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  1. On 4/25/2019 at 7:57 PM, dichosalocura said:

    For a free remedy, if you have plant pots on the ground, water the area real good around the pots (because this is the dry season) and check early the next morning before it gets hot.  And check what you find.  With just a few they will lay eggs and reproduce rather quickly in the right conditions.  Or try laying card board down in a shady area and keep it moist, within a few days they will come.  Make sure the cardboard is laying over plenty of wet leaves or mulch to attract them.

    Have done my scouting.  As many have found in their area, there are no worms on my property.

  2. 2 hours ago, Lily H said:


    I am so curious with your project using "Cal", "Rit color remover" and "Fructose".

    Please enlighten us😀?

    Yeah, what a weird combination, huh? All 3 are for creating an indigo dye bath.  I`ve used the usual US-purchased materials up to now but getting them from the US is expensive so I`m trying out the local versions. Hope they work, the internet literature says they will.

  3. 3 hours ago, CHILLIN said:

    What kind of quality are you looking for? Can you read the data sheets?

    If you want higher qualities, you have to buy in Guadalajara and have it shipped here, or pick it up yourself.


    Cal viva, quicklime, would be difficult to ship because it has a violent reaction when exposed to water.

    Thanks, found out all I need is standard cal.

  4. 2 hours ago, bmh said:

    At the tianguis if you want to Cook with it or hardware store for constructivo or paint. What i have not been able to find is lime or cal viva.. All i found was cal apagada or calcium hydroxide

    What is the difference between the kind you cook with and the hardware store kind?  Are these calcium hydroxide?  Gracias.

  5. "the lake is toxic, children are dying and crime is rampant"

    The lake right now is so full of fish they jump out of the water.  Fishermen are having a great time throwing their nets in and in a matter of 30 seconds coming out with a dozen fish big enough to eat.  These were my observations last Sunday sitting by them for a while. They had big smiles on their faces.  Is the lake toxic? If you dived down to the bottom of the lake and sucked in the muck, you probably wouldn`t live long but heavy metals are...heavy.  They don`t migrate much.  But you don`t get a fish year like this with a toxic lake.

    Some of the children in the east villages are dying of kidney disease.  My husband works in those villages and he says that so far there isn`t a consensus about what is causing it.  The drinking water is inadequate, the carp in the lake have been reported containing mercury and the nutrition of these people is piss poor.  These things are known.  There are people working on this, there have been studies done but much more needs to be done.  Why isn`t it being reported? Because here, the problems of the poorest of the poor don`t get reported.  You have to go to these places, speak Spanish and come to be trusted to find these things out.

    Rampant crime? You`d have to point it out to me because I haven`t seen it.  None in the area I live in.  There`s been a few murders reported in the larger area.  More than anywhere else?  The statistics don`t show it. As far as I know, the impact on people`s lives is about nil.

    I`m happy as a clam here and nothing in recent memory has affected this one jot.


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  6. 13 hours ago, dichosalocura said:

    Black sapote might be a form of the persimmon, but I believe they are in the same family and a distant relative would be the avocado.  I am still looking for those blue java bananas.  I recently saw a video that they are growing them happily in Costa Rica now.  Hopefully, they will make it to Mexico soon.  I have the red Surinam Cherries, they taste really sour and turpentine like.  But if you get the black variety (available on mercado libre) they are supposed to be much sweeter.  Talking about cherries, I ordered a Jamaican cherry tree last summer on mercado libre.  The fruit is supposed to taste like a cross between cotton candy and sugar cubes and be very juicy with very fine strawberry like seeds and to produce year round. Check it out.  Mine is just going into the flower stage, later I will reveal how the fruit really is.

    Sapote and persimmon are in the genus Diospyros, family Ebenaceae.  They are not related to avocados which are in the family Lauraceae.


  7. This three-afternoon workshop will cover everything needed to make paper from discarded paper scraps, banana leaves, flowers and other natural materials.  With the paper you make, you’ll be crafting your own paper for drawing, painting, and note cards.  We’ll make boxes and bookmarks.  We’ll also be adding color to paper with pigments.

    Monday March 25th, Wednesday March 27th and Friday March 29th, 2019, 2pm - 5pm

    The class will beheld at a private residence in Chapala.

    The instructor, Brad Mowers, is a fiber craftsman with 30 years of experience .  He has been making his own paper and teaching the craft to children and adults for several years. 

    $600 p per person.  ($300 p deposit required).

    Send me a PM if you are interested.

  8. 1 hour ago, Kyle said:

    Wow! I had no idea there were so many people uneducated and brain washed about their own planet.   I guess time will tell, hope you are around to see it.

    There`s only a very few,  the same ones every time, that spout up this way on certain topics. 

  9. 23 hours ago, Kyle said:

    March 15 is Global Day of Action for climate change, world wide rallies.  Is anything planned for Ajijic?

    Brave man, Kyle, for broaching the subject.  You won`t get an answer to your question but all the neanderthals will come out of their caves swinging their clubs!

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