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    My First Dormancy Attempt

    I've used the garage method this winter as well and so far all my sarras and cobras are doing great. However, make sure you elevate your plants if you live in or near a wooded area. I lost all my VFTs, including some very rare (and expensive) clones to mice this winter. They got all of them in...
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    Flytrapsicle

    All my plants (except the sundews) are frozen stiff in my garage. They're still holding some good white roots and the centers all still green so I'm not worried... yet. I guess we'll see in the Spring but I'm confident they'll be OK. You should be fine as well. They seem a lot more durable of a...
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    rassinfrassin rodents

    Welp.. I don't feel bad anymore. One of his buddies stopped by and ate 3 of my typicals. I'm going medieval on these suckers. WAR!
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    rassinfrassin rodents

    I know but I personify things too much. Maybe I've seen too many cute holiday cartoons. Something like a mice family or something that teaches us the meaning of togetherness for the holidays... then WHAM! Broken neck and eyes bulging out of the skull. Heh... heheh. Actually it would be twisted...
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    rassinfrassin rodents

    Got him... and yet, I can't help but feel bad. -guilt-
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    rassinfrassin rodents

    Just placed some this AM. >;-D >;-D >;-D Come and get it ya little b*stards! Wow... a bat? Cool...
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    rassinfrassin rodents

    So I take a little trip to my garage to check on my CPs catching some shut eye for the winter and noticed the water a bit muddy and foul. Seems each tray was visited by mice and they (or maybe just one) took an "post Thanksgiving" dump in each tray. I mean loads of it! I'm not sure how long each...
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    Any suggestions?

    I'm have close to 2 dozen vfts, Sarracenia, and Darlintonia all of which were very healthy going into dormancy. Thanks for the tips (wow NG... -20F? Now that's cold), however I'm still concerned about the freezing temps as it's not even December. I fear we'll have more than just a few weeks of...
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    Any suggestions?

    I've had my plants in my garage for about 3 weeks now and they're sleeping soundly. The Western NY area just got slammed in the last 2 weeks with cold weather and tons of snow. Unfortunately temps got the lowest the last 2 days, around 15F and my guys in the garage froze in their pots. Should I...
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    I sugdest you prepare yourselves

    Sorry, I was thinking of SARS... yeah that one. We're OK then.
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    I sugdest you prepare yourselves

    Know what I'm most afraid of?... a volcano riding a hurricane's back... flooding and melting everything in it's path. Scary... Oh, and that flu thing that's gonna finish us off. That's scary too.
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    I sugdest you prepare yourselves

    Oh man... he predicted what would happen after I ate at Old Country Buffet... 'scuse me... -groan-
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    Dormancy prep

    Good to know. Finally the moss in my pots has grown very healthy and gotten quite massive. I'd hate to throw it away.
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    Dormancy prep

    Thx Jim.. good advice as so far the sundews are liking the windowsill. I see you're moving up to these parts. I work in East Aurora so whenever you get settled look me up when you get here.
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    I sugdest you prepare yourselves

    darn... When I was in eighth grade I was playing football with my friends. Looks like were all gonna die. Bummer.
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    Dormancy prep

    Seems like my plants are finally going to sleep as most growth has slowed and everybody (except S.leucophylla and 'Dana's Delight) are looking very sleepy. Can I peel off the top layer of live sphagnum from my pots and let it grow indoors over the winter or does it also need dormancy? Second, my...
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    Why won't my plants stop growing?

    I didn't know Lowes' plants had a distinct look except for -bleh- when first purchased. I got all my plants from this site or Mr. Cook. I've noticed there's a difference in appearance between Greenhouse grown and outdoor grown though... maybe that's it? I'm hoping they'll be a bit fuller in the...
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    Baby pics!  we wanna see 'em all.

    Here's my son Wes playing with a little something I made for him at work. He's 18 months (not really a 'baby' anymore) and a little goofball... then again so is his old man.
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    Why won't my plants stop growing?

    So I repot my Leucos to peat perlite and BOOSH! New pitchers are sprouting up like crazy, my 'big mouths' are averaging up to 8 traps (12 on one plant), my Darlintonia are also pushing up some nice and healthy pitchers as the 60F nights have been a treat for their roots, and my D.capensis are...
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    Fall pitchers

    They look like fireworks. Amazing colors. Oooooooooo... Ahhhhhhhhh... Oooooooooooh.
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