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@ Jox, mine died a couple days before I was gonna graft... When I sew this next batch of seed I guess I'll plant all my peres cuttings
right away and then just graft all the freaks at once... the good thing is I have more seeds and I've had freaks in every sew so far...
More in the Validus X LJ than the others but theres still one of the LJ crosses I haven't sewn yet...

but anyways Im glad someone got one of them going! That very nice to see :)

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Ok so ill admit im new to new species and stuff. But can someone fill me in on "melted wax" I mentioned it once in a different forum is it a certain clone or is it something that just happens when it gets too hot.like whats the difference between a semi monstrous and a melted wax

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tizoc4u, the melted wax is a semi-monstrose* bridgesii, with the long and short jointed "penis plants" representing fully monstrose forms. Melted wax may have originally referred to a specific clone, but I'm sure folks out there have used the term to describe any semi-monstrose specimen.

*I have seen folks argue that it is monstrose, and not semi-monstrose. By my understanding the "semi" prefix simply indicates that it is a monstrose form which retains columnar growth vs. being relatively short and bushy like the penis forms. I'm not sure if the melted wax is a stable monstrose grower, or if it occasionally reverts to normal growth like "Kai" and a few of the other named clones.

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Not sure if this really fits here? This is a shot of one of my crested pineapples. technically a brom but cool nonetheless.

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But can someone fill me in on "melted wax" I mentioned it once in a different forum is it a certain clone or is it something that just happens when it gets too hot

Hehe i wish all cacti began melting when it gets too hot!!!

As far as i know its a genetic trait, which appears in a few different clones.

Melted wax bridgesii is the most commonly seen, yet 'melted wax' seems to also be a descriptive term... IE i have a pachanoi monstrose which is beginning to get the 'melted wax' look..

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Nice plant Muskrat.

I was very ethusiastic when i realised that leafy plants can turn crested too, i once came across a crested hedge :)

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There are some cool plants in this thread :worship:,

This little loph koehresii is going to look pretty cool as it gets bigger, I got the seed from zelly's variegated L.koehresii so I must thank him :worship: .

I had a few germinate but this one looked different right from the start, so I grafted it on the 2/1/13, here are some pic from when I first did the graft.

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These photos were taken this morning, the camera doesn't really do it justice. It is lime green almost yellow.

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Here is a photo of it next to another loph graft that was done at the same time, these might help show the colour.

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Thanks for looking, I look forward to seeing more of your freaks :wink:.

Cheers

jox

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I got the seed from zelly's variegated L.koehresii

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melted wax bridgesii, shortly after BAPing & planting in the ground

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same plant a few years later

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same plant (large pup on the right in the previous pic has been removed)

plant is currently around 1 meter tall

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melted wax Peruvianus

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This particular freak is a grafted Cintia knizei that produced a really weird head, which I first thought was some form of crest.

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Eventually the flat area has grown out into two heads which curve down & under the flat area.

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last pic shows a normal head with flower

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Keep them coming Zelly don't hold back :)

Cheers

Got

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Man thats a weird looking C. knizie :huh:! So nice to see the mum & one of her babies :lol:, thanks zelly.

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I am constantly amazed by the goodies :drool2: in your collection Zelly, thanks for sharing!

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This particular freak is a grafted Cintia knizei that produced a really weird head, which I first thought was some form of crest.

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Eventually the flat area has grown out into two heads which curve down & under the flat area.

last pic shows a normal head with flower

I have a grafted Cintia that did exactly the same thing. I think it is a result of the stock pushing growth too fast and results in splitting and strange/ugly growth.

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I just found a little J3 open pollinated crest amongst my seedling on own roots probably the size of a 5 cent piece I'll take a photo another day. Nice surprise but.

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