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#1 hostilis

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:24 AM

I just found out about this new Aztekium species. I was only aware of riterii and hintonii.  Have any of you heard of this or are any of you growing it?

 

Here's a paper on it. http://xerophilia.ro...UM-VALDEZII.pdf

 

I would love to get my hands on some seed. If I would have heard about this earlier I would have tried to get some seed before sowing my other aztekium seed. 

 

 


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:30 AM

They look like little alien creatures buried in the mud! Awesome.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:33 AM

I heard of this cactus 6 months ago thru xerophilia. The seeds have been on sale for atleast 3-4 month now thru a czech site. The seeds are around 7 dollars each at the moment. They have appeared cheaper recently on the popular auction site however I wouldn't trust those seeds.

 

I was gonna get some seeds however they were sold out at the time I made my order however they have now returned.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:56 AM

Looks great!
Enjoy every moment!

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 11:34 AM

Yeah , they are trying to keep a cap on the location , but they are also trying hard to get seeds out to collectors and vendors in order to discourage poaching . I have seen seeds going on a few auction sites already .
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Posted 17 January 2014 - 12:33 PM

Same here. Thay are SPENDY! I might have a trade in order here soon. I see some people from the czech republic selling plants on ebay too. I'm guessing they're poached,



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:12 PM

I would hope that people haven't already poached this species , we don't even know the full extent of it's population yet. As a collector I'm happy , but I wouldn't have minded waiting five years before they released the discovery to the public, if it meant keeping the species from vanishing from the fucking earth.
I will do my best to get the seeds into circulation locally if I manage to get my hands on some , if it even matters at this point.

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:24 PM

unique plant ..............


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:42 PM

Does anyone on this forum actually grow Aztekiums? fucking cunts of things to grow from my experience. only had success with grafts and even then...


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And never jaguars?
Sorry, only wiggly lines.

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 02:30 PM

I have some riterii and hintoni growing from seed. I actually successfully grafted one to a pereskiopsis from seed.  But these god damn fucking thrips munched on it and dehydrated it. :(  I also have a small plant grafted onto a myrtillocactus (riterii)

 

The valdezii seeds on ebay are like $250 for 100 seeds or $30 for 10 seeds.



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 05:39 PM

How old are your plants? We have a few riteriis on spach grafts, usually get 5-10 years old then die, bastard things.
And never jaguars?
Sorry, only wiggly lines.

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 03:26 AM

How interesting, I just happened across that article/report yesterday as well.


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 06:34 AM

I just started some like a month ago. Lol.



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Posted 16 December 2014 - 03:15 AM

Bump! what a gorgeous thread to find :)

 

i found this too http://www.arides.in...rticle0003.html just now, looking for info to swat up on

hope its useful to ya as a handy link

 

I think I'm gna use the med capAttached File  DSC00007.JPG   96.22KB   0 downloads and baby food tub "tek" to try growing some aztekium from seed...

-prep soaking in bleach solutionAttached File  DSC00004.JPG   59.94KB   0 downloads

-good to goAttached File  DSC00015.JPG   53.2KB   0 downloads

....and finally get round to using zell's 100% mineral based substrate and distilled water tek

but may boil/nuke/kill with power for just in case..

izer gna use pure aquarium silica after i figure out what to bung my med cap holes with

-might just get another fresh cap and not bother with the holes yet... shrug

 

after some fun ...ended up with a triple layer "fukken pro" tek x]

this time instead of using perlite, verm and seed loam(john innes seed)

I used washed and nuked horticultural gravel,Attached File  DSC00001.JPG   85.5KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSC00002.JPG   97.18KB   0 downloads

washed and nuked non-clumping granular kitty litter (DE silica -NOT FULLER'S EARTH! )Attached File  DSC00003.JPG   97.43KB   0 downloadsand washed+nuked horticultural sand...

and some icing for the cakeAttached File  DSC00005.JPG   101.52KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSC00006.JPG   83.77KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSC00007.JPG   67.57KB   0 downloads

...will remove the dividers/labels ..and re-nuke it and re-hydrate it with boiled distilled water, cool and sow

...when it happens B)

now to go hunt some seed..

-edit- found em, and then had a really bad dream that the valdezii were

(ritteriiXhintonii) X astrophytum myriostigma kikko , ... gah, still feels real even now...


Edited by ☽Ţ ҉ĥϋηϠ₡яღ☯ॐяئॐ♡Pϟiℓℴϟℴ, 18 December 2014 - 04:44 AM.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 01:48 AM

I have a A. hintonii on its own roots, that flowered a couple of times in 2014.  And a A. ritteri that is grafted - it has made some moderate growth, but has never flowered - but grafted plants seldom do.


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 03:24 AM

theyre sneaky flowerers, I've only had one flower on one of my 2 grafted ritterii.. and only noticed it after it had shut

I have 1 hintonii own roots but it's never flowered ... but then, I've only had them since earlier this year.

I give them 5-6X strength tomato feed when i water them though


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 03:31 AM

My grafted plants flower like mad. Way more than my own roots ones since they flower all year round.


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 03:49 AM

Here's a paper on it. http://xerophilia.ro...UM-VALDEZII.pdf

 

love how they gold plated seeds for storage B)

and will definitely be in it for the long haul ....

and honoured to do my bit towards: "controlled breeding efforts to mitigate the effects that could occur by illegal collection of plants"

:wub:

here's some out-sourced porn to keep us going in the mean time till we can make our own

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:21 AM

rawrz i very much look forward to that happening on my grafts...

thanks H

 

maybe I'll be able to hone the flowering skills once I learn more about stocks.. I think mine are on tricho's, but whatever they are , they apear to be the best stock for a heated tank, myrtillos hate it in there n so did jusbertii

still growing peresk' outside and in the GH too for futures down her path..

 

I'll take a picAttached File  DSC00013.JPG   119.68KB   0 downloads , maybe will try again later when the lights come on in the IxtlahuatlAttached File  DSC00017.JPG   107.59KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSC00016.JPG   160.49KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSC00015.JPG   113.14KB   0 downloads

 

look fwd to any of your guy's aztekium porn too

and grateful to, recieve/further-share, any help/info I can get/aquire; in having all 3 flowering away like mad eventually and covered in fly shit ...i mean seeds :innocent_n:

 

it's nice to read that their upkeep becomes very easy if you can get them through their preliminary years

and lol , anything with the word Aztek involved draws me like a magnet


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:25 PM

Does anyone on this forum actually grow Aztekiums? fucking cunts of things to grow from my experience. only had success with grafts and even then...

 

http://www.shaman-au...=37251&p=455855


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 08:04 AM

Some of us do grow them, with a degree of success.

 

My A. hintonii, blooming in July 2014.

 

 

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 08:30 AM

gorgeous flower! , :wub:

I sure look forward to a bloom like that one on mine


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