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    It's been about four days and the seeds are germinating well...



    ...the freshness of the seeds having allowed a 60% germination rate, thus far.

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    Most of the seedlings have been potted up now.


    A pot with it's wee little green blob occupants.


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    One of the pots of L. williamsii seedlings, starting to show a few of their spines.



    These youngsters start out with juvenile spines, but don't keep up their tough looking Billy ****** image forever.



    These spines are eventually lost and replaced with a woolly hair.

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    aww... they're so tiny! They're so chubby wubby! Seedlings are cute...
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    Pretty cool!

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    Those look great. I am really wanting to get some Lophophora species from seed and give them a try. I was wondering how you germinate your seeds? It looks like they are on a paper towel? Does this work with other cactus seeds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James H View Post
    Those look great. I am really wanting to get some Lophophora species from seed and give them a try. I was wondering how you germinate your seeds? It looks like they are on a paper towel? Does this work with other cactus seeds?

    Oh sure, it'll work with other cactus seeds as well, especially the larger seeds like Tephrocactus or Opuntia, that need the extra moisture to germinate.

    For very small seeds, it's probably easier to sprinkle them directly onto the surface of your potting medium, and just ensure that they stay moist.

    The problem with germinating on paper towels is that they have to be transferred to a proper potting medium, and if they are not transferred soon enough, the seedling roots will grow right into the paper towel.

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    Earlier today i had a chance to take a few photos and was able to do an update on some of these seedlings.

    These babies were just watered again on the weekend, and were probably left a little on the dry side longer than they may have liked, but they appear to have bounced back nicely.



    Seedling cacti are better off kept a bit on the moist side for faster growth at that tender age.

    Though they are growing well enough, they still have quite a ways to go before they get to this size...



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