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Cultivation / New Variegated Crested Trichocereus
« on: March 29, 2018, 04:06:49 PM »
Here is my little baby

Cultivation / 7 up Trichocereus
« on: March 19, 2018, 08:20:53 PM »
More fun

Cultivation / Variegated Crested Pachanoi Slab Graft
« on: March 17, 2018, 06:21:59 PM »
Variegated Crested Pachanoi Slab Graft

Cultivation / Purple Trichocereus
« on: March 07, 2018, 03:25:17 PM »
Purple seen here I am attributing to the cold. Note however that these are the only seedlings showing this degree of purple out of a sea of seedlings both younger and older than the ones shown here. I'm thinking this may be a nice trait to breed for... similar to how Japanese maples through out some beautiful fall colors. If we can breed purples together to create darker purples that while only purple in the cold months...still put out a beautiful show for that short time... to me that would be sweet indeed.

General Discussion / Gogol Bordello... love music?
« on: March 03, 2018, 09:12:36 AM »

Gogol Bordello - Sun Is On My Side


Gogol Bordello Supertheory of Supereverything

Cultivation / Variegated Crested Pachanoi
« on: March 02, 2018, 10:00:48 PM »
Variegated Crested Pachanoi

Cultivation / Trichocereus peruvianus Clyde x Zelly
« on: March 01, 2018, 07:48:12 PM »
Trichocereus peruvianus Clyde x Zelly super freak with a colorful flower in its future... here she is as a baby folks.

Other Botanicals / Mushrooms to treat depressionm
« on: February 26, 2018, 09:16:38 PM »

Psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression: fMRI-measured brain mechanisms

Psilocybin with psychological support is showing promise as a treatment model in psychiatry but its therapeutic mechanisms are poorly understood. Here, cerebral blood flow (CBF) and blood oxygen-level dependent (BOLD) resting-state functional connectivity (RSFC) were measured with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) before and after treatment with psilocybin (serotonin agonist) for treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Quality pre and post treatment fMRI data were collected from 16 of 19 patients. Decreased depressive symptoms were observed in all 19 patients at 1-week post-treatment and 47% met criteria for response at 5 weeks. Whole-brain analyses revealed post-treatment decreases in CBF in the temporal cortex, including the amygdala. Decreased amygdala CBF correlated with reduced depressive symptoms.  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-13282-7

General Discussion / Cacti music
« on: January 30, 2018, 09:01:52 PM »

Grafting / Grafting seedlings made foolproof
« on: January 26, 2018, 04:09:36 PM »
Brief description of what your looking at.
1. soak seedlings/ this helps to clean and hydrate. 0min-24 hours (min-max range) I generally soak 5 minutes -1hr
2. Wrap your stock. The obvious leaves etc. must be removed first. 1 inch piece of parafilm or so is needed for this.
3. Piece for top of graft to hold scion/seedling in place
4. slowly stretch that puppy out nice and tight so it feels like saran wrap or slightly thinner
5. Put a seedling in your mouth to hold it in place/grab razor blade and slice stock to create a nice smooth surface
6. Place your seedling on cut surface/offset

7. Gently drape parafilm wrap over seedling and slowly bring all sides down without putting pressure on seedling itself. You may wish to hold seedling in place by placing a slight bit of pressure over seedling while drawing down sides of parafilm. After seedling is secured off center and without pulling on parafilm you may twist parafilm around sides to draw the seedling in tighter. Larger seedlings may get a little pressure or more man handling without fear. 1-2 week old seedlings may be crushed if you are not delicate.

8. Prepare your label and place label.

The size of the seedling used in this grafting procedure is the size I use when I want 99-100% of my grafts to take and I'm not rushing things.

The size you see already grafted and growing in the last slide... those were grafted at 1 week of age and came from the same batch of seedlings. I tend to graft seedlings at the 1-2 week mark when I don't mind losing a few or there is an albino/variegate that I want to speed up and I'm worried they won't make it. Grafts 2 weeks old give me a 95-97% success rate with this method. 1 week or less grafts give me 80-90% success rate on average. As with everything there are always other variables that may come into play to bring your success rate up or down with any particular batch of seedlings. Did the weather drop in temperature?

Was there a marked change in humidity?....not as much of a factor for parafilm grafting, but is important with non-parafilm grafting. Did I use a fresh razor blade for stock and a new razor for scions? A dull razor will effect your success rate. If using a separate blade to remove leaves and cut stock from scion... i.e. two blades are used I will tend to only graft 25-50 seedlings per blade. If I go away from my project I will discard the blade or use it only to remove leaves which will then give me 3 blades per graft.

Personal Grow Logs / Trichocereus scopulicola x Trichocereus terscheckii
« on: December 22, 2017, 05:20:09 PM »
Grafted 22 December 2017

General Discussion / Music you listen to
« on: December 04, 2017, 11:14:39 AM »

Chillin in the backwoods Jawga Boyz

Cultivation / Before and After and a little extra
« on: December 01, 2017, 10:24:24 AM »
This is how we graft.

Cultivation / Bog-ponics continued
« on: November 29, 2017, 08:13:31 AM »
I find this method of growing suits me well. I use well fertilized soil mixed with natural blood and bone meal and a dash of fish emulsion. I also tend to use seedlings grafted on Pereskiopsis as Pereskiopsis I have found lends itself particularly well to growing in pure water, bogs, etc. It is hard to kill Pereskiopsis.

I leave the leaves on my Pereskiopsis when I perform my grafts as well as when I grow in bog-ponics. Why? Because Pereskiopsis that has been striped of its leaves push seedlings much slower and I want fast growth.  I enjoy the fact that I can also simply take my Pereskiopsis out of this bog and there is very little transition that has to happen as the soil dries so to does the Pereskiopsis adapt to being grown in dry soil without having to be manhandled which can stunt growth with any plant.

Large healthy leaves makes for more surface area to collect sunlight and thus my cacti seedlings grow very fast. Additionally, those leaves pull the liquid fertilizers I use through the cacti much faster than a Pereskiopsis that is devoid of leaves. This helps me to force pupping quickly.

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