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aired out the cacti big time , every window and door , the lot .. *melt*

switched off everything plant-wise that needed electricity but kept my big speakers on since electromagnetic waves are said to make plants grow up to 7 times faster ... or so I read

checked the new giant italian terscheckii tracking and its landed !!! hopefully will arrive tmrw morning :D

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Yep grandparents be pretty cool. I doubt I would be growing anything if it were not for my grandmother. I swear she.could put a stick in the.ground and it will grow.

I'll try out the egg shells if I get a bad slug problem again. Never heard of it but sounds lile it will be fun trying it out. Omelettes in the morning and slug repelent afterwards haha.

Not sure if this has been addressed yet but trichocereus poco is now echinopsis.tarijensis. it grows to be around 20ft and looks fucking aweaome. I love the spination on it.

I have no doubt interbeings trichs will put on an amazing display when the columns pack themselves with.flowers. I wish my family was more receptive to letting me plant cacti in their yards.

i gave up on outdoor egg shells after the rain splashed so much mud on em it buried em ... good for the soil i guess

amg!... i wonder if theyre good for cacti soil?

anyhoo , eggshells in the greenhouse (with a broken bottom glass-slat in the vent window which let the slugs in)

was very fkn successful story tho

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Just discovered another crested seedling - that makes 4 so far this year!

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made pics of one of my Scops.

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hylo costaricensis and undatus ( closer/heavier spination on undatus , red parts on costaricensis)post-14443-0-98995300-1402320618_thumb.j

fat ole whopping great terscheckii arrived just as I thought it wouldpost-14443-0-57129000-1402320667_thumb.j

now im not blinded by invalidus goggles, I can definitely say this one really is immaculate this time that a

terscheckii arrived ....

and it be the truth :)post-14443-0-71329300-1402342437_thumb.jpost-14443-0-38768000-1402342448_thumb.j

definitely have packaging down to a science , different style to French n German cacti purchases packaging... but I like it..

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this terscheckii was not bought just because I wanted one, but to test the seller since the only other cactus dude in italy I know already ripped me off and quoted me a 60cm terscheckii then said it was only 40cm but lol kept the same price ,,,

however, this new Italian seller is clearly a Good one ... thank goodness they're not all con men !!!... and on the subject of which....

I got tempted by a tiny 3pack cactus set on ebay spain, with a little macro..seemed a good lead ..... till i saw the shipping price

seems like the ancient rip em off on the delivery price tactics from uk has infiltrated the EU at the first step

i still cant believe that their shipping is MORE than was for the fat terscheck , and theyre about 2 countries closer

at least theres some awesome ones from there still

found an old haworthia I had forgot I'd had for a few yearspost-14443-0-52458800-1402342468_thumb.j

potted up the scop stump in 1 of the pots that arrived todaypost-14443-0-60427200-1402342429_thumb.j

... figured in a round about way whilst taking night shots... the same that was obvious from the beginning... and is in everything else

theres good ones n bad ones everywhere, but dont those bad ones make the good ones look like shining gold

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... tried my damnedest not to fall in love with soehrensia

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found this straggler outside with a slug half way up the pot sidepost-14443-0-45948400-1402373077_thumb.j

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I got some new echinopsis that i ordered off ebay today. Coincidentally I also got a couple awesome gifts from a generous member here. He sent them without telling me before hand which was a pretty awesome surprise. They happened to be echinopsis as well. Hehe.

Here are the plants I was gifted. Big echinopsis and then a small variegated echinopsis pup

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Edit: These are the ones I bought.

An "Orange Glory" clone

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A "Cherished" clone

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potted up another one from outsidepost-14443-0-33690800-1402381922_thumb.j

and checked big willy's baby lopho'spost-14443-0-52401500-1402381928_thumb.j

some new cacti arrived :)post-14443-0-11340200-1402397154_thumb.jpost-14443-0-80119100-1402397171_thumb.j

this thing reminds me of spawnpost-14443-0-46529200-1402400952_thumb.j

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gorgeous new plantpost-14443-0-71051700-1402401082_thumb.j

pach flower progresspost-14443-0-48331900-1402401092_thumb.j

mamm's enjoying the great outdoorspost-14443-0-87501900-1402401101_thumb.j

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Just admired these nice patterns and took photo:

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:)

Edit: oh.... And realised the magnitude of my bug problems. Argh. Mites all over my biggest ario on peres. Astros covered in mealys. I feel like a bad parent :(

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A friend of mine finally sent me some grafting stock to get my aztekium ritteri grafted onto new stock. The old root stock was on its last leg.

I had some of the root stock already but i needed to move pups to be able to cut the main head right.

ONe of the pups grafted onto a myrtillocactus geometrizans. nice little twin

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In this one it is the underside of that pup, you can see almost a number 8 looking water core on it. i think the upper lobe is for the one pup and the larger lower lobe is for the other one. With that in mind i layed the scion on the root stock so that both areas of vascular tissue met with the ring of the root stock. I hopt they take at both points, if not i hope that at least one takes and feeds them both

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This is the aztekium head upside down showing where i cut off the old root stock and then spent an hour shaving it down without hurting the aztekium. The old root wstock had warped and twisted and hardened and just been a pain to remove.

This is the last picture of it whole.

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I basically cut the aztekium head in half and this is what i saw. the bright color is always stunning and i see it in every aztekium ritteri i have seen cut open thus far. i love all the vascular tissue steming from the water core to the skin for the pups. There were over 36 smaller pups on the main head so it was impossible not to cut though some like this.

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5 grafts in total. 3 large pups, the main head and the base which had the old root stock attacked to it which i grafted upside down to make a pup factory.

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mmmm potted up this divine being that arrived today :wub:

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YESSSS its finally gotten to the time of year that all the zebra jumping spiders come indoors :3

more little guardians :)

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Great choice. ;)

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thank you kindly , I was inspired to stop gawping at them and just buy one very recently ;)

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nice one Billy , never seen such in detail graft pics before,,,

ceres... good luck with the bugs

I took at least 10 other pictures i would upload but i figured this was enough.

I left the ritteri on the root stock for this long in hopes of a flowering but i aw none so this year is graft and recovery year.

Does anyone have experience with upside down grafts? I only know of one person personally who had one and it pups like a monster/

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What I know is to just cut off most of the roots and graft. Basically like any other. Make sure there's areoles on it and intersect the vascular cambiums.

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The way i have the main heads set up because they had so much vascular tissue i think i have at least 3 points of contact on the ,main heads to the root stocks.

With the main heads having such large vascular tissue you would think it would be impossible to not have it fuse.

Today i did more garden stuff. im gathering recycled plastic containers of my families trast to be used for seedling trays for the remaining 200 or so seeds i need to plant of my trichocereus hybrids.

I may also be getting other seeds soon from a friend so i need these other containers.

Might be getting an IR light heat mat for extra root development and higher germination rates.

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Havent been doing much in the garden of late but noticed my Euphorbia Grandicornis pumping out flowers and noticed my P. Lamerii next to has sprouted a pup. Happy days!

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dusted the cacti sun room with DE , waited

dusted the cacti sun room with sulphur... waited

wiped sulphur off keys and signed in here to see if a fellow sulcorebutia pic has been uploaded

watered the cacti with quadruple strength feed and a dab of tomato food since its a 3rd watering

melted in 45C heat

found a bird that wanted to be friends , instead of fly away :)

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till it flew away that is

once cooled down to 32C , drenched all of the cacti in SB plant invigorator

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mmm theyre definitely sexy when wet

half vented the vagalidus seedlingspost-14443-0-42629000-1402605937_thumb.j

germinatia had a few early releases... pelecyphora and lophspost-14443-0-06316700-1402605944_thumb.j

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muahahahaaaa i love this sulphur and alcohol tek ! *big hug to EG from a horse n it's cacti*

how very evil and deliciously genius

today my cacti strutted their sexy asses on the catwalk to some tunes , while I watched, cranking one out

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I got a bunch of new plants in about a week ago. I washed all the roots off, trimmed the roots way down, let them dry out for about a week, now I'm letting them chill in this bowl of dry washed sand. I'm waiting for some decomposed granite to come in so I can make them a nice mixture of that and pumice (plus some other stuff)

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Hello All,

Just checked my rooting table and with a few exceptions......it is almost the ROOTED table now. Not much diversity on there.....most are multiple cuts of the same clones.

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Weeded the planter for cuttings and young ones. They're all going well!

before

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After

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made a group plantation of re-united Haworthia

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fed the house cacti ..post-14443-0-44532600-1402936156_thumb.jpost-14443-0-96331700-1402936163_thumb.jpost-14443-0-10002900-1402936170_thumb.jpost-14443-0-05803600-1402936205_thumb.j

Bought two of these... the last two Dx... wanted 4

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enquired about some schick hybrids in german

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Hello All,

Just checked my rooting table and with a few exceptions......it is almost the ROOTED table now. Not much diversity on there.....most are multiple cuts of the same clones.

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Hellooo!! and what gorgeous plants you do have there

do my eyes detect a knuthianus or two?

welcome to SAB if you havent been already :)

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Hellooo!! and what gorgeous plants you do have there

do my eyes detect a knuthianus or two?

welcome to SAB if you havent been already :)

Thank you.....there are a few knuthianus in there...........good eye! Plants closest are knuthianus, then cuzcoensis complex clones, SS02 clones, way down on the end are mainly hybrids.

Edit: the plant on the left closest is what most refer to as a short spines peruvianus.

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