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Itchy Cacti??
    #1370334 - 03/12/03 06:58 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Anybody know where to get Opuntia robusta??? Its the worlds itchiest cactus and I want a few for fun.. I think its also called prickley pear.


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Re: Itchy Cacti?? [Re: Legoulash]
    #1425001 - 04/03/03 02:15 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

prickly pear roots very easily, we have a shitload around my place. if you cut one of the pads off and just leave it where it falls, it will establish a root system fairly shortly and start to produce more pads.
we planted prickly pear around our chicken/duck coop to keep dogs and coyotes out, we just cut off a bunch of fairly small pieces from the cacti on our property and put them in some shallow dirt, now we have a really thick wall of prickly pear. most of them are pretty tall and well established.


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Re: Itchy Cacti?? [Re: AJ420]
    #1425105 - 04/03/03 02:51 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

yea fire works some of the ranchers round here burn off needles so the cows can eat it when theres a big draught and hay is expensive.


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Re: Itchy Cacti?? [Re: blaze2]
    #1425114 - 04/03/03 02:52 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

oh by store i meant grocery store they sell little sliced cacti and its called nopallitos not a growing plant as a nursery. i just realized that i didnt word that very well. peace

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Re: Itchy Cacti?? [Re: blaze2]
    #1425127 - 04/03/03 02:56 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

ever try the fruit? of the prickly pear?


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Re: Itchy Cacti?? [Re: AJ420]
    #1425159 - 04/03/03 03:04 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

yea like i said its kinda sweet but with its own flavor kinda tart. people round here make a jelly with it thats really good. and it ferments and can intoxicate cows. peace

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Re: Itchy Cacti?? [Re: blaze2]
    #1425176 - 04/03/03 03:10 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Ohhhh. i thought you were talking about the pads of the cacti. we have Collared Peccary (Javelina) here, i dont know if you know about them, they'd wild pics who like to eat prickly pear and various other cacti, they also like to knock over my trashcans and eat the contents.


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Re: Itchy Cacti?? [Re: AJ420]
    #1425374 - 04/03/03 05:17 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

yea javelinas are nasty animals. they are just big rodents really. and because of that hunters round these parts hate wasting ammo thinking they shot a hog, when its just a javelina. where do you live by the way? texas?


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Re: Itchy Cacti?? [Re: blaze2]
    #1425749 - 04/03/03 11:41 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I'm actually in southern Az.
Yeah, I wouldn't waste my ammo on those bastards either. I did, however, have to take one out once, but it was because it was eating my chickens. Oh well, 7.62x39 ammo is cheap as dirt, and it was killing my livestock, so it wasn't a waste in that case.
I didn't know Javelina were in Texas. Do they smell like rancid garbage there too?


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Re: Itchy Cacti?? [Re: blaze2]
    #1426668 - 04/03/03 05:35 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

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yea javelinas are nasty animals. they are just big rodents really. and because of that hunters round these parts hate wasting ammo thinking they shot a hog, when its just a javelina. where do you live by the way? texas?





They are just wild boars..They can be very mean when cornered.
When I visited a ranch that my cousins works on in south texas.. we chased down a herd of javelinas and caught some of the males and cut their nuts off so they wouldn't reproduce because they would steal the cattles food..The males can be eaten several years after castration.. They a quite good..

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yea if you go to the store and you can buy that cactus its called nopallitos




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Re: Itchy Cacti?? [Re: motaman]
    #1427250 - 04/03/03 11:00 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

yea they smell pretty bad down here they run by the creek so they arent a problem once you get out of the flood plain area. yup thats prickly pear. have you seen a dried out peice yet? their vascular system or something remains intact after everything else is gone and it leaves a netting like thing. its pretty cool. those are pretty small. around here they get like 4-5' high and several meters across, and thats just one plant they grow like in patches everywhere here.


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Re: Itchy Cacti?? [Re: Legoulash]
    #1460083 - 04/15/03 01:32 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)



check out this huge prickly pear tree. you see the blue thing to the right? thats the roof of my house, its a beast.


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Re: Itchy Cacti?? [Re: AJ420]
    #1460268 - 04/15/03 02:29 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)



I forgot to put in that one, we also have the purplish ones growing out on o ur property.


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