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by IanW
Sun May 20, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Yucatan, Mexico
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Yucatan, Mexico

Hi Ray, thanks for the reply. You say mainly cereoids like they're disappointing, they're always my favourites :grin:

Yeah we're on Cozumel island for the first week, then Playa Del Carmen the second week. I'll keep an eye out but not expect too much then.
by IanW
Wed May 16, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Travelogues
Topic: Warning.
Replies: 10
Views: 1286

Re: Warning.

Yeah but the point was you can take a notebook with you, no need to leave it in the car.
by IanW
Wed May 16, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Travelogues
Topic: Warning.
Replies: 10
Views: 1286

Re: Warning.

You don't need to tell me Dave, I go diving and so definitely can't take my iPad, land camera, and GPS underwater with me :lol: If I need to record anything, i.e. doing a SeaSearch survey for the MCS I do so on a waterproof slate and write it up when I get back. I'd suggest if you're not taking the ...
by IanW
Tue May 15, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Yucatan, Mexico
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Yucatan, Mexico

Any cactus species here or in Cozumel? Visiting for 2 weeks in August, and whilst so far I've done a reasonably good job of happening upon reef diving destinations that also happen to have some great cactus habitat or nurseries/gardens hence mixing two of my favourite things in nature such as in St ...
by IanW
Tue May 15, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: PlanetoHuerto
Replies: 20
Views: 559

Re: PlanetoHuerto

Remember you always have protection from your bank against fraud so internet shopping does not have to be so scary anymore. Only if it wasn't your fault and you took sensible precautions. Don't be surprised if a bank quite legitimately refuses to refund your money if you got a malware warning sign ...
by IanW
Tue May 15, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Travelogues
Topic: Warning.
Replies: 10
Views: 1286

Re: Warning.

Sorry but leaving that much kit in a vehicle unattended is just plain stupid in absolutely any country. Either take it with you in a backpack or leave it locked in a safe at the hotel. I agree with ragamala, leaving it in the car is stupid in itself, but on view is not something you should even do i...
by IanW
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What are Species?
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: What are Species?

Interesting to see this gaining more mainstream traction, it's something I've long argued that the concept of species and the practice of taxonomy is a fundamentally contradictory topic and so more of an art than a science because it is so arbitrary. Which isn't to say it's useless, or serves no pur...
by IanW
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sciarid fly epidemic
Replies: 21
Views: 2749

Re: Sciarid fly epidemic

I find these and their larvae just die off rapidly if you just let your plants have a dry period.

If you keep everything dry now over winter they'll be gone by next year.
by IanW
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: De-Grafting
Replies: 9
Views: 1441

Re: De-Grafting

Interesting Ian, the cooler weather may stop them dehydrating but does it encourage rooting before the warm weather returnns? Honestly, I have no idea, but I do know that when I find plants without roots I just whack them in cat litter over winter and usually end up rooted when it comes to growing ...
by IanW
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: De-Grafting
Replies: 9
Views: 1441

Re: De-Grafting

Hi Dave, Its a bit late in the year to start this so would it be next years project ? I actually often find this is exactly the time of year to do it - it becomes cooler so they don't dry out without roots, and they have ample time to try and sprout roots ready for the next growing season. Each to ...

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