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My cacti stopped spiking me , I think they must really like me to go that far


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#1 ☽Ţ ҉ĥϋηϠ₡яღ☯ॐяئॐ♡Pϟiℓℴϟℴ

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 08:24 PM

ok I've definitely given every last ounce of love I have spare to my cacti... they used to prickle me really bad at first ..

but last time I repotted them , not one of them that stabbed me hurt this time... nor when i reach around them to open and close windows

....

 

Either my skin has hardened up to them, or

my nerves have fucked off south from the surface of my skin..., or

I've "sanded" down the spines ... perhaps causing them to blunten .... what with my having been stabbed so much already

or they must really love me ... I like to think it's the latter myself ... since the newest trichos fell over yesterday in the cuttings pot

and the only thing I had to catch them in a split second including a pre-emptive wince.... was my bare hand .... even that didnt hurt..

 

wtf?

perhaps my skin developed new spidey senses a bit like parking sensors detect obstacles or potential collision material?

 

Has anyone else noticed the phenomenom of previously-defensive cacti becoming more docile and gentle over time ...with regards to handling?


Edited by ☽Ţ ҉ĥϋηϠ₡яღ☯ॐяئॐ♡Pϟiℓℴϟℴ, 30 October 2014 - 08:26 PM.

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Posted Yesterday, 03:23 AM

i had a cuzcoensis rooting and I chucked it outside it fell onto my hand and my hand is still having problems. I missed a day of work and couldnt move my thumb for weeks.

Just because it didn't hurt this time doesn't mean it won't again


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Posted Yesterday, 03:43 AM

eek sorry to hear about your hand,

wishing you speedy passage thru the injury..

 

I'll be sure to vigilant /let the next one hit the deck in future


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Posted Today, 07:32 AM

I still get poked daily, but it doesn't bother me as much anymore.  Glochids in my hands used to really bother me but I don't really care now. Lol. 



#5 M S Smith

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Posted Today, 07:47 AM

Naw, at least my plants didn't get more gentle, it's just that I'm used to it, but I did just dig one out of my piggy that "had none" which was a full centimeter long.  Took over two weeks of pain to loosen up, but it's better now.  Bad cactus!

 

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Posted Today, 12:37 PM

 

but I did just dig one out of my piggy that "had none" which was a full centimeter long.

you leave the reader to determine which body part is your 'piggy' ?

 

you're not talking about your head are you?......... :P



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Posted Today, 04:34 PM

I've still got pus coming out of my foot from a big spine I trod on a few weeks ago...paying my dues.