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Offline sprac

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Bridgesii Monstrose rot
« on: September 24, 2015, 02:40:12 AM »
Hey,

I have a monstrose bridgesii that I've had for about a week and a half un potted;it is fairly big with about 8 offshoots.

It was healthy when I got it but today I noticed a few little black specks and worse it is squishy in some places. My friend tried to help me (doesn't know about cacti; just did it on her own) and poured a small bit of water on the roots (fairly nice big dense roots) on it today and I only asked her after I noticed the black specks and then squishyness.

I'm going to cut out the black specks with a sterile scalpel and pot it in dry soil (shapgnum peatmoss/perlite/sand) and wait a while and hope for the best.

Thank you for reading this and appreciate any and all advice. all the love <3

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Re: Bridgesii Monstrose rot
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2015, 01:32:02 PM »
cut the bad spots out.

let the thing dry out for a month or so, in a brisk airflow . low light.

repot and it should come back nicely, maybe with offsets.

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Re: Bridgesii Monstrose rot
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2015, 06:42:53 PM »
thanks anne,

Cut off 2 off the squishier offshoots, gonna test potency with one and clone the other. Cut off all the bad spots and letting it dry out; had to re cut on one spot already, in the middle of taking old carpet outta the house so the air isn't very clean. have a bunch more monstrose i need to pot, gunna be doing that some time this week.

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Re: Bridgesii Monstrose rot
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2015, 09:10:57 PM »
any progress on this sprac?

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Re: Bridgesii Monstrose rot
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2015, 03:16:49 AM »
Yep, theyve healed over nicely. The newer pups are still getting little spots of black on them but im not worried cus they heal over eventually . I'mnot sure if its something in the air or what. Got a bit of a flea problem here right now but i dont think that would effect the cacti. Gonna pot it in about a week.

On another note I have a large crested pahanoi that got split in 2 place during shipping. I left it in my cacti hosptial closet for a few days without doing anything to it and its gotten worse. After lookin inside the splits there was whit fuzz. So I just hit the splits with an eye dropper of 91percent iso and Im going to wait a few days and see if theyre getting worse. If so I will cut those pieces out and hopefully get cuttings out of them. I have no idea about how well crested cuttings take root.

Im thinking of hitting the splits with iso every 3 days to encourage the mold to back down. Not sure that alcohol will really kill it though.

If anyone here has experience with crested pach I'm kinda in the dark; not finding to much info.

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Re: Bridgesii Monstrose rot
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 07:43:32 PM »
A simple rule of thumb. When in doubt toss a systemic fungicide at it. Take a few cuttings to graft after trying to remove as much damaged material as possible. I tend to err on taking a good portion of healthy material as well as it is almost always better safe than sorry. If you have any left after making a few grafts you can always try to root a portion as well. It all depends on what your goals are. If your going to root, I personally frequently dip my cuttings in sulfur dust or a mixture of sulfur dust and rooting hormone. Let it sit out for a few days and then place in dry soil. Keep dry for a few more weeks and then water heavily one time.

When the soil is almost dry again, water again. This works for me at any rate when dealing with most Trichocereus and Echinopsis hybrids I've grown. Yes, I know it is late answering you, but perhaps someone else will find the information useful.
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