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    spider mites

    Spidermites are hard to treat and you need an Acaricide to kill them for good. Make a quick Google to find a few pesticides. Personally I spray my plants with 70% alcohol and it usually reduces problems to a minimum. It doesn't kill them entirely, but it reduces their populations dramatically. Can cause burns though, so never do it in full sun.
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    Hard to identify. Could be something like Trichocereus pallaralensis and Chavin de Huantar. Very spiny Peruvanoids that almost look like Trichocereus bridgesii. Definitely not Trichocereus cuzcoensis because the spines are so different.
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    Is this diseased?

    It's really borderline. Personally, I think it'll probably progress in the lowest part because you can already see various infected spots. Cutting brings other risks though because it opens wounds for the pathogens. I would probably cut, but it's a thin thin line.
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    Hi mate, same to you and all the rest of the SAB crew. It really was a crazy year, so let's hope it gets better. Bye Eg
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    What's wrong with my cactus?

    Imo this is a fungal infection that has partially healed, but the problem is that you have no idea what's going on below the skin. Cutting is probably best.
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    Merry Christmas Futhermukkas! 2020 special!

    Yes, merry Christmas from me too. Hope you guys have a great time with your loved ones.
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    Validus "Anak" × Open

    I've sown this cross too. It's one of the crosses I am most thrilled about.
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    Grafts from the same bag of mixed seed

    All three probably have a Terscheckii like Trichocereus as one parent. Can definitely see similarities to something like Trichocereus validus in 1 and 3. Number 2 could be something like Trichocereus atacamensis, Trichocereus pasacana etc. When breeders put all fruits and seeds from one plant into the same bag, this can be the outcome. Definitely interesting though.
  10. Hi guys, here's some photos of a plant that was described as Trichocereus fabrisii. It is a slightly more columnar version of Trichocereus schickendantzii.
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    Mushroom in my cactus seedlings

    Hey mate, I wouldn't worry too much about mushrooms. Just remove the fruiting body aka the actual mushroom and leave it at that. Mushrooms and mycelium are everywhere in nature and they usually dont kill cacti directly unless they produce toxins. If you mean something like cobweb then the approach would be to remove the starting point and dry it out. But again, only in case of having a spiderweb like mycelium growing all over the container and the seeds.
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    Hi mate, yes, Trichocereus peruvianus or Trichocereus macrogonus depending on the system you use. Very nice!
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    Fat trichocereus to identify

    Hi mate, super nice Trichocereus terscheckii. Very close to what's commonly referred to as Trichocereus validus. Totally love it.
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    cresting and montrose growth from bug attack

    Hey mate, it definitely happens relatively often on Trichocereus after injuries and insect attacks on the meristem. But yeah, can't really speak about hiw it is with Astrophytum. Pics?
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    Post awesome gifs here

    Lets start a thread where we post our best/funniest/weirdest Gifs here! I start:
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    Help with i.d

    Wish I could help, but have no idea. Could be something like Crassula.
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    Going going gone

    Hey mate, these belong into the Trichocereus spachianus group. There's quite a few forms and related species that belong to it. I don't think it's the well known Trichocereus spachianus clone that's around, but it's certainly close to it. Please post flower photos when it flowers. Bye Eg
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    Germinating Newbie

    Hey mate, how long has it been since you planted them? At which temperatures did you have them. Personally, I sow out in a mix of Pumice, Lava and Coir and I wouldn't want Vermiculite in my sowing soil. It's not that it kills seeds, but there are minerals that produce much better results. Picking up seeds that were already sown out is possible, but very time consuming. I'd probably rather let everything dry out when nothing shows after 2 months and then start another wet cycle when the weather is hot.
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    Hey mate, send me your contact email address via pm and I'll pass it on to him. Bye Patrick
  20. Hey mate, what browser do you use and do you use any sctiptblockers? It definitely works for me from Android mobile. Just checked. Might have to do with the browser.
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    Giveaway competition 2020

    Hey mate, great to see you.I'm out of competition because of import restrictions, but happy to start this off! Love this Trichocereus validus.
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    Lost the label

    Hey mate, yeah, the possibilities are endless. It definitely has a Super Pedro look to it, so that one were my very first choice if I'd have to pick one.
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    A quick introduction

    Hey mate, welcome aboard.
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    Cacti Root Systems

    Hey mate, are these different types of seedlings or species or the same? Different species have different growth rates, both in regards to the body and the roots. Then, the soil definitely looks different in structure, which could make a big difference too. Even if it's the same ingredients, their structure might be different or there might be additional add-ons in one soil that aren't visible, e.g. clay dust is often added to improve the root formation. Also, soil pH might be different, which could make rooting easier or more difficult. Position in the greenhouse/garden/environment might play a part too. A spot that's in full sun means less soil humidity and one that's more in the shade would provide more humidity in the soil. Both have effect on the roots. And yeah, nutrient availability or fertilizer composition might be different. For example, I use extracts and fertilizers containing silica because it improves the root formation dramatically. Lots of ways to look into this and hard to tell what the culprit was. Bye Eg
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    Just showing off my T. bridgesii

    Lovely plant, mate!