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PostSubject: Hole in my Lophophora   Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:45 am

Help! Something is eating my Lophophora. I found a slimy track leading away from it. It was going around in circles and doing lots of funny zig zags. I failed to find the culprit but I think it has to be a snail or a slug. Has anyone else had this happen?
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PostSubject: Re: Hole in my Lophophora   Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:20 am

I've not personally had any slugs or snails eat my Lophophoras, but have heard from other people of it happening. I have had a rat take a bite out of one though, but it preferred my Lithops, chewing on several and eating one entirely!
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PostSubject: Re: Hole in my Lophophora   Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:31 pm

Yep, I've had a similar thing happen. I had what I presume was a slug eat the growing point out of an Echinopsis. It sort of munched out this weird pattern, but never came back for a second go. The plant is healing now quite well although obviously the scar will remain.
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PostSubject: Re: Hole in my Lophophora   Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:14 pm

Snailbait!
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PostSubject: Re: Hole in my Lophophora   Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:11 pm

Escargot!
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