What's new
TerraForums Venus Flytrap, Nepenthes, Drosera and more talk

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!


  1. G

    Ants = escape artists?

    I have tried feeding my capensis several ants over the last few days and the ants seem intelligent/strong enough to escape from the tenticals everytime. Once an ant was stuck for about 5 hrs then when I came back and checked the ant was gone so I'm assuming it escaped also. What is the best type...
  2. N

    Borneo and its nepenthes: a pictorial tour

    During the summer holiday period I visited Singapore, Sarawak and Sabah.  Naturally, like any Nepenthes enthusiast would, I decided to venture into the jungle in search of these insectivorous wonders.  Here I will post selected photographs from the trip. I will make regular updates with new...
  3. C

    Ant lions

    Have any of you ever heard of doodlebugs or antlions. The're the same thing. Anyway I just ordered some of ebay. The're really cool. They catch things in their pits that they dig in the sand.
  4. C

    Shrimpy adult sarracenia

    When I placed my S. Prupera outside for dormancy in Colorado I figured the climate should be able to bring it into dormancy. So I left it outside with a cup with holes in it on top of it to conserve moisture, And watered it every day. Two weeks later I see green sprouts shooting up. I didn't...
  5. A

    Do pitcher plants make bugs suicidal?

    This year I decided to let my vfts flower for the first time so I could hopefully collect seed. Anyways I was out at the bog garden pollinating them when I saw a fly land on the lip of a S. Rubra hybrid and I watched him for a few seconds and it appeared as if he just dived in!. There was no...
  6. Hans Breuer

    New greenhouse!

    My greenhouse was finally finished today and all my little green friends have moved in. What a rush! Nepenthes and ant plants courting the ants! Carnivores of all sorts in a feeding frenzy! Can't wait to get up there and check it out by flashlight - in fact, I'd just _love_ to spend the first...
  7. P

    Ant plants seedling

    05/31/2005 06/18/2005 M. tuberosa from Sarawak 5/5 100% survival H. formicarum from Singapore 1/2 50% survival M. sp. from Unknown Origin 7/7 100% survival H. formicarum from Thailand 6/6 100% survival M. tuberosa flower/fruit/seedling M. echinata H. formicarum
  8. jeff 2

    Ant plants

    Hi at all do you grow these species? if yes I have some swap . jeff 2
  9. I

    An impromptu ant feast

    One week ago today I received a large rooted cutting of Nepenthes x Ventrata that was growing in pure LFS.  It had three fully formed upper pitchers about 4.5 inches tall each one. The next day, I removed it from the LFS and repotted into a different mix, managing to break quite a few roots in...
  10. F

    Trap has developed a black spot on it

    I noticed that one of my traps has developed a black spot on the outside of it, and the trap is currently closed eating an ant. I looked at the top of it and it appears to be completely shut, so it's not like the bug is sticking out of it allowing bacteria to get in. This is one of my biggest...
  11. rattler

    Anyone grow lecanopteris?

    i recieved Lecanopteris pumila as part of a trade. ive read the stuff on Wistubas website. im looking for other growers to hear their experiances with these ant ferns.
  12. W

    Ant colony in n. sumatrana

    ok, so I was watering my lowland neps tonight and found a great big suprise for me with my N. sumatrana. An army ant colony has decided to take up residency in the growing mix! and here it is March with snow on the ground outside! I have no clue where they would have come from, but as I was...
  13. T

    Bog garden

    Well my plants I moved to my two recently constructed bogs seem to be doing well as do the ones in my older bog. Lets see I have S. flava 'cooks bayou, Fl' going to bloom (well it has a very large bud) and the same for my S. purpurea x. rubra. My P. lutea, caeurulea, and planifolia also seem to...
  14. 1

    Some neps

    OK here are more pics...still workin out the kinks. Spotted Ampullaria from California Carnivores, I have had it for a year and its been growing like crazy, it has something like 4 basal shoots. Ill try to get a good picture of the climbing vine it has. close up N. Albomarginata also from...
  15. Copper

    D. nidiformis red, venusta and peltata

    Trades will come first in importance and will be sent out ASAP.   After trades I will take SASE ($2 for bubblelope or $3 small box and shipping).  If SASE - first - PM me, second - send the money, making sure to have a return addresss and a note stating which plants and what your forum name...
  16. 1


    So, this is my third installment of pictures, im starting to get the hang of it. This is my little baby N. Northiana, its growing well and each leaf has a bigger and bigger pitcher. Also, I have an ant colony in the terrarium and my Nepenthes take full advantage. On a course for disaster. I...
  17. N

    Very nice surprise.

    i went out to my warm house to turn down the heater for the night, and i decided to go in to my stovehouse to check up on things. I had a very nice surprise, an ant colony had found my Nepenthes! I sat down for about 5 minutes and watched the ants get massacred by my Neps. Guess i won't have...