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 ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010

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KanJe
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PostSubject: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:57 pm

ACF Grafting Competition
Put you skills to the test.


When:

Seeds must be sown no sooner than 15th of November 2009


Categories:


* First Lophophora to flower *
* First Ariocarpus to flower *


Prize:
I will start another thread for images of the prizes.
People are encouraged to donate what they can to the prize pool to raise a stacks a bit.


Rules:


* Choice of grafting stock is at the grower's discretion.
* Post in this thread as entry to the comp before the start date.
* Post updates of your graft to help track the progress of the competition.
* The first person to post a flower in bloom is the winner of the respective category.
* No cheating.




Good Luck!
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:18 pm

Count me in ! Both Loph and Ario.

Please everyone post here if you want to enter. I suggest you start buying or trading seeds and organising stocks.....this will be fun. Don't worry if you start late, it doesn't matter just enter and you will be happier for it.

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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:26 pm

count me in... i just need to get hold of some seed i think i may be out of my depth with this competition but i am going to give it a go anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:06 pm

Ohh wow. just as well I've got some grafting stock happening. now for the Loph seeds and get ready to see what I can do. count me in.
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:44 pm

id like to do it too. i've never grafted before. i guess i need the inspiration
i can get loph seeds and if i can get ario seeds as well i will enter both catagories.
i like how no cheating is a rule lol
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:18 pm

whats the average time scale for grafted lophs and arios to flower? and is there any particular species of ario that is likely to flower sooner (or to be really slow to flower?)
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:11 pm

Scarab,

Grafted lophs will flower quite quickly I think 12months is very achievable and the winner will be more like 6-8. Arios are much different and will take around 18months+ Good luck.

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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:26 pm

Count me in for lophs!
Can't wait to see the progress of everyone's grafts as they grow Smile
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:40 am

I would like to join the comperition, Ariocarpus only.
Actually I have completed seedling graftings for this year. I think November and December are too hot for seedling grafting in SA but I will try.
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Darren
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:16 pm

6 days to go !!!
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:37 am

okay count me in. Lophophora only.
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:40 pm

Anyone have some spare loph seed ? I will be able to return the favor, my lophs just finished flowering I should have a heap of seed......just not soon enough.

I have Ariocarpus seed to trade.

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PostSubject: Sown seeds   Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:21 am

I sowed seeds for ACF grafting competition this morning.
I have used a small heating pad for seeds germaination and set 6 pots.
H23: Ariocarpus kotshoubeyanus f Rio Verde-2 pots
H28: Ariocarpus furfuraceus cv Suguri cauliflower-2 pots
H38: Ariocarpus hybrid kotschoubeyanus x bravoanus v hintonii-2 pots
I will use H23, kotschoubeyanus f Rio Verde for the competiotion.
Target soil surface temperature: 30 'C (Volum setting-33 'C)
Top soil: Normal seedrising mix in market
Soil sterilization: Sprayed fungicide over seeds and top soil only
Inner seal: Pots are wrapped by a plastic seet
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:05 pm

WOOT!! AND THERE OFF!! What time did you start Hana 12:01 am Love the detailed info. hope all goes well and good luck
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:38 pm

My last 5 williamsii seeds sowed today 1:35 pm Smile
Sowed in perlite/peat 50/50 approx. No heat mat, temperature in my house is around 25-30 degrees. Photo coming in a day or two once there's actually something to see.
Come on guys start planting!
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:53 pm

AmnesiA
I actually sowed seeds around 07:00 am.
The forecasted maximum temperature of today in here was 40 'C and so I had to finish every things by 08:00 am.
I think I can start somethings after 08:00 pm today.
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:47 pm

well my seeds are in... ariocarpus retusus v. elongatus. sewn into sifted cacti mix in takeaway container and into my homebrew germinator! hopefully i dont lose by 1 day seing as i am a day late. good luck everyone but somehow i think i am going to need more luck than the rest of you.

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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:17 pm

my seed is in. 6pm last evening.
the last of my Ariocarpus digi seed.
mix of coco peat , vermiculite and propagating sand.
heat mat set at 30c.
putting more in tomorrow with a bit of luck and time availability.
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:30 am

I might put some seed in for the fun of it, I won't be in the comp though.
Good luck everyone. I really hope it goes well.
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:50 am

Good luck for all,
I were liked the participation in the contest,but i d not have seeds Loph and Ario.
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:17 pm

slow coach here still havent sown seeds. recieved them but im still in the middle of exam period... nothing going according to plan!
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:54 pm

Whoops I have been busy and missed the start of the comp Smile

I will put my seed down in the next few days.....hopefully.

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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:45 am

Hurrah, my loph seeds have started to germinate. Spot the green dot(s)!

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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:09 am

i finally planted my seeds today. woohoo!
Ariocarpus fissuratus, Lophophora williamsii huizache and some mixed arios too
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PostSubject: Updated information   Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:40 am

One week has passed since sown seeds.
Last week was too hot in SA. Unfortunately my heating plate can lift temperature to the set point but it can not cool down to the set point. The germinatioin was started on 20/11/09. The germination ratio is poor but it is still progressing. I think I have got enough numbers of seedlings for going to the competition.
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