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#1 Thwomp

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 05:05 PM

I figured this would be a good place to start my first thread.  I've been fooling around with cacti for about 5 years.  I've mostly been focused on grafting, as I'm not the most patient grower.  I've recently been messing with different soils mixes, after reading "The Stone Eaters" and enjoying all its ideas.  

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 09:09 PM

Super Cool! Thanks for sharing! I'm so glad to have another cacti enthusiast around. We are looking forward to seeing your thread progress and hope you join in on the communal thread as well!


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Posted 25 March 2020 - 11:01 PM

What is the communal thread?  I haven't figured this site out, quite yet.

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 11:07 PM

LOL unless you're using Tapatalk, its the thread pinned at the top of this forum.      What did you do to your cacti/botanical garden today (pictures welcome)    


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Posted 26 March 2020 - 12:07 AM

Got a package in the mail today.  The 6-BAP should be arriving shortly!

 

 

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 03:37 PM

This morning I woke up to a fresh Fricii (San Pedro cultivar [who names a loph variety san pedro? like really?]) flower growing off a grafted scion.  I'm really digging the deep magenta vibes it's putting out.  I hit it was some of the pollen from another flower that was just closing up.  Time will tell if I'll be getting some seeds. 

 

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 04:31 PM

That is a cool grafted loph on that crested trich!!
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Posted 28 March 2020 - 02:08 AM

That is a cool grafted loph on that crested trich!!

I had 3 attempts at grafting to crested trichs.  In one case, the cresting pushed the button off.  The other one is on a larger specimen, and isn't really 'taking off', though it's about a year older than that cute little one in the photo.  That little one, started off being grafted on the top, through as time is passing it keeps getting shoved lower and lower.

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 06:48 AM

First post ,fourth pic,  back left corner. How do you like those  ebb and flow containers? what do you have in the bottom?

 

 

Really impressive specimens and great photography skills! 


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Posted 29 March 2020 - 08:50 PM

First post ,fourth pic,  back left corner. How do you like those  ebb and flow containers? what do you have in the bottom?

 

 

Really impressive specimens and great photography skills! 

 

I really like the extra drainage holes that the ebb-n-flow containers offer.  I'm usually on the hunt for potting options that dry fast.  I also like square pots, so they also have that going for them.  The holes aren't so big that much media falls out. Also, around the rim, there are small holes that allow for 'tie down' points, which can be helpful when wanting to secure new scions to grafting stock.  I'm currently split on wanting more fabric pots or more of these.  I've heard people say that you don't want flimsy walled containers for cacti, but I have had good results with fabric pots, too.  On my next round of pot buying I'll probably go for more of but I'll be looking for a smaller size, so that I can fit more in the garden.  

 

Also, thanks for the photo praise.  I've been trying to put extra effort into my photos recently.   

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 09:00 PM

6-BAP.jpg Let the fun begin!

I got my package of 6-BAP.  

Tomorrow I'll be making up a batch of pupping cream.  

 


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Posted 30 March 2020 - 07:02 AM

Ive always wondered about getting some 6-bap.
I will be creeping you thread;)

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 07:29 AM

Googled on 6-BAP. What is it?

Kind of hormone ... exited to learn more about that.

Thanks for posting here.



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Posted 30 March 2020 - 02:32 PM

So your mixing the lanolin with the hormone to make a popping balm? That's awesome if I'm gathering everything correctly

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 04:40 PM

I set up a double boiler and mixed some 6-BAP in with a bit of lanolin.  Now it's time to put it on a few cacti and see what happens.

 

And, yes, this is a 'pupping cream'... hopefully. 

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 05:29 PM

I decided to apply the fresh cream to three different varieties of cacti.  The TPQCxJuuls I'm hoping throws a pup, and if it does I'm going to try dipping the top of a pup in the cream, to see if I can bring back the "Quasi Crested" part of its name.  

 

Now, to wait a little while.  

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