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Re: Unwelcome visitor

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:53 am
by habanerocat
Tina wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:22 am
Quite brave to be out in the daytime, did it do any damage ?
They're getting fierce brave and bold lately.

Re: Unwelcome visitor

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:49 pm
by el48tel
FredG wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:07 am
el48tel wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:04 am
FredG wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:49 pm
Has the sale of peanut butter just gone up in Macclesfield?
I am reliably informed by an expert in the field, that Morrisons own brand (others are available) is the best for baiting the traps.
I used Morrison's crunchy :wink:
The gourmet choice

Re: Unwelcome visitor

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:00 pm
by iann
This one took a bite out of every Mammillaria albiflora and half the pups from a Rebutia. Probably nothing fatal, but not pretty.

Yes, out in the day is odd and that's how I spotted it, trying to hide among the Lithops pots up on the staging, but making a noise on the polycarbonate when it moved. No damage to the Lithops.

I don't have a body to prove it is gone, but no damage for 48 hours now is encouraging. I couldn't find any nest.

Re: Unwelcome visitor

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:06 pm
by Tina
OUCH -That's a shame it will take longer for the mammilaria to recover than lithop

Re: Unwelcome visitor

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:16 am
by Ali Baba
FredG wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:03 am
Ali Baba wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:59 am
I always close the doors and side vents at dusk.
I replace the glass in the doors with ½" wire mesh late April - Oct. It saves having to have them open and gives good ventilation.
Apparently you need at least as small as 6mm mesh to keep mice out, it certainly fits with the size of the hole they were getting in. 6mm mesh is quite expensive. Perhaps you have particularly fat mice Fred, must be all that peanut butter you feed them 😂

Re: Unwelcome visitor

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:42 am
by FredG
Under £30 for a 6m x 90cm roll isn't that expensive. :smile:

Re: Unwelcome visitor

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:53 pm
by iann
This is the damaged plant. Not quite the clump it was, but appears to have survived.
muscula-0225.jpg

Re: Unwelcome visitor

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:20 am
by rodsmith
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