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I potted a couple macro x lj in terracotta pots for my best friend and his fiancé. 

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Added some great pieces to the collection in the past few weeks

 

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TPM x N1 and Sharxx Blue x TPM

 

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'endorfinder' can't wait to graft a few bits and share this with others.

 

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Hamilton's Peru (or is it cuzco?), Mongy, and a seed grown pach. Generously from a member on this forum

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Upside down L williamsii, 3/8/18 grafted, above is today

 

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Psycho0 x TPM

 

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Sharxx Blue x TPM. Hacked a grafted crest and left a single areole for this

 

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Psycho0 x Sina

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TPC x Juuls. Should I let them go or remove?

 

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LWC graft I did

 

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Peru 'Los Banos', lovely blue

 

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Scop x Super Pedro

 

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SA SS 1?

 

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My pere tubs. 65ea and already have over 90 new shoots on the stumps in not shown tubs. Pere army soon

 

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Another log box done (right)

 

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Got this monster 120L tub delivered from officeworks as a graft chamber. Did an LW pere graft tonight using @Inyans method with parafilm. Here's to learning :) 

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TPC x Juuls. Should I let them go or remove?

 

 

 

 

I am of the firm opinion that the best thing to do in this situation is to chop the main trunk about an inch or two above the pups.

 

It will pup again ( maybe twice) and the whole thing will clump up very nicely. It will be strong and robust, and all the pups will be beefy not skinny. Trust me on this it's how I've done it for ages.

 

Obviously time to give plenty of water and ferts too. 

 

Plant the tip again and repeat the process every 2 years on the tip. It absolutely won't go skinny if you give it plenty of sun, water and ferts. It will actually continue to get fatter. 

 

I stumbled across this method DEALING with some skinny etiolated columns and trying to fatten them up again. I know it may seem a little counter-intuitive at first. 

 

Also it's time to chop an inch off the bottom of this tip-cut, and use that small piece to do a bunch of aerole grafts.

 

This method works BEAUTIFULLY for me, so I encourage you to give it a crack :)

 

 

The main benefit of this method is that everything gets really fat, clumps up much better, AND you end up steadily multiplying your favourite clones into many pots.

 

This plant of yours is the ideal candidate for the method. I strongly urge you to give it a go, and thus gain a new technique for your repertoire.  :)

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I'm  of the opinion that the original tip of a cactus is the prime mover, the piece that is most vital. No matter how many times I've propagated my favourite seed grown plants, I always try to keep that ür Tip for myself when it's one of my favourites.

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^Oh and by the way, the same principle works on full grown 10yr old cacti.

 

I know a guy who chopped a couple huge trichos down to 1 foot high off the ground. Crazy? I thought so too until he pointed out the ones he'd done about 4 years earlier. Absolute tricho forests! He said it's the only way he'll ever go now, and I pretty much agree. 

 

Just some food for thought anyway...

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Aug 3 grafts already spitting out pups. 13 offsets across 6 grafts so far and more areoles swelling

 

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A myriostigma var quadricostatum

 

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TPM

 

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Not much else has been happening, what with the pere farming and all. 546 pieces so far. Hope to hit 700 by xmas

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Did some more grafting took some photo's of some zelly weirdo's can't wait to see them blown up.

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On 21/11/2018 at 1:30 AM, Gimli said:

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TPC x Juuls. Should I let them go or remove?

 

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LWC graft I did

 

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Peru 'Los Banos', lovely blue

 

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Scop x Super Pedro

 

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SA SS 1?

 

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My pere tubs. 65ea and already have over 90 new shoots on the stumps in not shown tubs. Pere army soon

 

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Another log box done (right)

 

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Got this monster 120L tub delivered from officeworks as a graft chamber. Did an LW pere graft tonight using @Inyans method with parafilm. Here's to learning :) 

Wonderful stuff going on there Gimli, great pics.

How long do you leave a parafilm graft in high humidity for? and wheres @Inyanwhen you need him just did my 1st?

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After doing a couple, I think I will leave the film on until the seedling breaks through it. I did a slightly bigger Lophophora onto Selenicereus stock and removing the film was a right pain.

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Ten years in and she popped for Christmas.

 

I purchased this plant in 2007 or 2008 from SAB as a T. poco seedling. It went straight in the ground at the size of 250ml red bull can, never really provided supplementary water.

 

Merry Christmas SAB.

 

 

 

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On 20/12/2018 at 7:47 AM, Humbolt said:

Wonderful stuff going on there Gimli, great pics.

How long do you leave a parafilm graft in high humidity for? and wheres @Inyanwhen you need him just did my 1st?

 

You never have to put your graft in humidity if your using parafilm. You also never have to remove the parafilm. With that being said, one slice down the side after the graft has taken off should allow the parafilm to be rolled back and easily removed. If its hard to remove your parafilm your trying too hard. You can also simply make your one slice and leave your parafilm in place. The parafilm will fall off on its own. 

 

Hope that helps guys.

 

For those that have been wondering what I've been up to... I've subjected my entire collection to freezing weather in hopes of getting a few specimens that can take nice frost, snow, etc. and come up with a very tiny limited gene pool to work with. Very devastating to say the least if I was actually concerned with specimens that lacked hardiness... which I am not. So, here's to having a very few Trichocereus and Echinopsis that made it through the freezing conditions I've exposed them to this year. And when I say a few... I can count my entire collection now on two hands. Ahh, such is life.

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On 28/12/2018 at 4:08 AM, Inyan said:

. So, here's to having a very few Trichocereus and Echinopsis that made it through the freezing conditions I've exposed them to this year. And when I say a few... I can count my entire collection now on two hands. Ahh, such is life.

Holy snappin ducks mate.  I admire the tough love, but a bold move.   Maybe i should put my feather duster away.  

 

 

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On 28/12/2018 at 3:08 AM, Inyan said:

 

You never have to put your graft in humidity if your using parafilm. You also never have to remove the parafilm. With that being said, one slice down the side after the graft has taken off should allow the parafilm to be rolled back and easily removed. If its hard to remove your parafilm your trying too hard. You can also simply make your one slice and leave your parafilm in place. The parafilm will fall off on its own. 

 

Hope that helps guys.

 

For those that have been wondering what I've been up to... I've subjected my entire collection to freezing weather in hopes of getting a few specimens that can take nice frost, snow, etc. and come up with a very tiny limited gene pool to work with. Very devastating to say the least if I was actually concerned with specimens that lacked hardiness... which I am not. So, here's to having a very few Trichocereus and Echinopsis that made it through the freezing conditions I've exposed them to this year. And when I say a few... I can count my entire collection now on two hands. Ahh, such is life.

Using numbers to find genetics suitable for a certain life whether it be the cold, the heat, drought tolerance, etc. is always soul crushing work at first but the results are always second to none.  Good on you for going through the motions and focusing on the results and not your losses as not many could bring themselves to do so. 

 

I can't wait to see your results a decade from now as I bet that you create something truly special :)

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40 minutes ago, etherealdrifter said:

enjoyed the bees having a pollen frolic

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That's a beautiful shot, well done!

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Potted up some seedlings, loph jourdaniana degraft starting to flatten out.

 

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Variegated Gymnocalycium mihanovichii

 

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Psycho0 x TPM

 

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TPM x (Pach x SS02)

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Jourdaniana with variegated offsets

 

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TPM x (Pach x SS02)

 

Edit: same as pictured in the post above.

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Let's see... I exposed my entire cacti collection to freezing temperatures in an effort to find any that could withstand freezing temperatures. Guess what? 3 Cacti made it! One being a T. grandiflora. Fun times indeed.

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6 minutes ago, Inyan said:

Let's see... I exposed my entire cacti collection to freezing temperatures in an effort to find any that could withstand freezing temperatures. Guess what? 3 Cacti made it! One being a T. grandiflora. Fun times indeed.

 

I hope your losses weren't too extreme.

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because the supermoon made me do crazy things yesterday, i decided to clean up 12 years of rubbish in one day.

i unearthed some long forgotten gems..... one find was this pereskiopsis that has to be approx 7ft long.

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