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Post by iann » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:29 pm

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Post by Nicevans » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:23 pm

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Post by edds » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:54 pm

I hope it hadn't nibbled anything before you dealt with it!
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Post by Zigs » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:37 pm

I caught 7 in the cactus house last month :eek:

They nibbled the Rebutia rauschii and the Echinopsis :cry:

They took all the buds off the Gymnocalicium so I baited the traps with the ones they left. Caught them when they came back for them 🔨
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Post by FredG » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:49 pm

Has the sale of peanut butter just gone up in Macclesfield?
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Post by Ali Baba » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:59 am

Field mice have driven me bonkers over the last couple of years, the first sign that they are about being the vanishing fruit on epithelantha. Last winter I caught one casually munching an Avonia, and I lost several conophytum cuttings. Eventually I worked out where they were getting in (a tiny gap near the door) and blocked it, and located a nest in the rootball of an overwintering Canna. Since evicting them I have been mouse free, but I keep a live trap in the greenhouse all year around just in case, and I always close the doors and side vents at dusk.
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Post by FredG » 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.
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Post by el48tel » 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.
Endeavouring to grow Aeoniums, Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Lithops, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia.
Currently being wooed by Haworthia, attempting hybridisation, and enticed by Mesembs.
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Post by FredG » 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:
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Post by Tina » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:22 am

Quite brave to be out in the daytime, did it do any damage ?
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