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#21 python

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 03:07 AM

ok waylit, im inspired.........gonna order a few to try myself...

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 10:38 AM

about how much does a 12 inch T. bridgesii cutting weigh
(wet? dry?)?

is a 12 inch T. bridgesii cutting about a dose?

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 10:40 AM

also, FOAF just ordered some T. pachanoi.
how much should he play around with for a first
try? he was thinking of trying 300-500g fresh
to get a feel for it. what do you think?

(any dosage tips would help. if you don't know weight,
can you give him an approx. length [and approx. diameter]?)

thanks =]

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 11:13 AM

also, FOAF just ordered some T. pachanoi.
how much should he play around with for a first
try? he was thinking of trying 300-500g fresh
to get a feel for it. what do you think?

(any dosage tips would help. if you don't know weight,
can you give him an approx. length [and approx. diameter]?)

thanks =]


FOAF has found out after many trials that a 1 lb. to 2 lb. cut blended (there is a small amount of alkaloids in the skin and core) is a good dose of Pedro. The most he has done is 5 lbs. with a friend, and did experience unpleasant physical effects like tremors and such:cacti: along with the desired effects

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 11:26 AM

Depending on the diameter, 12 inches is considered a good dosage. If the diameter is close to 3 inches, than one foot is usually enough. Most peel away the outer skin and discard the inner core. Neither contain a substantial amount of mescaline, and it makes consumption more difficult.

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 11:47 AM

Pedro pellets good for long term storage, or take them on the airplane with you.

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 12:07 PM

thanks guys

pedro pellets?
huah?

how were the made, mycobri? =]

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 12:13 PM

keep boiling, careful not to burn, until goo thickens, let solidify in a flat pan, then scrape together and roll into balls. It is a little messy. The best part is they sound like plastic bags when rolled in fingertips.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:49 PM

Good luck with your new mothers walitjim - may they give you a whole forest of bridgesii spears :)

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 08:35 PM

Just a little update on my T. bridgesii mothers. This one took a little under a month to root, from the time the cut callused and was potted. It was rooted in a temporary mix of 50/50 potting soil and perlite. Now that it's rooted, it was planted in a mixture of peatless potting soil, cactus mix, perlite, cow manure and calcium carbonate.

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1147397641

New spine growth is a sign that the cactus is rooting. (it arrived with the spines cut off)
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1147397320

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:12 PM

Regarding mescaline content...


and a trip report...


Has anyone else found that Bridgesii contain 2.5% alks? I doubt this is true and suspect the content to be equal to Pachanoi. Except I've noticed these seem to grow thinner and slower than Pachanoi. Still a very nice cactus though! But if anyone has a 2.5% containing plant let me know and I'll trade...

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:14 PM

Just a little update on my T. bridgesii mothers. This one took a little under a month to root, from the time the cut callused and was potted. It was rooted in a temporary mix of 50/50 potting soil and perlite. Now that it's rooted, it was planted in a mixture of peatless potting soil, cactus mix, perlite, cow manure and calcium carbonate.


Looks good WLJ. Just in time for some summer growth!

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:20 PM

Thanks Loochypooch. ;) From your experience...
Does a Trichocereus need to be a certain age to flower?
Btw, I love your avatar.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:34 PM

Thanks Loochypooch. ;) From your experience...
Does a Trichocereus need to be a certain age to flower?
Btw, I love your avatar.


I purchased numerous Pachanoi specimens of different ages to test quality and flowering (at one point my theory was that quality improved with age, but I don't think this now). The only flowering specimens I have are at least 15 years old. I don't know for sure the exact age that flowering can start, but certainly the older (and larger) the better. The line is blurred because most specimens come from cuttings where the plant could be old but the cutting is, in effect, young.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 10:47 PM

awesome :D

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 12:45 AM

Gnarly little fingers of roots!
Right on.

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 04:10 AM

congrats, waylitjim! :eusa_danc

hopefully this summer fall FOAF will be able to put this thread to good use ;)
great tips on rooting!
i never knew that spines and roots went hand-in-hand like that -- good stuph

thx for sharin the great photography and real-time walk-thru :)

be well

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 08:37 PM

I'd take that middle section and cut it up in 2-3" pieces and root them - in time they would shoot a number of new pups wich could be cut off and rooted ; after that they would shoot again and again and could be used as a kind of mother cactus to create multiple spears.


I took the advice of Fungusaurus and created two mothers out of the middle section. They've just started growing some new pups. Here's a few pics.



A couple of young Pedros
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Left San Pedro / Front and Right Bridgessi
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An unknown cacti, a nice gift from a member here.
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A young pup forming on my bridgesii.
Can anyone tell me why this happens?
This cacti was never cut, so I'm not sure what's up.
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#39 procell

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 09:47 PM

A young pup forming on my bridgesii.
Can anyone tell me why this happens?
This cacti was never cut, so I'm not sure what's up


They seem to sprout new pups at the top or at the bottom on most of mine. If the stock is old, they sprout more from the bottom (closer to the live roots) and on newer stocks, they sprout more from the top. Reachin for the sun . . .

Glad to see your garden is growing nicely, I also have some of those wacky cactus with the fat spines.




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