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#69676 October 29th, 2006 at 08:54 AM
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How would I replant my Prickly pear without, well, pricking myself! laugh I supect gardening gloves, but still wouldn't the "thorns" go through the glove?
It's a very small plant overall, and I don't want to ruin it by holding it wrong or something...

Any ideas??

kissies

#69677 October 29th, 2006 at 10:50 AM
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Wrap it in newspaper? That's what I used to do...

#69678 October 29th, 2006 at 10:55 AM
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myndful is correct, but what I do with the newspaper is roll it up first. Then you can wrap the roll around any kind of cactus without getting pricked - usually works very well.

The other option is to get kitchen sized tongs - I have a small one - the size you use for ice cubes - that also works well.

#69679 October 29th, 2006 at 12:34 PM
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I use tongs alot of the time also, or gloves.

#69680 October 29th, 2006 at 01:06 PM
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Bubble wrap works well. Some of the cells pop, but the spines don't come through, you don't come into contact with the glochids, and you can throw it all awaym when you're done.

#69681 October 30th, 2006 at 06:41 AM
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Thanks for the help!!

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