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InvisibleDazedSol
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Cactus deflated? WTF
    #1984625 - 10/06/03 07:56 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

In the past week i've lost two cacti to a phenomenon i've never seen before(firsthand anyway).......They looked perfectly healthy one day...the next they were slightly 'loose' in their soil., easily swayed back or forth....skin surface slightly pliable(not extremely)...I thought to myself, 'ok, time to water...'.....it was actually about time to water...all the other cacti had dry soil but looked and felt perfectly fine....so i watered all my cacti on that windowsill....

A couple days later the two cacti in question seemed a little better....their skin was closer to normal, but they were still loose and unstable(rootwise)......

A couple more days go by....Now the one cactus, a bishops cap, is like a deflated basketball....looks like someone sucked the insides out....fuck
The other cactus, an ariocarpus fissuratus(sp?), looked ok....still not seeming stable (as if the roots didnt take to the soil or something.....).. I decided to uproot it... The three year old taproot looked ok....but upon closer inspection appeared to be loose looking with extra 'skin'.....it felt really odd...actually like gel or maybe a nutsac :tongue: ...its a done for.....

Pictures are worth a thousand words ..so ill post some later hopefully.......

But anyone  got any ideas? Is this a disease or from something i could have done(or not done)?

The ariocarpus was one of three i bought off ebay.....all three years old and very healthy......i've had them for four weeks....the other two are perfectly fine.....





 


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Re: Cactus deflated? WTF [Re: DazedSol]
    #1984695 - 10/06/03 08:23 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Low temp / Lots of water(rot) :thumbdown:
High temp / No water(dried out)  :thumbdown:
Parasite attack :thumbdown:


   


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Re: Cactus deflated? WTF [Re: DazedSol]
    #1984699 - 10/06/03 08:24 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I've seen that happen with cactus I've overwatered.


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Re: Cactus deflated? WTF [Re: ToxicMan]
    #1985106 - 10/06/03 11:00 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

ummmmm...
my trichocereus candicans had actually shrank (instead of growing!) after spending the last summer (extreme sun/heat, outside, rainwatered, definitely stressed) but as for the loose roots...
beware, some undesirable being can be living in your soil, i've seen new plagues this year here (incredibly no mealybugs this winter!), like an ever expanding purple rotting, nematodes and odd creatures living in my pots (i think leaving the clovers and weeds take over is good against this fauna).
i'd recommend uproot, let sit for a few days and replant on new soil...
inspect the roots for holes...


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Re: Cactus deflated? WTF [Re: felixhigh]
    #1986257 - 10/07/03 08:47 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Yeah, uproot and let roodts dry is definitely good advice. I'd also add some powdered dolomite to soil to maybe decrease ph/fungal propigation.


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