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#21 DocOct

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 01:07 PM

This is how all my grafts are looking today

Graft 1.6fd897f63a8c88ac1f17c580cb8974f9.jpgbfab78b40ed33f263a57856d1a8ade56.jpg
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Graft 3.82b3d7b3038c449e258ab6701022ed43.jpg

The first 2 are showing a noticeable increase in growth with the first graft being the slowest due to its grafting stock basically being a seedling. Also have seen an increase in fuzz production in them which is strange...

It's to early to tell what's going on with graft 3, it's still rather fresh. All in all it looks well.

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 04:39 PM

Ok boys updates on lophs.06fcadf4367eaabdb82fdb93b3d5d35c.jpg7010c50593a2fda46403fc0675330548.jpg810a2defee59664f117366084f16cb58.jpgfcafd59a2d2a5d08a49a451b1fd13677.jpgcf02602511323707c1c8643709537f33.jpgd25bc4f30a314224141947e94a1afaf8.jpg713886eda6c33b805b2ecf544229a211.jpg246d2930083caaa9fefb213262d0798d.jpg078cad58c02c2be86b6661e097a92f77.jpgf60e436269fa9c0e266e275b17775476.jpg7c6af03f8f1982a134067e078eceb8d1.jpgdb8a4a8dd143cf2a549e9e94f9644e06.jpg

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 04:41 PM

Also what's the deal with this Jordanian? It's got little needle/spike like hairs...d953a0cd6e2542847e7cd623173d2639.jpgaa45b9d7c18938762f7af5a6f3bd3ed5.jpg

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 05:13 PM

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First, you must get the Ariocarpus OUT of that pot ASAP!! There can be many reasons why you have the fungus, but the important thing is not to find out why it happend but to change the entire substrate as fast as possible. I did not read your entire thread through, but I use 100% mineral substrate for Lophophoras and Ariocarpus and I recommend you do that to. You can sterilize your substrate or soak it into Chinosol for example to minimize the risk of fungus.

 

How old are your Ariocarpus? If they are not standing in a greenhouse and are doing fine, you can decrease the humidty anyway :).

 

I do not know how experienced you are with repotting seedlings, here is a link of a turtorial I made 2 years or so ago:
https://mycotopia.ne...ase-ariocarpus/

Second, your grafts look great!

Third. Your Peyote seedlings look nice and I do not doubt that they are healthy, but they are growing elongated; meaning, not enough light or too much water. I see that you use LEDs which is great for seedlings... I do that aswel, but you must bring them closer to the light or organize a stronger lamp. Or just grow them under the sun from spring to fall...that is what I do after the first year. Your seedlings are two years old and should handle the sun with no problems, just make sure to adjust them to the new habitat.

The needles that you see on the Jourdaniana is very normal at that stage it will vanish with time.
Oh and I think you asked somewhere when to graft right? All of your seedlings are big enough to be grafted on Pereskeriopsis!

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 05:32 PM

Namaste

First, you must get the Ariocarpus OUT of that pot ASAP!! There can be many reasons why you have the fungus, but the important thing is not to find out why it happend but to change the entire substrate as fast as possible. I did not read your entire thread through, but I use 100% mineral substrate for Lophophoras and Ariocarpus and I recommend you do that to. You can sterilize your substrate or soak it into Chinosol for example to minimize the risk of fungus.

How old are your Ariocarpus? If they are not standing in a greenhouse and are doing fine, you can decrease the humidty anyway :).

I do not know how experienced you are with repotting seedlings, here is a link of a turtorial I made 2 years or so ago:
https://mycotopia.ne...ase-ariocarpus/

Second, your grafts look great!

Third. Your Peyote seedlings look nice and I do not doubt that they are healthy, but they are growing elongated; meaning, not enough light or too much water. I see that you use LEDs which is great for seedlings... I do that aswel, but you must bring them closer to the light or organize a stronger lamp. Or just grow them under the sun from spring to fall...that is what I do after the first year. Your seedlings are two years old and should handle the sun with no problems, just make sure to adjust them to the new habitat.

The needles that you see on the Jourdaniana is very normal at that stage it will vanish with time.
Oh and I think you asked somewhere when to graft right? All of your seedlings are big enough to be grafted on Pereskeriopsis!

Greetings

I beat the molding issue I had, I upped mineral content and did microwave sterilization, now it's a matter of getting germination rates up I'm at an average of 5/20 germination rate which is disheartening. I've had alot of stuff going on with seedlings and need to do an update basically light is doubled now with less diffusion and natural light addition

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 06:15 PM

Namaste

 

Sounds great :).  Which cacti do you have trouble to germinate? Ariocarpus?

There are not many vendors that I trust with Ariocarpus. I know dozens, but only trust 2 international vendors. But also their seeds can at time be a miss.
Do you adjust day and night temperatures while germinating? This is very important for cacti and will also help you to get as much as possible to germinate.

Feel free to check my Playground, on the first site you see my progress with Ariocarpus seedlings, I was very happy with the TEK and the germination rate!

 

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 09:51 PM

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Sounds great :). Which cacti do you have trouble to germinate? Ariocarpus?
There are not many vendors that I trust with Ariocarpus. I know dozens, but only trust 2 international vendors. But also their seeds can at time be a miss.
Do you adjust day and night temperatures while germinating? This is very important for cacti and will also help you to get as much as possible to germinate.
Feel free to check my Playground, on the first site you see my progress with Ariocarpus seedlings, I was very happy with the TEK and the germination rate!

Greetings

I just ordered the seeds off ebay from a Mexican vendor, they all germinated like I've never seen befor, I have fussiratus seedling out the booty now. I have my heating mats/lights on a timer nothing is dialed in just a basic night to day temp change.

The seeds I have trouble germinating the most is lophophora seeds, especially koreshii and fricii. Williamsii is a crapshoot for me, sometimes great germination, some times not.

I've been having a hard time finding a consistant method for germination will probably just have to experiment to find what works best for me.

As it stands I have to many seeds germinating now and will have to wait till I can either make space, or until seedlings are hardened off before I can try some more.

I have plenty of flowing plants so loph seeds are self sustaining.

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