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Halcyon Daze
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Great job on such a small graft. Not many would even attempt such a graft. My philosophy on this is however is it is never too early to graft so long as your not willing to risk a few failures in the pursuit of improving your skills. 

 

What did you wrap this one with as it healed?

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Glad wrap and a rubber band, over the top Condom-style. Every couple days I poked a little hole in the wrap until after 2-3weeks it was totally shredded by which time it was due to come off anyway. I was able to stretch it down a bit and hook it over the spines ( one side at a time) and then don the rubber band for good measure. The grafts did nothing for about 2-3 more weeks, then swelled and then finally they popped.

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Cool..!!

How was the base of the areole shaped for the welding ? It doesn't look like you've used a wedge shaped scion..

.. and how about the stock surface preparation..?

Did you use areole from a mature plant or from a young seedling?

:rolleyes::blush:

It would be really nice those good skills and successful attempts on areole grafting to be in one thread in cactus and succulents section [wink wink]

 

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I did it from an ebay cutting that I dropped on the ground. I chopped off the damaged end and threw it in the bin, but then I noticed there were a few savable aeroles and decided to give it a whirl. A lot of work goes into aerole grafts, definitely not as straight forward as a regular tip graft.

 

The graft and stock were both cut totally flat.

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