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Title: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium 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...........
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium 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.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium 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.....................
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium 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.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium on May 14, 2015, 03:01:15 PM
pereskiopsis are given a chance to flourish in hydro...........
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium 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......
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium 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.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium 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.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium on May 14, 2015, 03:17:06 PM
topping or cutting produces massive offsets..........
thus creating many many clones in weeks.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium 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............

Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium 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.

Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium 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?.................................
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium 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 .
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Chief BigTittyFlapFlaps 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?   
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium 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)

Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Chief BigTittyFlapFlaps on May 14, 2015, 08:50:01 PM
Right on.  Have you noticed if the high nitrogen affects the look of the scion? 
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium on May 14, 2015, 09:16:32 PM
most of the time i go by the leaves and fresh growth.
if thats vigorous, its vigorous.

they do vary in color based on lights and nutes.

theres still work to be done on nute combos for sure.
im doing what works great, but there is still room to optimize
id like to break the 2cm month barrier...................
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Chief BigTittyFlapFlaps on May 15, 2015, 06:26:07 PM
wow that's fast.  if i may ask two more questions?
1.  do you pump in co2?
2.  ever try ebb and flow? 
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium on May 16, 2015, 04:40:13 PM
we have used CO2 in some experiments........
but not much.

we use no hormones

ebb and flow may work,
but one of the keys is to avoid root damage at all costs.

also consider part of the game is low energy, low power, low heat, low water,
and density of lophs in the system
tek was designed for minimalisim and performance, in the smallest possible area.

yes you can grow 1000 lophs in a few trays,
or you can grow 1000 in a whole closet.
we like the idea of extremely small, high output gardens.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Chief BigTittyFlapFlaps on May 17, 2015, 05:58:46 AM
so the movement of an ebb and flow system might itself lead to root damage?  hmm.  what about a some kind of bubbler? 
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium on May 17, 2015, 02:12:12 PM
absolutely not on bubblers.......

lemme dig a pic up of what happens with bubblers.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Chief BigTittyFlapFlaps on May 19, 2015, 02:58:02 PM
i just don't understand how stagnant water does not lead to issues.   i guess a good rinse one a week is enough. 
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium on May 20, 2015, 05:08:59 PM
interesting question chief.............

you would think it would chief  but, theres a secret.

in our case, we change the water about every 3 weeks for starters.
sometimes we just let them run dry , and add water.

the ferts we use are not that strong....depending on light, 7-7-7 to 10-10-10 is good.
we also use tap water, and chlorination helps some also.

the big secret is this, "the size of containers and amount of water"


most peeps think of " annie", as primarily a ditzy grow girl that takes good pics.
my actual claim to fame is physics.
most of my pro lab experience is in physics labs.
(hence explaining the vast LED experience with all kinds of bio forms and power/ wavelengths)
of course , im also heavily pro trained in bio - chem .
BUT, i tend to solve bio issues thru physics/ engineering.

in this case, a SMALL amount of water, aerates and stays reasonably fresh for the few weeks it lasts.
larger tanks of water, would be problematic indeed.

it comes down to the physics of small things VS larger things and gas exchange.
in smaller containers, it works!

note the various containers i use, small tubes or small cups, sometimes flasks/ beakers.......
but NO bubblers..........
see the pics below showing bubbled VS un bubbled roots.
its pretty obvious.

oddly cactus can survive in water alone undisturbed rather well.
the killer is broken roots allowing bacteria , or NO aereation,
the air they get in small containers is plenty.
cactus roots are tough when dried, no so tough when saturated.

un broken and saturated, they maintain rather well, in SMALL water / containers.


of course we all think of cannabis and sea of green and lots of pumps bubblers and PH issues,
 and tanks of water to change.....
and in those cases , water can go sour quick.

^ quit thinking like that.........
were dealing with cactus, way more efficient on water, and less finicky to PH than avg cannabis.
the advantage is as shown in cups containers on trays. not tank farms like cannabis.

also consider, the smaller the better, less energy light or power and water.
less enables larger farms with less waste and effort.
why use 100 gallons a yr when ya can use 5?
or why light 20 sq ft, when you can light 4 sq feet ?
why use the extra power cables and fans?
why have tons of equpi to move, when now ya can slide a few trays into a plastic storage / cargo  box and go?
keep in mind, density and speed of crop is paramount, and all factor including sub wieght and space count!
less also means in combination with LED lights, that micro high yield grow spaces become apparent,
places not possible before...............

as for the joy of watering?
assume one has 24 cups, 4 grafts per cup.
thats 96 head .
when watering one dumps 24 cups and refills every 2 3 weeks.
ferts take seconds to mix.
i can water a 24 cup farm in about 15 clock minits.
every 2-3 months i let em dry out completely.

ok , so considering seed to golf balls in about 6-7 months............
that means i  actually water change about ten x total.
its not cannabis.....
peeps who have never done this complain about containers and watering time.
its a joke really,
anyone who cant change water 20x a yr on 2 trays to get a basket of lophs,
needs more than my teks to grow!

the teks are more engineered than peeps think.
over the decades, we tried everything,
and the most simplistic, actually works.
the stuff amazes us also.


even this tek is outdated to us.
weve made a quantum leap with something called " aerophora"
wich essentially is one shot pot, lophs/ peres root only on nylon, wich are merely misted
and retain lighting growth, without the whole peres stock,
enabling an extremely small garden foot print.


anyway, see the pics below.
ya dont need bubblers , the key is small amounts of water and small containers,
and naturally, very good airflow in the room, as a good evap rate, keeps down insects and mites.
first pic, bubbler damage , lifespan 4 months total.
second pic, lifespan over 2 yrs. ( and even still it didnt die, we just began using different containers.

gimme a chance to wed thru pics and ill find some more flask gardens..............

Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium on May 20, 2015, 07:48:24 PM
polycarbonate and glass flasks are fuin to use also.

put pereskiopsis in flasks and let em grow, graft as needed.

naturally ya want dense confident looking roots.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Chief BigTittyFlapFlaps on May 20, 2015, 07:56:17 PM
Surface area to volume.  Makes sense.  Surely this won't work with stock other than Peres?  Nice to hear that peres are unaffected by chlorination. Ive been pointlessly letting my water sit out I guess. 
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium on May 20, 2015, 08:00:16 PM
other things may work also.......
we have our limits.

but yes , you can grow the ultra golf ball-0-phora under exotic lights and water systems........
but..
why?

its more efficient NOT to!
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium on May 20, 2015, 08:09:04 PM
the cup method beats the more dramatic methods for almost all reasons.
as stupid as it sounds, hydro cactus likes drinking from cups.
the simple cup, meets the need.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: thc420 on June 09, 2015, 03:46:17 AM
Wow I am absolutely blown away at this cultivation method. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge here at sacred cactus :)
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: tEcnikaL on June 18, 2015, 09:05:43 PM
good to see you back in action!
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium on June 19, 2015, 02:33:30 PM
always in action..............

just sometimes im at sea, between forum islands.
i hold great hope for this forum,
as it appears were all off to a really good start!

stay tuned, definitely more to come..........
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Glatch 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 ?
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium 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.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Glatch 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?
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium 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.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Glatch 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?
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: marzbar329 on June 24, 2015, 04:37:48 PM
So so Pretty anne :)
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium 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.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Glatch 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.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium 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.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Backyard-Chief 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!
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: bright.eye 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.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Backyard-Chief 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. 
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium 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.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Backyard-Chief 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.           
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: roach 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?

Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium on October 28, 2015, 12:57:29 AM
lid rust is an issue indeed, but it takes a while.
one would note i use plastic or open tubes.........

for fert 7-7-7 is where i start ususally.
not enough to shock anything , but enough for some color.
one of the trix on all this is adjusting nutes to light.

as one uses more power LED and other high energy lights, one needs more nutes.
serious lights and fast growth, cactus will run pale, so one would move to 10-10-10 , ( in 3 steps / 2 weeks)
as they color up, back off, and alwys keep in mind there are limits, they can be salt and pH shocked,
 and damage isnt always apparent for days or weeks.............

we can explore this line of question in this thread.
this method does make lophs and pereskiopsis really grow at a fast clip.
nute and light needs must be balanced indeed.


my answer to forum clutter is this XHTTL flagship thread,
wich is primarily what i do and present for actual cacti grow-0-rama,
AND,
my " annies daily cactus" thread in general discussion,
for all other cactus and associated "annie land".

keeps it simple, beyond that, i comment on threads when i see a direct need.
make every thread/ comment count.


i DO have several other cactus teks i intend to publish such as,......
( all direct spin offs or side teks from this basic XHTTL thread)

annies seed teks.

annies advanced hydro and LED system designs.

annies advanced re root and " aerophora" ( really really good new stuff)

 and probably gonna do a " greatest hits"
with bizzare stuff like........
 sushiphora, alienophora, loph racers, team carrot,
an all new "super lophs stress test" and tissue cloning...........on gels of course,
( you know , all the stuff that left the other forums aghast)

expect lophs on nylon also.......

and most of all, ( drum roll)
a pereskiopsis thread unrivaled.
( with associated grafting techniques for lophs en-masse)

stay tuned.....dont touch that mouse.
its all here on sacredcactus.org.






Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Glatch on October 28, 2015, 09:25:24 AM
Can't wait to read your informative/innovative teks! ;D
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Backyard-Chief on October 28, 2015, 09:25:16 PM
oh ok, i get it.  thanks roach.  i think the lids are aluminum.     
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: PsyDuckMonkey on February 04, 2016, 09:55:14 AM
Great photos, thanks! :)

By the way Anne, what level of illuminance and color temp would you consider ideal for this tek?
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium on February 04, 2016, 04:32:12 PM
good to see you psyduck!

my present reccomendations are 50 W sq ft, at one foot  6500k,

i use like 6x 24W LED , and sometimes a blue booster from a custom built 450 nm LED array.
for a 2 x 2 shelf.

theres alot of angles you can take on this.

my preference these days is toward LED spotlights.


one of the keys is power, the other color,
more blue is always better.
more power is good up to a point.

as one raises the power, be prepared for them to get neon greener,
and then inch up the nutes to dial in a more solid green color.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Acidmademesmile on November 27, 2017, 07:06:20 PM
I need to know more about this, why have you stopped posting Anne?
I had the idea about growing peresk in hydro and was astounded to find th pictures and i found my way to this forum..
Its so depressing seeing so many negative comments about this Tek on different forums i really thought people were smarter but maybe they choose to not use their intelligence for some reason because this is some next level shit.
Anne Halonium i need to talk to you so bad, please PM me or post the rest of your results because im fucking dying here.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Inyan on November 28, 2017, 02:11:19 PM
My suggestion would be not to die for those results you want, but to simply replicate them as best you can as fits your growing plan. Pereskiopsis lend themselves to growing in wide variety of environments from hydroponics to bog-ponics, to virtually whatever suits your fancy. Pereskiopsis can indeed facilitate your whim. But rather than take another's photos as evidence it is far simpler to simply perform a series of experiments yourself and thus claim the knowledge as your own practical first hand knowledge.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Acidmademesmile on November 28, 2017, 07:07:28 PM
Im not actually dying its just a saying that is meant to express how much someone looks forward to something.
I'm asking for the pictures and notes because i want to see them and i want to know about her resuts, I do not want to replicate her work i am doing my own already and i have been growing hydro for a very long time.
What do you mean take anothers picture as evidence? I saw the pictures and sure its evidence it works.
I have zero interest in claiming knowledge as "my own" but tnx for your suggestion kind sir...now can we please see some more awesome cactiporn Anne? Im dying here!
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Inyan on November 28, 2017, 08:50:21 PM
Surely you jest? I did not need clarification that you were not actually dying, but understood completely your admiration for her work. I was not aware you were doing hydro already, but thank you for sharing. I would love to see some pictures of your own hydro work if you would be so kind to share. Semantics aside, if you are performing hydro with cacti already then I think we might be just as capable of learning from your posts as any others. I do however share your desire to see anyone else's take on a procedure or method whether it is identical or not. A matter of degree of change or difference matters not to me, but rather the sharing is what is important as I simply love to see others attempts. As for what do I mean about evidence... I meant simply to try hydro for yourself. As you already stated or implied... you are proficient at hydro already. Again, I would implore you to share here as it really sounds as if you have a lot to offer.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Acidmademesmile on November 29, 2017, 04:28:33 AM
I know you don't need clarification and maybe this might be my mistake for expecting a harsh welcome but it does feel like you want evidence... i will provide.
I am an expirienced grower for sure and would love to share pictures and ideas and together as a community we can figure out things that none of us could by ourselves.
This is the best place for information on peresk in hydro and people are starting to understand how awesome LED lights are now even though most people think they wont be efficient enough to produce nice growth.
I googled "LED pereskiopsis hydro" and i found my way here.. I will do my best to bring people here but since most people dont have decent enough knowledge about growing they are currently failing to see why this TEK is so impressive and what this could lead to. We just need to keep posting impressive results and wait for people to raak fokken wys.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Inyan on November 29, 2017, 07:01:04 AM
Again, please do not think I do not appreciate your comments or your knowledge. I think everyone has something to contribute. It has been my experience that those that know how to do something such as hydro will often post pictures to that effect. As I saw you were merely lamenting the absence of someone who knew a specific technique you liked I falsely assumed you must not have any experience of your own.

Why lament that which you can do yourself? For me, a more positive take would be to share ones own experience with this technique if it is one in which you yourself employ. For me, I would seek to be a voice of experience and share my experience with others if this is indeed a technique you are familiar with and enjoy. That may just be my own bias, but I really do feel we could stand to learn a lot more from you sharing your knowledge and experience and yes... photos if you have them.

For me, I prefer to grow via bog-ponics. So, I share those techniques which really aren't all that different from this one.

I genuinely look forward to your sharing of knowledge and your future posts Acidmademesmile. Perhaps your unique perspective on this technique or any other technique you have duplicated and would like to share would indeed be enlightening to many here. Any novel twists that you might like to share as well.... any and all are welcome here. And again, my humble apologies for assuming you had not practiced this technique yourself.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Acidmademesmile on November 29, 2017, 08:04:53 AM
I appreciate what you are saying and indeed i think we will have a lot to talk about! However i do feel we are hijacking this thread and my post was intended to incentivise Anne to post more of her pictures and share information.
I am still experimenting but i felt that if my results could be of benefit to others then i would share my results for sure.. but ofcourse we can talk about what im trying out atm that is why i am here! And I will try my best to help out and hopefully learn a bunch myself at the same time.
I apologize for any misunderstandings.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Bach on November 30, 2017, 06:46:26 PM
I think this all relevant guys, so no need to feel you're highjacking the thread. Besides anne hasn't posted in this thread for over a year and a half. Necroposting maybe, highjacking no...
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Inyan on November 30, 2017, 06:51:33 PM
Wine of the undead post for you Bach. Excellent revelation.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium on January 06, 2019, 01:24:16 AM
hello peeps.............
guess whos back in town?

ive been silent a while
ive noticed my work has stood the test of time............

special thanx
to all the peeps who keep the dream and teks alive.
ive been watching.

so peeps
lets have some fun!
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Scarlet Dragon on January 26, 2019, 07:54:29 PM
Yes!! Tell us the latest of your tek's!!! Your work is so exciting!!! Why are these little guys so alluring, BTW? Besides the obvious reasons, of course. What's your underlying motivation for all your cultivating work with loph's? Please share, your experience is priceless.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium on January 28, 2019, 12:17:00 AM
nice to see ya......

im giving everybody a chance to note im back after a 2 year vacation.
were gonna revive this thread very soon.

im building up energy for that atm.

in the meantime , any questions are game.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: Scarlet Dragon on February 05, 2019, 09:35:58 PM
I know you have a lot to share but I have a question . . . Cacti that are grafted and grown hydroponically, can they go back in the ground at some point and expected to grow their own roots? If you addressed this somewhere else previously, forgive me and post a link, if you would.
Title: Re: anne halonium / XHTTL / hydro lophophora showcase
Post by: anne halonium on February 09, 2019, 12:15:59 AM
yes you can
my entire dirt garden was grafts at some point.

stand by
i just got the all the computers and drives up and running today after a 2 year break.
anne pic machine is up and running again........


2 years ago when i moved over to the next island
i put everything in suspended animation.
just now im firing up all systems again.

youll be pleased
or horrified.......

yes annies back.
spread the word.

oh, and somebody tell pastywhite on shroomery annie has seen the trainwreck time
good fukin job pasty.........your getting close!
i always had a suspicion he was a star...................