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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 12, 2013 2:13 PM CST

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This may not be news to anyone else but it's definitely the coolest thing I learned today. When you get those very fine hair-like cactus needles in your fingers, the ones you can practically not even see with the naked eye? A young man at the Botanical Garden where I work told me this morning (after I got some from a Prickly Pear fruit) to rub my finger through my hair.... it instantly took the sting away!!

Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Dec 12, 2013 4:41 PM CST
Does that mean the fine hairlike needles are now in your hair and will get onto your pillow tonite? Confused
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 12, 2013 5:15 PM CST
Truly, I don't know.... but I sure hope not!
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
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Swayback
Dec 12, 2013 6:19 PM CST
I always use rubber cement to pull em out...

I'm ALMOST tempted enough to go handle a few of my opuntia to try this technique out...almost...
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Dec 12, 2013 6:22 PM CST
Sway, don't do it... Crying
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 12, 2013 7:41 PM CST
Swayback said:I always use rubber cement to pull em out...

I'm ALMOST tempted enough to go handle a few of my opuntia to try this technique out...almost...

I wouldn't recommend it!
I have used duct tape in the past but it works so-so.

Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 13, 2013 7:40 AM CST
webesemps said:Does that mean the fine hairlike needles are now in your hair and will get onto your pillow tonite? Confused


The answer is no. Smiling
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Dec 13, 2013 9:05 AM CST
I don't think I have any plants like this, but wish this trick would work on raspberry prickers!
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
🍀👒☀🍄🍍🌱🌿🌴🎄👣🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻🌽🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌺🌸🌼🌹🌳🌲
☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Dec 13, 2013 10:36 AM CST
Thanks for the update, Hetty!
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Dec 13, 2013 6:09 PM CST
The blue Dutch looking bowl with the Cactus Cake should be your new avatar @Dutchlady1 !

I just want a bite. I tip my hat to you.
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
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Swayback
Dec 13, 2013 7:25 PM CST
Funny you'd say that!

Never thought of taking a bite of a mammillaria but some of the smooth nude cacti do look delicious!

There's some rainbow variegated astrophytum on eBay lately, they look fruity!
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
Name: T-rev
CA (Zone 9b)
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MagerRooRHammer
Dec 15, 2013 12:39 PM CST
Haha do really hairy legs count?
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 15, 2013 5:49 PM CST
I'm sure they do LOL
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Stush2019
Dec 16, 2013 6:09 PM CST
Hetty,
Are you sure he didn't tell you to use some one else's hair? Rolling on the floor laughing Time to call the dog over for a pet. Thumbs down I know, I love pets too. How about some one you hate, Call them over to rub your hands thru their hair. Telling them it's good luck. Rolling on the floor laughing No I guess that would not work either. I got it, a cheap wig. That's the ticket.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Dec 16, 2013 7:00 PM CST
Great options from Stush!...ones I would have gone with .... Whistling

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