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Contest 58 : Discussion and related Pictures

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Postby Ralf » Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:23 pm

Great images folks. The habitat images of Jordi and Buck are awesome! :thumbup:

Mammillaria sanchez-mejoradae
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Postby Jens » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:45 pm

Great habitate photos Jordi and Buck! I always enjoy looking at these very much. Thanks for sharing.

Hey Ian, which ones are sand grains and which the plants leaves? 8)
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Postby peterb » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:21 pm

wow, all these photos are great.

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Postby *Barracuda_52* » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:27 pm

Tony wrote:
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OOOOOOOOOOO i really like this one.. =P~ =P~ :love7:

FANTASTIC pics everyone!!!!! :D
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Postby frangipani » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:34 am

Everyone's posted such great photos so far, it's going to be so hard to vote!
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Postby SnowFella » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:06 am

CoronaCactus wrote:@Snowfella
Looks like you have a Cumulopuntia pentlandi var. rossiana.
Nice clump too!


Funny how some stuff I can find easy down here is classed as rare in the "guide", this was a pickup from a bigbox store and I'm sure I can get plenty more of em from the nursery it came from.

Sure it's Cumulopuntia pentlandi var. rossiana though? Looks more like Cumulopuntia corotilla according to the photo's on the "guide" and other sites.

Just not sure what I should do with this one, can see it ending up a handfull to repot as it grows so I'm thinking about trying to find a larger shallow bowl for to grow into. Anyone want whatever bits that fall off when I transplant it? :lol:
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Postby peterb » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:09 pm

The availability of plants in the trade fluctuates unexpectedly sometimes. A spate of Mammillaria mazatlanensis from Home Depot, for example, or the sudden availability of some strange columnars or Melocactus, etc.

I am surprised any opuntioids at all are available aywhere in Australia!

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Postby SnowFella » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:48 am

Same here mate, although it is hard to find the larger growing Opuntia's through nurseries. You can generally just find O. microdasys, O. ruffida, A. subulata and some funky monstrose thing but others can be found with alittle diggin. I bought a pad of what came as labeled as O. cacanapa through ebay some months ago that right now is kicking up a second pad, also got a freebie pad of something unknown with it that also is rooted and growing.

Found a good site the other day that list some of the naturaised and weed classed cactii that grow wild down here.
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-b ... =Cactaceae
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Postby cooky173 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:13 am

peterb, there's plenty of O. Stricta to be found in Australia :p. Santa Rita, Basilaris, and a few others are also show up on ebay pretty often.

Ultimately, I think its because a determined effort to import seeds of banned species would often be sucessful. I've only had about 20% of my seed packages opened for inspection by quarantine.
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Postby Jens » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:00 pm

Hello you all,
just one more day to post on the miniatures contest...

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Postby Jens » Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:29 pm

Magnificent plant Hob. Those frailea are dwarfed by their own flowers!
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Postby daiv » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:22 am

Wow, Super entries. I'm not sure what I'll be able to come up with for this one. I'll have to look.
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Postby Jens » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:03 am

daiv wrote: I'm not sure what I'll be able to come up with for this one. I'll have to look.


Come on Daiv, give it a try.
Another way to coax into the contest would be like a giant matchstick stuck into your Echinopsis pot :wink: or a ten inch dime laying around... :shock:
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Postby hob » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:01 pm

Jens wrote:Hello you all,
just one more day to post on the miniatures contest...


Jens i think you made a mistake there :?

Deadline:
for submissions will be Thursday, September 15th at 12 o´clock midnight Central Standard Time


still a while to go yet :D
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Postby Jens » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:14 pm

You are so right Hob! :oops:
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