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#41 skunk

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 04:21 PM

A few of the Lophophora & Lophophora Williamsii flowers this Spring....

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Jourdaniana:
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Posted 27 May 2019 - 04:25 PM

Love the close ups Skunk !


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Posted 27 May 2019 - 04:55 PM

Grafting.....
The advantage of grafting is only now really setting in that Ive started grafting Lophophora Williamsii and other slow growing Cacti.

I've still gotta learn the art od grafting seedlings on Periopskis but will be playing around this spring and summer. Would love to have some pointers or some links to good threads about seedling/periopskis grafting if anyone has either to share.

Lophophora Williamsii var Jourdaniana
This was grafted April 18th 2019 on my sons Birthday. I've started a tradition of sowing seeds & making grafts on my children's Birthdays.. so that they may grow along side them and one day be apart of their collections as they get older.

Anyhow this was grafted April 18th 2019:
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May 27th 2019:
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The amount of growth in just a month andna few days is wild. Shes already pushed out 7 pups and i do beleive i see another 2 pups forming....

Being at a nice stage in the Lophophora Williamsii with so many on their own roots. I figured I'd begin a grafting bender and try smd turn my modest collection into something extraordinary. So the grafting bender had commenced in the last month I've taken close to 40 grafts. And have been having some excellent results. Will be grafting many more this followimg week when time permits. These will be grown under lights. My goal is to fill a grow with grafted specimens and get them all flowering and eventually have a seed factory.

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I'll try and update this one monthly as this project progress more.

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 07:12 PM

Looks like your doing great on grafting. As for seedlings on pereskiopsis, same exact principle. Over lap the growth rings, and hope they take.

Pereskiopsis dot com has a good write up on grafting btw
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Posted 07 June 2019 - 07:15 PM

May i recommend opuntia as a root stock?
Easy to work with, multiple seedlings can be used per, and is an almost permanent stock for most.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 12:54 PM

May i recommend opuntia as a root stock?
Easy to work with, multiple seedlings can be used per, and is an almost permanent stock for most.

I do have access to a wack load of Optunia, never really crossed my mind to graft to these. Maybe have a few grafts to this Cacti in the very near future. Ive got a 10+ year old mother plant that could use some thinning out, and would give me more root stock than I could ever dream of.


Thanks for the hot suggestion!

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:07 PM

I have loveddd the results.
And the little articles i can find ive seen seedlings get over a foot per year from starting year and my results have been super similar.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:26 PM

Loving this summer weather and so are my cacti!


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This Lophophora Williamsii var Jourdaniana has just been bumping out The flowers

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:47 PM

Beautiful flowers!
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Posted 10 July 2019 - 07:54 AM

I am new to the botanicals side of these forums, but hot damn those are some pretty cacti. If you dont mind me asking do you know the history of your Jordania?
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Posted 11 July 2019 - 06:18 PM

Namaste Skunk

 

Hope you've been doing great, we didn't talk in more than a year. I see the cacti addiction got serious over there, hehe :).

 

I have some imputs, I hope you do not mind.

 

I hope you are not planing to eat the Fricii. It is debated what it really is, but most seasoned growers agree that it must be a variation of Diffusa. Nonetheless, it's not active. Same for Caespitosa and Jourdaniana. Both have never been found in the wild actually and none of them can be crossed with williamsii or diffusa.

 

Are you overwatering or overfeeding your cacti? If not, most of your bigger Peyote are Caespitosa variations.

I didn't really read most of the post I must admit, I'm still traveling and just found a couple of seconds to post here. I will be back after october and share my cacti pictures aswell.

 

Shine on mate, it's awesome to see that you are still around!

 

Edit: I've also seen that some of the Pedro's you've grafted Peyotes on are making new pubs. You must cut this pubs off, or else your Peyote scion will not grow.


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 06:27 PM

Ok. Now I’m jealous. This is awesome!


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 01:00 AM

Some new additions to the collection that have come into my care. I'll share some more photos once I have them acclimated.

Should have another delivery of some more crested Lophophora Williamsii 's arriving in the next couple days. Will be planning some grafting of these crest's once they are hardened off.

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 01:06 AM

Have a few Seed projects on the go...

Trichocereus Australian Sourced Seeds
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Posted 16 July 2019 - 01:15 AM

Seed Projects continued.......

A bunch of Lophophora Williamsii/Lophophora Seeds

These have come into care from a close friend thats working in colabello with my Lophophora collection/Project . These have still yet to be sown, will be waiting a couple weeks b4 beginning this as we are set to go awsy on Vacation soon.. ..
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Ariocarpus Seed Project:
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Posted 16 July 2019 - 01:30 AM

Been a slow Spring and Beginning of Summer with all the rain, but we are set for some good weather, and the cacti garden isn't looking all that bad for the incremental weather we have been having.. will have lots to update.. should be able to have some nice harvests this fall and conduct some more experiments.

SS02 x Serra Blue

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SS02 x Julls Giant
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SS01 x Pachanoi
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Serra Blue x SS02
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SS02 x Pachanoi
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Trichocereus Lageniformis Bridgesii 'Australia '
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SS02 x Serra Blue
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Just a tease of a couple photos of the few hundred growing around the house ....
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Posted 16 July 2019 - 01:42 AM

Skunks Lophophora/Lophophora Williamsii Grafting Project....

Just a slight little tease.. with the help of one of my buddys I've been on a grafting bender. Have well over 100 actively growing grafts and another 20 in progress and many more planned.. shits getting busy here.

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Lots more to come...

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 06:50 AM

Looks good!


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 08:15 AM

I am new to the botanicals side of these forums, but hot damn those are some pretty cacti. If you dont mind me asking do you know the history of your Jordania?

This came from a close contact in Canada who runs a Lophophora Williamsii/Cacti Project. He acquired it from the original Grower who sowed thw seeds. The two larger Lophophora Williamsii var Jourdaniana came from the Same guy. Both sown back on the early 1990's.

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 09:44 AM



Namaste Skunk

Hope you've been doing great, we didn't talk in more than a year. I see the cacti addiction got serious over there, hehe :).

I have some imputs, I hope you do not mind.

I hope you are not planing to eat the Fricii. It is debated what it really is, but most seasoned growers agree that it must be a variation of Diffusa. Nonetheless, it's not active. Same for Caespitosa and Jourdaniana. Both have never been found in the wild actually and none of them can be crossed with williamsii or diffusa.

Are you overwatering or overfeeding your cacti? If not, most of your bigger Peyote are Caespitosa variations.
I didn't really read most of the post I must admit, I'm still traveling and just found a couple of seconds to post here. I will be back after october and share my cacti pictures aswell.

Shine on mate, it's awesome to see that you are still around!

Edit: I've also seen that some of the Pedro's you've grafted Peyotes on are making new pubs. You must cut this pubs off, or else your Peyote scion will not grow.


It has been a long time Neptune! Life has become super serious around here once again. The addition of the two newest children's under the age of 3 doesn't leave me very much time, they sure keep you busy. So all the past freedom we had with the older two children is now gone. But I wouldn't change it for the world. I try to make an appearance around the forums evey once in a while when time permits.

This fall will be super busy for me, with the addition of all these new children to the family, I've decided to shift my Hunting activity from trophy hunting back to meat harvesting. Will be doing a 14 day moose hunt in British Columbia I pulled tags for, followed by a 14 day Elk hunt here in my home province. Will also supplement my hunts with some Whitetail, Black Bear tags to help fill the freezer as wel as any upland Birds im able to harvest.. Will be taking off with one of my Lophophora buddys end of next week to do a week of pre season scouting in BC. We will follow up this scouting trip with a comune wirh Mescalito.



The Cacti game is really happening around here. I'm working with a close friend who also got the Lophophora Williamsii bug from. Hes supplying the majority of the cash flow and handles ordering these things from out of country and lovally from another grower out east. Between the two of us we have a close to 1000 Lophophora/Lophophora Williamsii specimens.

I have to disagree with you on the Caespitosa, we have already ate some of these snd they are very much active. Later this winter, ill de doing an HCL extract on a few 15+ year-old Lophophora Williamsii var Caespitosa my buddy has offered up so do follow along to this thread come the year 2020. Have some interesting projects to put forth which should be rather interesting. Will also conduct some side by side tests on some of these generics using grafted stock from the same plant material to. To compared against root grown counterparts.

Ivw also heard from other local growers around here that Farcii is actually active just lower concentrations.

Meh, in all honesty that doesn't really bother me.. ive got so many Trichocereus cacti that have some amazing concentrations of Mescaline I don't have to look very far. Back a few years when Mescaline was such an obscure substsnce for me, i was only ever worried about active cacti, now I have so many available to me im expanding my collection to non active cacti as well.

As to your comment about over watering/feeding. I tend to grow many of my Cacti year round especially my Lophophora/L.Williamsii . They get about 2 months of dormancy early spring while im hardening them off to be grown outdoors for the summer. Seeing as they are actively growing year round. They get watered and fed 1x per month. Which doesn't seem excessive. In my years growing, i haven't lost any of my collection to rot and have only had 2 buttons split on a a graft.,.

All in all I'm very pleased with with my continually growing collection of Trichocereus, Lophophora, L.Williamsii amd Ariocarpus collection. And the collection continues to grow day by day.


Looking forward to seeing your collection. You went in a rather large seed sowing bender there for a bit, should be a good show sharing all the progress you have made


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