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  1. woopwoop

    Whats wrong with this Loph?

    good idea. I think after the tomato dust has been removed, then regular applications of the systemic fungicide and potassium bicarbonate is all that can be done. Hopefuly it doesn't spread to the others. They have all been in close quarters for I assume a few years. These 2 here were from the same area, but had been moved away from the rest of the family 3-4 months ago. They have been repotted recently (they also got 2 rounds of 5-7 days of tomato dust prior to repotting, due to some critters, and they had their roots soaked in hydrogen peroxide). So far they have not showed any signs of anything wrong. (they aren't that green, its just the lighting. but that also haven't had much sunlight due to the weather). So hopefully at the very least, the other ones in the sepearte pots do not succumb
  2. woopwoop

    Whats wrong with this Loph?

    good advice guys. So right now they have tomato dust on them (This has been done with other lophs, that had mites, and didn't damage them), which will be left for a few days. after that, they will be sprayed with the Yates fungus gun (claims to be systemic, contains the Myclobutanil), after 7 days of that, then it will be repotted in mineral mix that has 1% neem meal. Then a paint brush application of the sodium bicarbonate. After a few weeks (once it has had a good water in spring) then will apply the Trichoderma spray every month or so. every 3 months or so will apply Myclobutanil. And hope for the best.
  3. woopwoop

    Whats wrong with this Loph?

    thanks for the good advice. do you think the healthy one next to it will be alright (obviously going to separate them). What about the other potted lophs that have been kept side by side (they look pretty healthy. here is a pic of one of the others that has been kept with it (yes the soil is really bad, i'll be helping him with the soil. I think the best soil is gritmix from dr greenthumbs) also, I believe the larger pot isn't doing any favours since it would take ages to dry out
  4. woopwoop

    Whats wrong with this Loph?

    I'll admit I sorta got lost on the last half of your reply. But yes, all the pots were simply on the ground, so they would def have been easy targets for snails (or anything realy), so that could have played a part. I advised him on some better care for such plants, but will also be more hands on with helping him out (but still trying to think of the best way to help this particular plant, and don't want it to spread to the others)
  5. woopwoop

    Whats wrong with this Loph?

    There is no tomato dust in the pics, that is purely the plant. I don't know how the gash got there, I only saw this plant yesterday for the first time, its not mine. the guy just had this and about 5 other smaller pots with single lophs in them, and a bigger pot with a 20yearold mother. This is the only one that had anything like this on it (as you can see, even the other plant right next to it seems to be fine). The good things about most of the products I am suggesting, is they basically work both ways (on fungus and pests). I did notice some small crawlers around the rim of the pot, I don't know if they are spider mites or not (it was hard to see them, and mites come in various shapes and sizes). At first I def thought it was spider mites, but then sorta figured its more of a fungal thing (which the mites wouldn't help). Yes, unfortunately there is little products specifically for cacti saving, so its a matter of trying it out (and seeing if someone else has used). As for the systemic, there is a product called Yates Fungus Gun which claims to be systemic (it has the myclobutanil). Can only give it a whirl. do you know of any other systemics that could work? plan on putting 1% neem meal in the new potting mix since neem has some anti-pest/fung properties (but also don't want too much since its got lots of Nitrogen) can't hurt it.
  6. woopwoop

    Whats wrong with this Loph?

    that's interesting! So you apply it to the actual plant? Do you use a mostly mineral mix for your lophs (especially if your in a tropical location)? if so, do you still use Trichoderma in the soil of it as well?
  7. woopwoop

    Whats wrong with this Loph?

    The best game plan so for I believe: Cover in a small mountain of tomato dust (copper, sulfur, spinasad). Leave to work for 7 days. Then remove most of it and, and apply a liquid mixture of the following recipe: 2in1 Mancozeb and Sulfur product wettable copper product potassium bicarbonate product mixed with water made from tobacco and garlic This will be applied with a paint brush or possibly sprayed (don't want to get the soil to wet since it will be repotted shortly). Leave this for another 7 days. Then unpot it, wash in water to get the chems off. Then submerged and washed in Isopropyl alcohol (not sure on %). Then rinsed. Then the roots get a 15min 1% hydrogen peroxide soak, while also dabbing the peroxide onto the hardened bits of the top. Then rinsed once more and left to dry for 1 week with a fan blowing on it constantly. Repotted in mineral mix with 1% Neem Meal mixed in. Hopefully that will fix the fucker up. Then periodic sprays with tobacco and garlic water and possibly using the potassium bicarbonate. There is also a spray product from yates that contains myclobutanil which they say is a systemic and works from the inside out after it is absorbed by the plant. if that wouldn't work, then nothing will Wonder what the effects would be of making some slits into the affected area and putting tomato dust into the wounds?? (if it would cause it to act on the deeper fungus) How contagious do you think this is? Probably not a good move to use a paint brush to clean the dirt off of it, and then use the same paint brush on other lophs huh lol
  8. woopwoop

    Whats wrong with this Loph?

    I am thinking of a superior pesticide and fungicide recipe, check this out: wettable Sulphur, Wettable copper, and Eco-Fungicide (potassium bicarb). Mix that with the water that is made from tobacco and garlic*. spray or paint onto the plant. yates tomato dust (Sulphur, copper, spinosad) is good, but I hate the application because it is such a fine dust it floats everywhere (not good for your lungs) *still looking for recipes on how to make the tobacco pesticide water also, during the repotting process, wherin a 15min 1% hydrogen peroxide root soak is performed, a dipping of q-tip on the hydrogen and dabbing on the really gnarly bits would probably be advantageous (before being completely rinsed afterwards and set to dry for a week before potting). don't apply the peroxide to the green bits due to interfering with the cacti's natural waxy layer
  9. What do you guys, think this is? Do you think its spider mites? What would you do to correct the issue? Some possible things could be Dusting with Tomatoe dust (sulfur, copper, spinosad) for 7 days, then removing most of the dust, then applying in another week for another 7 days. then unpotting it and washing it well with either water only or I have read people soaking the whole plant in iso alcohol!!, then giving the roots a peroxide soak, then another rinse and dry for a week and repotting. also interested in something I read about using regular tobacco powder in water making an effective pesticide (not sure it that is dangerous to the plant, as is the case for neem oil which I have only read mixed results about in regards to cacti... but i'm pretty sure that is due to the oil which cacti don't seem to respond well to. tobacco and water might work well tho) Any alternative opinions?
  10. If you live in South Aus and you have any lophs you would like to sell or trade for, please PM me and we can talk more. cheers.
  11. woopwoop

    lophs in SA?

    Hi, if anybody in South Aus has any lophs they would be willing to let go, please PM me so we can discuss.
  12. woopwoop

    Have you ever lost Prints in the mail? (Aus only)

    I wonder what auspost would think when they eventually open them up and find a spore print lmao
  13. Just wondering if you ever had Prints that were sent from interstate that never arrived? Would you consider 10-14 days for a interstate letter too late and a lost cause?
  14. woopwoop

    More prints for microscopy

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