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…and myrtillocactus geometrizans
« on: February 22, 2015, 03:17:44 PM »
i want to put something special on this one. 

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Re: …and myrtillocactus geometrizans
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2015, 10:19:08 PM »
Very nice grafting stock indeed. I don't always listen to my own advice so I won't expect you to... but I would wait until it warms up a bit before grafting to that one. With that said, I just made 20 grafts on stock that I probably should not have worked with just yet. With that said, I'm hoping you save those for that little red Lophophora you have.
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Re: …and myrtillocactus geometrizans
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2015, 12:36:55 AM »
oh i won't be cutting into this one quite yet.  i was planning on grafting the red one onto pereskiopsis just because it's so small. 

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Re: …and myrtillocactus geometrizans
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2015, 05:50:43 PM »
I'd almost forgotten how small that red one was. It could be grafted on any of the stock you have though to be honest.
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Re: …and myrtillocactus geometrizans
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2015, 12:00:21 AM »
how would you graft that red one?  the biggest one in that pic is a bit over 1 cm.

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Re: …and myrtillocactus geometrizans
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2015, 06:25:23 PM »
With a guy that small and tender you would definitely want to use some parafilm to hold him down gently in place and hold the moisture in as well. This will help keep the cut surfaces from drying out too fast from both the stock and the scion. You could use coban as well, but that is a much cheaper method and your graft could suffer from it being so small. Either way, I'd try to keep it humid while healing. Parafilm is more forgiving to the soft tissues and seedlings can break through it fairly easy. Coban can kill a small one like that if your not careful. If you can cut the parafilm small enough to pull it over one side of the scion and lock it in place you can look under the grafted surface by holding it up to a bright light... think candling an egg.... If you see any lifting you come down on the other side that is lifting up with some more parafilm. For what its worth, that is another reason I like working with parafilm. I can easily candle the graft to see if there is any obvious lifting as the parafilm is transparent. Putting down subsequent layers to bring down the edges makes it harder as more and more layers are put on, but you get the idea.
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Re: …and myrtillocactus geometrizans
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2015, 11:52:54 PM »
wicked.  thanks.  i'm gonna do another practice one tonight with this method.