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    You know it would be me who got this as a gift



    Some context, I haven't grown cacti ever since a nasty repotting incident. To make it all the worse, this prickly monstrosity looks like it will be in need of repotting. In a bout of humor about it, I did name it Sir Pricklton
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    Come to me flies and crawling bugs. This plant wants to give you great big hugs
    Aren't I pretty, don't I smell good? I'd come to you if I could
    But I can't so you must come to me, I'm sure we will get along splendidly

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    Ha ha, I never got really interested in cactus, but somehow, I have a few, too.
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    If you don't want it, send it to me.

    As for repotting, just wrap it turban style with a thick fabric and the spines won't getcha.

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    I collect cacti!

    http://s960.photobucket.com/user/kev...lideshow/Cacti

    The best cacti-growing supplies are:
    Turface
    Limestone
    Clay pots
    Tongs!!!!!!!

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    I can't just give it away unfortunately, as it was a gift from my sister.
    Come to me flies and crawling bugs. This plant wants to give you great big hugs
    Aren't I pretty, don't I smell good? I'd come to you if I could
    But I can't so you must come to me, I'm sure we will get along splendidly

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    The cactus handlers at the botanical garden use heavy leather work gloves and use the palms of the hands around the plant. The trick is to have as many spines on as much surface of the gloves as possible - the resting on a bed of nails trick. With light even pressure - lift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    The cactus handlers at the botanical garden use heavy leather work gloves and use the palms of the hands around the plant. The trick is to have as many spines on as much surface of the gloves as possible - the resting on a bed of nails trick. With light even pressure - lift.
    Yep, that's the way I repot cacti. If it works on this:

    then it should work on yours.

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    Oh, I won't be repotting it. Convinced my step dad to do it. It is funny though, everyone assumes the repotting incident I speak of involved me doing the repotting myself. The reality is someone else was doing it, I was watching, they got pricked bad, tossed the cactus, and it hit me in the face. I will be in a different room for this repotting.
    Come to me flies and crawling bugs. This plant wants to give you great big hugs
    Aren't I pretty, don't I smell good? I'd come to you if I could
    But I can't so you must come to me, I'm sure we will get along splendidly

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