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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fire in the Amazon...
« on: August 24, 2019, 08:05:41 PM »
https://earthsky.org/earth/how-much-do-oceans-add-to-worlds-oxygen

Everything is renewable . plate tectonics
Thats not a trusty source if it calls the phytoplancton ,plants ! They are not plants but protists ,like bacteria but just they are photosynthetic.Better call them algae not plants.
Algae are not plants.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fire in the Amazon...
« on: August 24, 2019, 08:00:35 PM »
Civilisation didnt evolved on the Amazon because of the bad soil the rainforest grows.Bad soil means no agriculture and no agriculture means no cityes.
But somme ancient amazonian people used slash and char techniques as oposed to slash and burn and the charcoal made the soil suitable for agriculture.
The big fires from now are slash and burn wich renders the soil unusable for agriculture in just 10-20 years.
Its all explained here https://youtu.be/0Os-ujelkgw

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fire in the Amazon...
« on: August 24, 2019, 05:28:52 PM »
And there is another aspect when calling socialist vs capitalists.The socialists did manny mistakes ,but they have the power to revert them back as you see in China right now,whereas the capitalists take the monney,destroy the land and they cant do nothing to restore it after because there is no profit in doing so.
Actually, since forests produce wood which is a renewable resource they are quite profitable and are increasing in the USA, which did significantly deforest and is a capitalist country. My family has operated a sustainable timber farm in Arkansas for over 100 years and 4 generations


My family has a forest with trees older than the discovery of the Americas.And altough its a protected forest we can take somme trees from the forest and sell them but none did such thing.
We consider that forest property just like a honorary title or like owning somme land on the Moon.Its ours on paper but we dont consider we have the right to cut it .

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Terra preta or what i do with branches
« on: August 24, 2019, 04:25:54 PM »
Now its time to watch again the documentary about terra preta and get an idea about how bad the Amazon fires are and were these practices will lead.
First link is with the film.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fire in the Amazon...
« on: August 24, 2019, 03:22:17 PM »
The Amazon rainforest grows on the poorest soil in the world.Basically there is just a desert and the forest took thousands of years to establish.
After burning the forest for agriculture ,that land will only be good for 10-20 years and after that it will become an  unusable desert.
The bad soil there is the reason those tribes never evolved to have giant cityes and civilisations long term and at least the tribal people used to make terra preta to improove the soil not just burning it to be turned into a desert in 15 years .
Expect stronger hurricanes in USA due to global warming,drought ,etc.
And there is another aspect when calling socialist vs capitalists.The socialists did manny mistakes ,but they have the power to revert them back as you see in China right now,whereas the capitalists take the monney,destroy the land and they cant do nothing to restore it after because there is no profit in doing so.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fire in the Amazon...
« on: August 24, 2019, 03:45:05 AM »
Those are man made fires to clear the land for agriculture and infrastructure.
People voted for it and the fires are made by politicians.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seaberry
« on: August 23, 2019, 09:40:27 PM »
Somme seaberry fruits i buyed with seeds and the peel to get an idea about consistence and seed size.The taste is less sour than sweet citrus from supermarket,no sweetness but they are also slightly astringent .Verry low astringency but noticeable.The smell is quite strong and like citrus mixed with plums or a wild flower pasture.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cold hardy australian plants
« on: August 23, 2019, 01:39:45 PM »
Eucalyptus Pauciflora subsp Debeuzevillei ,the giant snow gum is cold hardy and beautifull tree.Eucalyptus Gunnii is what the nurserryes sell here.
Somme Callistemmon ,bottlebrush ,are also cold hardy to zone 7.
Toona Australis is a deciduous tree suposedly cold hardy to zone 8.I tryed to grow from seeds but they didnt germinate and ive read they need to be verry fresh to be viable.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« on: August 23, 2019, 06:21:32 AM »
Verry nice Luis.Did the Inga vulpina pods rippened?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cold hardy australian plants
« on: August 23, 2019, 06:17:42 AM »
What would be the most cold hardy australian treesTasmania and New Zeeland included) or shrubs ,bearing fruit or not?
Eucalyptus Pauciflora,the snow gum seems to be a cold hardy to zone 6 tree ,but there should be otthers as well,not necesarely that cold hardy as the snow gum ,but still good to know.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Geodesic dome greenhouse build
« on: August 22, 2019, 06:43:50 PM »
On the topic of unsolicited advice, if you could seal the space between layers and pull a vacuum on it, you can limit the convection of heat outwards. This should solve the condensation issue.
I know what your thinking.To seal with tape each triangle between the wood structure and the pannels.
 That would be too expensive and its not possible ,because the wood has wax on it and the tape does not adhere to the wax.
But there wont be problem with convection altough it will not be a vacuumed space.Glasswool its not vacuumed and still not much convexion.Il have less convexion between my pannels than glasswool between plaster boards or otther porous building material.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: anaphylactic shock from yellowjackets
« on: August 22, 2019, 03:57:06 PM »
Im talking about breathing not about the heart rate.Breathing faster than normal and deeper ,it was caused by adrenaline .
Its a desirable effect ,because he needed adrenaline.
The too much oxigen in the blood as a result from the adrenaline caused him to faint ( another desirable effect meant to protect your body in such cases).
While fainting ,he didnt breathe for a few short minutes wich lowered the too much oxigen from his blood.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: anaphylactic shock from yellowjackets
« on: August 22, 2019, 02:58:18 PM »
The guy that fainted at the gas station,fainted because of his body released the adrenaline without being injected by a doctor.Adrenaline makes you feel skared and you breathe a lot more than normal wich oxigenates too much the blood .Then the body shuts down ,you faint for a few minutes without breathing, until the oxigen level in the blood reduces and when you wake up you feel good again= like a panic atack caused by the body own release of adrenaline.
Breathing fast and hyperventilating ,feeling skared and in good condition to drive the car ,its a sign that adrenaline got released.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Geodesic dome greenhouse build
« on: August 22, 2019, 01:27:10 AM »
The adjustable tool i made for measuring the polycarbonate triangles( works on exterior only).



Ive started installing the exterior polycarbonate triangles.Dilatation gap @ 3 mm ,screws and aluminum tape sealing the edge of every triangle.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: anaphylactic shock from yellowjackets
« on: August 22, 2019, 12:43:58 AM »
Difficulty of breathing means that the body allready released the adrenaline and breathing fast from it could cause a person to faint and stop breathing for a few minutes until the oxigen level lowers in the blood ( just like from a panic atack).
Unfortunately,people that die from allergy to stings dont release the adrenaline into their body,they dont breathe faster,are not skared and usually die in 5 minutes after the sting.Those are rare cases and even if one such alergic would have a epy pen with it ,i dont think would make it in most cases.Would not have time or be conscious to use it.
So prevention its the best thing you can do.Go at a hospital and check if your allergic to stings( its cheap) and eat bee pollen after that ,talk with your medic.

Edit:good bee pollen its raw from beekeepers.Ask them if its raw.The one from supermarkets its most probably cooked and probably less active.
You dont have to eat much because most of it cant be digested by humans so its not really a nutritional food but something that keeps you fit.
Always tell the doctor you ate pollen if you get blood tests because it will mess with the tests.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: anaphylactic shock from yellowjackets
« on: August 22, 2019, 12:16:40 AM »
Palmcity,eating bees collected pollen ,desensivites you from any kind of allergic reaction,not just for pollen but also stings ,chemicals ,etc.
If you eat bees collected pollen offten ,you will look sick and suffering on a paper that a doctor reads ,but in Georgia ,the soviets found 250 people older than 120 years.All had one thing in common,they were beekeepers that ate pollen offten= they had good immune systems.
We all heard about the stream in Georgia where Stalin used to go during the summers and drink from it.They toght the water from that stream was making people to live soo long ,but it was the pollen people ate there ,not the water.
Im a beekeeper and got stung dozzens of times by vasps- one sting at a time ,but once i got 5,dozzen of bumblebees -one sting at a time( worse than vasps) ,the giant waterbug once and bees stung me 3-4 times a year.
I do get a swallowed hand a little from bees ,especially if i get stung by a few at once and sometimes i dont get that swalowing reaction at all.
Interesting the reaction of the man above that fainted at the gas station.Thats a real allergic.He got a panic atack because his body released the adrenaline wich made.him breathe too fast until he fainted because he got too much oxigen in his blood.Basically the body realised his reaction is overrated and it had a mechanism to stop it by itself.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: anaphylactic shock from yellowjackets
« on: August 21, 2019, 11:35:59 PM »
Im glad you survived.What made you to be allergic is that you got too manny stings at once before when you wasnt allergic but the body prepared with a stronger immune sistem reaction.
The incident with manny stings basicaĺly confused your immune system and now you are allergic.
But there is hope:

1 ,these 2 wasps stings you got now ptobably made you non allergic for the next sting in case it happens.Could even save your life in case your next sting would be in a remote place or you dont get to the ER in time.Sometimes people die in just 5 minutes and you could be in the ER and still not make it because it happens too fast.But dont count on it,that these new stings made your immune system normal again,it would be like playing russian roulette.

2 ,you can do a treatment with bee venom ( by a doctor,in a hospital) wich spans on a few years and trains your immune system to not overreact.Then you would be non allergic to any wasp,hornet,bee sting ,because its the albumin that causes the allergy and that is found in wasp venom as in bee venom.


Perhaps there is a translation problem as there are multiple inaccuracies per Medical diagnosis and treatment in the U.S. (it may be different in other countries) thus I will give the U.S. version of many corrections needed if one has an anaphylactic reaction in the U.S.

1.  What made you to be allergic is that you got too manny stings at once before when you wasnt allergic but the body prepared with a stronger immune sistem reaction. FALSE in the U.S. medical community.
https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/immune-disorders/allergic-reactions-and-other-hypersensitivity-disorders/overview-of-allergic-reactions#v779706
https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/immune-disorders/allergic-reactions-and-other-hypersensitivity-disorders/anaphylactic-reactions
Any antigen that the body recognizes can cause an allergic reaction and the amount of antigen needed varies with each individual to elicit an allergic reaction. Each individual varies as to what they might be allergic to. More volume of antigen exposure does intensify the allergic reaction when and if it occurs in anaphylactoid reactions. Anaphylactic reactions can occur with very small volume of antigen as he experienced with 2 stings, even 1 sting would have been enough probably.  Also the sensitizing initial dose did not have to be 100 stings as 1 sting could have sensitized a person and another sting later could have resulted in an anaphylactic reaction with very low initial dose and follow up dose after being initially sensitized in susceptible individuals to the specific antigen.

2. "1 ,these 2 wasps stings you got now ptobably made you non allergic for the next sting in case it happens."  = FALSE
 https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/immune-disorders/allergic-reactions-and-other-hypersensitivity-disorders/overview-of-allergic-reactions#v779706
My guess is the 100 stings was probably a common anaphylactoid reaction and unfortunately for you your body became also sensitized to that antigen. Once sensitized, the next exposure often produces a worse allergic anaphylactic reaction and not generalized.
 Another reference::: http://answers.medchrome.com/1067/difference-between-anaphylactic-anaphylactoid-reaction
An anaphylactic reaction: This involves the liberation of histamine, 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and associated vasoactive substances from mast cells and basophils, following exposure to a foreign substance (the drug) to which the individual has become sensitized. It is usually an IgE-mediated reaction.
Another detailed reference with antigen material being Gadolinium vs. the wasp antigen in the specific patient ::: http://mriquestions.com/allergic-reactions.html
An anaphylactoid reaction: This is clinically indistinguishable from the above, but the release of histamine, etc. from mast cells is triggered by non-IgE mechanisms.http://mriquestions.com/allergic-reactions.html

Developing a resistance to the antigen would require several visits to physicians with multiple very very very small injections under supervision of a physican ready to admister  epinephrine, steroids, diphenhydramine, or cpr if needed. The usual is 2 years of frequent visits and injections if avoidance of the antigen is unlikely or impossible.  Continual revisits should be performed ever after that to verify.

A final note: your epinephrine injector will degrade more rapidly with exposure to heat and sunlight. Keep it in a cool dark environment. I would avoid areas that might have that particular wasp. If unsure, I would carry my epinephrine with me strapped to my drinking water as next time you may only have 1 to 2 minutes before you pass out and you may not reach the vehicle, house, or hospital before it's too late...

You usr caps lock and say what i said its false ,even post various links.
Then at the end you write something about desensibilisation in hospital wich last 2 years...Revise your reply because you contradict yourself on the matter.
I could also post you links from studyes made in USA that contradict the studyes you posted but i dont have time to read that much about allergies now.
 Another usefull info i can give to people with various allergies is to eat bee collected pollen( in case your not allergic to pollen,offcourse).That will cause you a mild allergy reaction,not visible but scientifically prooven  and you have to tell your doctor you ate pollen in case you do blood tests because it will make you look like your having an infection or that you are sick.
That little allergic reaction from eating pollen ,trains your immune system ,you get a steady flow of antibodyes in your blood and you wont get cold or otther ilnesses too easy.

You also wont get an exagerated response from your immune system in case you are allergic to something.

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The scientist lady doesnt know that the bug excrement makes one of the best honey,verry dark,expensive ,and its the only type of honey wich people that are allergic to pollen can eat( because its made of bug poo,it has no pollen in it).That why its called honey dew.
If the bees or ants collect the sap and excrements ,then it would not mold and it wont be a big damage to the treesand vines, wich is caused mainly by the mold.
She says ,,stinging insects ,, instead of bees  ;D.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: anaphylactic shock from yellowjackets
« on: August 21, 2019, 02:04:42 PM »
When i go fishing on the Danube,a friend of mine tells about a giant vasp that chased a fisherman.
The fisherman jumped head first in the water to escape the vasp ,but the vasp was faster and she stung him in the neck right before he touched the water and he died. ;D
Its just a legend and that giant vasp ,altough would make you run for your life ,its peacefull and has a short stinger,cant sting a human.
Kids keep them as pets ,but it skared manny because of her size .From one meter away you could feel the wind generated by her wings.Megascolia.



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Its Brousonetia Papyrifera,paper mulberry.Fruits are edible,you eat only the red exterior part.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: anaphylactic shock from yellowjackets
« on: August 21, 2019, 01:50:13 AM »
Im glad you survived.What made you to be allergic is that you got too manny stings at once before when you wasnt allergic but the body prepared with a stronger immune sistem reaction.
The incident with manny stings basicaĺly confused your immune system and now you are allergic.
But there is hope:

1 ,these 2 wasps stings you got now ptobably made you non allergic for the next sting in case it happens.Could even save your life in case your next sting would be in a remote place or you dont get to the ER in time.Sometimes people die in just 5 minutes and you could be in the ER and still not make it because it happens too fast.But dont count on it,that these new stings made your immune system normal again,it would be like playing russian roulette.

2 ,you can do a treatment with bee venom ( by a doctor,in a hospital) wich spans on a few years and trains your immune system to not overreact.Then you would be non allergic to any wasp,hornet,bee sting ,because its the albumin that causes the allergy and that is found in wasp venom as in bee venom.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Geodesic dome greenhouse build
« on: August 20, 2019, 08:33:00 AM »
The anchors of the dome.Each had to be custom made from 1,5 mm thick metal plate wich i cut it in shape with a chisel and a hacksaw.Most of the work done with the chisel ,like the antichrist( i hope my neighbours forgive me  ;D).



And now i do the final step before starting to cover it.
I mixed 50/50 paraffine with boiled linseed oil and i spread it with somme rags over the painted wood structure.
The idea is that the linseed oil dryes and then the paraffine hardens ,providing a water repellent surface and protection against mold.
The structure has 2 coats of boiled linseed oil,2 coats of paint and a thick coat of wax-linseed oil mix.Hope it lasts.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Nitrogen Fixers
« on: August 20, 2019, 07:38:02 AM »
Doesn’t the bacteria bloom messes up the balance, destroys the tree roots, might not give you a net gain?
Bacterial bloom its exactly what these nitrogen fixing plants do and its verry similar to spraying vinegar on soil.
These plants dont spray vinegar but sugar .They release into theyr nodules a bit of sugar to feed the bacteria wich in turn it splits the N2  and give it to the plants.
Sugar and vinegar are both carbon sources wich feed bacterias.
By spraying vinegar to kill weeds ,you also cause a bacterial bloom and there are special nitrogen fixing bacterias like Azotobacter wich dont grow on plant nodules but they would be verry happy if you give them somme vinnegar.
5 degree vinegar its equivalent with water that has 5 percent sugar in it .From that you can calculate how much carbon you feed the bacteria and estimate into how much nitrogen it results.Verry little@ 1,2 mg of N from 1 litter bottle of 5 degree vinegar is released by Azotobacter but the big release of N its when the bacteria dies after the bloom.
Compared to Roundup,the vinegar has probably less effect at killing weeds and its more expensive but it also puts somme N into the soil.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Nitrogen Fixers
« on: August 19, 2019, 05:51:26 PM »
@ Pineislander,i would have chose to use the vinegar instead of glyphosate.
Vinegar promotes bacterial blooms because its a fast usable  carbon source and its also an organic acid that chelates microelements.
Vinegar seems perfect ,because after it kills the weeds it creates a bacterial bloom wich is desirable so that the weeds get decomposed fast.
Copper is harmfuĺl but if the soil has hhmic acids ,then it gets neutralised fast .And copper sulphate doesnt kills anything,i had made a slurry of copper sulphate and soaked seeds that got mold in it.It didnt killed all the mold,just 90 percent altough the seeds were painted blue from too much copper sulphate .
Amazingly,a weak tea from Cammomile flowers killed 100 percent of the mold so now im using only Cammomille tea instead of copper sulphate.
@ Pokeweed,use the old manure with confidence ,because the humic acid from it makes somme chemical reactions that restores even the most degraded,polluted soils.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Nitrogen Fixers
« on: August 19, 2019, 10:40:06 AM »
Coin vine (Dalbergia Ecastaphyllum)  is definitey not the same thing as the trees in those pictures.   Im confused,  you said youve read it can grow to be a tree?   Ive seen it on the marsh edges of coastal hammocks and on the dunes,  but the growth form is more of a falling/sprawling shrub/vine.   I have never seen any consistent upright growth on these,  though possibly someone could try their hand at staking and treeing it up,  I would be curious how well that works.

About the coin vine from Florida( Dalbergia Ecastaphyllum),it was discovered that the expensive red propolis from Brasil its made from these trees wich grow there also.It has a blood red sap similar to that of Pterocarpus ,wich bees collect to make the propolis.
Studyes shown that this red propolis from the coin vine kills cancerous cells.But the red propolis its too complex for  the  scientists to understand how it does that and thats why its not officially registered as a med.
A few pictures with Pterocarpus sap and the first one with the bees,its the coin vine,Dalbergia Ecastaphyllum.






Only the first picture with the bees its D Ecastaphyllum.The big trees are Pterocarpus .
D Ecastaphyllum can grow as a single stemmed tree ,but would not get that big.Its grows as a vine,shrub or single stemmed tree as manny otther dalbergia sp.

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