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Offline sprac

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Grafting crested
« on: November 29, 2015, 03:29:05 PM »
So imtrying to graft this piece of crested pachanoi to a regular bridgess stock..... im thinking ill use saran wrap and tape for weigh

my main wuestion is is it ok to leave some of the crested open over the sides of the bridge stock? the stock is about 2 -2 1/2 inches and the crest is prbly about 3-5 inches wide....... im thinking it should be fine to graft just putting the center of the crest over the stock

this was to test for potency,which i dont think its very potent, but also to see if the infection in the split in the crest was taken care of, it was, and also wanted to graft a piece of crested to see what grow rates are lie

any experince ot tips appreciated

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Re: Grafting crested
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 10:45:36 PM »
Co-ban is much better than saran wrap, but yet it could work. You just up your chances with better material such as self-adehesive co-ban or better yet parafilm. I often use both parafilm and co-ban on grafts. Saran wrap is an inexpensive alternative. It does not breath like parafilm or co-ban nor does it stretch as well as either of the former. Still, it does work. You are more prone to fungal problems with saran wrap though so be on the look out for that as well. Parafilm has the added benefit of being able to be left on indefinitely as the graft will literally bust the parafilm when it starts to grow. Co-ban will not burst, but will stretch considerably before it starts putting indentations in your graft. The benefit of the co-ban is primarily that it can be used to draw down on an uneven cut which is not so much a problem with most cacti grafts, but it can be. I really love co-ban for tree grafts and find it virtually indispensable for me as it is relatively inexpensive at a few dollars a roll. As for your crest graft... I would make several graft attempts and not simply one graft. If you have a piece a few inches big you have more than enough for several grafts. If you already have rot in a portion of your crest you have attempted to cut out... all the more reason for making multiple grafts. If one or even two pieces have some rot left in them but the third does not... then all is not lost. If none of them have rot in them then you now have 3 new grafted specimens instead of just one.
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