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Some recent grafts of mine. I'm hoping for some colorful blooms on these seedling grafts one day. 

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Update on these two. Fed the 10-10-10 fertilizer yesterday.

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And another update of Zelly's hybrid seeds. This baby I'm calling white gold for now has just a few hints of green and the rest of the flesh currently looks white.whitegold2.thumb.jpg.61200efcc2d3cdd9b886f91932aa59e6.jpg. White gold was grafted last night so it is still to early to tell whether she will make it or not. Pinkgold on the other hand has what I detect to either be a faint glow of green perhaps just underneath her gold layer or the green may just be a reflection of the green coming from the stock. pinkgold.thumb.jpg.4f6568c9813bb1e02370ce2e0e1419ed.jpg. Tripleplay as I am calling her right now lacks any variegation, but is still amongst my favorites as I am hoping that one of these will provide me with some colorful flowers as they are all hybrid Trichocereus and have the potential to toss out colorful flowers. SS02 x SS01 x Red Grandiflorus compromises several of the grafts I have made. Pachanoi x Lumberjack also has earned itself a seat at the grafting table. Along with Peru2 x Validus validus.thumb.jpg.32be8ea1e4c52cbbfa280c68b106783c.jpg. All pictures taken same day as presented here.

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Just an update on Peru2 x Validus. Peru2xValiduscloseup.thumb.jpg.d74d65d6169de23c5d5dabd44e5873f1.jpgPeru2xValidus.thumb.jpg.79fd4fd5cf353cf74697c13a4ca8bcd9.jpg

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New bridgesii started out with just a few flecks of variegation... sadly it may have lost that variegation. Time will tell. The piicture 3nov17bridgesii.thumb.jpg.8056dd3bd6984ca748a8609f94cf522c.jpghere is from the 3rd of November 2017. 

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On 11/3/2017 at 7:50 AM, Inyan said:

New bridgesii started out with just a few flecks of variegation... sadly it may have lost that variegation. Time will tell. The piicture 3nov17bridgesii.thumb.jpg.8056dd3bd6984ca748a8609f94cf522c.jpghere is from the 3rd of November 2017. 

As in there was green with the pink/orange, which is now gone?

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2 hours ago, Kykeion said:

As in there was green with the pink/orange, which is now gone?

This is exactly what I am saying. There wasn't much to begin with, just two small flecks of green which gave me hope. I'm beginning to wonder if I didn't inadvertently cut the portion carrying chlorophyll off when I grafted. Suffice it to say I don't think it had enough chlorophyl that it could have survived on its own unless I got lucky and a sport had more chlorophyl. I have a nice variegated specimen that I've managed to clone a completely non variegated specimen from right now.

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OK, that's what I thought you meant. Whats going on with whitegold and pinkgold?

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52 minutes ago, Kykeion said:

OK, that's what I thought you meant. Whats going on with whitegold and pinkgold?

Some of my variegates have made babies.mommalime.thumb.jpg.3a8831709e1e319696ee690d8752b9a1.jpgMom..closeup of mommommalimecloseup.thumb.jpg.bda98cb74b2676dcc63130926ff8e721.jpg. babylimegraftpach.thumb.jpg.d36f3866ad5a4c23640fa57a291fb8f2.jpg.... Another Mom having babiespupping.thumb.jpg.82c8ffdf448150154733dabfa6bc115a.jpg and our brand new bridgesiibridgesiivari.thumb.jpg.9c171029167d5a2376b60fc15139d454.jpg. All pictures taken today.

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With close to 400 grafts done in the past month alone and another few hundred grafts in the works... I'm just playing the odds. Not that having excellent genetics doesn't help things along. I'm finally at the point where I have realized I will soon have close to 1000 grafts in the span of just a few months time and as they all involve seedlings. So that is a little bit of genetic variation to add to the already large pool we have here. 

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Quick little update on how I do these grafts.

 

Brief description of what your looking at.
1. scopsoak1.thumb.jpg.7882f8b5b99c6e2539a6f626d25c23c4.jpgsoak seedlings/ this helps to clean and hydrate. 0min-24 hours (min-max range) I generally soak 5 minutes -1hr 
2. Wrap your stockprepare2wrap.thumb.jpg.84a9b81ce6e86f1915a0d6e7a26d32db.jpg. The obvious leaves etc. must be removed first. 1 inch piece of parafilm or so is needed for this.
3. prepare3topiece.thumb.jpg.fe74aa7d171f9427eec80ef2f14347f9.jpgPiece for top of graft to hold scion/seedling in place
4. slowly stretchpreparestretch4piece.thumb.jpg.58825dc1a0e5f0a9bcaa057d4d58bb62.jpg that puppy out nice and tight so it feels like saran wrap or slightly thinner
5. prepare5cut.thumb.jpg.9b9c0b649d082e16659f5db9a508215e.jpgPut a seedling in your mouth to hold it in place/grab razor blade and slice stock to create a nice smooth surface 
6. Place your seedling on cut surface/offsetprepare6place.thumb.jpg.cfe951755662b9aac4a5bd43e70d7363.jpg

7. Gently drape parafilmprepare7wrap.thumb.jpg.ad44ab008593e0568e6581e4bcdd7ae0.jpg wrap over seedling and slowly bring all sides down without putting pressure on seedling itself. You may wish to hold seedling in place by placing a slight bit of pressure over seedling while drawing down sides of parafilm. After seedling is secured off center and without pulling on parafilm you may twist parafilm around sides to draw the seedling in tighter. Larger seedlings may get a little pressure or more man handling without fear. 1-2 week old seedlings may be crushed if you are not delicate.

 

8. Prepare your label and place label.prepare8label.thumb.jpg.22a345db379fe6b7d28663a23d525566.jpg

The size of the seedling used in this grafting procedure is the size I use when I want 99-100% of my grafts to take and I'm not rushing things.

The size you see already grafted scopulicolaxterscheckii1wk.thumb.jpg.fcb6410991198f2e6450bb377edcffba.jpgand growing in the last slide... those were grafted at 1 week of age and came from the same batch of seedlings. I tend to graft seedlings at the 1-2 week mark when I don't mind losing a few or there is an albino/variegate that I want to speed up and I'm worried they won't make it. Grafts 2 weeks old give me a 95-97% success rate with this method. 1 week or less grafts give me 80-90% success rate on average. As with everything there are always other variables that may come into play to bring your success rate up or down with any particular batch of seedlings. Did the weather drop in temperature? 

Was there a marked change in humidity?....not as much of a factor for parafilm grafting, but is important with non-parafilm grafting. Did I use a fresh razor blade for stock and a new razor for scions? A dull razor will effect your success rate. If using a separate blade to remove leaves and cut stock from scion... i.e. two blades are used I will tend to only graft 25-50 seedlings per blade. If I go away from my project I will discard the blade or use it only to remove leaves which will then give me 3 blades per graft.

 

I can only hope my percentages of successful versus non successful grafts continues to improve, but if one is hones with oneself those %'s do change due to one reason or another. My reason for sharing this method... it is hands down the easiest most secure method I know for grafting seedlings if you desire ease of grafting and a high rate of success.

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Step 1pup1.thumb.jpg.876a3801ce3d14a3f12c181ae7a30cbf.jpg wrap the top of your cacti or pup with parafilm. Step 2, cut or slice through the pup pup2.thumb.jpg.f0f0717d3c1a3b8533e1a2ccd6506f09.jpgor top of your cacti. Step 3, cut your scion... align your scion pup3.thumb.jpg.944ed94ec0acfe98ee8a7d5ea026eff3.jpgoff center of the grow prepare6place.thumb.jpg.40eedaff9bda9cea1cff1cb8649f4cc6.jpgring. That last picture you can see the ring a bit better so don't get confused just yet. Switching back to the cacti we have been working with. Step 4, wrap pup4.thumb.jpg.858940302229acabc6f46726c407b119.jpgwith parafilm to secure and keep humidity down. You are now done. 

 

 

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I present pictures for how I wrap my seedlings for those that like that sort of thing. I am of the opinion that if your at least 5 years of age... you should be as good with these simple techniques.

 

Important: 1wrap.thumb.jpg.7d6c0717434567f854b08314bd184044.jpgDo not crush seedlings. Place stretched out parafilm like a drape 2wrap.thumb.jpg.268a2a57293d78d9223ca337be2647d7.jpgover seedling that is off center as in picture 1. Lightly pull down without exerting force on seedling. You can reposition one hand or get a helper to lightly hold seedling in place if you need to, but seedling should not move if no pressure is applied. As your wrap4wrap.thumb.jpg.749749c1136ae393c67c9f6da520f87b.jpg a bit at a time around the stock... your seedling will naturally be drawn 6wrap.thumb.jpg.514d0db4f538102fcef374fc1b15ae05.jpginto the stock8wrap.thumb.jpg.9b61e93db085554f080407ebb943fcf0.jpg. If at the end you suspect not enough pressure is on your seedling or your seedling is not secure enough... you may then make a light scrunching motion at the scion where you first wrapped the scion. This should draw your seedling down a bit more and create a very tight union, but be careful... it is easy to get that seedling union too tight. This will result in a smashed union and your grafted seedling will eventually turn to mush and or dry out.

 

 If this is oversimplified, I apologize. It is my intention to have everyone 5 years of age and up grafting as good or better than myself. Call it simple greed. The more I teach, the more that becomes available to myself sooner rather than later as more people start grafting more seedlings. Always label! 9wraplabel.thumb.jpg.78a94c48bc2d96ed9399a5cdb119001a.jpg Accidents or mischief aside, labeling will save you a lot of grief when you realize your memory is not as great as you thought it was.

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