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I've always watered everything I've potted up the second I was done.  I think I picked up the habit from watching Burke's backyard as a kid.  Oh well, guess that's just another long line of habits my cacti are forcing me to break.  Thanks for the advice guys :)

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Today has been a good day.  I scored a J2 x Psycho0 from @MountainGoat and some pupping cream and seeds from Makka Pakka's Night Garden.

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It's also been a shit day.  I hurt myself applying pupping cream to the vast majority of my cacti and then some filthy fucker attacked my cacti again.  This time it happened to my beloved Crazy Spine :(

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Oh well, the other cacti pulled through no problems and the pupping cream will bring about a massive replication of my garden in the near future so if those psychonaut cunts want to have a nibble and trip balls for the rest of the day they can have their nibble.

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HEEEEEEEELP!!!!!!

 

WTF IS this shit? It started over a period of like 6 hours and has spread to other pots as well

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The layer I was meant to be able to peel back laughed at my attempt to reveal what was underneath so I gave it two caps to about 750mL to hit everything hard.  I sprayed all my cacti so wish me luck.

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I'll update again in the morning...

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Some kind of slime mold I reckon. Prolly not too much to worry about, but I reckon it might happily eat cacti spines. Definitely hit it with some kinda fungicide :) Copper should be fine. If that doesn't work try sulphur.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love that old Portisehead song :)

 

 

 

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I hit it hard but then it rained heavily last night which wasn't great.  I'll hit the garden again today after it dries up but I think I hurt it all the same :)

 

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It's Myxomycetes, a massive colony of individual unicellular organisms functioning as a single organism and exhibiting incredible emergent properties. They are commonly called plasmodial slime molds.They are truly a fascinating group, unrelated to all other extant fungal species. Do an image search on them and be blown away.

 

There was no need to apply chemical fungicides here. The slime mold has been in your soil for a long time, but only when these cells congregate did they become visible. You should try to identify whether something is truly a pest or not before applying chemicals in my opinion.

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15 minutes ago, Freakosystem said:

It's Myxomycetes, a massive colony of individual unicellular orgsnisms functioning as a single organism and exhibiting incredible emergent properties. They are commonly called plasmodial slime molds.They are truly a fascinating group, unrelated to all other extant fungal species. Do an image search on them and be blown away.

 

There was no need to apply chemicsl fungicides here. The slime mold has been in your soil for a long time, but only when these cells congregate did they become visible. You should try to identify whether something is truly a pest or not before applying chemicals in my opinion.

You're right, I shouldn't panic and go full nuclear option at the first sign of something I don't understand.  Still though it was climbing my cactus and needed to be told to fuck off.

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