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some loph care questions
    #4689001 - 09/21/05 03:18 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I've read a fair deal, and am going to head over to the nook for some answers but i have a few quick questions.

Im going to be getting a loph in a few days, about 5 yrs old.

Lighting: Will a couple compact fluoro's keep the dude healthy over winter? How many watts do you suggest?

Soil: I currently have some "Black Gold" potting soil, sand, and perilite. Will a mix something like 1/3 of each work?  Is black gold too nutritous?
If so what kind of soil should i get? keep in mind i already have the sand and perilite.  Also i think i've read about other things like lime or dolomite? is that for lophs? where would i get something like that?

Pots: will a clay pot with one drainage hole in the middle be ok? some places i read suggest clay pots, while others swear by plastic, which should i use?

Fungicide: what kind of fungicide should get? And should i sterilize my soil mix im using before i plant my lopho?
Is microwaving ok for that?  Can you microwave sand? seems like it might have metals in it or something, heh.

I think thats it lol. Thanks in advance for you's guys's help.  :smirk:


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Re: some loph care questions [Re: day_tripper]
    #4689033 - 09/21/05 03:27 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

don't put sand in the soil, make it about 65% mineral (perlite) to 35% organic (compost). fungicide and sterilizing are not necessary. I little bit of lime would be beneficial.

plastic or clay is fine, use clay if you are scared of overwatering. choose a pot that is not much wider than the plant and the pot must be deeper than it is wide to allow room for the tuberous root.


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Re: some loph care questions [Re: faslimy]
    #4691097 - 09/21/05 06:33 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

where do i get lime, and how much do i use?


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Re: some loph care questions [Re: day_tripper]
    #4691987 - 09/21/05 09:44 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

You use minus grade limestone. Get it at lowes.


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[quote]KristiMidocean said:
Good now thats clear.WHO FUCKING CARES. If I am fat u all keep pointing it out like its suppose to be a secret.LIke u really have nothing better to do then make fat jokes. If o know its like I do I know yall can come up with NEW AND BETTER SHIT . This shit is old and boring . I left in the first place cause this shit got boring not because of the fat jokes . Fat jokes dont bother me but seriously its old[/quote]


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Re: some loph care questions [Re: Psychoslut]
    #4692296 - 09/21/05 10:52 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I'm planning to start some lophophora seed soon, but I'm going to be moving in a month or so. Should I just wait to plant them until I have settled into my new home? Would the move possibly interupt a delicate part of their growth cycle?

I've just had a bad time at getting cactii seeds to grow to maturity and I really don't want to mess up this time.


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Re: some loph care questions [Re: Ekstaza]
    #4693864 - 09/22/05 04:46 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Definitley wait. Getting knocked around at that young stage would surely fuck them up.


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Re: some loph care questions [Re: zee_werp]
    #4693945 - 09/22/05 06:34 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

what kind of organic compost do you guys suggest? I dont know exactly to look for something like that...

So a good loph mix would be

65% perlite
35% compost
and how much lime?

And should i use sand on the top layer? how deep?


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Re: some loph care questions [Re: day_tripper]
    #4693966 - 09/22/05 06:55 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

this is all i have done is just put them in cacti and succulent mix, just mixed that with a bit of potting soil, all is good.


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Re: some loph care questions [Re: Ekstaza]
    #4696232 - 09/22/05 06:56 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I think that you should wait. When you plant them, be sure to keep the sand/soil at 80-90 degrees. My first seed try I kept them at room temp and it took about 2 weeks to get a few to germinate. If you keep the soil warm you will increase your germination speed and percentage.


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[quote]KristiMidocean said:
Good now thats clear.WHO FUCKING CARES. If I am fat u all keep pointing it out like its suppose to be a secret.LIke u really have nothing better to do then make fat jokes. If o know its like I do I know yall can come up with NEW AND BETTER SHIT . This shit is old and boring . I left in the first place cause this shit got boring not because of the fat jokes . Fat jokes dont bother me but seriously its old[/quote]


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Re: some loph care questions [Re: Psychoslut]
    #4697171 - 09/22/05 09:51 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

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Psychoslut said:
I think that you should wait. When you plant them, be sure to keep the sand/soil at 80-90 degrees. My first seed try I kept them at room temp and it took about 2 weeks to get a few to germinate. If you keep the soil warm you will increase your germination speed and percentage.



So, should a heating pad beneath them be a good idea?


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Re: some loph care questions [Re: Ekstaza]
    #4697761 - 09/23/05 12:06 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Yes that should work, anything that will get the soil at 80-90f will be perfect. I use a zoo med reptile under tank heat pad from petco.


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[quote]KristiMidocean said:
Good now thats clear.WHO FUCKING CARES. If I am fat u all keep pointing it out like its suppose to be a secret.LIke u really have nothing better to do then make fat jokes. If o know its like I do I know yall can come up with NEW AND BETTER SHIT . This shit is old and boring . I left in the first place cause this shit got boring not because of the fat jokes . Fat jokes dont bother me but seriously its old[/quote]


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