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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2015, 06:17:53 AM »
wow great thread, just had to join after reading this.

but you leaf me wondering. Why do you take off all the peres. leafs after grafting ?
« Last Edit: June 22, 2015, 06:34:06 AM by Glatch »

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2015, 10:14:51 AM »
all depends, sometimes i do sometimes i dont.

IMO ideally, one would have leaves........
however, in practical terms, im not sure it makes much differnce.

i suspect the key with leaves, especially in hydro, is PH related.
it appears they store nutes in leaves as an extra grow buffer,
and drop them when stressed, and then when conditions are better they grow new tips.

when grafted, of course, they lose the ability to grow new tips.

all in all, leaves are nice, but its the root were after.

we have a more advanced version of this tek coming very soon........
stay tuned.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2015, 01:03:04 PM by anne halonium »

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2015, 11:43:58 AM »
won't the leafs also help with the amount of surface area able to do photosynthesis? which in therms help speedup growth?

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2015, 01:07:51 PM »
depends, and it may be less than ya would suspect anyway , even on short pereskiopsis grafts.

our tests indicate that assuming all possibilities are in order for a good grow,
its not really that big of a deal as practiced.

in the great graft contest on shroomery last yr,
everyone got paced , and i had no leaves.
if i recall correctly, some contestants did have leaves , and larger peres.
no one tried seriously competing with my methods however.

alot depends.
a really large graft with alot of leaves, might have an advantage.
as practiced for micro gardens, not a big issue.
more of focus would be light and water.

as for the number one factor IMO on pereskiopsis grafts,
" root size" is a very important factor, and PH / " consistant water" in hydro.
^those things seriously affect performance, far more than leaves.

i always hold there are many questions, and lophs and grafting is complex.
i would always hope peeps will build on the research.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2015, 01:16:30 PM by anne halonium »

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2015, 01:06:42 PM »
Ok, nice no leaves does also make it a bit easier I suppose.

I see my self trying this in the near future ;D.

some more questions  ;) : what are your day / night temperatures and do you use a fan or something like it for air circulation?

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2015, 04:37:48 PM »
So so Pretty anne :)

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2015, 01:35:38 PM »
good to see ya marz.
stay tuned, more to come.


we use a 12 / light cycle mostly.
temp is about 84-86 usually,
and we use several box fans , making for a crisp wind.

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2015, 11:17:41 AM »
hey anne,

Whats your way for rooting degrafted lophs?

a degraft was done for me because the pot fell over  :'( so the lophophora is now just chilling and forming a callus.

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2015, 02:09:20 PM »
re root is simple.
we do it on dry dirt.


were working up an updated tek that
closely deals with re rooting and other new methods.


i would consider this tek mostly up to date,
but we actually are doing something more advanced now in practice.

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2015, 12:16:39 PM »
anne, i've started some hydro lophs on pereskiopsis.  do you think i should drill some additional holes in the lids for air flow, or is this ok?  constructive criticism welcome from all.  thanks!
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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2015, 12:21:55 AM »
Very nice specimens Chief! Could you please create your own thread to showcase these plants and keep us all updated. Often times the threads on this forum seem to move off topic and I am hoping we can all work to change that. I'd love to ask some questions about your plants but I will hold off until there's a new thread in order to keep the subject matter relevant.

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #41 on: October 27, 2015, 09:10:19 AM »
sure i'll move it.  my etiquette may be poor as i am not used to internet forums, for this i apologize.  i figured it was relevant as the thread title is hydro lophs and these are hydro lophs using annes techniques and i was looking for her advice.  to me.. seems relevant.  i will move it and keep this area clear for annes stuff. 

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #42 on: October 27, 2015, 04:06:51 PM »
it is relevant.
i am interested in follow up questions of this type.
some of my research is unique , and sometimes i miss details that are clear to me,
but not always apparent to those working with these teks for the first time.
my apologies, i do what i can to present and explain things.
my communication skills in real life, tend to be direct , brutal and often profane.
i dont always translate well for polite science.

absolutely yes.
drill holes, and increase airflow.
lots of airflow.
evap rate is important.

pereskiopsis CAN rot in hydro cup systems.
lots of airflow prevents this.

overall looks good.......
just needs air.


im never far off peeps, and we intend to amp up our publishing soon.
severe social combat and 60 hour weeks at work have slowed me down .

although i may be silent sometimes, i still watch the forums closely.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2015, 04:13:21 PM by anne halonium »

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2015, 10:50:29 PM »
thanks anne.  they each have three additional holes now and the fan is on them.  they're getting a cap or two of h202 and 7 drops of of the shultz cactus 2/7/7 per gallon.  i might try a different solution in each row.  you said 7/7/7 so maybe that and one in greater concentration.  suggestions?

bright.eye i'll try to demonstrate some awareness of my tendency to derail threads and create clutter.  you must understand, i'm super pumped about growing cactuses but somewhat random and tangential by nature.  i'll try to keep my stuff to one area so not to jumble things up.           

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #44 on: October 28, 2015, 12:46:56 AM »
Starting new threads creates more links for google to index and more chances of getting new members. This tread might not of been off topic but we would like to see users start new threads (with good titles for google) for their posts.

Bright.eye and I were wondering if you are worried about the lids rusting?