I think they do. It would be just like them to have more threatening aspects besides lobbing heavy, grapefruit-sized grenades onto my car. At least the "oranges" smell nice if you rub the rind
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>Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 00:13:50 -0500
>From: "Steven C. Barr(x)" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] speaking of ye olde 78 needles ...
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>From: "Oliver Mueller-Heubach" <[log in to unmask]>
>> cactus needles are not just pointed, but also barbed along their length...
>> combined with [I suspect] a much higher silica content than normal woody
>> thorns makes me think they probably aren't the best choice of needle.. just a
>> Aren't Yucca tips partly flat? I think my choice for a strong, rounded thorn
>> would be greenbrier. Again- no experience- though I think I played an LP with
>> small cactus needle stuck in a styrofoam cup when I was little (blame Mr.
>Don't Osage Orange trees/bushes have thorns? Back home in Illinois,
>we knew those as "hedge apples"...
>Steven C. Barr