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  1. raycer491

    Tuberous Drosera Cuttings

    Hey all, Ran across this (below link) from the VCPS, wondering if anyone else has tried propagating tuberous species through cuttings. I have D. zigzagia flowering and waiting to strike from a leaf cutting at the moment. I'm curious about specifics on pollination, sowing, and cuttings for that...
  2. w03

    U. nelumbifolia stolon cuttings

    While extricating a division of U. nelumbifolia from a rather narrow necked glass vessel that I planted it in while it was much smaller, I accidentally ripped it into a bunch of pieces. One has some leaves and most of the stolon mass but there's also several 1.5'' or so pieces of stolon that...
  3. fredg

    Damsels and Dragons

    Damselflies and Dragonflies (Darters) at Pleasley Pit Country Park. There were many more but the big Emperors and Hawkers just wouldn't settle. It was good to just sit and watch for a while as they gave us an aerial display.
  4. O

    New from Missouri

    Hi, I just got a D. Capensis last months. It's my first-ever carnivorous plant. I bought it because it looks cool, nobody knows what they are (present company excluded) and it's a fantastic way to torture the hateful bugs my leopard gecko, Doc Connors, feeds upon. I have a deep abiding love of...
  5. Maiden

    Brazil police shoot native Indians

    Brazil police shoot one of the last uncontacted native Indians tribes in the world. Brazil police shoot Indians – Urgent action! Uncontacted Amazon Tribe: First ever aerial footage www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLErPqqCC54&sns=tw -Original text: Police in southern Brazil yesterday killed a Terena...
  6. JMN16150

    What is your favorite ping?

    My favorite ping is agnata 'True Blue'. It has proven itself really hardy to me by being more vigorous than other species(or hybrids). Its flower is pretty cute too with a blue tinged blossom. It also likes to grow aerial roots everywhere(is that good or bad). So.... What's your favorite ping?
  7. mcmcnair

    A quick visit to Atlanta Botanic Gardens

    I went to ABG and met Ron Determann one of the heads of the gardens and an avid conservationist. He gave me a behind the scenes tour of their facilities and we had a great conversation about the CCPS and conservation. So without further ado here are what little pics I took with my iphone. I'll...
  8. vraev

    My general CP tank pics

    Hi guys, I always keep saying my grow space is limited. Well..it is packed and here are some pics of what one of the tanks is packed with: Catopsis bertoniana seedlings an year old Heliamphora pulchella Amuri tepui with nearly a 2" thick layer of live chilean sphagnum. Couple of helis...
  9. duzu

    my nep terrariums

    1ST TERRARIUM 148L, 2x36W (T8) 6000K N.ampullaria ''Brunei Red x Harlequin'', N. mirabilis var. echinostoma, N.ampullaria ''Green'' and N. rafflesiana (typical?). These 3 little plants are growing in my shaded area. Nepenthes hirsuta and Nepenthes fusca ''flared peristome''. I had...
  10. RL7836

    U. humboldtii plant winner kulamauiman $35

    U. humboldtii plant This is a small plant from an aerial stolon from one of my larger plants. Plants from these original seedlings have been producing 'paddles' 4-7" high and about 1.5" wide. However, I do not know if this is truly their adult size. For whatever reason, this species is rarely...
  11. RL7836

    Utric blooms of spring

    It's been a very good spring for my plants as they've presented me with some flowers that I've never seen before (in person). I'll start with the flower of the month - U. longifolia ... .... and now my super surprise - U. nelumbifolia. I got some of these plants late last summer and never...
  12. swords

    Spider Mania

    I went to Storables and The Container Store today and picked up some great DIY Tarantula enclosures. 1.5 gallon Candy Jars for arboreal baby spiders through sub adults. Some mantids will probably live in a couple of them too. I can fit eight across the top of my CD and DVD shelves (gotta get...
  13. RL7836

    U. humboldtii assistance

    On Aug 10, I received 3 U. humboldtii plants growing together in a pot of live LFS. I separated them into their own pots - 2 into 100% live LFS and the other in a peat, live LFS, sand, aps mix. Since the repotting, all 3 plants have grown well - put up new leaves & 2 of the 3 have also put up...
  14. BigBella

    "It looks like a spider shamming dead . . ."

    While digging through some books the other day, I happened upon a very old illustrated collection of H.G. Wells stories I hadn't seen in years. Among The War of the Worlds, First Men in the Moon, When the Sleeper Wakes and The Country of the Blind, there were some odd rare short stories...
  15. rattler

    the big five soon to be absent from Kenya

    it should be noted that Kenya outlawed big game hunting in 1977 and has had a steady decline in wildlife ever seance......all other countries that allow hunting in the area such as Tanzania and Mozambique have seen an increase in these animals, infact several countries have far more elephants...
  16. swords

    Photo tour of my Andromischus collection

    Here's a photo tour of a strange succulent genus called Adromischus that I've been collecting. A botanist named Tolken (!) put them in with Crassula but I think the Adros are way cooler! Adromischus cristatus - you can't see it in the photo but there are aerial roots all up the stalk...
  17. EdaxFlamma

    Looking for Ficus

    Really strange I know... I am looking for specifically what is known as a Banyan Fig (Ficus benghalensis) but the main characteristic I am looking for is the mother plant's tendency to produce aerial roots. On that note if you have a picture of a mother Ficus that isn't benghalensis yet...
  18. joossa

    Questions about unknown house plant...

    Hi everyone. I have had this houseplant for a couple of years now and it has gotten huge compared to when I first got it. Since then, it has grown two additional growth points and the mature points are now quite big and tall. First does anyone know the ID (sorry for the first blurry picture)? I...
  19. Ozzy

    April Fools Day

    I know everybody has been waiting for my "joke" this year, but I've had a change of heart. Instead of spending my time on a way to fool everybody I spent it a way to entertain you for a few minutes. In other words I couldn't think of anything that everybody will believe. I am just going to post...
  20. Ozzy

    Atomic Bomb dropped on Mars Bluff

    Believe it or not, a nuclear bomb was dropped on an American town. A Mark 6 30-kiloton bomb was dropped on Mars Bluff, SC by the US Air Force seriously injuring 6 people including 4 small children. This incident happened on March 11th 1958. I visited the site on March 20th and took some...