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    I just did the stupidest thing EVER!!!! The ceph that a fellow terraforumest traded me had these small white crawly rolly polly insect things in the soil so I didnt have any safe insecticides with me and I couldnt go anywhere until tuesday so I repotted it!! I know that the roots are sensitive and hate being repotted but I took a chance and wat happens? A root snaps!!!! Will it be okay? I planted it in a moist 70/30 perlite/peat moss mix. Will it be okay? Wish me luck....

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    dun dun duuuuuuun if the main root isnt gone it might have a chance. good luck!
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    Yea a real long root is still there. Does anyone have any idea wat the little rolly polly things were?

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    Soil sounds fine, it may need quite a while to recover, but I'm not sure how it will respond to a snapped root. I've heard they are quite sensitive to just good luck with it! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    pot the snapped root up and start yourself a root cutting!

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    DARN!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT!!!! I made quite a mess in the hurry and panick of repotting that I had to vacumm up the remaining soil and in went the root. DARN!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img]

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    Did you save the peice of root for a root cutting (assuming you could find it in the soil)? I had something similar happen when I transplanted my ceph into a larger pot about a month ago. Careful as I tried to be when removing it from its first container, I still felt something snap as I lifted it out. Don't know if it was a root or whatever. I wet the soil down thoroughly around the ceph in its new pot stuck it in my south window and crossed my fingers. I expected it to just sit there and sulk as I had heard this is often the case when they are transplanted. But it hasn't slowed at all and has produced a couple of pitchers since then. I wouldn't get to worried if yours just sits there in suspended growth for a bit. If it does die back, don't throw it out as some people have had theirs come back from the roots when they thought it was completely dead.

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    Enjoy your nap Steve! CF, I had a plant with no roots establish and do just fine.
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