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Evil Genius

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  1. Evil Genius

    scale infestation or something else?

    This is a mix of extreme scarring after scale and neglect + secondary fungal infections. Scale insects are constantly opening entry doors for pathogens and there's plenty of fungal spots and scars that are a direct result of the scale infestation on the plants. Imo you should probably improve the conditions before you do anything else. More sun, quality fertilizer, mineral soil, regular weeding etc. These kinds of problems are directly connected to poor environmental conditions. Scale is a problem, but healthy plants should be able to suppress them.
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    Help identifying cactus variety.

    Hi mate, it's a Trichocereus peruvianus.
  3. Hi mate, yeah looks nice. There are Scops that look like this. Where is it from?
  4. Evil Genius

    Bridge cactus disease! Help D:

    I have NEVER seen this, and I've seen a lot. I suspect it's from some kind of bug. Can you post some more pics?
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    Spontaneous variegation?

    Hi mate, this is almost certainly nutrient related or sun-related. Imo it's because the plant was cut and doesn't have roots yet. The alternative is that it was kept in a too dark place for a while. Sudden onset of variegation is definitely possible, but this is probably not one. Bye Patrick
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    spider mites

    Spidermites are hard to treat and you need an Acaricide to kill them for good. Make a quick Google to find a few pesticides. Personally I spray my plants with 70% alcohol and it usually reduces problems to a minimum. It doesn't kill them entirely, but it reduces their populations dramatically. Can cause burns though, so never do it in full sun.
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    Hard to identify. Could be something like Trichocereus pallaralensis and Chavin de Huantar. Very spiny Peruvanoids that almost look like Trichocereus bridgesii. Definitely not Trichocereus cuzcoensis because the spines are so different.
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    Is this diseased?

    It's really borderline. Personally, I think it'll probably progress in the lowest part because you can already see various infected spots. Cutting brings other risks though because it opens wounds for the pathogens. I would probably cut, but it's a thin thin line.
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    Hi mate, same to you and all the rest of the SAB crew. It really was a crazy year, so let's hope it gets better. Bye Eg
  10. Evil Genius

    What's wrong with my cactus?

    Imo this is a fungal infection that has partially healed, but the problem is that you have no idea what's going on below the skin. Cutting is probably best.
  11. Evil Genius

    Merry Christmas Futhermukkas! 2020 special!

    Yes, merry Christmas from me too. Hope you guys have a great time with your loved ones.
  12. Evil Genius

    Validus "Anak" × Open

    I've sown this cross too. It's one of the crosses I am most thrilled about.
  13. Evil Genius

    Grafts from the same bag of mixed seed

    All three probably have a Terscheckii like Trichocereus as one parent. Can definitely see similarities to something like Trichocereus validus in 1 and 3. Number 2 could be something like Trichocereus atacamensis, Trichocereus pasacana etc. When breeders put all fruits and seeds from one plant into the same bag, this can be the outcome. Definitely interesting though.
  14. Hi guys, here's some photos of a plant that was described as Trichocereus fabrisii. It is a slightly more columnar version of Trichocereus schickendantzii.
  15. Evil Genius

    Mushroom in my cactus seedlings

    Hey mate, I wouldn't worry too much about mushrooms. Just remove the fruiting body aka the actual mushroom and leave it at that. Mushrooms and mycelium are everywhere in nature and they usually dont kill cacti directly unless they produce toxins. If you mean something like cobweb then the approach would be to remove the starting point and dry it out. But again, only in case of having a spiderweb like mycelium growing all over the container and the seeds.