The section I cut from the main cactus in June 2015 (see the video on this) only made it until October 2015 when rot overtook it. Think it got too wet being outside in the open, as we had a lot of rain. The main plant is still fine (it was under cover), see the update for October 8, 2015 on the main plant:

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