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 ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010

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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:03 pm

is a late entry accepted?? [too bad I missed this] I know I will lose, but it's gonna be fun anyway!

my lopho seeds were sown 28dec09....
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:03 pm

Yes enter Mutant, don't worry about late entry. I have still not grafted any of my lophs yet Sad


Here is a pic of my Ariocarpus on tiny Hylocereus. I have another 2 on larger stock, they are doing a little better I will post them as soon as I time to take a shot.


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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:04 pm

Cool, I did a couple last night, but I doubt they will take as the stocks were mostly unrooted. I will repeat as soon as some pere's have been prepared.
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:19 pm

i cannot find any information that says that ariocarpus will flower when grown under lights!! does anyone know or am i going to have to learn the hard way

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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:40 pm

Darren
Ariocarpus will flower in autumn. Plant will recognize the season in autumn by "gradually shortened day time".
I have never grown Ariocarpus under artificial sunlights. Can you simulate "gradually shortened day time".
If you can I think you can see some flowers under artficial sunlights.
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:48 pm

thanks for the advice hanazono

i will begin reducing day length by 15mins as of today and reduce it every 2 days until i bring it back to 12 hour days.

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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:23 pm

Looking really good guys!

Pity this competition is all about second place.
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:23 pm

Darren wrote:
thanks for the advice hanazono

i will begin reducing day length by 15mins as of today and reduce it every 2
days until i bring it back to 12 hour days.

kind regards
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I believe there are a number of factors to stimulate a bloom, ie. humidity,
temp and light. I've been curious on the idea of inducing flowers in artificial
conditions.
Let us know how you go.

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Looking really good guys!

Pity this competition is all about second place.
It's not about first or second place. The idea is to stimulate the communication of ideas and techniques in regards to grafting.
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:47 pm

i'm blown away all those grafts are amazing ppl! very inspiring
for several reasons i didnt get grafting in good time for this comp, but some of the ones i grafted in december took
(photos to come)., and i still plan to do a heap more, now that i got over the hurdle of 'my first attempt'
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:30 pm

I was away from home this week and came back last night.
I checked plants this morning and found developed flower buds on Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus f Rio Verde-A.
I could also see similar size of buds on the scion-C1.
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:37 am

wow amazing... truly amazing!!! its amazing how quixkly you can get these guys to flower.

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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:48 pm

My own plant number C-1 was in flower this aternoon.
This is the 1st flower of my competition plants.
C-1
Plant name: Ariocapus kotschoubeyanus f Rio verde
Sown seeds: 15/11/09
Germination: 23/11/09
Grafted: 03/12/09
1st flowering:26/02/10
The diameter of main head is around 25 mm.
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:15 pm

Well done Hanazono... you are a genius!!

i have reduced day length to 12 hours now but still no sign of flower buds. i think under lights is going to be no good!! I may have to move one outside.

congratulations again hanazono.

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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:31 pm

Darren
I knew small type Ariocarpus would get flower within 6 months from the time of sown seeds if seedlings were grafted.
When you sowed seeds early in spring, you will get flower in autumn, around this time.
You selected Ariocarpus retusus v elongatus for the competition. Elongatus is not a small type of Ariocarpus.
We sowed seeds on 15/11/09 which was not early spring.
I am not sure the current your elongatus size but from my experience, elongatus needs 5 cm diameter at least for the flowering, I think.
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:04 pm

In the words of homer simpson "DOH"!!! looks like i may have to wait another year which may make it a little late to be in the running

this has been a great experience for me as i have barely even owned cacti let alone graft ariocarpus only 2 days from germination. i have realy enjoyed the challenge and this thread. i would like to thank hellonasty whom i purchased the seeds from and hanazono for your advice, my family and friends who now know everything about ariocarpus and the competition. i would also like to thank my wife for letting me use the laundry . this has been a lot of fun and kept me amused for months.

i am looking forward to the loph growers for the next stage of this exciting competition.

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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:10 pm

WOW i'm amazed Hanazono Smile That really is extraordinarily fast. Were they grown in your green house the entire time ?


I really didn't think we would get flowers until spring this year.....again amazing and well done.
I think Kanje was organising prizes for first place.

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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:16 am

G'morning Hellonasty
Yes they were in my greehouse the entire time.
I sowed kotschoubeyanus seeds every year, last 6 years including in 2009.
I normally sow seeds late August or early September and graft seedlings in October.
Kotschoubeyanus makes 1st flower in February or March, 6 months from sown seeds.

Since sowing seeds for the competition was a bit late, mid of November, I used a special potting mix, 25% of matured chiken pellet and add Osmocote over top soil in the end of January.
Although sowing seeds was bit late, the special potting mix gave the 1st flower in February, I think.
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:32 pm

PHOTOSHOPPED!!

Nah good work Hana! always impress you do..... And Dazz you have done wonders mate for someone with little experience. congrats!

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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:38 am

Another plant was in flower yesterday.
My plnat number is A-1.
Sown seeds on 15/11/09
Grafted on 22/11/09
1st flower on 05/03/10
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:35 pm

Congratulations Hanzono. I honestly did not expect to be seeing a winner this stage in the comp. I will PM you for your address details once I have organised the prizes.

So where is everyone at with Lophophora catagory?
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:04 pm

i have lophophora grafts coming along, i dont think they are huge yet. no signs of budding. i have lost the charger to my camera so i havent been able to do pix 4 ages. i will try using a phone on the weekend and see how it goes
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:41 pm

hi everyone
here are 2 of my loph grafts onto trichocereus. i have another couple that arent doing as well, but i can only get the camera for about 2 mins b4 it dies...

graft1 , graft1 this is 10mm diametre. the orange rust seems to have subsided now, since it has ceased raining and pouring constantly for weeks at a time
graft2 this one is 9mm
they seem to have taken well, not sure about the growth rates though. sown in dec 09 grafted in jan 10
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PostSubject: Re: ACF Grafting Competition 2009-2010   Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:01 am

Well done everybody!
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