Jox

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About Jox

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    Plants,wildlife,outdoors,Goodtimes

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  1. Hey all, it's been awhile since I've posted here but am planing on getting back to my friends here. Anyway I am planning on selling some of my special plants. I have pretty much anything & everything , the only catch is plants will have to be picked up from the goldy. If you are interested in expanding your collection & can get to the gold coast send me a message with your wish list & we can work something out. Cheers Jox
  2. Hi all, I know this is an old post but I would like to see how things are going. I have read Kadakuda's papers and this year got the chance to try crossing my fricii and Koehresii both ways. I did this about 3 months ago (will add dates and photos in next few days) and it's seems I have had the opposite result, the fricii excepted to pollen from the koehresii and set a fruit with seeds , the koehresii has not produced any fruits. Have others had any luck with fricii excepting koehresii pollen? Cheers Jox
  3. That is a good wright up rc, it pretty much sums up the run around the goldy to mate . I have not been for a walk yet as I know it is still to dry to find any decent finds, we have had a few showers but it has not even been enough to green up the grass. Does anyone know how to do a rain dance? We really need the summer rains to kick in .
  4. I have had hard grown L.fricci's split a few weeks after feeding ferts ( 2 so far), L. williamsii seem to handle the ferts ok. My tricho's love being feed !!
  5. I had a great arvo catching up with mates & meeting/making new mates , also scored some very nice plants which is always a bonus. I must say I have wondered about inviting strangers around to my house & to be honest people have tried to advise me against it but every time I do one of these meets I am amazed at how good natured, courteous & respectful everyone is. I new most of the people coming & now I have meet doublebenno & The Ban Man I can say they are people I truly look forward catching up with more often. Thanks to everyone for turning up & making it a very nice arvo, if any of you are ever passing by fill free to drop in. Regards Jox
  6. Not to late mate, hope to see you here. Should be a good turn out if the heat doesn't scare people away. Cheers Jox
  7. I hope this means your keen mate ! Send me a PM for more details. Cheers Jox
  8. Hey all, I have a couple of members heading over Sunday arvo (16/11/14) to swap some plants,have a feed & a few drinks. If you are keen to come along fill free to send me a pm & I will give you my addy, I am down sizing my collection so there will be cacti looking for a new home. Don't be shy, should be a good arvo. Regards Jox
  9. Hey Gollum, like 2Deep said it's good to see you around again . I could help you with a jourd's, I have a grafted one here that pups all the time. If your interested let me know, I have just been taking the pups off & letting them root in sand but I can graft if you would prefer. Take care, talk soon. Cheers Jox
  10. Another suggestion would be to use a reflector behind your lights and get some panda film for the walls. This will give you much better lighting in your grow box.
  11. Soft, hard, how would you like me to pose?
  12. Could it be possibly it could of split from all the rain? I have had this happen to smaller cacti that are growing well & get a lot of water.
  13. Hey mate, it sounds like a frustrating situation . From the information you have given it seems the seeds are germinating & using all there energy & then failing to get more, this would mean the roots aren't taking up food or are rotting. The other source of energy is light, it sounds like the soil should not be the problem, you have also said that you are careful with your watering so this makes me wonder about the light yours seedlings are getting. Min & max temps are also something that can cause dramas for seedlings. Good luck working this out. Cheers Jox
  14. The king, Hostilis Alberto . Hey mate, I am not sure how old my plant is as I got it last year as a mature plant. I have done a fair bit of reading about these since there discovery, I think your three locations look the way they should including the flowers. As far as I know Alberto has been placed in the Diffusae section of Lophophora along with koehresii, fricii & diffusa so if you are thinking they or there flowers look a bit fricii it is because there are suppose to. This would also mean it should not cross with williamsii. A basic description of alberto, Flower: color range is from almost white to pale pink with a darker mid stripe, it is very similar to L. koehresii the only differences being alberto can have rounded tepals & the bud forms differently. Growth: Alberto grows similarly to koehresii, the areoles radiate from the apical meristem, it differs from koehresii in that it never gets as many ribs, alberto has an average of 5 ribs rarely up to 8. Color: This is were alberto is different from koehresii & a lot more like fricii, alberto has a grey/mauve, greenish/violet epidermis & never get a dark bold green color like koehresii. The thing that sets alberto apart from its other Diffusae cousins is obviously its size at maturity, the seeds have very distinct differences as well. Hey planthelper, I have read your comments & am now wondering how you have come to this conclusion. I highly doubt your seeds would be alberto crosses & if they were how would only one not be? I would say they are albertos or they are not, how big is the biggest one & when were they sown? I grow a lot of cacti from seed & it is very common for the same batch of seeds to grow at very different rates, I have L.williamsii here that were sown three years ago some of these plants are pushing 4cm others are still smaller than my alberto, all the seeds are from one seed pod & have all been grow in exactly the same conditions. Cheers Jox
  15. Great looking grafts hostilis. I have a hard grown alberto that is about to flower, here a some photos of the little bud developing. Its a tiny little loph, here is a photo of it next to a 5 cent coin I will update with photos as the flower develops. Cheers Jox