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  1. Picked up these two little fellows at bunnings - first one labelled as "peruvian torch" - supplier is hamiltons. It doesnt look particularly like a peruvianus to me, and I mistrust their labelling a bit as I bought another one labelled the same which I am pretty sure is a terscheckii... Any guesses? I know it's hard to say based on a juvenile form... Pach? Scop? Peruvianus? Something else? From the top. Second one looks much more like a peruvianus to me, unlabelled, supplier is collectors corner (paradisia). Smurf blue colour and golden spines. Beautiful cactus whatever it is anyway. If anyone else thinks it is very likely a peruvianus, I might pick up another one. There was a bigger one, but it had a few wounds and I suspect had beginnings of rot... Peruvianus? From the top. Thanks for your opinions.
  2. No problem. I'm getting better at IDing random cacti I see around. I came across what I first thought was a big scopulicola in someone's front yard but only got a closer look and I've now called it for a stenocereus marginata, so I'll not bother knocking and asking for a cutting.
  3. Ok. Grafting stock then.
  4. Hi, I've been waiting for a cut of Eileen to take root and decided to check it today. It was pretty well calloused and I have tried to keep it dry in it's new pot, but during the last few weeks, we have had a lot of rain and inevitably it managed to get more water than I would have liked. I have taken it out of the soil to air for a while, does this dark spot look nasty to anyone else though?
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    collectors corner plants rotting

    I saw a cactus in bunnings today from CC and it was very much looking like it had rot already, but they do water the living daylights out of their cacti there...
  6. Will do EG, I'll get some close ups in the morning.
  7. If number one becomes a massive log, I'll go get another! Worth a punt for a measly $7...
  8. EG, I should have been more specific - here is a photo of the one I bought which was labelled exactly the same "peruvian torch" but I suspect is terscheckii...
  9. There were some Mrytillocactus Geometrizans and they looked nothing like either of these.
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    Sunburned seedlings?

    Good to know, thanks HelloNasty. I now have them covered in white plastic over the seed tray hood and they are under a table in my pergola, so they get light, but not direct exposure. How much and when should I start giving them a bit more sun and air?
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    Sunburned seedlings?

    Hi, have my babies had too much sunlight? They are going red... They arent getting any direct sun exposure, and it's been pretty bleak weather here for the last week anyway, but I'd like your advice please. I think theyre a bit like me, 15 minutes of sun and they go pink!
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    Sunburned seedlings?

    Thanks for the advice. I'll get them somewhere even shadier.
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    Incogs want list

    I live right near tons of obtusi, I'll try to collect some seed for you this week.
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    Germination rates?

    Hi all, pretty much my first real post here so go easy on me! I'm a cacti noob, but a pretty experienced horticulturalist in general, and I sowed a bunch of seed about 10 days ago - super pedro x psycho0, and so far, I have only seen 1 sprouter. I know it's hard to say given the variables involved, but what would you estimate would be the longest period you'd wait for seeds to germinate? I'd really hoped for better rate than 5%, the vendor I got them from seems to be pretty reputable. On the plus side, I have a few nice cuttings that are rooting, and cant wait to expand the collection! So far, I have an eileen bridgesii, a nice peruvianus, and a HB04 pedro. I also saw a few bridgesii tops poking over a fence the other day on my way to work, so I'm planning on knocking and asking for a few cuts, hope the owners are friendly! Cheers all.
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    Germination rates?

    woo, another 2 sprouts in the last 2 days, things are improving...
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    Germination rates?

    Alright then, sounds like all is not lost for this batch just yet.
  17. PM sent about Yowie, hope this is Ok being my first post and all!