thanks man, I actually think yours are still lookin pretty good though, they've probably mature alot more lately right?
I think that in the time gap between our start points you'll really see yours change alot, the last 5-6ishmonths I've seen mine really form into how they look now,
even so they start to actually grow instead of shrink like mine were.
Do not! I repeat DO NOT get a bamboo didj from some headshop or new age store or festival. If its shiny wood really light and less than 40$ it will split within a week and we worthless.
If you want a good starter go to LAoutback.com. They have some inexpensive PVC and bamboo. They also have some agave and eucalyptus but they are not necessarily recommended for beginners because of the higher price. Bamboo can be just as good as traditional eucalyptus in many respects. They are also easier to learn on because they are shorter and more uniform in shape so they have more backpressure which makes circular breathing easier.
You can also check out a tutorial on youtube and make your own didj out of some PVC from home depot. PVC didj's may be unconventionla but they are easily keyed and the harmonics are outstanding. Modrn didj players are all using the now.
I have a bamboo that I got years ago and paid like 55 bucks for it. Its in a C# and its got a few overtone notes.
The eucalyptus is a C and has a really great layered effect with alot of resonance.
If you ever consider a eucalyptus make sure it comes from australia and it is fair trade from aboriginal crsfters. If it is from Bali, Indonesia, or India it is NOT termite bored and was not made traditionally. A real didj is a eucalyptus tree that was hollowed out by termites and left as just an outer core. The aboriginal crafters then go out into the bush and find hollow trees. They do traditional tests to see if it would be a good didj then they carefully remove it and plant a new tree in its place. then they clean it up and decorate it.