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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'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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    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?

    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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    Perlite and rain

    Does perlite floating to the top of pots pose a problem for VFT growth? I forgot to take my new VFTs in last night during a big 'ol storm.
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    Newly planted cps

    I received several VFT cultivars and a D. californica within the last 3 weeks. New growth is apparent on all plants. The Cobra Lily is the only plant I grow in a bright windowsill indoors as the last 2 weeks has brought forth close to 7 newly forming pitchers about 5" in length and growing and...
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    Scupbucket's wicked hi-fi growlist

    <span style='font-size:17pt;line-height:100%'>GROW LIST</span> LAST UPDATED: 3/4/06 The following plants were greatly affected by the tragic events that occurred in Derby, New York on January 11th 2006. <span style='font-size:15pt;line-height:100%'><span style='color:red'>Dionaea...
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    Photoshopped pic

    Was cropping some of my pics and just for the heck of it tweaked the colors.
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    Late summer colors

    Big Mouth Typical
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    Potting clumps of vfts

    I received several divisions of VFTs today, some large plants and some small. The smaller types were broken into several tiny divisions. I had nowhere near the amount of pots I would need if I planted them separate so I planted each group in and individual pot. However, some tiny plants were so...
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    New vft order

    I ordered quite a few VFTs before the end of the growing season from a spot overseas. They shipped on Monday and USPS tried to deliver today but without a signature they couldn't leave it at my door... of course they tried the one hour I wasn't home. Will one more day unpotted and in a box ruin...
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    Sarras not doing so hot...

    I have a S. Leucophylla and a 'dana's delight'. Both were purchased and potted close to about 2 months ago. The Leuco has sent up a smaller new pitcher and tons of non carnivorous leaves. I'm not too worried about that guy although I've read that this type flourishes in late summer and fall...
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    Cooling temps.

    I have a set of D.spatulata and D.capensis. The temps here in Buffalo are starting to drop a night in the mid to low 60's. The D.capensis, I've read, like warm days and cool nights (they look beautiful) but what about the D.spatulata. At what point should I bring my plants in for the winter...
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    Vft progress pics

    Thought I'd throw some pics out since the growing season is slowing down but I'm excited and very pleased with how my first attempt at CPS went this summer, especially with my VFTs. Here's some progress on my 'big mouth' plants. I thought after I planted them they were goners as the leaves died...
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    Oh my darling...

    So my darlingtonia arrives last Friday. The existing pitchers look great but I didn't realize how big their root system was. I currently have them planted in 6" pots in live sphagnum. The pots seem a bit tight and I'm wondering if I have them too cramped. I'm starting them off in a windowsill...
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    S. flava got a visitor...

    My neighbors think I'm nuts as I check my CPs before cashing in and I'm outside at midnight whipping around a flashlight taking snapshots of plants. Anyway, I spotted this guy loitering on one of my S. flava's pitchers and though it'd make a nice shot. I didn't have calipers with me but I'd...
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    Drosera dormancy

    I have 2 D. Spatulata and 2 'white leaf' D. Capensis . Do either of these require dormancy? I currently have these guys growing outdoors in full sun. The spatulata is growing at an alarming rate with new plants popping up constantly forming beautiful clumps with globs of purpleish dew. The...
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    Collecting rainwater

    I have several 3 gallon tupperware tubs set up outside to catch rainwater as it's been storming like crazy here in Buffalo and I've been spending a small fortune on distilled water. I went out to collect full tubs this evening and noticed that all the water has a brownish-yellow tint. Is this...
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    Freeloading spiders

    It looks like my Sarracenias are being overrun by spiders. I checked tonight and counted four webs on all 3 plants and even some critters spinning homes inside my flavas (which despite being off-season are throwing out some very nice pitchers). Is there any way to get these guys to move out or...
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    Darlintonia - live sphagnum?

    I'm just about to become a new owner of a few Darlingtonia plants (figure I'd give it a shot) and plan on growing them in straight sphagnum moss. Will they do better in live NZ sphagnum or the 'brick' form rehydrated LFS?
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