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    B5HO QFCcAAqsbr

    Are you sure? https://pansyassceramics.bigcartel.com/product/fuck-bud-vase
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    TBM Flowering

    Sexy, melty MAGIC!
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    eBay/Gumtree finds

    Anyone in Arizona interested? https://westslope.craigslist.org/grd/d/totem-pole-thornless-cactus/6529572370.html
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    Cactus Arizona Nursery Upgrade!

    Nice looking collection and setup! I am curious about the long-term durability of the fabric bags, especially UV degradation. I'm interested in them just for the weight and space factors (most of my collection is on shelves in my greenhouse so that I can overwinter other plants under the shelves), with drainage benefits being a bonus. Anyone out there have any longer-term experience using these? Any ideas on what brands are better, or what to look for?
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    eBay/Gumtree finds

    Look at these beauts https://www.ebay.com/itm/trichocereus-bridgesii-variegated-monster-crested-grafted-12cm-no-ariocarpus/232639319646?hash=item362a624e5e:g:udMAAOSwqaJaZfDL https://www.ebay.com/itm/extra-rare-Trichocereus-MONSTRUOSUS-chimera-from-Thailand-No-variegated-Z85/192435220334?hash=item2cce086f6e:g:i6UAAOSwlxRaZj-N
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    My Trichocereus collection

    Love these! Are all three of them the same clone, or did they come from different mothers?
  7. Expand! More land, more greenhouses, more time, more help... and acquire every single piece of grafting stock possible!
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    Share your cactus thrips experience

    Potentially. Similar looking damage as spider mites cause. They seem to love the new tip growth. At least that is what i have experienced in my GH.
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    Young colorful Trichocereus grafts

    OK, that's what I thought you meant. Whats going on with whitegold and pinkgold?
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    Young colorful Trichocereus grafts

    As in there was green with the pink/orange, which is now gone?
  11. Looks a little thin to be a tersch to me, and spination doesn't look quite right. Maybe a cross? Don't take my word though, can't say I'm a terscheckii expert. Beautiful specimen either way.
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    Rooting bridgesii

    Depends upon who you ask, but from what I have seen there has been movement towards referring to the variations as long/short rather than A/B. This is partly due to the fact that there are probably more than two clone lines currently in existence. I recall someone around here getting a "TBM" from seed, and it is likely that other growers have done so as well but simply attributed them to an existing "clone" rather than calling them out as a new specimen. T. bridgesii seems to be pretty prone to various levels of freakishness (various true monstrose types, variegation, crestation, semi-monstrosity/melted wax and numerous combinations of these). For more info than you probably want check out this thread: http://www.shaman-australis.com/forum/index.php?/topic/41050-monster-and-semi-monster-bridgesii-s-general-phenotype-discussion/
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    Show off your freaks

    Interesting you mention this. There was just a story on the radio the other day about the virtual non-existance (relative to the US anyway) of German comedy, both in terms of TV sitcoms and stand up. I was only half listening, but I believe they attributed this partially to the German work ethic (basically if you are being funny then you are not working hard enough), and to the Nazis control of the country during WWII (something along the lines of it being too dangerous to make jokes about the Nazis, and folks not wanting to do comedy in support them - again only half listening). Anyway, sorry to derail... back to on topic posting...
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    Will Trichos Grow Here?

    Man Skellum, I feel really bad for you. That looks like an absolutely terrible place to live. In all seriousness though, your collection looks great. I hope you never have to move though. Moving after contracting the trichovirus is a huge pain in the ass.
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    The colored San Pedro Flower Project

    Wow Z! Thanks for sharing this! I saw where some of these we added to your website, but I appreciate hearing more about how you developed them. I am stunned by the color variation all coming from that cherry red grandi!
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    Recommend me a cactus please

    A T. grandiflorus may fit your requirements. I believe mine is a hybrid (unknown cross). I picked it up at the big box hardware store for a decent price, I didn't really need another cactus but it had developing flower buds so I couldn't resist. The attached pic is from last May, and it is developing buds again right now. It does not perfectly fulfill your requirements, but it the best that comes to mind. Full disclosure, I have only had it for about a year, it appears to only flower once a year, and I keep it in my green house so even in winter it is getting more light than an indoor window would provide. Also, if lighting is poor and they are not dormant they will etiolate pretty badly (I've seen this in friends cacti).
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    Wait a minute, I didn't agree to this...

    Yes, and I'm sure the card readers/key pads/touch screens are soooo much cleaner than the ATM. Never mind the endless public objects constantly being touched by different people...
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    eBay/Gumtree finds

    Link says it is cereus repandus monstrose . Pretty cool looking, and love the flower color. Price is crazy though.
  19. Crazy envious of what you have going on there godless. I'd do the same with my property if everything would survive the winters here. What are your plans for grass management?
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    What would you do?

    Seems like you should be able to divert it. I'd measure the gap between it and that wall, then wedge in a piece of lumber slightly larger than the gap (not sure how much longer, maybe test how far you can push it without too much resistance). Then after giving the cactus time to adjust, wedge in a slightly larger piece of lumber (again I don't know increments of time or length, I'd just be careful not to do too much too fast). Once the tip is clear of the roof you should be good to go.
  21. Woke up to -6o F temps outside. Checked remote thermometer to see how warm the greenhouse managed to stay, only to find that the remote sensor was not communicating with the indoor unit. Fearing the worst since similar temps were too much for the heaters to keep up with last winter (which resulted in some damage and losses), I was very happy to discover that the greenhouse was about 40o F. Temps may have dipped a bit lower inside, but still should have stayed well above freezing. I'm really happy that efforts to better seal and insulate the GH were successful! Now, since photos are always more interesting here are some of the GH back in October after it was moved, sunk in the ground, filled with gravel and repopulated.
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    My Stone Cacti Garden

    Sweet set up! Looking forward to watching this grow (hopefully you will keep us updated ;) ). Certainly stokes my flames of jealousy over you folks able to plant out in the ground!
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    Bug damage/ corking on Trichocereus

    Glancing at the photos before reading your text my thought was thrips and/or spider mites. So yes, it does look like it could be trip damage . It also looks like the twine may be causing problems. Either it was the source of the pests or it is serving as a hiding area for them. It is also possible that the twine was treated/contaminated with something that the cacti don't like.
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    Planning an outdoor cactus garden

    I'm not sure whats available in your part of the world, or what you are willing to try, but here is some info I found: https://www.organiclesson.com/best-ways-of-getting-rid-of-grasshoppers-in-the-garden/ https://www.planetnatural.com/pest-problem-solver/lawn-pests/grasshopper-control/