage layer.

The last pictures show the successful cuttings, their roots, rockwool separation, and perlite roots. The ones that didnt root were cut down to the node, repowdered with hormone, then placed in ~4in of perlite. It is important to have perlite deep enough to prevent the cutting end from soaking.

i used miracle gro perlite. the successful cuttings reached to the bottom where there was water full of fertilizer from draining the perlite, and the newest growth and roots partially turned red. Someone on reddit said this was genetic, but i think it is some type of excess fertilizer symptom. Phosphorus, maybe.

While i think the fertilizer enhanced rooting, plain perlite would probably be fine. I also think 25-50% coconut coir with perlite would be an effective rooting medium. My first three cuttings were in peat pods. I added some perlite in the middle of the pod because i saw a picture of some gnarly roots in a perlite cup. I sat the cutting and pod on perlite and put it in a plastic shoebox inverted on another one. All three cuttings rooted. They had plenty of canopy space with no crowding, and i kept the light on for 24hrs for about 3 days. I think maximum light helps cuttings root.

Enjoy the pictures, message me for more info or just to talk! More will come later when the rest of them root.

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Severe arthritis

Traveling to Colorado really aggravated the arthritis in my joints specifically my knees.

Was wondering who else deals with similar issues and what sort of remedies you have came up with.

I'm taking 6G of turmeric a day combined with 2G of black pepper, and 1.5G of ibuprofen spread out the course of day and night. The swelling has gotten pretty severe.

Have also tried making a rubbing oil fromhot peppers grown here cooked down in coconut oil which offers a fleeting reprieve.

Truth be told. It has slowed me down a good bit on app development, and responding to questions here, but i am making progress just not as quickly as any of us would like.

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Kratom Watch Dog

Say Hi to Lucy Everyone!
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Popping with new Kratom Seed Pods!

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My Malaysian is branching out and looking well adapted now

It exciting to see it branching out so soon after arriving 2 weeks ago from mytreesoflife. I got the 4 pack of Vietnam, Indonesian, Thailand, AND Malaysian. They were slowly acclimated (hardened off) to the modestly humid Florida weather and are now getting some dappled afternoon sun to develope hardier foliage. They are now putting out new leaves every 4~5 days, and are now in 5 inch pots, since their roots were beginning to circle around their original rooting 'red solo' cups. I'm hoping they get big before the mild winters get here. 20190813_020724.jpg They'll go into the greenhouse when winter and sub-50Β°F temperatures threaten. 20190813_020739.jpg

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Wet vs dry mass comparison

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9 β€œwet”/freshly picked leaves plus a measurement picture.

Now the dry measurements:
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Weird leaves dying

Two leaves off the main trunk just turned this brown color overnight. I sure hope it's not an early warning sign of something more serious. I'm thinking it's just shedding a couple of trunk leaves

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First cuttings

This is my first attempt at cuttings from my Bumblebee. These cuttings are 15 days old and still no roots protruding the peat ball, although I only did check one of them. How long before I should expect to see Roots through the peat ball? The cutting in the red pot on the lower left is one I did 5 weeks ago straight into potting soil and it's starting to show growth so happy with that.

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Kratom: Fear-worthy foliage or beneficial botanical?

Quoted:

Is there a sensible path forward with kratom?
I’m not sure that anyone has the answer to this question. At bare minimum, safety could be improved with:

Regulation: it would be safer if people knew the exact dosages they were consuming and that it was free of contamination.
Education: educated consumers, who know the dangers and potential benefits, are far less vulnerable to misleading claims.
Research: if it does have benefits for either addiction or chronic pain, we should know, and it is critical that we better define the risks of using kratom, so that people are more accurately informed.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/kratom-fear-worthy-foliage-or-beneficial-botanical-2019080717466

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Let there be light!

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Baby cuttings sprouting Kratom Seed Pods

These pictures were taken by a customer of ours that had gotten cuttings from our nursery.

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This is the tree her cuttings came off of. It is a 10 year old fully mature flowering Kratom tree that has been flowering for a entire year. Since June 2018- present.

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Here is what she had to say.

Hey!
Look at these progress pictures! Its been about 2ish months. The fish emulsion + my grow lights really worked wonders on the plant. I think 3 seed pods are growing on the plant. What should I do with those?

I have T5 Agrobrite lights that I turn on about every other day. I try to turn them on every day but I tend to forget. The lights are on for about 8 hours or so (8 am-4pm) and then I turn the lights off and because it will get the nice sunset in the evening (I have a NW facing porch). Since the plant has been outside, it has been getting the natural Orlando humidity which has been at about 85-90%. I feed the plant ever 10 days or so.

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Happy with my current kratom

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Getting ready to top this bad boy and get some cuttings off of it it's growing like mad. It gets fish Emulsion once a week and water twice a day. Caught my dog and mid Shake his name is Taz and he's a Catahoula next

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fIOS Beta Testing FULL

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Quick update on IOS:

Now that we have maxed out our testing spots (apple won't allow us anymore). I've began preparing the app for full review.

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New rooted plants showing leaf edge damage(?) after 4 days, while being 'hardened off' within their original plastic shipping bag tents

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I'm worried that I'm doing something wrong here. 4 days after receiving my 4 perfect plants, and while adding new ventilation holes daily to the plastic shipping sleeves, I've noticed damage to the edges of some leaves. They seem to be the leaves that MAY have been in physical contact with the plastic 'tent', maybe they (the plastic shipping bags) kept the leaves actually wet, and not just humid. I also sprayed with 1% dilution of neem oil to kept nuisances at bay about 2 days ago. Did I spray them too young? Did I just kill them? Anyone looking at the photos, please advise me if you can. Thank you very much... Petey (the kratom killer) πŸ˜ͺ

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Ohio Call to Action

URGENT Ohio Call to Action: SEND A NOTE TO THE OHIO COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND ASK THEM TO SEND THE PROPOSED BAN BACK TO THE BOARD OF PHARMACY.

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The Board of Pharmacy is WRONG ON THE POLICY, AND WRONG ON THE SCIENCE. https://t.co/bcRB5538Ly

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APP UPDATE: Pull to Refresh!

You must open and close the app twice in order to receive over the air updates.

  1. You can now swipe down to refresh the screen!
  2. Support for iPhones and Androids with a notch
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  6. New posts default to category Kratom Discussion
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  8. Fix for IOS status bar

Let me know if you have any issues with these new features and updates. Thank you!

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Washington Examiner Headline

The Washington Examiner headline says it all about Scott Gottlieb's tainted tenure at the FDA: "FDA can save lives by rejecting Scott Gottlieb's bad recommendations."

It's hard to believe Gottlieb at all on any of these health issues. https://t.co/Au1OOMzRih

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Need some pointers with tea.

Hey all, I've recently been having somewhat severe abdominal pain when taking kratom lately. I'm sure it is the large amount of plant matter that isn't sitting right with me. I'm also getting extremely bloated so it may be gas pains/constipation. I've experimented alot with making teas so I can filter out the plant material, but even at almost double my normal dose, the effect is still extremely weak. If anyone has any good recipes I would love to hear them. The way I've typically been making it is by freezing it with lemon juice, simmering on the stove for awhile then straining. Thank you!

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We are back online!

There was a severe issue triggered by an update I released Friday at 5PM.

Rather than leaving the office and getting home a little early I decided I should take 10 and fix permissions for a folder on the server that has been giving me some issues.

Long story short, the command I was running to fix the permissions on the app server folder were applied to the entire servers directory which caused a massive failure, locking me out of the server completely, and disabling the server.

This has been a huge learning experience and has resulted in some changes in how we operate, including automated daily backups, and setting up redundant servers to switch to in the event of a system failure.

Please let me know if you have any issues navigating around.

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Mitragyna species, and alkaloid/genetics discussion

Mitragyna speciosa (Korth./Havil.)
M. hirsuta (Havil.)
M. diversifolia syn. javanica (Havil.)
M. parvifolia (Roxb./Korth.)
M. rotundifolia (Roxb./Kuntze)
M. inermis (Willd./Kuntze)
M. tubulosa (Kuntze)

M. ciliata, M. ledermannii, and M. stipulosa were moved into the Fleroya Genus.

I recently discovered a perfectly round leaf on one of my plants, and i wonder if it is instead some other species, or hybrid. Or just a mutation. I am assuming it is a minor common mutation at the moment. Perhaps an odd juvenile leaf that will grow up normally,

Anyways, online reports talk about varying levels of activity, usually other species are less active than M. I found a number of scientific papers from the 60’s and 70’s by EJ Shellard which describe the alkaloids derived from the leaves. I know more modern analysis has been done, but no time at the moment to dig them up. Here are the PMID numbers for the papers:

4381868 (hirsuta, 1966)
5618636 (javanica var microphylla, β€˜67)
4705802 (tubulosa, β€˜73)
5686769 (parvifolia, β€˜68)
5734383 (parvifolia, β€˜68)

Most interesting high % alkaloids:
Mitragynine/7-hydroxymitragynine (notable synthetic/semisynthetic: mitragynine pseudoindoxyl)
Mitraphylline
rhynchophylline/isorhynchophylline (NMDA antagonism and calcium channel blocking, likely has local anaesthetic properties.)

Related but not in kratom: corynanthine(alpha 1>a2) and yohimbe (a2>a1) ajmalicine/raubasine and
rauwolscine of Pausinystalia johimbe (alpha 2 antagonist stimulants, but also 5HT1 and 2 mixed activity, and some alpha 1 antagonism, some of these have local anaesthetic activity)

Reserpine of Rauvolfia sp.

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Hey guys new to app trying to figure it out

I just registered today and not sure if I'm posting in the right place. I'm 5 years into kratom. And have successfully quit the use of opiates. I'm a year clean and have no intention of ever using again. I love kratom and believe it saved my life. like most I'm looking for that perfect supplier that has quality and good price. I see that most communicate this through pm. Idk I'll figure it out and I'm glad you guys are here.

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Full Kratom Tree swaying in the wind

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