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Reptiles, Amphibians and Inverts A lot of aquarists also dabble in keeping reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Why not have a place to chat about them? :D

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Old 04-28-2013, 10:22 AM   #21
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Thanks, I think I am good for now. But actually, if you ever come across some Opuntia humifusa, please let me know. Been looking for these FOR ever now.
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Thanks, I think I am good for now. But actually, if you ever come across some Opuntia humifusa, please let me know. Been looking for these FOR ever now.
I was in my front garden yesterday, here in Mississauga, doing my spring cleaning. The garden is looking really nice with the bulbs bursting through the soil with so much promise. It's been a good spring for the garden as the cool temperatures are extending the flowering periods much longer than usual. My galianthus aka snowdrops lasted 6-7 weeks. My crocus were out for an astounding 3 weeks! All my daffodils, hyacinths & muscari are out for a couple weeks now. Just waiting for the tulips & alliums. Hope this continues...

Now, what I also have that's doing great for the last 12 years, is my Opuntia humifusa. I also cleaned it up and took some pears off for new plants. The pears are just about fully re-hydrated for the upcoming hot Mississauga summer!

I have included a photo of a late winter shot I took in February. My Opunta is about 4 feet across. It's a huge mass that sits on a raised scree bed in my front garden. Yes! It's in the snow! And yes! Opunta humifusa is winter hardy in the GTA Zone 6.



If your interested in some Opunta humifusa send me a PM.

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Truly amazing such an exotic looking thing is hardy here. And so pretty in flower.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:17 AM   #24
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Sweet, thanks Scot, pm sent.

oh, also. I got 2 really nice and active southern painteds, beautiful little buggers.
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Posted a pic of my two Southern painted basking. they are in their temp enclosure right now, and to the left you can see my attempt at growing anubias partly out of water. Its going to take some time.
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dunt see a pic, or do you mean on page 1?
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yes the ones from the first post. I stopped posting on here after I started an online journal cataloging their growth.
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