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    i think i planted them a little too close together... ne3p's Avatar
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    i'd like to know what everyone thinks on this...

    i'd like to know what everyone thinks on this...

    i'm going to borneo in the summer, and whilst i'm there there's some chance i might be able to obtain some seeds.

    firstly, does anyone know the rules for importing seeds into the UK? if they are too complex, i may well not bother.

    secondly, is it ethically correct to import seeds of endangered species, noting that removing them from their home might be a bad idea, but also noting that the rainforest is diminishing rapidly?


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    Hah. What do you think you're going to try and sneak away with? N. rajah? N. clipeata, which only has about 15 plants in the wild?

    lmao. Don't start kidding yourself and you just answered you own question when you said it might be a bad idea and the rain forest is diminishing. How old are you if I may ask? Smuggling endangered species is a mighty big goal for a kid who likes collecting bugs and sleepovers.

    Almost anything you can want can be found online somewhere. Leave Borneo alone and read this:

    http://www.cites.org/

    People in the CP community are VERY protective. I'm really taken back that you'd even consider this. Take only pictures and leave only footprints.

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    To me, this is like asking if itís okay to bring home some baby tiger cubs when I visit Southeast Asia. Seems like a rhetorical question to me. Needs no answer.
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    Yeah, just enjoy seeing CPs in the wild. Some of us only dream about having the opportunity to see plants in their native habitats in Borneo and such places. Just take a lot of pictures and show them off so the rest of us can be jealous of your trip.

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    Take only pictures and leave only footprints.
    LOL. Clint, you sound like an after school special.

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    I'm very wholesome.

    Have you seen my pics of S. oreophila? It's a sticky. Now what if everyone knew where they were and we all stopped by and took a few seedpods, and then other people took a few plants, just a few won't hurt, right? Then more people take more seeds and more plants and pretty soon, they are gone. Combined with the erosion due to construction as we speak that threatens them.

    Now look at some plants that have REALLY strict requirements and grow slowly, and everyone did the same thing. It would be worse dude. For some plants, it takes over a decade to get a decent sized plant, and that is not considered flowering sized. Don't even think about it.

    Taking plants from the wild is a very gray area. It's OK sometimes with permission if you know what you are doing and follow the guidelines set up by the ICPS , but in this circumstance, don't even THINK about it. It's always good not to take anything unless you have a very good reason.

    http://www.carnivorousplants.org/sta...edcollect.html

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    Don't do it. It would be very tempting to just grab some seeds but it kinda feels unethical to do so.

    Have fun in Borneo though. I've been wanting to go there since I did my Anthropology project on the Headhunter's tribes and their tattoos.
    Go White Sox!!

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    If you really want to take home seeds, go find the local conservation authorities and ask them about it. As a tourist, you shouldn't just go grabbing whatever looks tempting. However, there are conservationists and botanists that know how to work within the laws and international standards, and they might be able to direct you to sources. Maybe you should plan on paying a visit to Borneo Exotics. Any species you're going to see out in the forest is undoubtedly in cultivation already; somebody took the seeds/plants/cuttings to get them started, so go find those people and ask them for freebies. Don't risk the health of the wild population. Going out and taking on your own sets a dangerous precedent.
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    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

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    i think i planted them a little too close together... ne3p's Avatar
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    part of this is i wanted to see what your reactions would be. it certainly produced an interesting result.

    i can be quite immature. i like causing debates/arguments because otherwise i get bored.

    it was mostly a rhetorical question. i don't even know if the seasons in borneo would be applicable, and i probably wouldn't have the conditions or expertise to look after any plants from there anyway.

    it's a bit like i was tempted to collect wild drosera seeds/cuttings when i found the plant, but didn't. it's always fun daydreaming though.

    the age question is probably relevant to my first post. i used to be better at not giving away the whole i'm still young thing when i was 12, but i thought more about what i said on forums in those days, also, most people won't believe that a 12 year old kid read lord of the rings five years before. they therefore guess that you're older.

    i'm currently 17.


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