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Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by strongylodon, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      My cactus knowledge is to say the least poor, thanks for the correct IDs Pete.
      I was just going to snip the very ends of three spines off, maybe a mm or two.
      I will split them probably next year.
       
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        I once had a cat who would snap the ends off the spines of my Ferocactus. In the end I put it out of her reach incase they damaged here eyes.

        Your Rebutia could possibly be R. heliosa 'sunrise' . I used to have one, they flower easily and are very pretty.
         
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          I have recently seen a video of a Big Horn Sheep in the US head butting a ferocactus, smashing it in half, eating the succulent insides and then spitting out the spines, must have a tongue made of leather!!!:smile:
           
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            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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            I saw a video of two big horn sheep having a bit of a fight.
            I dont know what the horns or skull is made of but you wouldn't want to get in the way of one of them.:yikes:
             
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