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ShareForFirst

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Question about cacti's hybridization
« on: April 24, 2019, 03:21:36 am »

Reading some topics, I learn that different species of cacti can be crossbreed

I have few question about that.

In which cas hybridization can be possible and how does it work?
Crossbreeding entheogenics cacti preserve alkaloids or not? Or is it possible to increase cacti's power?
Where can I find more information about hybridization of cacti?

I'm learning a lot of tek here.

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Auxin

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Re: Question about cacti's hybridization
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 07:21:51 pm »

As far as I've seen, all columnar Trichocereus species can hybridize. Certainly all traditionally sacred species can.
In fact, modern genetic testing has collapsed peruvianus, pachanoi, and scopulicola all into macrogonus (because it was named first). T. bridgesii and terscheckii get their own individual species names still, but they can hybridize with the others.
As for inheritance patterns of antifeedant alkaloids that are arguably there to inhibit damage by insects, I dont think any dedicated work has been done to define the breeding implications. And I'm not sure we are supposed to talk about that here ;) But seed from known strongly antifeedant parents are popular among growers.
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Re: Question about cacti's hybridization
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 03:53:36 am »

Thanks for the explanation  :)

I'm gonna see that more practicing
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