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Stressing cacti cuttings
    #11171018 - 10/02/09 07:09 PM (8 years, 3 months ago)

So I took about 6 6inch cuttings (half fresh 6 month cuttings and half 3+ year cuttings) and currently have them sitting in a dark, temperature controlled room.

I was wondering how long I should stress these cuttings before I go about turning them into a delicious brew or extract?


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Re: Stressing cacti cuttings [Re: bluecurry]
    #11171382 - 10/02/09 08:40 PM (8 years, 3 months ago)

IMO, and most others here, you don't need to stress them, it doesn't do anything


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Re: Stressing cacti cuttings [Re: Big L]
    #11171711 - 10/02/09 09:54 PM (8 years, 3 months ago)

Stressing the way you discribe IMO is a completely fruitless and time wasting exercise, they are not absorbing any nutrients and will not be photosynthesizing - so how are they going to be able to produce more alkaloids? If you wish to stress them out for potency reasons then you will be better off leaving them on their roots and putting them in hot, dry - arid environment with the occasional watering. Not too much, but enough to get the soil damp for a few days.

You could try pricking the skin with a needle also, this will make the cacti think it is being attacked by bugs and it will possibly react by increasing alkaloid generation.

Do this for about a year and you will probably notice a difference, but i really doubt if it will be great.

Keeping it in the dark wont do shit either, how is that meant to stress it out? There are a lot of stupid people spreading misinformation on this topic.

What you want to achieve is (in basic terms) to trigger the defensive 'mode', where the cacti cannot absorb enough nutrients and water to grow - so it starts dedicating what it can to staying alive and repelling parasites and animals. This means less growth, more spines and more alkaloids.


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Re: Stressing cacti cuttings [Re: scruffymafia]
    #11171782 - 10/02/09 10:18 PM (8 years, 3 months ago)

thanks. I guess I'll just go about making these into a tea then, oh well win-win situation! means I get to enjoy my cacti sooner than later :laugh:

and I will further the information provided about stressing being a load of  :cuteshit:


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Re: Stressing cacti cuttings [Re: scruffymafia]
    #11171824 - 10/02/09 10:28 PM (8 years, 3 months ago)

I've read a bunch of different claims about this. I've heard when they approach dormancy they produce more mescaline, i've read when they incur small external damage they produce more(simulating bugs), and a bunch of other random stuff.
However, I've probably read just as many reports of it being bs.
I've never seen any credible sources commenting for or against it, nor have I seen anyone test a cactus before and after stressing it. You often see people who claim it works say they tried a stressed cutting, and an unstressed cutting, but that's really not definitive in any way, shape, or form

I doubt stressing's impact, but am way too lazy to try it myself. I'd rather leave it on the cactus and let it grow for the 6-8 months to get another dose out of it.


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Re: Stressing cacti cuttings [Re: bluecurry]
    #11173312 - 10/03/09 04:20 AM (8 years, 3 months ago)

I yell at my cuttings before I brew them.  Maybe smack around one of my other plants right in front of it.  seems to really up the alkaloid content IME.


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Re: Stressing cacti cuttings [Re: HarveyWalbanger]
    #11173935 - 10/03/09 10:33 AM (8 years, 3 months ago)

tends to keep the other cacti in line as well.


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Re: Stressing cacti cuttings [Re: lolbience]
    #11174771 - 10/03/09 02:46 PM (8 years, 3 months ago)

alkaloids become concentrated as the cactus loose water.


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