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  1. theplantman

    Documentary: Secrets of the Longleaf Pine

    This is a fantastic documentary on the longleaf pine ecosystem!! It features Sarracenia at 39:35, but also many significant conservation issues within this ecosystem, such as gopher tortoises, indigo snakes, and the red-cockaded woodpecker. My friend Will Rogers, who does research with...
  2. E

    Ecosystem!

    I really enjoy building mini ecosystems so I figured I would share some. This is a little fen I made with some drosera intermedia "Cuba", duckweed and moss. It needs evaporation in order to work so I also have to add water back to it, not exactly self sustaining. This is a permanent...
  3. CorneliusSchrute

    Fool-proof Adlrovanda culture... in a bucket

    Fool-proof Aldrovanda culture... in a bucket DISCLAIMER: not fool-proof. If you are a fool, this might not work. I didn't come up with my Aldrovanda approach. pearldiver (Paul!) did all the leg work on this. If anything I tweaked this setup to make it easier for me and less beneficial for the...
  4. BaseDrifter

    Bay Area, CA checking in!

    Hello! In April 2010 I was walking to the top of campus at SFSU and passed by the University green house. They were having a plant sale and I decided to check it out. I ended up purchasing a Sarracenia x readii and had no idea what I was getting myself into or how I  would get swept up with the...
  5. Chicxulub

    Ethics of habitat restoration...?

    Hello all. As some of you may know from my other recent thread, I have recently completed my second tour of duty in the Army and I am now home after eight years away. Now that I am back, I am once again managing my grandmother's acreage for her, acreage that is prime habitat for CPs. The...
  6. ChronoKiento

    Starting an Utric Aquarium

    Hi all! I've recently re-caught the CP bug now that I'm done with school and actually have time.. so one of my new experiments is to make an utric aquarium. I'm starting off with something small, just a 5.5 gallon aquarium which I've filled with distilled water and some peat moss (which I...
  7. Peatmoss

    Bog in Southern Ontario

    Hey All, In this thread: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/showthread.php?134842-Random-pics-from-the-last-while -I mentioned visiting a dark sky preserve. Since it was impossible to see the night before, I decided to return the next day to see what it looked like. Turns out it contained a...
  8. mato

    Grandparents home succumbed to Aussie bush fires

    So a few days ago, I received an email from a family member informing me that the firestorm that ravaged the Warrumbungle Range of northern NSW did in fact pass through my grandparents bit of property in the bush. In the words of a neighbor, "it looks like Hiroshima after the bomb." Luckily...
  9. A

    Saying hello from Alaska

    Hello guys and gals! I am from Anchorage Alaska and I'm new to CP's. I have kept a riparium for about a year and now that I built up my planted high tech 40B aquarium to a high tech riparium and now a high tech/high humidity enclosed ecosystem, I am ready to get into CP's! I will try to get a...
  10. Ozzy

    Funding a VFT Catalog Project

    The North Carolina chapter of The Nature Conservancy is doing a project to catalog the VFT's in the Green Swamp. They are raising funds to do this. I believe that its vital to the survival of VFT's. Please donate to this very worthy project...
  11. Peatmoss

    Letter to someone who collected plants from the wild, is this to harsh?

    So, someone on OCPS forums admitted to taking plants from my cities local protected bog. Needless to say, I wanted to unleash the kracken and destroy this kid. But he is young, and I don't want to scare him away... Here is part of my response: I am from Ottawa, and am quite disappointed that...
  12. M

    Thanks to Conservation Donors!!!

    Hi Folks: We've started work revamping the preserve section of our web site. We've now got a link called "Meadowview Preserve System" which then has subsets called "Joseph Pines Preserve" and "Central Virginia Preserve". I'll be talking about both preserves at the ICPS conference but for...
  13. Wire Man

    Tepui Tarantula

    I don't know about you guys, but I love finding out about plants and animals that live along side our beloved CPs. I find the whole ecosystem of tepuis to be particularly fascinating, since there are no large predators up there and nothing turns out to be normal. Well, I've been researching...
  14. J

    VFT's flooded!

    TF, I just wanted to share a pic of my VFT's covered completely with water. This happens out in nature so I figure I should do the same taking into account they are growing in a big container having closet 2ft of soil below. The chances of my plants rotting are very unlikely. I also met with...
  15. J

    My new terrarium and some plants! ;)

    This is my new terrarium, I have been working on it for about a month now. Now the plants are settle, i just thought about posting pics of it! :) In the terrarium there are: 1 heli minor 1 ceph 1 drosera capensis 2-3 drosera capensis alba 1-2 drosera albino 5-8 several drosera burmanniees. 6...
  16. rattler

    for the dinosaur nuts, new one found in Utah

    just got this press release from the Museum of the Rockies BOZEMAN – A Montana State University paleontologist and graduate student are part of a research team that unveiled a new species of raptor dinosaur on Monday, Sept. 19. MSU doctoral student Mike Knell found the fossil in southern Utah...
  17. swords

    Nano Reefers?

    Is anyone here keeping a nano reef of inverts, corals and so on in a tank 10 gallons or less? got pics? I found a series of vids on youtube by Indo Pacific Sea farms about setting up an eco-friendly DIY 10 gallon nano using a $29 tank, hood and filter combo kit...
  18. Millipede

    DIY enclosed ecosystem

    hey everybody :) i just found this thing while cleaning yesterday as you can see its just an empty snowglobe. i have a really cool idea in my head to try and make a self sustaining enclosed ecosystem by adding some kind of substrate, plants and maybe some snails or, if i can get some at...
  19. rattler

    so much for playing nice...........

    even odds more wolves are going to be shot illegally this fall than were taken with tags last fall.....when these dang things were shoved down our throats we were told the target population for the entire population in MT, ID and WY was gonna be under 400 wolves and then controls would start in...
  20. G

    Television documentary in production

    Hi all, As well as being a lifelong cp enthusiast, I am a university professor and a film/television/video producer. I'm currently at work on a project that will almost certainly make its way onto the UNC-TV system (North Carolina's PBS network) and, hopefully, to a larger audience on the PBS...
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