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tripsis

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PostSubject: Lophophora seedlings stretching.   Lophophora seedlings stretching. EmptyMon Nov 16, 2009 3:42 pm

Hi all,

I've got some Lophophora seedlings going at the moment, they're a few weeks old now. They seem to be stretching a bit, which I'm attributing to low light, but it isn't really all that dark where they are.

What I'm wondering is whether this is normal, or whether I need to move them to a brighter location? Also, if moved, will they resume a more normal "button" shape, or stay stretched?

The Trichocereus and Mammillaria seedlings I have in the same location don't seem to be stretching...

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PostSubject: Re: Lophophora seedlings stretching.   Lophophora seedlings stretching. EmptyTue Nov 17, 2009 3:40 am

How stretched are we talking here? On the rare occasions I've grown similar species from seed, they tend to look a bit elongated in their early days, but sort themselves out later on.
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PostSubject: Re: Lophophora seedlings stretching.   Lophophora seedlings stretching. EmptyWed Nov 18, 2009 12:39 am

Pics should do this justice...sorry about the poor quality though.

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While I'm about it, I have an albino T. pachanoi seedling. I had an albino bridgesii seedling too, but it's already died. How long do
I have to graft it before it dies. I've never grafted a thing and don't have any pereskiopsis, so don't really see how I can save it.

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PostSubject: Re: Lophophora seedlings stretching.   Lophophora seedlings stretching. EmptyThu Nov 19, 2009 5:37 am

Tripsis
I think your lophophora seedlings are elongated a bit and T. pachanoi seetlings too.
But They are all good shape as a few weeks old seedlings.
I use weak light during this period and force to elongate seedlings. Elongagted seedlings will grow faster than normal shape, I think.
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PostSubject: Re: Lophophora seedlings stretching.   Lophophora seedlings stretching. EmptyThu Nov 19, 2009 9:56 am

I let mine grow a bit tall too, it makes young seedling grafts much easier because you have more to hold on to and a greater area to work with. I'm not sure if they actually grow faster?

You don't have long to graft that albino seedling.....a few days at most. I will note they are extremely difficult to successfully graft. I think your best bet is to get them within 3 or 4 days of germination and attempt it then. Good luck.

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PostSubject: Re: Lophophora seedlings stretching.   Lophophora seedlings stretching. EmptyThu Nov 19, 2009 10:10 am

Thanks for the replies. I'm not planning on grafting many, if any, at this stage.

If I introduce them to brighter light, will they take on a more normal shape? I would prefer not to have elongated plants if possible.
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PostSubject: Re: Lophophora seedlings stretching.   Lophophora seedlings stretching. EmptyThu Nov 19, 2009 4:45 pm

Welcome to the forum Tripsis. I hope to see you here more often mate.
Everything arrived ok.
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PostSubject: Re: Lophophora seedlings stretching.   Lophophora seedlings stretching. EmptyThu Nov 19, 2009 7:06 pm

Thanks Kanje, I'll be around for sure.

Glad to know it all made the journey safely.
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