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Frankyr



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PostSubject: My Seedlings   Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:57 am

Hi all,

here are a few pictures of some of my seedlings, they are germinated on a heat mat under fluorescent lights. Then grown under fluoros with no heat mat, things going well so far.

next spring I will be trying to germinate some seeds in the greenhouse, after seeing Hanazono's wetboxes which seem like great little things!!

M. Geo Sowed 04/03/15



Some random Mammilliria, I got the seeds from some pods on an old plant gifted to me. Only 1-2 weeks old



Copiaoa hypogoa sowed 05/03/15



Loph from seed from my own plant, not sure on specific species. 05/03/15



L.W. Texana From Koehres 05/03/15



Will try to keep thigns updated, Looking to buy a few more lights so I can expand my setup.

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peter olsen



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PostSubject: Re: My Seedlings   Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:38 am

good job mate,will catch up later peter olsen
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PostSubject: Re: My Seedlings   Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:21 pm

Nice! they all look really happy and healthy!
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PostSubject: Re: My Seedlings   Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:11 pm

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
What substrate did you use?
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Frankyr



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PostSubject: Re: My Seedlings   Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:42 pm

Hey mate,

The substrate is 2/3 Turface which is a calcined clay type product, and 1/3rd osmocote seedling mix.

Cheers for the replies all!

Just layed some astrophytum caput medusa seeds down, I am very excited Very Happy

Aswell as some mixed japanese/thai astro cultivar seeds.

Will hopefully have some funky seedlings to post in the future.

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Frankyr



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PostSubject: Re: My Seedlings   Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:21 pm

I sowed a few of the seeds I recently purchased, most notably a variety of A asterias 'Nishiki', I bought these seeds because the picture looked variagated lol.

Well a lot of the seedlings look to be variagted im pretty excited!!

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I also sowed a few A asterias and A. myro Japan + thai mixed varieties. great germ rate as well

Hopefully in a few years I have some funky looking astrophytums

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PostSubject: Re: My Seedlings   Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:28 pm

That is exciting! I love variegated Astrophytums.
Interesting that this can be seen so early.
Good luck & please keep us posted :-)

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PostSubject: Re: My Seedlings   Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:15 am

Nishiki means "variegated" in English.
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Frankyr



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PostSubject: Re: My Seedlings   Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:58 pm

Thank you,

That is very helpful Hanazono.

I planted 3/6 A C M seeds, very expensive I have on sprouted I am very excited!! Will be doing a lot of grafting in the next few weeks Very Happy
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Frankyr



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PostSubject: Re: My Seedlings   Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:51 pm

Hey all,

A second A. Caput Medusa has sprouted, it is looking rather yellow compared to the other seedling, possible varigate? I don't think i am this lucky haha only time will tell.

In other news I grafted about 40 lophs to peres.

here are some pictures sort of demonstrating how I do it





I have been doing the initial grafting underneath lights inside, although I have recently been moving a lot of the grafts outside in my greenhouse. I have seen subtle new growth off of them, although I am not expecting much over winter, I just hope they do not die. I am doing this to make space, in my indoor propagation area for future grafting of plenty hopefully variagated astros. The grafts going outside are put into milkcrates with shadecloth ontop, in the un heated greenhouse with 50% shadecloth.



And up close of an ario graft, germinated and grafted indoors, moved outside in autumn. I hope the red colour goes away in the spring, any comments for that?



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PostSubject: Re: My Seedlings   Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:02 pm

Fantastic work Frankyr!! Some people have a knack for grafting. I definitely do not.

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PostSubject: Re: My Seedlings   Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:36 am

The color of grafted Ariocarpus seedling on your photo is quite normal, I think.
Since it is in autumn, the scion is just slowdown the growing speed.

After a scion was grafted, it is a part of the stock.
You can not control the scion.
You have to set the environment to meet the stock and just keeping the condition of the stock well.

When the scion started to grow vigorously, the color will turn to green.
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Frankyr



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PostSubject: Re: My Seedlings   Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:15 pm

Thank you for the comments. I really appreciate them!

The 40 loph grafts have taken 3 days on, and have been moved outside into milk crates in the greenhouse.

Here is a double ario graft, why waste a pere shoot? lol


Also, some of the grafts that were done inside, are in my second greenhouse, again under 2 50% shadecloths, one external one internal.


I also grafted some of the new astrophytum Nishiki seedlings, onto pere and hylocereus. I also tried to graft 2 seedlings onto young trichocereus seedling (more of an experiment than anything else) These will be left to grow under lgihts over winter inside, and moved out in the early spring time.


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