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anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« on: May 14, 2015, 02:44:03 PM »
welcome to annies hydro lophophora showcase.

this is a condensed version.
primers for seeds, lights , and advanced pereskiopsis, will be in other threads.

all usual disclaimers apply...........

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2015, 02:46:27 PM »
its not hard to grow lophophora in hydro.
in about 1 yr, one can go from a few seeds to fully rooted golf ball specimens.

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2015, 02:50:41 PM »
its hard to believe, but hydro lophophora,
takes just a little more time than growing mushrooms.

note pic one.......
from spore to shroom, or seed to golf ball,
the time frame is not that different.

cacti were once slow grow, for yrs or decades of waiting.
now , cacti are a seasonal pond crop.

the secret is in hydro grafting.....................

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 02:58:14 PM »
to accomplish hydro grafting, you will need  to grow hydro pereskiopsis.
(i will detail this  process in another thread)

and you will need seeds of cactus of your choice.
in this case, lophophora, but it works on all cacti tested,
such as lophs , ariocarpus, trichs and TBM montrose, and coryphanta.

for our grows we use LED lighting
( see seperate lighting thread)

in this example, pereskiopsis are rooted in PP5 cups.
for those who dont think peres can be grown under LED,
observe the comparison pic of indoor outdoor.........
the denser ones were grown indoors, same speed as outdoor ones.
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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2015, 03:01:15 PM »
pereskiopsis are given a chance to flourish in hydro...........

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2015, 03:05:47 PM »
in the original " hydro test tube lophophora " threads,
test tubes were used for demo,
grafting itself is simplistic, but we shall detail our methods on that in another thread.

shown below is the 1.0 classic tube methods......

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2015, 03:09:20 PM »
hydro lophophora 2.0,
uses cups , with nylon scrubs.

this allows for better handling............

for nutes, were using 7-7-7 miracle green ferts.

these grafts , are from clone specimens,
but, it works same for seedlings.

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2015, 03:13:56 PM »
once grafted, a few months grow time produces pinballs

once agian, we use LED lighting exclusively for all of this.

water is changed about every 2 weeks.
sometimes we let the cups go dry even.

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2015, 03:17:06 PM »
topping or cutting produces massive offsets..........
thus creating many many clones in weeks.

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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2015, 03:27:51 PM »
naturally, peeps are blown down by these teks.

myths abound.
almost all myth, generates from peeps that have never seen this tek in action personally

cross sections show all normal skin and vascular.
for density, they are like carrots, possibly stronger.

the shape, is actually quite close to a rooted natural,
and allows for fast callus and a plug in re root .

above golf ball size, it is desirable to re root on soil.
( although we have a seperate tek with lophs on nylon)

those who suggest these  grafts are water balloons, are poorly informed.

as for alks, my only comment is " biomass is biomass"
id suggest the onus is on those who disagree.
as we have over 2 decades experience with them.
 and its beyond the scope of this thread to quantify anything other than the obvious............


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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2015, 03:30:57 PM »
once lophs hit a size ya like, cut and re root to dirt.
its that easy really.

so, there ya have it, the simplistic version.

seed to re root golf ball, less than 1 yr.
low power, low heat, low water, low IR,
and all in a compact space.


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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2015, 03:38:31 PM »
this has been just a primer showcase.
it is easy to do, but requires some degree of bio skill,
and LED lighting can be tricky.

naturally all safety rules apply,
such as safety glasses.
blue block glasses are recommended for high power LED work.


all reasonable questions wil be answered at this point.
special thx to sacred cactus.org,
and all my peeps who make it possible.

stay tuned , more threads with details and more advanced teks to come.


oh, and am i still a noob?.................................
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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2015, 05:43:00 PM »
* notes..................

color varies depending on lighting.
and if specimens are clone or seed.

seperate teks for lights, seeds, cloning, and hydro pereskiopsis / grafting ( stay tuned)

all shown grown under 100% LED . 5400k-9k+ or 420-680 nm

some types of lighting shown not commercially available.

more advanced hydro lophophora teks exist, and will be published in due time.

some of these teks are considered controversial.
some have been banned, censored and deleted, on various forums.
using these teks in grafting contests may not be possible.


this tek is more " thought out" than one would suspect.
yes you can experiment, but keep in mind, results will vary,
given  your array of lights, nutes, cup sizes shapes, and clone or seeds.

pest control by neem.

once again, thx for your support .
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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2015, 06:19:15 PM »
wow.  beautiful pictures.  your pereskiopsis look amazing.  what npk?  and do you change it once they're grafted?   
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Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2015, 06:37:19 PM »
when on dirt , i rarely fert,
but when in water, they get 7-7-7 liquid.

i have used different ferts.
id suggest start with 7-7-7
dial up or down  with lighting.

we change water about every 2-3 weeks.
sometimes we let them dry out completely for a week or so,
then merely add new water..
it might do them good to do this every few months.

i will offer, dont change ferys fast, or brands ..go slow on fert adjustments.

leaves arre always the leading indicator in vigor.
judge adjustments by leaves, or if no leaves, graft color.

i see talent at this site peeps, we should run with it.


( last pic/ yes chief we use dirt , often to bank up clones)

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