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UPDATE:

All Sorted Thanks. I purchased a small cacti and succulent nursery today off an old collector/market seller. 3 generations of collecting, 100+ years of records and all the photo albums and newspaper clippings to go with it. I cant wait to upload some pictures to show off some more of this broad collection of cacti once the move to the farm is complete. I hope I can build on and keep this collection going in my family for another 100 years.

I went there to buy these...

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... and ended up buying the lot. Photos below are from the first of six hot houses!

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Thanks to those who responded to this ad and who I've bought some nice lophs of this week. Cheers.

Im new to this. I have been growing these cactus since I was given one for my 13th birthday. I had no idea what they were until a little over a month ago when a friend pointed out that Jim Morrisson from the Doors had a great time with them and told me what they all are.

I have been collecting them from markets for years off people like me who didnt know what they were.

I am now in the process of relocating all my lophs to some acreage with a view to mass propagate to help build numbers for other collectors like myself.

I only recently dicovered there is a active community of loph lovers like me and since they steered me to this site I have purchased a nice couple of clumps from SAB to add to my collection. I am wanting to see what other fine specimens are out there for sale for me to buy.

I am looking to buy:

1st priority - Seed grown only. Any big LW clumps or individual with a 60+mm largest head and good seed producer. I am not expecting or asking for "cheap" and they dont have to be perfect in appearance. Sorted - but always interested in more.

2nd priority - Seed grown only. Medium clumps or individual with 40-60mm largest head. Preapared to buy bulk. Again I dont expect cheap but I do expect realistic. Sorted thanks. Always interested though.

3rd - any LW or LW vars, any size, graft or seed at the right price. Also prepared to buy bulk.

I'm also interested in buyin companion plants as I have had them partly shaded under cloth. Sorted thanks.

Cash, bank deposit or paypal. Motivated buyer :-D

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My tip, many sellers here want something to go to a good home, esp old lophs. Show us some pics of your collection

Also for those of us not selling. Well we would like to see what your packing ;)

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Lol no worries. I will take some happy snaps out at the farm on the weekend and upload some. I have some emailed pictures of my newest purchases if they help. Maybe the previous owner will introduce themselves.

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*bump*

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Have u seen the ones available on the Sab store?

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Yes. They kindly put me on to the two little ones above. I've exchanged many emails with them over the last week and am finalizing a few more purchases by Monday. Great service from SAB, very helpful. Cheers.

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Caespitosa ?

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Lots if I can ;-)

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No I mean are they caespitosa ^

I understand mate I've been on the same mission with arios the last 6 months, so much so I've imposed a ban on myself buying any more plants for the next 6 months, I think I've spent at least 2k on them. At least they are a gift to yourself that will last a lifetime. I get sooooooo much pleasure just staring at and touching my arios, it's my daily meditation and connects me to that something much deeper than my everyday wage slavery.

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I'm hearing you. Up until a few weeks ago I only knew them as tennis balls. I've been on a steep learning curve since I learnt not only what the monetary value of my collection is worth but also the amazing stories and history behind them. It has consumed me and you may think I'm a dickhead but I want to breed them up and get them out there lol I've just built a massive shade area for them on the farm and have been buying heaps of extra seed and different species to have a real good go at upping the numbers (3k in the last 4 weeks - sorry honey). I'd love to put pictures up but given what they are I'm not sure I want to chance giving away their location. Sorry if I'm off track - beer and other joys are working a treat by this campfire :-)

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I don't know if species is the word im supposed to use but I've just been grabbing all the different ones I can.

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Haha god love you :)/> I'm getting a large seed order in the mail soon if I have any Loph vars in it u don't have I'll happily forward some to u. I think ur posts are so cute :)/> 3k? We will have to have a what do u call it where ur friends and loved ones step in and say no more?? Intervention that's it :)/> man sometimes u have to step back and go whoahhhhhh.

I'm much more

Selfish in my plight then you though, my arios are all mine!!! Mine I tells you! Yes I am

Mentally ill.

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Incognito - I'll be winding up purchases for a little while after I sort whatever goodies SAB helps me with. I'm working on the missus to let me spend another 2500 this Monday and that will do (till I spot something next week lol). There are so many pretties out there the likes I don't have and I want them all. I can't take my money with me so why not put it toward a whole lot of happiness. All the best. Ixx

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Some more like these would be nice:

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to give you an idea of what im after.

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My hot Prediction is you will be single soon. :0 that's a lot of coin spent on cacti!!

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