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    Odd offer, Skeleton shrimp

    Hope this is ok here. Very late for Halloween. However, if you are bored of sea monkeys, I am extending an offer for what may be sea zombies. Also known as Caprellid amphipods. These creatures are small(about 1.25 for the biggest males), but very interesting to watch! Relatively little is to be...
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    black mangroves

    [Anyone here grow or know anything about growing black mangroves...for perhaps a mudflat paludarium?
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    Combat sports

    Anyone else in here into combat sports? I joined a PE class at our school that was for this. Started off as wrestling, and we just finished up grappling/jiu jitsu. Fun fun fun! We play rugby in there too. And unlike a normal PE class I can actually be dead tired/sore afterward. Try taking a...
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    Odd trade(plants vs bug)

    Ok, for anyone in the desert SW(AZ, NM, TX, etc. or the Southeast, i.e FL, SC, Gulf states) I am looking for vinegaroons. Have a few plants I'd be willing to trade including Macodes petola Begonia prismatocarpa Begonia thelmae Ficus radicans Cissus amazonica Begonia glabra Utricularia...
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    Pacific grove Monarchs

    Does anyone know anything about this? Are the monarchs currently present? I've looked around online but would appreciate info from someone here.
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    A paludarium I've been working on

    I haven't been updating on my fish/critters in a while, so I felt unveiling this little project would be a good place to start. 46 gallon bowfront tank. Not sure of the eventual inhabitants, but probably frogs, and Rivulus killifish. The white stuff is just edible mushrooms I tossed in for...
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    Looking for milkweed plant

    Anyone here happen to be growing this and willing to ship a decent sized plant(rootstock is fine) or either Asclepias currassavica or speciosa? I'd need something that I can mark so that is not likely to get mistaken for as a weed(LOL) and cut down. Have several drosera I can trade. Also...
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    Anything I can change?

    Well. I've been growing a VFT that I split up and moved to a bigger pot for maybe 3 years now. While its been alive and whatnot....it has not gotten much bigger during its stay with me(as in...the number of rhizomes). Simply renewing leaves. Anything that I could do to change that? I'm thinking...
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    Looking for a few plants

    I have a few extra CP's(one Drosera falconeri, possibly another, and an utric) on hand due to a recent trade so am needing to let go of a few. Not too sure I can provide for the needs of the falconeri so I think it would be best right now to let someone else have a chance with it. may be...
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    Adiantum raddianum

    Anyone here growing Adiantum raddianum or other Central/SA ferns? I have a few little bits and am curious how fast it is.
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    Utricularia longifolia/reniformis/praelonga

    I've been offered these Utrics in a trade and am wondering how hard they are to care for and any pointers you guys care to provide. From what little I've found to read they aren't exactly beginnner species(at least not popular ones).
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    Phragmipediums

    How difficult are they compared to any other orchids? They seem to be considered a bit harder(or at least less commonly grown) than phalaenopsis. I'm interested in the possibility of growing one in a terrarium type setting(similar to what Rattler has been playing with). Also, does anyone know...
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    Rattlesnake sketch

    I showed this on the board almost a year ago... It went into the cabinet of drawings that would be finished someday(usually stayed until perhaps I spill some kind of water on the desk and soak them). However I ended up taking art this year(need 1 elective to graduate) and had an assignment...
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    Some kind of epiphyte...

    Got a few segments from my Grandma...actually the folks bought the plant and treated it like a normal cactus...it obviously didn't do well and promptly withered. So my Dad sent what was left to her and after 1-2 years under her care she managed grown quite a bit of it. A few segments similar in...
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    spring pond photos

    Have had a little spare time on my hands so took some time to enjoy these flowers opening in the pond. 2 day old Nymphaea flower w damselfly. Frogs eye view I think this is blue flag iris but am not sure...it could also be some hybrid. Herons eye view Elodea densa flowers. Lots of them
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    Passiflora

    We have a Passiflora(looks to be P. caerulea) vine growing outside and it is not very big. I'm wondering if it is possible to do a stem cutting off of it. Also, how well do they do on windowsills(hinting at cuttings eventual destination). Not sure what species but it is a common one. Also, is it...
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    Is this S. minor

    Pardon the poor photo. Anyway, this is a Gubler plant which I originally thought was an S. minor(sold alongside some S. purpurea). However, over time the pitchers turned reddish and now the new growth is red(you can see it if you look closely in this photo). Also, this stuff here is not...
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    bluespotted sunfish pair

    Hoping these do better for me this year. Last year in an outdoor setup 100's of fry but I only managed to raise 2(someone must have gotten them first). These shots just before I put them back into their pond which I cleaned out. The female clearly not happy about this. She got water on the...
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    Anyone elses frogs/toads gearing up for

    Here in CA Pacific treefrogs and California toads have been calling. I hope to be out to see how many tadpoles have been produced. Also hope to get some established in my backyard. Down with the bullfrogs! What are everyone elses local species doing? Anyone happen to live with gray treefrogs...
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    Anyone elses frogs/toads gearing up for

    Here in CA Pacific treefrogs and California toads have been calling. I hope to be out to see how many tadpoles have been produced. Also hope to get some established in my backyard. Down with the bullfrogs! What are everyone elses local species doing? Anyone happen to live with gray treefrogs...
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