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    Exclamation Request for donations-Texas Tech greenhouse

    The Biology Greenhouse at Texas Tech University has suffered a major plant disaster.

    Oversights by the campus maintenance crews caused our steam heaters to "cook" over of our teaching plant collection - to the tune of $16,000.

    Among the hundreds of plants that were damaged, our pitcher plants, pings, sundews and flytraps were destroyed. Our entire CP collection is gone, and it's the favorite feature of the students who come through here!

    We're still in the cleanup phase of this disaster, but I'm anxious to begin rebuilding the collection as soon as possible. The classes are scheduled to use the CPs soon and budget cuts have left me unable to buy much of anything in the next several months.

    If anyone has extra plants or cuttings in their collections that they would be willing to donate to the university, please contact me!

    Jennifer
    TTU Biology Greenhouse

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    I have a smattering of CP's, but have extra Mexican pings, if you'd like. I'm sure others have lots of pitcher plants and VFT's, as well as the others.

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    Hope you guys fired those fools.. probly Union though.
    I'll see what I can dig up for ya's!
    Do you have a date you want to start receiving plants and an address to send them to?

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    Hi Jennifer,
    Did you have Nepenthes too?
    Sorry for your losses.



    Cheers,

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by quogue View Post
    Do you have a date you want to start receiving plants and an address to send them to?
    She left contact info on the listserve or you could PM her through Terraforums for mor info. Failing that, I saved that particular article and could PM it to you.
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    donate good stuff...this is my school....so i get to see whatever gets donated :P

    PS: I'll bring some spares by the greenhouse sometime next week...I have some stuff I need to get rid of anyway...
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    Any Texan in this school, contact Mike Howlett (Houstonherp) on this board, he has a LOT of plants he may be able to donate. He operates Houston Herpetological and the Jesse Jones Reserve north of Houston with many CP for show. He just might be able to help out. VFT's are easy. Location sarracenia are much harder to get. But we have them. Mike is also Headgrower for the North American Sarracenia Conservancy. Give it a shot. Can't hurt!!!
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    Mike replied on the CP listserv that he would send some things

    I hope the new CP collection gets put in a better location though. The few neps and VFTs that were there were suffering from not having enough light. Pings were doing rather well though last time I was in there
    Z polski y dumny
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