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Hi guys, I've finally joined these forums after lurking around unregistered for a long time. Hopefully I have some valuable insight to share somewhere along the way. 

 

Anyway... I've just returned to my cacti after a year away. A friend has been looking after them for me and two seem to have become very sickly... I haven't had anything like this happen to my cacti before and apart from the obvious sunburn and etoliation I'm a bit unsure as to what's going on and the best route of action to take.

 

Hoping you guys can shed some light for me.

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They look a bit nitrogen deficient. I'd repot in some fresh media, give them a feed but apart from that they're not too bad. I've seen far worse.

The scarring is nothing to be too concerned about, it's just scars.

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What does the other scarring appear to be from? Might there be any form of pest control I need to undertake? I can't spot any critters crawling around on them

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Not sure, it doesn't look like scale, mealies or mite damage. It could just be old slug damage...

I'd just repot and keep an eye on the new growth. If it looks clear then all good.

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I agree with Glaukus. The scarring in the first 5 pics is nothing to worry about.  Damage could have been from any number of things, and may be from several different things (slug or grasshopper damage, mild bout of weeping rot, frost or sunburn...), but are healed up now and no longer a problem other than not looking real pretty. The damage in the last three pics could have been from spider mites, but again does not appear to be an active problem.

 

Oh, and welcome to the group!

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