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== Relevant links ==
== Relevant links ==
* [https://www.dmt-nexus.me/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=23472 Acacia info thread]
* [https://www.dmt-nexus.me/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=23472 Trying to improve Acacia information]
* [https://www.dmt-nexus.me/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=33648  Acacia Identification Thread]
* [https://www.dmt-nexus.me/users/cosmicspore/Acacia.zip Acacia ID information.zip]
== References ==
== References ==

Revision as of 19:13, 8 May 2014

General acacia info

Acacia plants are found all over the world and are potential sources for psychoactive tryptamines. Nevertheless, some acacias are endangered, hard to find, not high yielding or with bad alkaloid profile, so care must be taken when selecting an Acacia source for extracting or as ayahuasca analogue or extraction, and for how to extract it.

For a lot of good acacia info, check this thread

Comparative alkaloid content

For information on sustainable harvesting, Acacia yields, how to extract and alkaloid content, check the Acacia Information Thread and the Acacia Analysis Thread for a lot more info.


Seeds: develop 1-4 months after flowering (usually at least two specimens required in cultivation to allow cross-polination) ; viable 10-50 years (or more if stored well)

Germination: Studies and research was conducted evaluating the most effective methods for germination of Acacia seeds. This included:

  • Water (control)
  • Boiling water soak (10 mins)
  • Sulphuric Acid soak (1hr), follow by tap water rinse
  • Mechanical scarification

A general conclusion was that for the species with the larger seed weight, the highest germination was achieved using sulphuric acid, and for smaller seed, the highest germination was achieved using scarification and boiling water. [1]

For boiling water soak or scarification, place seeds in saucepan of water and bring to boil over 7-10 minutes, or carefully damage hard outer coat with scissors or file being careful not to hit the internal 'germ'; leave soaking in water, they should slightly swell over 24hrs..then place in soft moist medium such as moss or wet tissue..as sprouts they are very delicate and should not be allowed to dry out or be moved until their first root is a few cm

Seedling Care: after a couple of weeks the sprouts can be potted in a sand +cocoa/peat moss or other well drained but moisture retaining medium..in the first 2-3 months their roots must not be allowed to dry out or they'll die..they respond well to light and regular watering..when they have no more juvenile leaves (mimosa-like) they are more robust.

Fertilizer: use nitrogen rich slow release fertilizers (avoid phosphorus), ash also good supplement.

Long Term Care/ Planting: acacias will develop more quickly & become larger in the right ground conditions..well drained (e.g moist sandy), lots of sun, water & nutrient, low acidity, no competing grasses..growth rates of 5-7ft in 3-4 years (from germination) are attainable in cultivation..some smaller species like a. phlebophylla may be suited to long-term large tub growing, if indoors lots of light required..pruning of branches every few years should not cause much harm to large trees..

Conditions: most southern australian acacias tolerate frost and winter conditions in the low minus range; a few weeks of snow is ok for a few; once established they are drought resistant and should no longer require watering, but still respond well to fertilizer..


Extraction teks

Different extraction teks used for other DMT containing plant can work theoretically for Acacia too, but there are 3 main issues with extracting from phalaris:

1- Finding a plant that yields decently

2- Finding a plant with good alkaloid profile

3- Dealing with plant impurities/chlorophyl/fats

For these reasons, one will more likely have good results if one extracts from a plant with consistent high yield

Heptane/hexane/naphtha recrystallizations can clean up from some of the potential unwanted alkaloids but can also eliminate certain possibly wanted alkaloids (NMT, DMT N-oxide, etc)

For separating from fats, fumarate precipitation such as FASI on limonene or FASA on xylene could potentially be a way to bypass the need for defats.

See Extraction teks

Acacia list

Relevant links


  1. Reference: Ghassali, F., Salkini, A. K., Petersen, S. L., Niane, A. A., and Louhaichi, M. 2012. Germination dynamics of Acacia species under different seed treatments. Range Mgmt. & Agroforestry 33(1): 37-42