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03-16-2013 04:39 PM
Monster Fish

Here's my Pinguicula gigantea flowering.
01-03-2013 12:35 AM
DogFish It's Nepenthes 'sanguines black'

The before pic is on post #6
01-02-2013 11:27 PM
HybridHerp Nice, which nepenthes is that?
01-02-2013 09:15 PM
DogFish Pulled this guy out of the Aquaponic Grow Bed and moved into an emerged tank with a tight cover. I now have two nice pitchers going and a 3rd starting.
Since 12/8/2012



Got me thinking about a ZooMed tank for these guys.
01-01-2013 11:50 PM
Lil' Swimz$ amphirion Your photography is superb!
01-01-2013 08:10 PM
amphirion Drosera capensis is almost bulletproof.
01-01-2013 07:29 PM
Monster Fish
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Originally Posted by Geniusdudekiran View Post
What are some good species to start out with besides VFTs that move? Are there really any?
Other than venus flytraps, the only carnivorous plants that move are sundews but not at the speed of a snapping venus flytrap. Some sundew tentacles will curl around trapped prey but this is done slowly. Most carnivorous plants have passive means of capturing food.
01-01-2013 07:02 PM
Geniusdudekiran What are some good species to start out with besides VFTs that move? Are there really any?
01-01-2013 05:47 PM
Monster Fish Alata x mooreana seedlings starting to pitcher up.




Never give up on "dead" seeds. Here's some "Extreme Green" x Minor seedlings finally sprouting.



12-12-2012 05:30 AM
amphirion Grow indoors. southern exposure, as much light as possible. contrary to popular belief. sufficient light is necessary for pitchers to develop. humidity controls the size of the pitchers, but light makes them happen.

if you are giving the Nep enough light, at least 12-14 hrs, and it's still not pitchering, your media might be in question. Neps in general appreciate an airy media made up of orchid bark, long fibered sphagnum (orchid moss), and perlite/pumice (styrofoam, non biodegradable, may be used as a substitute). media should be damp but not soaking wet.
12-12-2012 04:59 AM
Monster Fish I'm not too good with nepenthes. Maybe amphirion can help you with that.
12-12-2012 04:57 AM
HybridHerp oh, they are getting that, trust me lol
Not sure what to do with the nepenthes however.
12-12-2012 04:55 AM
Monster Fish
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Originally Posted by HybridHerp View Post
I have a venus flytap varient of some sort, Sarr. purpurea, N. "ventrata", and two Sarr. pitcher plants that I have as of yet not ID (though they were doing terribly so it won't be until spring that they will recover, they lost all of their pitchers)

Eventually, I want some other flytrap varieties, more Nepenthes, sundews, and basically whatever else I can get my hands on.
The sarrs and the venus flytrap will need a winter dormancy.
12-12-2012 04:04 AM
HybridHerp I have a venus flytap varient of some sort, Sarr. purpurea, N. "ventrata", and two Sarr. pitcher plants that I have as of yet not ID (though they were doing terribly so it won't be until spring that they will recover, they lost all of their pitchers)

Eventually, I want some other flytrap varieties, more Nepenthes, sundews, and basically whatever else I can get my hands on.
12-12-2012 02:29 AM
amphirion
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Man, I've been getting into this as well, but not the way you all have. I just have a couple of plants in my dorm, but its getting cold so I hope I can get everything to get through the winter okay.
Nice. Most carnivorous plants that are readily available are resilient to cold weather, especially the temperate species. Which ones do you have? We can help you out.
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