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#41 Sicshroom

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 12:02 AM

Thanks Sky! That makes perfect sense i think that would be rather beneficial actually where my main goal with grafting the l.w. would be for flowers and seed production with all the trichocereus I've got I think I can wait for the l.w. to grow naturally for ceremonial reasons.
I was never a spiritual person until I over did it one winter with the shrooms... I had a full on vision while I was gone off 15-20 grams fresh cubes and poppy seed tea... it wasn't a religious vision nor did I connect with an entity but what I was witness to was an inca or Aztec community in the throws of a ritual. I was abstract in this vision not a member but a spirit among the people my view slightly above head level. There was a man at the top of a pyramid. The pyramid was tall with 10 foot carvings of faces on ether side of the steps leading to the top and as the people chanted my vision was pulled to the face of the man atop of the pyramid and he threw his hands up my vision continued to follow his face. So I'm looking down at him but I'm pulled up into space and everything turned to prime colors and I awoke...
This event didn't make me spiritual but it changed me and after the end of my heavily dosed winter I realized that I had been in a depressed state most of my life and that i had been showing signs of PTSD for nearly 14 years...i can't say the awakening that happened made me happy because although i had thought i was happy i had mental blinders on and i was choosing not to accept responsibility for my own situation in life. And some how I came to the conclusion that the soul and Psyche are 2 words that to me mean mental health. So now I've become spiritual because I see the spirit as Consciousness, and to me awareness of ones self and the world they are in gives you power of spirit or of self. I find it an energy that I can feel in self and others as a dense or freeness of the air being able to feel someone's energy vs they're words and faces. Also being able to project my own energy into situations, more like the force of will. Again I'm not to sure about there being metaphysical aspects but knowing the power of mental projection to me is the same as the power of ones soul.
I feel the mushrooms are mostly responsible for my awakening as I feel they called me to them although when I first heard the call it was only for fun and to be fucked up. Little was I aware they would take me where I am. I want to continue down this path and the Sacred cacti seem like my next stop to further connect myself to our mother and that she will guide my spirit where I need to go.
Sorry for the ramble but I felt inspired to write
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 03:11 AM

First off this is what I use for light atm.ed384814a926e71f7c976fc2d7c6bea3.jpg
Before I put this setup together I was working with a couple apartment windows for a few years,... needless to say I am quite familiar with etoliation.72b86218762c82bf14d95ebd7cf74081.jpg
Here is a set of L.W. v Tamaulipas, the taller ones which are reaching are 5 months old and the ones that are short and stout are 1 and a half months old, the small ones sprouted when I upgraded my lighting 1 and a half months ago5e37efc03d655dab195a77c2b3068fcb.jpgc38dfce1e86013805d3bd4e7c533f0ec.jpgthe 5 month old ones used to be taller, the new lights have cause them, along with all my other 5 month old seedlings to scrunch low to the ground.

All my new loph seedlings( less then 2 weeks old) all are staying to there ball shape, and seem to be hunkering down. They are also sprouting like weeds as welle59926f6464aa66edb2f6fed6e5468bf.jpg9d6ca9a6fd891fa8d682275835ea84dc.jpgive had a lot of failure mixed with success in the past, what I can say is you are doing much much better then I was doing when I first started.

My first loph grow was in a closet in Germany with a single 1 foot t5 and a humidity dome, I got 7 seeds out of 50 to germinate.... it was ok.
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 03:16 AM

And don’t worry about rambling when it comes to experiences of the psychotropic nature, the more the better that’s why most of use are here.
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 08:07 AM

That tent my friend is a beautiful site I only have space for my small tent in this house a 2x4 in the corner of my bedroom luckily I have an awesome wife who let's me have my hobbies(she enjoys the results anyway haha) in my attic I have a 4x4 but I dont have space for it. Good vibes your way and heres to hoping my collection grows up to be as nice as yours

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 09:21 PM

Look what I came across today in a yard on my way home from work.... a wild winter hardy optunia

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 12:11 PM

Hey DocOct, can I ask whats in your soil mix for the l.w. sprouts above? Seem to be pretty big for their age?



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Posted 16 November 2019 - 04:27 PM

Hey DocOct, can I ask whats in your soil mix for the l.w. sprouts above? Seem to be pretty big for their age?


I agree that your 5 month old l.w. looks more long then my 9 month old ones

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 07:38 PM

I found that seed pod shown and clean it up rinsed the seed 3 or 4 times to clean em put 17 in a deli container and in the heat. Bagged the rest if I see the people who Live on the property I'll ask permission to take a few pads

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 12:41 AM

Hey DocOct, can I ask whats in your soil mix for the l.w. sprouts above? Seem to be pretty big for their age?


I use course river sand, coco coir, earth worm casting, and a pinch of azomite. if you want I can do a tek for my process, I’m still tweaking it to see what works best but I got trichocereus down to a T, check out the Moses bridgesii c6cd1648e336f310d43d92d3b2058b30.jpg

These guys are les then a month old currently here is a pic of some matucanab28cd47729fa4b9c07108ce38688963e.jpg
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Posted 18 November 2019 - 05:40 PM

Update and addition to the tent.

I think everything looks good. The l.w. are starting to take on a darker green where they were light green 2 weeks ago. A few seem to be getting rounder as well! The trichos i think are looking well also they seem fat. I have a pot with 5 in there are they in danger of root crossing at this point I dont want to break any down the line as they all look good to me. Some aloe here as well.

There is also a new addition from Spain that came today. They said it was a trichocereus bridgesii monstrose, let me know your thoughts. I planted it and again let me know how you tm guys think it looks. I have not and do not plan to water it till 3 weeks or a month

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 08:56 PM

The pup on this seems rooted should I separate the two?

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 09:18 PM

The penis cactus looks good in a colony, and I personally grow mine that way. If you want individuals however, you can easily separate those and pot them as individuals. They will continue to pup as they grow................


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Posted 18 November 2019 - 09:41 PM

I think I'll leave them as is and see how it turns out haha
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Posted 21 November 2019 - 07:54 PM

I got everything out of those glass containers and into pots finally. I have so many still, mostly p.m. there are at least 23 p.m. the juuls have had the hardest time but that's why I started more seeds.
Also a leaf off a dying plant at Walmart has started a new plant. Its gonna goto the wife's office I load her up with plants

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 04:22 PM

So I got a pad, it's one that I broke the night i got the pear so it's been exposed to dry cold air for 8 days. I put it In a pot and it's going in the bottom of the tent with indirect light. I think I might plant these around my windows.

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 03:48 PM

Something came in the mail from spain, I ordered 20 seeds of l.w. from the same vender. It wasn't expensive ether $25 for the l.w. 20 l.w. seeds 2 free packs of seeds of trichocereus and shipping included. Arrived in 10 days from sender.. I'm impressed.

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 10:32 AM

Alright so the new additions are going good been 10 days for the bridgesii and 3 for the l.w. the bridgesii sat for 5 days out of direct light but in temps 85+ then was moved to full light under a 150 watt led and temps ranging 92 for 12 hours a day. Seems to me shrinking but no red coloring, slightly squishy to the touch but not bad. Next photo is of the new l.w. and some l.w. seedlings. I have a question about the placement of the l.w. and seedlings. This window gets direct morning light shining threw from first light till 11-1130 is this good for them? I have been keeping everything in the tent and 7 l.w. seedlings are in there still 5 look great 2 I think I'll use for grafts. I want to see how well the seedlings and older l.w. will do in natural light if I'm putting them in the right spot. The area gets forced heat air above it and is 5 inches away from the glass window. Let me know if you guys feel I should keep them here or just keep in the tent.

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 10:55 PM

Alright everyone well I decided to try my hand at grafting, 2 l.w. seedlings 8months old. Did 4 grafts and I am confident about them. I took my time and did the best I could. I wish I could get better photos but this is all that would focus.
The tops of my grafting stock I put in seed starter pods with some rooting hormones for good measure. Heres to a week of not even pretending they exist that way incantations turn them as delicate as they are.

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 05:33 PM

Heres some updates on the 9 l.w. that are doing great. One of the 4 grafts of l.w. looked like it took on to much water from the root stock and turned clear then slimy.... so I cleaned it off and did an impaled graft with one of the larger p.m. I had that wasn't spotted up yet. I made sure to remove the growth of rootstock that had the slimy l.w. and I cleaned everything between cuts. But it's been 2 days for it and 3 for the others everything looking very well

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:39 PM

Impale grafts are totally good on columnar cactus.

When it comes time to de-graft them, you want a clean cut to root, so it is easy to do that above the inside tip of the pereskiopsis.

 

Loph's that have been impale grafted are however a pain to de-graft because the interior pereskiopsis material makes it far less desirable to cut flat, and a hollowing out is needed to get all the stock material removed.

You also need to take no more than just what is needed to get the potential decay material (the graft stock) out but leave the core of the loph intact. I will no longer do impale grafts on lophs for this reason. They are a close to 100% safe take on the graft, but its not worth it if you lose the grown Loph when you attempt to de-graft.

 

That's my experience anyway. Others may have better success than I do with this technique.


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