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They are easily confused and used to be regarded as the same species.. I have a lot of trouble telling them apart. It was apparently initially thought to be a hybrid between retinodes and saligna.

Lucidcentral.org gives a useful distinction between retinodes, provincialis and uncifolia:

A member of the ‘Acacia microbotrya group’ most closely related to A. uncifolia and A. retinodes, differing from the latter in smooth, grey bark, often pruinose branchlets and phyllodes that are uncrowded on stems, more numerous flowers per head that are pale yellow to golden and broader pods
 
They are easily confused and used to be regarded as the same species.. I have a lot of trouble telling them apart. It was apparently initially thought to be a hybrid between retinodes and saligna.

Lucidcentral.org gives a useful distinction between retinodes, provincialis and uncifolia:
Thanks for the info buddy,

So are those 2 species very different as far as DMT content goes or is it worth a shot?

And how would you go about it i.e. grind up the twigs and do a tek as you would with MHRB, or is it a different process alltogether?
 
There was one promising test done on Acacia provincialis by the nexian yatiqiri..

From the Trying to improve Acacia info thread, nen888 wrote:

A. saligna (South Aus.,WA,Vic.,NSW,) ..was my ID for the tree first bio-assayed by yatiqiri a few months ago, and found to have interesting tryptamine-like entheogenic effects, with possibly other kinds of alkaloids .. the ID has been revised to A. provincialis (Victoria), once thought to be a hybrid of saligna & retinodes..average alkaloid content was around 0.5%(?), and may have varied between parts of plant.. thanks hebrew,wira for help with ID..

My thoughts are that these three species - being so closely related - probably share an overall similar chemical makeup.. meaning provincialis and uncifolia are good potential tryptamine candidates. This is also seen in the Cunningham group.. a botanically 'difficult' complex with very subtle taxonomic differences .. but of which the majority have had reports of tryptamines. Same with the longifolia clade.. they are all species which have had tryptamine findings, albeit some more consistent than others.

For a first test, maybe gather some phyllodes/twig and test each separately.. 100-200g will give an idea if there is anything worthwhile.
 
There was one promising test done on Acacia provincialis by the nexian yatiqiri..

From the Trying to improve Acacia info thread, nen888 wrote:



My thoughts are that these three species - being so closely related - probably share an overall similar chemical makeup.. meaning provincialis and uncifolia are good potential tryptamine candidates. This is also seen in the Cunningham group.. a botanically 'difficult' complex with very subtle taxonomic differences .. but of which the majority have had reports of tryptamines. Same with the longifolia clade.. they are all species which have had tryptamine findings, albeit some more consistent than others.

For a first test, maybe gather some phyllodes/twig and test each separately.. 100-200g will give an idea if there is anything worthwhile.
Sounds like a plan! Will do that the first chance I get!

Could you please clarify, do I need to chop up the whole twig and treat it the same way you would with MHRB?

And does it matter what time of the year you do the harvesting? I think I read somewhere that it's better during a dry spell?

Thanks again!
 
Time of year does seem to matter.. end of summer for many species is revered as a high tryptamine time. Same with winter. This is probably in correlation with flowering time. That said.. for testing, now is always a good time as your understanding of the species will become more nuanced.

For a quick test, oven drying material and then grinding to a fibre/powder will do fine :)
 
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Time of year does seem to matter.. end of summer for many species is revered as a high tryptamine time. Same with winter. This is probably in correlation with flowering time. That said.. for testing, now is always a good time as your understanding of the species will become more nuanced.

For a quick test, oven drying material and then grinding to a fibre/powder will do fine :)
Super, many thanks mate, will definitely give this a try!
 
Good luck! And do post your results/method of extraction in the Acacia Extraction Workspace if you feel so inclined :)

Also, I forgot to add that with really small twig its not worth trying to peel the bark off, but for thicker stems it is a good idea so you have a better idea of the weight you are working with.. excess wood will dilute the weight and result in difficulty assessing yield. Bashing stems with a hammer will help free the bark off as long as it hasn't dried too much.

I recommend reading the Trying to improve Acacia information thread.. its over 100 pages long and is without a doubt one of the very best resources on alkaloids and Acacia. There is some good info on Acacia retinodes there. Just glossing over one of nen888's posts on retinodes I saw that the test in Germany found DMT, NMT and nicotine!
 
Good luck! And do post your results/method of extraction in the Acacia Extraction Workspace if you feel so inclined :)

Also, I forgot to add that with really small twig its not worth trying to peel the bark off, but for thicker stems it is a good idea so you have a better idea of the weight you are working with.. excess wood will dilute the weight and result in difficulty assessing yield. Bashing stems with a hammer will help free the bark off as long as it hasn't dried too much.

I recommend reading the Trying to improve Acacia information thread.. its over 100 pages long and is without a doubt one of the very best resources on alkaloids and Acacia. There is some good info on Acacia retinodes there. Just glossing over one of nen888's posts on retinodes I saw that the test in Germany found DMT, NMT and nicotine!
Hey buddy thanks again for all the useful info!

I just did a first test, and I wish I had read your post above beforehand as I could use that info regarding the twigs!

Should I target young grern twigs or older drier ones?

I'll go ahead and post in that section you recommend as I intend to make more tries, since the first tets was a failure.
 
Thanks for the info. It would be much more reliable if the same extraction method was used for all samples, and I believe HCL is preferable to vinegar for extraction efficiency, especially from dry material.

i've come to conclude that the presence of any other alkaloid in anything but trace amounts is usually not good, and species high in NMT will yield inferior product.
 
Hi guys, Ive only just found this forum recently and before I did I done an extraction on some root (Acasia Acuminata)
purchased on line here in Australia and used a method on Tiktock, lye water root bark and naphtha or shelite and freezer precipitation . I had some success I think as I produced some yellow waxy material that when taken using a $12 coil wax pen from Temu I think I was very close to breaking through amazing experience. On my property I have a couple of Acacia macradenia growing and upon inspection of the trees a large branch had broken off one . I did some investigation and could only find one reference that it may contain tryptamines, so using the say extraction process I ground some dried trunk bark and had what seems similar results in every respect as with Acuminata. the smoke isn't harsh at all. I know that extraction process isn't recommended and the open coil vape either, about to order a Yocan orbit after some research on here. Just thought someone may get some usfull info from this about using Acasia Macradena cheers
 
Hey Louie,

Glad you had a good experience with your acuminata extract.. it is a groovy tree indeed. STB extraction isn't known to work all that well with Acacia compared to A/B.. it might still work ok in some instances but for testing a new plant I'd suggest doing an A/B extraction. And absolutely avoid taking rootbark from wattles.. it will kill them. Hopefully the rootbark you bought was from farmed acuminata and not taken from wild populations. For this reason it is good to avoid bark vendors in Australia unless your sure of their harvest ethics.

Yeah I've not read any reports with Acacia macradenia.. if testing start with maybe 200g phyllodes/twig.. dry thoroughly and do an A/B extraction.

Also, for questions on extraction of acacia please post in the Acacia Extraction Workspace .. this thread is more dedicated to discussion/analysis of extracts. Its really starting to get a bit cluttered with all the questions about extracting from random species. The best resource for Acacia and their alkaloids is Trying to improve Acacia info .. I would suggest reading that. It is Acacia 101 and will likely answer most of your questions :)
 
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