bigphil1984

My first cactus

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Congrats! (~8
Thanks mate. Would you take the lid off now? The humidity in my grow tent is at 70 at the minute.

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Well, honestly BigPhil, I've been germinating cactus seeds for 40 years, and humidity is somewhere between unhelpful and harmful. All you need is sufficient moisture and heat in the growing medium itself.

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Nice one Phil, do you know what it is?

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Well done Phil  humidity is prime cause of damping off/rot so be carefull.

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Well done Phil  humidity is prime cause of damping off/rot so be carefull.
Thanks tatters, I've took lids off and let them get air, because algae likes to grow fast!

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On 10/9/2017 at 10:18 PM, bigphil1984 said:

Yeah gaz mate, it's opuntia engelmannii.

watch out for glochids when it grows up!

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Congrats man! :woot:

Prickly pear's used to be one of my fav's when growing up, buy a bucket full on the way home from school and they would not survive the trip before being all eaten up :biggrin:

I see unfortunately this one is an invasive here, explains why it was EVERYWHERE :shock:

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Congrats man! :woot:
Prickly pear's used to be one of my fav's when growing up, buy a bucket full on the way home from school and they would not survive the trip before being all eaten up 
I see unfortunately this one is an invasive here, explains why it was EVERYWHERE :shock:
Thanks JuanP, can see two more coming up today

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