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Online nurseries by molliii123 in cactus

[–]Hardcorish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You're right that's a legitimate concern to have, but you'll quickly find out if the seller doesn't ship in a secure manner via the feedback they receive specifically under the shipping subcategory in their feedback profile

It helps to deal with a seller that has thousands of feedback as those are the ones who tend to know how each plant you purchase should be packaged and shipped.

Online nurseries by molliii123 in cactus

[–]Hardcorish 4 points5 points  (0 children)

ebay's cacti and succulent section has anything you want and anything you haven't even thought of yet. It's my go-to source for both common and rare hard-to-finds.

id for the cactus please ? by eschmez in cactus

[–]Hardcorish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can you describe why you think she's in bad condition? It's hard to tell from one photo alone, but from here she looks fine to me. C. peruvianus can handle a lot of light but if you move her into more sun you need to do it over the course of a week or two or you run the risk of sunburn. I'd suggest introducing her to brighter light one hour the first day, 1 1/2 hours the next etc until she's acclimated. I have mine outside in full Texas sun and she does great. They can handle low light but prefer full sun, so choose the best spot according to your situation.

As far as soil goes, it's no different than the majority of cacti. They want to be put into a medium that doesn't hold water so make sure whatever you've got her potted in, it needs to have some perlite or other component that allows water to flow freely through. I always mix 50% perlite with the other components I use for soil makeup.

That should get you started on better care. Just improving soil and light alone will make this species thrive. Let me know if you have any other q's, I'd love to help if I know the answer.

Edit: sorry no magic in this one. It's just for looks only.

Peyote looks like it's going to flower! by liquidco2 in cactus

[–]Hardcorish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's good to hear, you're doing everything right as far as soil mix goes then. To avoid the floating perlite I tend to top dress mine with some small rocks but you obviously won't have this problem with other materials so in your case the top dressing would just serve mainly as a decorative/ornamental.

pretty cool find at home depot today (austrocephalocereus dybowskii) by BubsyJenkins in cactus

[–]Hardcorish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a fantastic find! My local HD is barren of any interesting species. In fact I'm jealous of those who seem to find the san pedro and monstrose san pedros at these stores because I'm always in need of larger graft stock and/or some unique monstrose pedros.

Peyote looks like it's going to flower! by liquidco2 in cactus

[–]Hardcorish 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Williamsii are self-fertile but the others (Diffusa, Fricii) need a little help to obtain fruit/seeds.

Peyote looks like it's going to flower! by liquidco2 in cactus

[–]Hardcorish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you do get around to repotting into a taller planter, you might consider adding in 50% perlite to your growing medium. That soil looks like it would retain water too easily and they prefer a faster-draining mix. I add in perlite at 50% to all my soil mixes for lophs. Even with infrequent watering, if the water sticks around too long in the soil it can rot them at any stage of their life cycle. I can't tell you how disappointed I was when I first started growing them and ended up losing one of my older specimens due to root rot from soggy soil. Good luck to you, yours looks extremely healthy.

Black spots appearing on cactus- can anyone tell what's wrong? by SmokedGarlicParadise in cactus

[–]Hardcorish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I disagree with cactusjack, I've seen this weeping black sap looking stuff ooze out of many trichocereus in people's collections but the cause seems to elude everyone. It isn't rot so don't panic. I wish I had better advice for you but the only thing I can say is your trich will be fine, albeit a bit blemished looking.

If you google pictures of trichocereus black spots you'll see many people have this issue and you can put to rest the idea that it's rotting or dying.

Can the flowers suddenly stop blooming? More context and pics in comment by skyegoneme in cactus

[–]Hardcorish 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Flowers can abort at any stage due to lack of sufficient light or other factors, so it's entirely possible it either aborted or you missed it opening fully. A lot of flowers will open several times before withering though.

id for the cactus please ? by eschmez in cactus

[–]Hardcorish 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That is the monstrose version of Cereus peruvianus

Where peyote comes from by johnknoefler in cactus

[–]Hardcorish 11 points12 points  (0 children)

They do just fine on their own. The reason 90% of them are grafted is because it speeds up the growth rate by quite a lot. I have 5 that are grafted and 3 on their own roots and the difference in growth rates are very noticeable.

This was my Goodbye Heroin poem I wrote one year ago when I was in rehab.. by Slythian in opiates

[–]Hardcorish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

/u/poem_for_your_sprog is a well known account on this site that always comes up with these amazing poems about whatever subject the thread is talking about. Click the username and you'll see their poems, some are really good and the majority of them get massive upvotes and/or reddit gold.

What you know about those sour sloths? And these are the weirdest percs I've ever seen. by o-p-yum in opiates

[–]Hardcorish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The trolli octopus used to be my fav, but these are so much better. They only sell them at one or two stores in my area so I snatch them all up when I see them lol.

No matter how much oxy I do. I can't get euphoria- only sleepy nods. by rachelmadcow1 in opiates

[–]Hardcorish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah this happens to everyone whose tolerance to other opiates gets out of control. I stopped getting any euphoria from oxy after using H for so long. Now I experience exactly what you do: I can take enough to go to sleep but there's no euphoria or any other benefit. Oxy would take away withdrawals for me but that's all it is capable of.

!!! Approaching 72 hours !!! (If you want to quit, you can. That’s the ONLY way) by CaptainMBox in opiates

[–]Hardcorish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Some people are jealous when others are capable of recovery. GL to you Cap. We don't want to ever see you here again (I mean that in the best way possible lol)

Did someone say Peyote? by prier in cactus

[–]Hardcorish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

About as difficult as going on eBay and typing in the word "caespitosa" in the search bar.

Clonidine for sweats by Bbbybbb in Methadone

[–]Hardcorish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We are identical, at least in terms of dose and length of time on it. I'm actually at 85mg but 1mg, who's counting. I want an answer for this problem too but everyone at work notices I'm the only one who looks like they walked out of a swimming pool every year when it starts warming up.

Can I cross one ferocactus with another type? Example: pollinate f. glaucescens with f. pottsii pollen? by Hardcorish in cactus

[–]Hardcorish[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks, yeah they aren't blooming on the same days so I'll have to save the pollen and wait. I've got a unique mutant pottsii, that has spines and fur in between each of its ribs and I want to try and get those traits on a glaucescens. Ty for the advice.

Putting the evidence in the guy's way that you're arresting for possession wcgw. by POSITIVEVIBESONLY1 in Whatcouldgowrong

[–]Hardcorish 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I saw this gif over a year ago and all this time, I also assumed it was a sheet of acid. It never occurred to me that it was a note from robbing a bank. Although, it also didn't make complete sense to me why he'd just have a sheet of acid out in the open without it being protected somehow either. I'm glad I can put this mystery to rest finally.

ARGGGHHHH BITCOIN!!! by [deleted] in opiates

[–]Hardcorish 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Psychs definitely can aid you in quitting, but I find they don't really do it all on their own. You also have to put in some work to stay away from getting high.

What works for a lot of people is finding a hobby you can devote most or all of your free time to instead of chasing down your dboy. The biggest issue a lot of others face is once they're sober, they get bored and go back to wanting to get high. Just do your best to fill that empty time with something else you can enjoy. For me it was getting into cacti growing. I have spent all my extra money and time on raising babies from seed and it's kept me out of trouble. I hope you're able to pull yourself out no matter how you end up doing it.

ARGGGHHHH BITCOIN!!! by [deleted] in opiates

[–]Hardcorish 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The crackdown isn't really affecting mail stateside, it's mostly customs looking for fent coming in from China that is taking all the heat at the moment. Ordering domestic is about as safe as it's always been, at least with regard to powders and pills.

GABEN PLEASE. I've spent nearly 40,000 shards trying to get the last common relic on Lina and SF. Let me buy for 5,000 shards or something. by Vitamin_Plus_C in DotA2

[–]Hardcorish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What we've seen so far in this thread seems to indicate I was the victim of bad RNG while you were lucky with it. There are others in this very same thread that needed one last relic to finish and couldn't get it until spending well over 20-30k more shards.

At this point I tend to believe there are no escalating odds and it just boils down to luck (or bad luck). Usually when Valve implements escalating odds into their reward mechanisms, they announce it as such but this time around there wasn't any indication or announcement that odds escalated the more relics you buy. I guess we'll not know for sure until more data comes in or Valve themselves make an announcement about it.