What is the purpose of thorns on a cactus?

Answer Thorns serve two main purposes on a cactus plant. They defend and protect the cactus plant's stem and important body parts that are found on the stem. The stem is important, because it moves, proce... Read More »

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How do you remove cactus thorns?

AnswerOne day i was walking then suddenly my headphones got stuck in a cactus, and while i was trying to get them out, the cactus' thorns got stuck in my fingers... i pulled most of them out with a... Read More »

How did pioneers treat cactus thorns?

Pioneers of northern Mexico and of the southwestern United States of America tried to ease cactus thorns out or remove them by force. They applied poultices to encourage the thorns to work their wa... Read More »

How do i remove cactus thorns from my hand?

It is rare, but cactus spines can sometimes get really infected. If it is just red and swollen, you might try soaking her had in an Epsom salt solution (you can buy Epsom salts at a drug store), as... Read More »

Why are leaves modified to form spines in the cactus plant how then does the cactus plant make food?

The cactus adapted to its harsh environment by developing thick skin to slow the evaporation of water. The leaves changed in order to reduce the surface area that water could evaporate from and ove... Read More »