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  1. 14 likes
    I've been informed that Source of Spores is now accepting credit card transactions. SOS has not been accepting card transactions for about two years or so..? This was something customers have repeatedly asked for, and now you can buy spores with your card. I have also been told many new products will become available on the website including new strains and species, within the next two weeks. And something about a good deal... SOS is offering: Free shipping on orders over $50 (US only) free overnight shipping on orders over $125.00 (US only)
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    Went walking in the woods this morning to see what's poppin, a few chanterelles are starting to come up, oysters are abundant, and some reishi, a lot of boletuses too. Sorry magicman, that little pile of chants are going in my belly, lol. I'm going out again tomorrow to look in another spot, maybe there will be more!
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    Hey 'Ology fam, I have some APE and PE swabs to give to the community. Let's start it off with 6 swabs of each. If you want a swab, post here with which one you want and a number 1-6, then PM me an address to send it to. If you can't PM yet, just make a few more posts. I don't think you need many posts to send messages Props to @Queen Isabella, she donated the PE swabs, I made the APE swabs. Get you some dicks!!
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    OVER ENGINEERED GLOVE BOX INSPIRED BY STR0BE'S DESIGN INTRODUCTION After being inspired by Str0be's excellent tek on this forum I decided to try my hand at creating one myself. After a bit of trial and error I was able to produce a respectable quality still air box for under $100. After extensive testing I'm happy with the results and I hope you can use this for your future grows! REQUIRED MATERIALS A Sturdy plastic container. For this design I used the Sterilite 106 qt container. The same base product used in Str0bes Design. It's main benefit is that it is relatively inexpensive at only around $20-$30 depending on where you shop. However it is in no way air tight and will require some extensive modification to be used. About half the tek is making this critter air tight. A 4x4 rubber pipe coupler with metal screw gaskets. These can be found in the plumbing section of your local hardware store for about $10. You only need one Weather stripping. You want the kind shown that comes as 1/2" but you can cut to 1/4". You need two packs of this. $10 for two packs. Clorox solid grip anti microbial shelf liner. A great non porous and grippy work surface for the inside of your box. One roll is all you need. $4 at Wal-Mart ATLAS L 772 Nitrile Gloves 22". I got these off Amazon for $12 3M Spray Adhesive. $5 at the hardware store. All weather Silicone caulk and caulk gun (not pictured). About $10 at Lowes. Quack, quack, mo-fo. You'll use one medium roll. $4. Xacto knife or scalpel for cutting. $3. A sturdy set of kitchen shears. A flat-head screwdriver. Un couteau à beurre. Something to cut your holes in the tub. I used a Dremel rotary tool I had laying around but any method you have available should work. I wouldn't buy anything special just for this. You'll also need some incense and a lighter for testing your seal at the very end. CONSTRUCTION You want to line the inside of your lid with weather stripping all the way around. Cover as much as you can but don't freak out about small gaps. We'll get to them later. Put down a layer of spray adhesive on the underside of the lid where your work area will be. Wait about five minutes for it to get tacky then apply a pre measured and cut (and slightly over sized) section of the Clorox shelf liner. Start from one end and work your way to the other pressing down as you go to follow the different levels of the lid. Use an xacto knife to trip off the excess material. Tape along the edges all the way around and use the xacto knife to trim the excess tape from the sides. Use your silicone caulk to fill in any gaps in the weather stripping. Pay special attention to the area near where the handles will snap as there is less room for stripping here. You also want to put a layer of silicone around the edge of the shelf liner, where the tape and the liner meet, and flatten it down a bit before it dries. Set aside the lid for now. Cut the rubber coupler in half. Turn the tub upside down and measure the best location for your arms. It will be slightly less than shoulder width apart and a few inches above the lip but will vary from person to person. When found mark the area where the arm holes will be by tracing the interior and exterior of the rubber gasket at both hole sites. Cut the hole so that it falls in the middle of the interior and exterior circumference of the rubber coupler. I used a rotary tool but you can use what ever means you have available. Try to keep it clean but if you mess up a little (as i did above) it's ok. As long as the overall circumference is slightly smaller than the exterior circumference of the coupler you are good to go. Clean up the edges a bit and proceed on. Now insert the rubber coupler into the holes with the metal gasket on the outside. It will be a very tight fit (what you want!) but you can do it. The tightness of the fit works with the rubber to create a great seal. Use your silicone around the edges on both the inside and outside and flatten with a butter knife. A particular area of concern on the Sterilite tub is where the handle is inserted. At this location there are two holes on either side of the tub which creates open air flow. We need to fix this. Create a "pocket" around each hole with duct tape and fill with silicone. Move the handle a few times to ensure it can still do so. Put everything up and wait 24 hours for the silicone to set. Yes, it says it's ready in 30 minutes, but I found it firms up a great deal over the next day and it's best to just wait. The next day start by taping over your silicone "plug" around the handles. Make sure they still function properly but get this area air tight. Next you will use a screwdriver to remove the metal gaskets and insert your gloves through the holes. Turn the top part of your gloves inside out and roll them over the rubber coupler. There is a small hole here on each glove. Put some silicone inside the hole. Return the metal gasket and tighten in place. Place a layer of silicone under the rim of each glove and a second layer outside around the edges and flatten with a butter knife. Go back and inspect your previous caulking. Fill in any gaps you may have missed or areas where the silicone has contracted as it dried. Put everything up and wait another 24 hours for your silicone to harden. Don't worry. You'll be done tomorrow. Promise Place vertical sections of duct tape around the outer edges of the gloves. Do this all the way around on both gloves. Ensure that each section overlaps at least 1/3, preferably 1/2, with the section preceding it. Perform the same procedure for the inside portion of the gloves. Place horizontal sections of tape around the circumference of the outer section of the gloves. Trim excess tape with xacto knife. Perform the same action on the interior section. Add an additional large horizontal piece of tape around the entire circumference of the glove overlapping the previous tape and creating a seal. Now test your box by lighting an incense inside it. While the incense is burning walk around the outside of the box and smell any potential weak areas. If you smell the incense you need to adjust your seal. This step is very important in creating a true air tight environment. It's how I discovered the holes in the handles from all the way ^ up there ^ in the guide. You should also tape some paper towels to the top of the lid to prevent smoke stains. Done! Enjoy your new glove box and shroom on my friends!
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    Hello fellow Mycologist. Today is my first day on this site. I am learning all the things I've been doing wrong. LOL I was hoping to get some input regarding to the glove box that I made. I will pretext this post noting that the entire enclosure is completely sealed airtight. I accessed the enclosure through the end cap which is removable. Using a bilge pump blower I draw air into the enclosure, through the HEPA filter and exhausted through the fan. I keep the Clean Air circulating through any procedure I am perform in the closed box. Note , that prior to all procedures the interior of the box is sanitized using isopropyl alcohol and allowed to set for 10 minutes. Should there ever be a need to stop the air flow I plug the exhaust port from the inside. I was hoping that you experts could detect any flaws in my thinking. Any problems with my design and or is this overkill for a glove box? Your response and input is appreciated. I currently have 6 jars in the pressure cooker and one Spore syringe. I would like to inoculate in the morning. please pardon the photos this is my first post and they are out of order
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    I was in the microbial restoration industry for a long time. It was part of my job to remove spores and bacteria from the air. We do not use ionizers to do this, and the reason is because the EPA can come check behind us if we are sued. The EPA does not recognize ionizers as being effective. Whether they are or not is a different story. But our equipment had to meet very specific standards and the filter had to be able to do all of it. Ours had to filter to .02 microns at 99.9% efficiency. But you can check the Tek sections for my shmuvbox. It's a cheap air purifier with an upgraded filter (purchased separately). Has a trashbag taped to it for a positive flow work area. Works pretty good until the filter needs to be changed which is maybe once a month depending on how long you run it. It's not always 100% effective in my experience. You still will get some contamination. I honestly don't think these Jimmy rigged things should be considered flow hoods. Here's my FH
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    We have been taking 1-2 hits every other weekend. We went all out on our vaca, first night was MDMA, next day was the 4 hits of void, the following morning we took more MD and drank a bottle of champaigne at the creek. I took a lawn chair to the water. A couple hours later, my Wife and I took 5 grams of mush each and sat down by the creek again. Smoking pot, cigarettes, drinking orange juice,playing singing bowls and laughing our asses off at nothing.Eventually we were too fucked up to move, I was on swinging chairs and wife on hammock. People just left us alone... haha! Finally we made it back up to the cabin, there was a light drizzle of rain and lots of thunder. The night was perfect. Had the best sleep of my life.
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    The wife and I took 4 hits of void each, on vacation celebration for 10 yr anniversary. We have a date with some fire asss weed and this swinging chairs. 10 feet from a creek of running water. When we came back, the koi fish were barking like dogs. lol!
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    Started on the new greenhouse today. 160 ft of sill plate sitting on pressure treated 2x4 spikes driven into the ground every 4 ft.
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    Apparently I got pretty drunk in chat. At least I didn't make up a mushroom mafia or something
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    Finally found one. Only 1 owner barely ever used. Work area 4ft w, 29in d, 26in h. Looks great for 5..
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    Update on the GH grow this year. Plants are doing great, I finally got the GH plastic put on, so it's gonna be hot af in there now when we water, but the plants will like it. They are just starting to throw pistols and will start stretching like crazy. We got the light deprivation hoop house set up and I brought up the blackout tarp. I am going to wait another week for the plants to get bigger and we will start dep'ing them. It starts getting light out around 4am, so we will cover them at 4pm, then uncover after 9pm when it is dark. Those will be ready a month before the natural light cycle plants I told my friend to start feeding with MaxSea every watering from now on to get them big as fast as possible in the next week so we can start dep'ing them. Here is a volunteer from last year. My friend who is living up there and watering my plants did his 1st grow last year on another property and had a couple plants herm or were males or something, so some of his shit had seeds. He found a small plant growing where he threw his trim last year and planted in a 5gal pot. Here it is now in over 150 gallons of no till soil. It will be pretty big by harvest, assuming it's a female. Finally, here is our veggie garden that got planted like a week ago. There's a bunch of stuff, including peas, beans, corn, cantelope, cucumbers, squash, and probably a couple other things. The cantelope are just popping up, but were planted a week before everything else. Hopefully the monsoons will hit soon The last pic is of my trailer taken from the veggie garden.
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    Not a problem my friend. It's good to hear that others have had similar experiences in life. I believe it changes us.. Got some more walls built.
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    I know just about everyone likes the great outdoors. Anyone hit the woods like its a romantic passion? Last year i lived in the woods for a 30 day clip, this year i have spent close to that in a tent already, started camping when the nights were still dropping down to 30 degrees. (yeah, i know im bragging on it ) Anyhow, i take a katadyn vario out with me to filter creek water, puddles, whatever i can find that isnt to incredibly horrible or chemically laced. Take my machete to get into hard to reach spots. If anyone needs a good machate cheap ($15 shipping included) that will last a life time and cut fing trees down check out survival pax. I just go a new microfilter for my vario. I pushed it past the 500 gallon recommendation but never got sick. The swiss nailed it with a 3 stage filtration process. These filters truly give you an advantage to break away from society and get deep into the woods.
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    Because i like to pick wild mushrooms. Here are aome chanteralls that i found today, cooking now and damn im hungry. Also found this plant about to bloom. Never saw one before, im gonna see if i can get an id of this somehow. I need a plant person to help me with this one, the hunt is on, ahem, as always
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    I forgot to talk about picking up the flow hood. As you can tell from this thread, I've been looking for the right flow hood for some time now. It had been awhile since I had searched eBay, but when I did this was the first one that popped up (filtering by distance) and the price was great I was a bit nervous cause the eBay user I bought it from had been a member since 2010 but had never sold or bought anything. So he had absolutely no rating. The description said it was only used a hand full of times and was in excellent condition. So I called to make sure the guy was going to be home, he answered and said he would be there. I got of the phone and said to my wife, this guy sounds young. We get there and I'm greeted by a young man that couldn't be more then 20, most likely younger. He tells me to back up to the garage were there is another young guy of about the same age, which turns out to be the person that sold me the item. He goes on to tell me, his neighbor was an orthodontist that invented a scanner that goes in someone's mouth to map it for dentures. The flow hood was given to him by this denture making guy..lol. I guess.... Maybe... Now if it was an autoclave, I wouldn't have thought twice. When I told them I was going to use it for mushroom cultures (for edible strains of course) thier jaws dropped and his buddy started giggling. So did these kids really get it from a rich orthodontist nieghbor or did thier parents catch them on a lucrative business venture and force them to sell it. Who knows... But the wife and I had a good laugh..
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    Home again.... The pre filter was dirty so i opened the hepa fliter that was wrapped up double in plastic. Brand new hepa filter and I do mean brand new..... cha...ching...!!
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    I've created a forum for members to share their wild mushroom foraging expeditions and treasures that they find. This forum is not for mushroom identification. Please do not ask for mushroom identification, as it is against website policy to do so. This is for your own protection, as well as ours. If you have found a mushroom and you do not know what it is, DO NOT EAT IT.
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    Autos are in flower for 7 and 1/2 weeks and i will leave them for 3 more weeks.I sprayd them with mold preventer (switch) and karence for him is 3 weeks. Photos are doing great,fue of them are almost 3m
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    I haven't had to change the filter once... I did change the sleeves a few times though.
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    As a fellow noob i would say mush zombie's word should be taken as the golden rule. I did lots of reading and thought i would be sitting on a mountian of shrooms within 2 months time. If i had followed advice about choosing a beginner's tek i would have a respectable ammount of dried mush by now. Pick an easy tek and follow it to a "t". Also, sterile technique seems to be something you think your doing great at till you see contamination. Go slow and carefully with that print or you will be buying a spore syringe. You got a lot of fun ahead of you if you read read read. Cant wait to see your print turn into myc.
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    Why couldn't I put 2 drops of this... on one of these...
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    A somewhat intense part of the night...
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    grain spawn is a horrible substrate. no. don't do that. mix it up with an equal amount of fc verm and incubate again for 6-10 more days until its 100% (rez effect) thats the best way to fruit plain grain spawn. give it some extra moisture. and i mean its pretty much fool proof. you dont have to adjust PH you dont have to sterilize the verm. bada bing bada boom
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    Thanks. Ive been thinking about painting it. Would love to do snow camo but getting a troop cover to match would be about impossible. Or maybe just our farms name on the both sides with WAR is for EGO MaiNiaK's on the tailgate..lol
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    From the album ....

    Another successful tub.
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    Hey everyone! So I had recently started an account but for security reasons I'm starting a different one. One that is more disconnected from my usual online persona, just for legal issues and anonymity. With the help and info here on this site I have 3 wbs jars that are about 90% colonized and looking great. So, look forward to my grow log coming in the next couple of days.
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    God Bless a bad day!!! So i was having a terrible day and i had to get into the woods to clear my head. I sat down in the creek to cool off in more ways than one, that helped. I started picking mushrooms and then i found this, i could hardly believe it, i know its out of season right now but i dug one and ate the entire plant. It was delicious. If i had to put a number on how many i found, at least 100. Enjoy the pics ologists, i sure enjoyed finding them. The one i ate was about 14 years old. There are plants 30 + years old on that SW hill face.
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    This was one of my mexicana strain a grows. it was coir and cmc, because thats just the substrate I use. I have not tried just coir or coir with additives, but im sure they would still fruit just fine. main thing i noticed was they really REALLY liked fog. Once I added the fogger to the inside of my GH with FAE piped right down onto it, they just went nuts. With these you need to use a thin substrate, like 2" max or they will spend a bunch of time forming sclerotia instead of fruiting. They do that before they will fruit IME the substrate and casing was sterilized btw
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    Hey fuckers, yeah its friday. went to strip club with buddy. got pulled over alone on ride home. got lucky as fuck. Cop walks up and just yelled at me because i tailgated a un marked SUV for 5 miles then i past then him when he moved a lane over. but as soon as i did. lights on. then full of traffic it took a few mins to get over safely. he comes up yelling. " why are you tailgating then passing with taffic at high speed. blah blah blah." i looked him right in eyes the whole time. just shoke my head like i did bad when he named everything i did wrong. then i asked to take my seat belt off to get reg. grabs reg and lic. handed over and he walked away. I got on my cell. that had only 1% because i used bluetooth and data pandora all day at work. so called wife befor cop got to my door too. so she heard him yell at me. she told me she was getting her shoes and shit on to go get me. so less than 2 mins later. he comes back and gave me lic and reg with no ticccket or warning or anything. all he said was becareful pulling out... no joke. im still like WTF. all i can think is that cop was off hours or something nd got mad i was on his ass for 20 mins then just had to make a point... what you think the dude was doing? no joke. i should have got a AT LEAST a O.U.I. i wasn't going to take a test or anything. but dam. id been drinking since 3. its was almost 8 when i got pulled over. Cheer to us!
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    All the ones he has on the left in the picture came from me. Over half his plants were heavy in flower when he brought them up. Plants in new structure. Plants in older GH
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    No, all were started by cuttings or bought on eBay. I'm just collecting active cacti regardless of alkaline %. Here's pics of the pot plants. I sit outside and smoke weed with them. Some close up pics of the graphed peyotz.
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    The biggest problem is the lack of a place to run myco experiments. We need a experiment thread section so that we can do just that as not part of pre tek or general cultivation. I'm running a experiment right now testing yeild of corn vs oats on a isolate and colonized subs times and so on, but have no were to put it so one day some one can do the same until enough data is given to make better pre teks and better teks/ methods
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    Here's a picture from across the valley by a vey patient photographer. The Milky Way rising above a field of lupine's. Up the valley a bit.
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    I, for one, strictly forbid any experimentation. Cross me and you shall be cursed with seven moldy dubtubs in a row.
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    First and foremost, there is no butthurt allowed. We don't even have a butthurt forum for butthurt notes. Although I did think about making a butthurt forum where members could post anonymously. Air your butthurts and get trolled in the comments
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    Now I'm not particularly patriotic or nationalistic; and I want to point out there is a lot that needs to be done for first nations people here. Though as it's Canada's 150th birthday, I'll be celebrating a little bit. Growing up here has had an impact on who I am as a person, and my views of the world; I'm not for a minute going to deny that. The winters are harsh, so you gotta be tough. The distances are far, so preparation is key. The people are few and spread out, so you can't help but be friendly. We are a cultural mosiac; 1 in 5 Canadians were born outside of Canada, and we celebrate our differences for people to keep their customs and identity. Assimilation isn't important to most of us (except for a minority of assholes). Here's some Canuckistani propaganda for you yanks! Happy Fuckin' Canada Day Bud! P.S. We don't say aboot; "about" sounds more like a-boat. I've learned that we emphasize hard "O's" more than "oo" or "ou" sounds. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/
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    PSA 2017: source of spores is open for business, however will not continue to participate in forums or social media. I'm sure you can read between the lines. They are still serving quality items to customers, and open for business. Source of Spores is still a current sponsor of this website. Until this is updated it remains the same. Enjoy.
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    You should read everything you can, and fast, before you go opening that print up. You are starting your journey in a position that is not very user friendly for someone who doesnt know much about mushroom cultivation. Most people start out with a spore syringe they bought from a vendor. This way, the spore syringe is made by someone who knows what they are doing. Much better odds of success this way. Yes, you need a glovebox, preferably a flowhood. But if you make a glove box, make sure its a real glovebox. not just a tub with two holes in it for your arms. Good luck.
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    I waterd them,give them food and taped some more areas to support them if strong wind comes again.They are doing great as you can see.
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    I got burned on a deal for a Wii U. Item was supposed to be new and was not. I can return and raise hell but it was for daughter bday and not enough time to return and replace (online). Am I sinning when, I buy a new one from wal mart, open the package carefully, place the old one in and return? Mwhahahah! Fuck Wally World.
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    Just don't shoot any fat bitches with a BB gun bc you think they are going to eat you. Like I would.
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    Yesterday was big storm again but my girls are all ok. Today i taped all topped places with iso tape just to be safe,you never now. Two years ago i had 6 big plants and on the half of flowering big storm reckt 3 of them totaly.So from last year im putting net over them when they start to flower in beggining of August.I never want to lose one plant again.This is hard work and its a shame when they get destroyed like that.Here is only one picture from today
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    Do what thou wilt. If it no longer serves you or those you love; change.
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    Today i used more ropes on them,feed them foliar style.They are in the middle of transition.
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    From the album ....

    First time growing these little suckers. But great at all but still happy to get something to try and clone to agar.
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    http://sourceofspores.com accepts money orders, and is open for business.
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    I never thought this thread would blow up like it did. Awesome replies peeps. I hope we can all grow together in more ways than one and it sure seems thats exactly whats happening.