The first thing to consider when dealing with cacti is how to handle them, it is not just about avoiding ending up looking like a pin cushion, I also want to avoid damaging all the spines during the process. Everyone has their favourite tools, tricks to do this, I simple use some kitchen sponges.
Most of the plants were going into a little bowl, inspired by the ones I saw last weekend. These should also be easier to transport than lots of individual pots.
I love the spines on this gymnocalycium etianaum kk520.
Both of these will be left outside under under a rain cover next winter, although with the weather we are having at the moment, they wont have to wait until then for their first test.