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  1. fatboy

    Mutant carnivorous flowers

    While photographing Drosera petiolaris last week I found a couple of plants with some seriously mutated flowers with a mess of tentacles all mixed in with the other flower parts. Some weren't too bad but have a look at this one in particular: I noticed a post in the VFT forum about a mutant...
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    Drosera falconeri

    Hey all I have been doing field trips over the past few months trying to photograph every CP in the area as I'm not sure how long I'll be here. One of the Drosera I most wanted to see was D. falconeri but it's quite picky and you can be very close, and find lots of other species, but not...
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    Drosera and Byblis seeds available

    Hey all I am currently working in Darwin in the north of Australia and spend most of my weekends messing around in the sandy swamps around a place called Howard Springs. Allen Lowrie did a trip up here way back in 1991 when he discovered Byblis aquatica and there are several species of Drosera...
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    Hey peeps

    Hi all I'm not really new but it's been so long I may as well be with maybe 10 years(ish) since my last post? Life got in the way of my passion for CP's; kids at school, moving countries, changing (many) jobs, all making it difficult to indulge. Recently my work has brought me to an interesting...
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    Neps in habitat

    Hi all I recently returned from a trip to Malaysia where I, along with a few other guys, climbed Marai Parai on Mt kinabalu, Mt Trusmadi, Mt Murud and another smaller, but no less interesting, mountain. I have begun putting images on my site and will add more information as I get time. There...
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    Nepenthes of kinabalu

    I am offering a mint condition (never even been read!) copy of Kurata's book "Nepenthes of Kinabalu". This book is no longer in print and is now a collector's item. The only place I have seen it for sale is Triffid park, here Nepenthes of Kinabalu where they are asking for AU$250! Bid high...
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    Amorphophallus titanum

    I have a tuber of Amorphophallus titanum available for anyone that wants to bid for it. This is the big stinky flower that makes the news every time it flowers in some botanical garden. They usually sell in the hundreds of dollars and I believe they are quite rare in cultivation in the US (and...
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    Article on vft's

    This may be my one and only post in this section of the forum as VFT's are just too hard to grow here in the tropics. This link is to an interesting article I just read on them, enjoy. Cheers, Troy. VFT article
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    Goodbye n talangensis?

    Hi fellow Nepaholics I have been in Padang, in west Sumatra, for the past 3 days and returned only about 2 hours ago. When I arrived the city was "recovering" from the shock of a series of fairly strong earthquakes that sent most of the people into the mountains as they were scared of the...
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    Nepenthes Tours

    With the kind consent of Phil, I'm ready to unveil my new site to the public. There are still a few loose ends that need tidying up and quite a few pics that need to be added but it's mostly complete. There are some excellent pics of Neps in the wild in addition to the tour info so please have...
  11. fatboy

    Excellent site

    I saw this URL posted on another forum, it is truly one of the most brilliant sites I have ever visited. Very well done and amusing. Enjoy all, I look forward to your comments and to hearing how long it takes every one. It is MUCH better with sound. Puzzle? site
  12. fatboy

    Yeeeehaaaaa!

    Sorry bout the title, can't contain myself and you are all probably the only ones that will appreciate how much fun I'm going to have in the next month or so. Just a few days to go now before I depart the forum for a while on my epic trip to Sumatra. I’ll log in occasionally whenever I get the...
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    Attention all shoppers

    This isn't strictly to do with CP's and I realise that most posters on this forum are "home growers" but being here in Bali I am kind of stuck out in the backwaters and have no contacts with the kind of people that might find what I have to say important. An Australian lady and her husband came...
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    Orchid purchasing trip

    Hi there fellow orchideres (ears?) Just got back from Jakarta where I went to see an orchid farm that we are trying to raise the cash to buy. Total area is 7 hectares consisting of close to half a million plants, mostly dendrobium and vanda. I got some pics which I have to get developed so...
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    Something stinky this way comes...

    I entered my greenhouse this afternoon and I was hit by a DISGUSTING smell! I seriously thought it was a dead cat, we get those around here from time to time. I looked around for a bit and couldn't find any carcass so I asked Iloh and Wayan, two girls that work for me, to come and have a look...
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    Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

    Hi fellow weird plant people. Anyone out there interested in swapping something for a bulb of this guy? Amorphophallus paeoniifolius I don't know how common these guys are outside of south east Asia but this species of Amorphophallus is cultivated as a commercial food plant here in Bali. As...
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    My Web Site

    This has Phil and Jaie's OK (or it did a while back! ). Just finished getting a site together for a trip to Sumatra that I will be running next year together with Charles Clarke. If you want any details, etc it is here www.baliorchidgarden.com you should look at it sooner rather than later...
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    more pics

    I am really enjoying sharing my trip pics with people that appreciate them. No one around here wants to see my CP pics! Here's a couple more from past trips. This is from a trip about 4 years ago. Have a go at guessing what species it is. (yes I do know) Let me know if you need clues...
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    Sumatra pics

    Hi there everyone. At the request of a few people and largely thanks to the rabbit lady (that's you U/clown) I found somewhere to host a few pics from my trip to Sumatra. Here goes.... This is my son Kai and a 5 day old Rafflesiana  arnoldi. Apparently in the dry season they last about 10 days...
  20. fatboy

    HI FROM SUMATRA

    Hey all Where to start?? I guess I should start with letting you know how difficult it is just to make this posting. I'm on a computer that has the full 16 colours and what I'm sure is an old 486 processor. The connection is sooo bad, I waited about 3 mins for this page to download and when it...
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