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What did you do to your cacti/botanical garden today (pictures welcome)


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#1261 Boebs

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 01:56 PM

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Bridgesii seedlings looking super spikey

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 10:13 PM

Next batch of seeds being grafted, bridgesii tig x dawson ss terscheckii.
Should be a very unique cactus.

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 11:42 PM

Next batch of seeds being grafted, bridgesii tig x dawson ss terscheckii.
Should be a very unique cactus.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:34 PM

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One bridgesii seedling cut into 5 parts, grafted onto a spineless opuntia.

This seedling had been badly sunburnt and wasnt growing anywhere near as much as his comrades.
The way i look at it, even if i only get one to take, i still have the same number of cactus, but now accelerated growth rates!
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Posted 17 February 2019 - 12:54 PM

Sorry if i am getting annoying with my cactus post.
I just know information is usaly far and few on alot of long term upkeeps on trichocereus grafts.

It is wild how different these two bridgesii seeds are turning out.
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This one has all spines bending more like a terscheckii,

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This one seems to be keeping long very straight spines.

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Both were sold to me simply as trichocereus bridgesii seeds in the same batch.
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Posted 17 February 2019 - 02:38 PM

Nice Boebs !!!

Thank you for the progress show on the tricho grafts. My seeds on most anything seem to always show some genetic differences. I am curious on the new graft, cut into 5 parts, do you leave the thread on for very long? I have only used rubber bands to hold a graft until it sets.



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Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:02 PM

Please do continue the posts, not annoying at all. I know nothing of cactus, so seldom comment, but I am absorbing the knowledge. Thank you!
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Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:03 PM

I leave the thread on for 3-7 days just like rubber bands.
I just like the idea of being able to easily adjust the pressure and spread out the tension more evenly.

Have to love the old ways sometimes.
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Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:18 PM

Please do continue the posts, not annoying at all. I know nothing of cactus, so seldom comment, but I am absorbing the knowledge. Thank you!


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Posted 18 February 2019 - 06:47 PM

Trichocereus bridgesii graft,
This was a successful experiment of the thinnest cutting i could take off a very sought after clone.
It had 3 very strong areoles, about 3/4" thick.

Seems to be enjoying life.
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Posted Yesterday, 11:35 PM

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Red cactus?
I really hope it continues to display.

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Trichocereus bridgesii x t. Terscheckii
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Posted Today, 05:51 AM

Cacti lovers are as bad as orchid lovers :tongue: 


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Posted Today, 06:39 AM

Cacti lovers are as bad as orchid lovers :tongue:


Trichocereus growers mayy be worse
Cant have a fun time if you eat orchids
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Posted Today, 10:19 AM

Here's a question Boebs...........

It appears you have removed all the areoles off the graft stock on this one?

I have long considered champer cuts  like this to stop the efforts of the stock from trying to grow new side pups, and put all the energy into the grafted cutting. Is this the logic of what I see here?

 

You achieved a great fusing where they were joined originally, and the new pup looks great. If this was your intention with the areola removal, it appears to have been quite successful. 

I have abundances of San Pedro, and may be trying this come spring. It is very frustrating to achieve a successful graft, only to have a side pup push it off before it erupts through the skin.............................






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