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Well, this spring... I have a lot of pest/insect damage... Mostly earwigs... This is their damage :(
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5586800377/" title="Bug damage 1 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5221/5586800377_49036141ba.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Bug damage 1"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5587393482/" title="Bug damage 2 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5172/5587393482_dfe373ba85.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Bug damage 2"></a>

Not only one, BUT TWO flowers...
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5586796195/" title="DSCN0363 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5011/5586796195_fc51e12e66.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0363"></a>

Some bogs...

Left to right: S.flava 'cupera'. D. filformis 'california's sunset'. d. capensis 'alba'

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5587391836/" title="Bog 1 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5179/5587391836_32505b623e.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Bog 1"></a>



<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5586797725/" title="Bog 2 and Bog 3 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5057/5586797725_46df334e8e.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Bog 2 and Bog 3"></a>

Bog 2 and 3, forgot the names, gotta wait till they grow out. :blush:
All i know atm is the 2 pitchers on the left are Sarracenia 'Leah Wilkerson'

First open flower of the season.. - there are like 3 earwigs within the flower... now how the hell did they get there??!

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5586797189/" title="First flower! by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5016/5586797189_bd0482910e.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="First flower! "></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5587390284/" title="First Flower! (2) by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5019/5587390284_d9a031cb32.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="First Flower! (2)"></a>

Forgot.. teehee...
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5586794023/" title="DSCN0356 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5187/5586794023_0e24719a59.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0356"></a>

Dead bee... could have used for a bug project..
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5587386948/" title="DSCN0355 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5262/5587386948_0127e8d056.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0355"></a>

Nepenthes ventricosa x eppiphiata
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5586792963/" title="DSCN0353 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5135/5586792963_94e8112ac0.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0353"></a>

Nepenthes burbidgea
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5587385880/" title="DSCN0350 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5022/5587385880_05fed2250b.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0350"></a>

Nepenthes truncata
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5587385386/" title="DSCN0349 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5298/5587385386_b87de1318c.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0349"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5587382848/" title="DSCN0332 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5225/5587382848_185a83d96e.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0332"></a>

More ping flowers!
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5587383336/" title="DSCN0343 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5266/5587383336_b8a40c117f.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0343"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5586787359/" title="DSCN0319 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5229/5586787359_1488431564.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0319"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5586788477/" title="DSCN0323 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5134/5586788477_9b4c6a16cd.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0323"></a>


A third one in addition to that...
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5586788959/" title="DSCN0324 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5142/5586788959_8d68f905d8.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0324"></a>


Nepenthes that I don't know...
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5586787921/" title="DSCN0321 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5025/5586787921_544d945f28.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0321"></a>

Random leaves:
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5586786799/" title="DSCN0405 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5021/5586786799_9aa698b026.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0405"></a>

Roses:
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5586786219/" title="DSCN0396 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5053/5586786219_8e4ef99372.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0396"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5587378726/" title="DSCN0395 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5225/5587378726_c14c8b39ce.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0395"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5587378148/" title="DSCN0390 by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5261/5587378148_02ee29c166.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0390"></a>
 
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@carni... im not really sad... since i see alot of earwings in my pool.. hehe, quiet vindictive passive actions.

@mass its not that expensive... my mom said she got this one at costco for 150~200$ it's not bad, its really fun to play around and test out its options:)
 
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Thanks thez, even though most of these shots were just me playing around with a camera... I really want to figure how to do this stuff, NOT on accident. :)

BTW- these are unedited.
 
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Update!

Hey guys, It's been a couple weeks, and I'd just like to update ya'll with my plants. So.. HERE WE GO! :D

Still a beast unopened, S. moorei 'Leah Wilkerson'
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5616920075/" title="S. Leah Wilkerson by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5108/5616920075_676126cc69.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="S. Leah Wilkerson"></a>

S, Leucophylla
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5617506154/" title="S. Leucophylla by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5146/5617506154_1d714f3185.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="S. Leucophylla"></a>

S. Flava or S. Oreophila? I forgot...
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5617505708/" title="S. Flava? by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5148/5617505708_634f32c92f.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="S. Flava?"></a>

Flowers ~
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5617505298/" title="Bog by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5186/5617505298_dd9e8f7985.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Bog"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5617495900/" title="Bog (2) by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5229/5617495900_27e3ebd5e4.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Bog (2)"></a>

S. Rubra ssp alabamensis flower
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5616908509/" title="S. Rubra spp Alabamensis Flower by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5143/5616908509_82d380460d.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="S. Rubra spp Alabamensis Flower"></a>

This doesn't look like normal pollen to me...
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5616908077/" title="Pollen? by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5027/5616908077_d44b3945df.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Pollen?"></a>

Looks like the pitchers aren't the only carnivorous parts. :-))
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5617494178/" title="Earwig in flower. by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5102/5617494178_bb53104f41.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Earwig in flower."></a>

INSIDE!

N. Alba chugging along...
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5616918319/" title="N.Alba by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5110/5616918319_714035fb68.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="N.Alba"></a>

N. Eymae (recently acquired)
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5617504418/" title="N.Eymae by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5108/5617504418_7f9a706e74.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="N.Eymae"></a>

Newest N. Truncata Leaf
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5617500968/" title="N. Truncata by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5189/5617500968_685824c5ce.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="N. Truncata"></a>

N. Eymae over burb:
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5616913965/" title="N.Eymae over N. Burb. by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5144/5616913965_c6df50e81a.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="N.Eymae over N. Burb."></a>

N. Burb: new leaf! finally acclimated from about a month of the BAG.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5616913507/" title="N.Burb by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5146/5616913507_085e204a7f.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="N.Burb"></a>

Entire area:
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5617496340/" title="Grow Area by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5307/5617496340_2d92d85eed.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Grow Area"></a>

2 Month mark:

Cephalotus New pitchersss
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5617503978/" title="Cephalotus by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5263/5617503978_dc9f110c28.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Cephalotus"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5616917003/" title="Cephalotus by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5265/5616917003_594855faef.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Cephalotus"></a>

Now for the best part:

Nepenthes Ventricosa x Epipphiata: made about 4 new leaves in 2 monthes :)

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5617499444/" title="N. Vent x Epp by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5309/5617499444_241543ab9d.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="N. Vent x Epp"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5616912495/" title="N. Vent X Epp Pitcher by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5225/5616912495_44bc9171ce.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="N. Vent X Epp Pitcher"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5616911551/" title="B. Vent x Epp Pitcher (2) by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5061/5616911551_03807eae9c.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="B. Vent x Epp Pitcher (2) "></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5616910615/" title="N. Vent X Epp Pitcher (3) by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5149/5616910615_c6f638b2c0.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="N. Vent X Epp Pitcher (3)"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5616910175/" title="N. Vent X Epp Pitcher (4) by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5064/5616910175_b5a0fc47ed.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="N. Vent X Epp Pitcher (4) "></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5616911085/" title="N. Vent X Epp Pitcher with N.? by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5028/5616911085_885ce3276c.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="N. Vent X Epp Pitcher with N.? "></a>
 
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Actually I think it's Oreo X Flava... since I don't have Flava on my growlist... heh, forgot what plants I grew a year ago...

And also the hood is larger than the hole so, I'm leaning towards Oreo X Flava...

Since when did a grower need help identifying their own growlist? "o0
 
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Hait,

Your Nepenthes burbidgeae looks like its happy in your conditions! Its one I'm thinking of getting one come spring, could you tell me a little about your growing conditions for it? I know its a highlander, but I'm talking about your light and media compositions and that sort of thing.

Thanks!
Cj
 
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Thanks for the compliments guys!

@unstuckintime: It JUST started growing a leaf (after about 1 month, since I got it 3/1/11). :p It's in pure spaghnum, and I honestly think that media doesn't really change any composition/growing stature of the plant, but that's just me. I really don't remember what fixture I had... but I remember that the sides had wood blocks on it... and it was ~ 18$. A 2 bulbed - t5 (i think) 2' light fixture from lowes... I just keep mine in a baggie for humidity since the humidity where I live is about 40% - 60% (high) humidity.

My growing conditions aren't really "stable/ controlled". If you look carefully, that's actually the desk where I do my homework, etc. I just stuck a Light between the rectangular space there and Just added a shelf. For humidity, I acclimate my plants in a bag and you can see the ziplock bags over there. I usually leave the bag on until they grow, and then slowly take off the bag (maybe weekly). And as for the vent x ephippiata, I got it from Lois and it was really hardened off so it just flew off like wildfire.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5617496340/" title="Grow Area by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5307/5617496340_2d92d85eed.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Grow Area"></a>


When i first thought of this setup, I thought that the light wouldn't be enough.. but who knew, all my plants are, i think, getting to their full color potential.
 
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Basically the same Sarracenia photos, but with sun! Taken with my phone so theres no macros. :(

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5622783105/" title="s.leah wilkerson in its glory by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5189/5622783105_a75e184103.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="s.leah wilkerson in its glory"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5622784039/" title="s. rubra ssp alabamensis flower by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5225/5622784039_8cc319e99f.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="s. rubra ssp alabamensis flower"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5623374358/" title="sarracenia flower by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5142/5623374358_23071081b2.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="sarracenia flower"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5623374820/" title="s.oreo x flava by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5064/5623374820_14b609c6ea.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="s.oreo x flava"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5622788149/" title="s. leycophylla by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5147/5622788149_86d7a222e9.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="s. leycophylla"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypwnedyou/5622789161/" title="s.leah one pitcher by billychendra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5301/5622789161_1fafe4eb7d.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="s.leah one pitcher"></a>
 
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very nice sarrs. still waiting for most of mine to break dormancy. 30F again tonight.. curses
 
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And as the season moves on.. rather quickly I'd say:


s.filformis 'california sunset' flower by billychendra, on Flickr


wilkerson pitchers by billychendra, on Flickr


back of leah, sweet globs by billychendra, on Flickr


leah wilkerson pitchers 2 by billychendra, on Flickr


leah wilkerson pitchers by billychendra, on Flickr


lid droop by billychendra, on Flickr


Double trouble by billychendra, on Flickr


back to back, bro by billychendra, on Flickr


searching by billychendra, on Flickr


pitcher droop by billychendra, on Flickr


sarracenia droop by billychendra, on Flickr

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sarracenia together by billychendra, on Flickr


topbog by billychendra, on Flickr


small flower by billychendra, on Flickr


Double flowers by billychendra, on Flickr
 
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Your yard is huge!! Why not grab a shovel and go to town on bog production?
 
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