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Trading Goodies?

Hermes

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Lake Butler, Fl
Prickly pear is on my babies feeding list (Western Ornate Box Turtle), but I can't find them anywhere in town. I would be interested in purchasing a plant, if legal and possible for their outdoor habitat next year.
If you have a Mexican store or Latin store close by you check it out, they sell them and are very cheap both the fruit and the pads are very common Mexican items. the fruit is called "tuna" and the pad is called "nopal".
 

TortMomma

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I bought 3 prickly pears (fruit) today at a Asian family ran produce store. They were 3 for $2. Sometimes those corner produce stores have some cool finds.
 

Marie Crowder

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If you have a Mexican store or Latin store close by you check it out, they sell them and are very cheap both the fruit and the pads are very common Mexican items. the fruit is called "tuna" and the pad is called "nopal".
Ha ha ha. I live in El Paso, TX, we have Mexican groceries all over the place and I never thought about that! Duh!!!
 

gingerbee

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Washington state
I am unsure if this is the correct place to post this, so if it is not, I apologize in advance.


Do y'all have like turtle/tortoise care-package trading?

For instance, I live in the southwest, and prickly pears grow wild in my backyard, but moss and mushrooms don't.. whereas, someone in a more humid, forest-y area has access to moss but not prickly pears. So, you could have like a list/group of people to send little treats to for their turtle/tortoise?

Just asking.
I would love some cactus for my gal,,,I've been trying to purchase online. I'd be willing to pay you for some. It's pretty cold here I do have moss but it's sad looking right now.
 

alex_ornelas

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newark ca
I have 2 big bushes of rose of Sharon. I can cut up some and ship if anyone wants to trade for mazuri, prickly pear plums.
 

Evy

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San Diego, CA
I have 2 big bushes of rose of Sharon. I can cut up some and ship if anyone wants to trade for mazuri, prickly pear plums.
I would love to get some of your rose of Sharon, I'll pay for shipping. I could look for prickly pear. Do you want to plant it?
 

Evy

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San Diego, CA
I would love some cactus for my gal,,,I've been trying to purchase online. I'd be willing to pay you for some. It's pretty cold here I do have moss but it's sad looking right now.
Where do you live?
 

jskahn

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Wickenburg, AZ
I would love to get some of your rose of Sharon, I'll pay for shipping. I could look for prickly pear. Do you want to plant it?
I would like some rose of Sharon, especially if it could be replanted. The problem with cactus fruit, is it is not the season. When the time comes, I could send you as much as you are willing to pay shipping for.
 

viking matt

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aguanga california
If you go on fauna classifieds their is a guy that sells spineless opuntia cactus pads for a cheap price if you order some of the pads dip them in root tone rooting hormone and plant them in good soil you will have a good supply of cactus too feed they grow fast with a good supply of water
 

sulcata_love

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I'm thinking about growing some spineless cactus in California, since it's so easy to grow here. Is there anyone who would like to trade cactus pads for other types of sulcata tortoise friendly plants?
 

MichaelaW

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Harlingen, TX
I'm thinking about growing some spineless cactus in California, since it's so easy to grow here. Is there anyone who would like to trade cactus pads for other types of sulcata tortoise friendly plants?
I would trade mulberry leaves for cactus pads. Anyone interested? I can ship. We should get this thread going again. I think it's a wonderful idea!
 

MichaelaW

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I would love some cactus for my gal,,,I've been trying to purchase online. I'd be willing to pay you for some. It's pretty cold here I do have moss but it's sad looking right now.
I have a bunch of broad leaf plantain seeds. They aren't dry yet and I've never planted any before but I would trade them for other tortoise friendly plants if anyone's interested. I also just harvested a bunch of snapdragon seeds.
 

Merrick

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South Florida
I have a bunch of broad leaf plantain seeds. They aren't dry yet and I've never planted any before but I would trade them for other tortoise friendly plants if anyone's interested. I also just harvested a bunch of snapdragon seeds.
Do you want anything else for those broad leaf seeds. Banna plant leaves or hibiscus leaves
 

Amanda81

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Northeast Tennessee
It's about that time again. I have plenty of hibiscus seeds if anyone would like some. Their just the hardy hibiscus. White and pink blooms about the size of your hand is what they produce. My plants are around 5' tall and produce entry of leaves. I have already got a half quart size ziplock bag of seeds and plenty more seed pods to pull off so just PM if you would like me to mail ya some.
 

MichaelaW

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Anyone else want to trade anything? I have mulberry leaves, plantain seeds, and snapdragon seeds. In a month or so I will have tons of nasturtium seeds. I can also get cucumber seeds.
 

Amanda81

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Northeast Tennessee
It's about that time again. I have plenty of hibiscus seeds if anyone would like some. Their just the hardy hibiscus. White and pink blooms about the size of your hand is what they produce. My plants are around 5' tall and produce entry of leaves. I have already got a half quart size ziplock bag of seeds and plenty more seed pods to pull off so just PM if you would like me to mail ya some.
I was going to add, I'm in planting zone 6 and these come back every year on their own. I don't give them any type of special care. I cut down after first frost.
 
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