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    I have enough rain water, I think.



    I bought distilled water just in case I ran out and I solved the pine needle availability problem by asking a person if I could gather white pine needles from her property. She thought I was nuts but told me I was welcome to whatever was there. I was able to gather 3 small bags so far and I think I can get 3 more small bags and after that I will go seek out another property with white pine on it.



    I still can't locate bird netting.

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    I read quite a few threads here about lighting and it would appear the majority of people opt for fluorescents. In the event my enclosure fails and I need to bring plants inside; I purchased 3 shop fixtures with reflectors, 2 clamp fixtures, Philips flourescent Daylight Deluxe bulbs, and two Agro-Lite Grow bulbs.



    If this was a mistake, will someone please correct me now while I can still locate the receipt.

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    Well the plants that need dormacy cant go inside now,like the sarrs,vft and so on.You can grow tropical cps indoors all year with no problem.You can grow some tropical pings(butterworts),sundew,nepenthes,bladderworts and such inside.

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    hmmm, Try this: Google: Bird netting. You can also Google the names of gardening supply catalogs as many garden seed companies now have their catalogs posted on the internet. For instance Gurney's Seed. It took a little looking and guessing when I got to their site to get: Gurney's Bird netting.
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    Ha! You people are slipping and I even posted photos of my handiwork showing the proximity of the stakes to the bog edge :)

    My husband took one look at what I had done and started laughing. He asked one simple question, "How did I intend to care for the plants once the chicken wire was up?" Hmmm... the stakes are about a foot from the edge and there would have been no place for me to kneel down and weed let alone get in there to water them. All of the stakes need to get pulled out of the ground and backed up at least a foot from where I currently have them placed. Ugh!

    Hello BCK, thanks for that link. I was thinking more along the lines of actual fruit tree bird netting so it would drape over the top. Your type may actually work better if I cut it out and lay it on top of the stakes. Seems to me that if a bird lands on a more rigid form of netting that it is less likely to get all tangled up. Thanks again for the links.

    Hello Jerry, One question for you that I never considered. If I do try to maintain a few CPs inside, do I need to start buying gut loaded crickets or fruit flies? If so, I may need to revisit this as I am thinking I would NOT be interested in having fruit flies flying around the house with the holidays around the corner. Stray crickets would be eaten by my indoor cats but the fruit flies would be another story.

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    Laura,
    CPs will do fine without bugs. They get most of their food from photosynthesis. Last winter, my daughters house plants had a gnat infestation. I stuck my pings and dews in and around her plants and had the gnats pretty well eliminated after a month and my plants were well fed. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]
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    Hi BCK... gnats all gone huh? Any chance an indoor plant might eat a few small whiney children? Just kidding. No plants are coming inside this house. I tried a little bit of an experiment. I took a tray and filled it with gravel to see if it would stay level enough to center a planter in it. My intent was to later fill the gravel tray with water to create some humidity. I really only wanted to see what type of a tray would work best for the school before I bought a few. Anyway, I had placed another elongated dishpan type container in the middle filled with sand and sphagnum. I walked away to answer the phone and when I came back, one of my biggest and fattest cats was squatting smack dab in the middle of the new planter going pee. He filled the entire planter and I am amazed he was able to ram himself into that container. I clapped my hands and Melvin jumped out of the planter and it tipped over spilling pee laden wet sand and sphagnum everywhere. Not the brightest move on my behalf while he was in the middle of the act of relieving himself. This is a sign from above that any plant that needs to be inside must go to the school or be able to be overwintered here outside. Either that or I need chicken wire enclosures for inside the house too.

    I know there was a post in here from somebody named Bonnie? If Bonnie is out there, I'd like to try the ping she mentioned if she would be willing to allow me to compensate her for shipping and handling. I don't quite know how to send a person a private message. I only know how to reply to one. I want that particular ping for myself though not the school. I also want to try a Utricularia resupinata for myself personally and I do have the proper location for it and I do realize it is an aquatic. Is there a special place here that I should go to ask for somebody to please share seed or a piece of a U. resupinata with me?

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