What caused this???

Microthrix(9)November 14, 2012

I dont even know where to start guessing on what caused this...

Did something try to eat it or what? I live in a suburban neighborhood, so there isnt any/much wild animals that could come through and munch on it...

Do you guys have any ideas?

-Zechariah

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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Large Grasshoppers? Woodpeckers?
JoJo

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 5:44PM
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brodyjames_gw

Mice? That's what happened to mine, and it was on a 2nd floor balcony!

Nancy

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 10:14PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

It does look tasty. Juicy once past the prickles. A cucumber in another life.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 10:24PM
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robinpla(10b)

I have had several succulents and bonsai trees destroyed by squirrels (including wood tables, chairs, cushions, pots). But not sure what caused this to your cactus. You should get some toxic plants :)

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 1:04AM
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Microthrix(9)

I have a nice sized euphorbia right behing it. (You can kinda see its green self in the back of the pic)
That also had some bites taken out of it, but not nearly as severe as this one. Maybe i should search around a bit to find it's remains...

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 1:12AM
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robinpla(10b)

Probably not a solution for most people, but I built two cages (6x6x2 feet PVC pipes), draped one in a 30% shade cloth and the other in bird netting (0% shade) and put them on my garage roof. It's a win win for me because they are protected from both varmints and too much sun. And they get full sun from morning to evening (which I assume is the ultimate, but I could be wrong, haha). When I kept my plants in my yard they would be in shade half the day, then get scorched for a few hours.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 1:23AM
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