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    The CP universe is governed by these rules

    1. There will never be a convenient, cheap solution for terrarium cooling.

    2. 95% of all drosera seed circulating in cultivation comes from a guy with a Drosera spatulata plantation in his basement.

    3. The red form always costs more

    4. The coolness and attractiveness of a newly discovered CP is inversely proportional to the probabillity that you will ever be able to grow it.

    5. If Utricularia subulata was a newly discovered species confined to an innacessable ultramafic bog high in the mountains of new guinea, people would be clamouring for specimens.

    6. The yuccado pings will never get proper identification

    7. The isolation and endemism of a population of rare CP's is direclty proportional to the probabillity that a strip mall will be built on that very spot. Aerial photography above the cloud forests of Borneo show that no less than 27 strip malls have spontaneosly generated on Mt. Kinabalu alone.

    8. At a future CP conference, someone will propose an elaborate plan to elevate every "form" of P. moranensis to species status. He will be immediately gunned down by a disgruntled taxonomist.

    9. No matter how much information about proper CP cultivation is released, there will always be some idiot convinced that he can grow a Nepenthes villosa.

    10. We can put a man on the moon, but we can't get decent big box store CPs in the US. (I became convinced of this after seing mature Cephalotus and Heliamphora sold by European big box stores for only a couple Euros.)

    post your own CP "rules" here!

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    11. Venus Fly Traps and Sarracenia do actually require a winter dormancy.

    12. Short photoperiod *and* low temperature are both required for that dormancy.

    13. VFTs and Sarracenia do much better outdoors than in a terrarium.

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    14- no matter how much you would like to think you could get youre girl friend into CP's, its not gonna happen

    15- ozzy can come up with a new kind of carnivorous plant and trick noobs into thinking their really are new sp's

    16- you never have enough room for all those nepenthese

    17- their is no perfect cheep efficient light source

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    18. CPs do NOT need to be in a high humidity environment; in fact, just test the humidity outside, and you'll find it's pretty high as it is.

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    19. plants will not grow in incandescent lighting.

    20. not all N. alata's were created equal

    21. D. capensis and burmanni are weeds. if you start with some you wont be able to get rid of them.

    22. tuberous dews are not beginners plants no matter what people tell you.

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    23. Nepenthes can't self seed

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    EDIT: ninja Ben! and i dont get your rule
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    24- If someone gives you 2 Nep cuttings, the common one will go gangbusters and the rare one will die

    25- Every time a "I need help with D.capensis" thread is started, a countdown to Irony is started simultaneously

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    25-For some people (me!) It's hard to grow Dionaea, but easy to grow Cephalotus.

    25-Having a natural bog makes things SOOO much easier

    26-There will always be a debate on the effectiveness of Superthrive!

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    Ninja? Er, I dunno, it's something my brother did. He saw my Neps in my terrarium, said, "Don't you need to keep buying new ones? Don't they die if you don't feed them all the time?" Turns out he killed a VFT. I'll just change the rule.

    Edit: Oh, ninja, ok I get it. (Mod peeps can delete my post so it doesn't interrupt the delicate balance of this list topic thing)

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