Cacti are difficult to transplant,any helpful ideas?

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  • Patty Patty on May 24, 2017
    Depending on the size, my Mom used to use a pair of tongs or news paper . fold newspapers several times long wise. wrap them around the cactus leaving the ends for "handles". Make sure your paper is a couple inches wide to protect your hands. I hope this is useful.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 24, 2017
    What kind of cacti?
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    • Cori Widen Cori Widen on May 25, 2017
      That's the hardest part! You can try using tongs or something like that...
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 24, 2017
    Although many do not realize cacti do not mine overcrowding. So instead of fighting with them do a pot in a pot transplanting.Use a larger pot and add soil,place the cacti pot inside and use the succulent soil all around.
  • Kra11340787 Kra11340787 on May 25, 2017
    i'm not sure how putting one pot into another will help,the few i need to do have outgrown their pots badly,roots are coming out of the bottom and there is no cactus soil you can even see on the top.i may try using men's heavy leather work gloves and using tongs gently to assist.thank you for your input.