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    Unhappy Die Blue Jays, Die!!!

    OMG, so ticked off I can't type.
    I have two trays of year-old seedings I put out a couple of weeks ago...one of S. minor "Okee giant" and (more importantly) a half dozen S. purp. var. Montana "Georgia seed source" seedlings which are rare as hens teeth. Got home and checked on my other Sarracenia (which are on the other side of the house) and then went in the house, looked out the window in time to see a blue jay uprooting the last of the montanas! All of my Okee Giant and Montana seedlings are gone!!!!!!!!!!
    I have a feeling Mr. Pellet Gun and Mr. Blue Jay are going to become close friends in the not-to-distant future.
    Honestly, I feel sick. Think I'll drink extra-hard tonight.
    Don

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    Don,

    I employ two anti-bird measures, wire screen and CD's..
    check it out:

    http://gold.mylargescale.com/Scottychaos/CP/
    very bottom of the page for the CD info.

    http://gold.mylargescale.com/Scottychaos/CP/page5.html
    about half way down for the wire mesh.

    Try the CDs first..they worked fine for me for years..
    might not work on all birds though.

    dont bother with a gun..its useless, because there will always be more.
    you cant kill them all..
    defense is the only option.

    Scot

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    Ugh, I know you pain (well, on a smaller scale). One morning, I went to see my sarrs and it was as if a storm went in. My leucophylla was uprooted, picked up out of its water tray that was shared with my uprooted S. alata sw LA (w/e that means) and my uprooted flava (I think it's red tube too!). The soil in my leucos pot was all gone, so I had to replace, and my pot it up and had to pot up my S. alata sw La and S. flava 'red tube' (?...well, it has a red tube). My S. purpurea ssp. venosa was on its side and ate a baby growth point, now I'm waiting for another. Nothing happened to my rubra, at least. But, of course, with my bad luck, I was wrong. This morning, I found it on the ground and it ate a pitcher. And besides, I don't even know what did it! I suspect the squirrels!
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    I know what you are saying.
    This is the first time in the many years I've been growing CP's that my top dressing of sphagnum moss has been raided by a bird making a nest. I lost several VFT plants that where pollination crosses I made that where going on 2 - 3 years old. Some location data sundews and others.
    I have read before about using CD's to keep the birds away so I tied a few up. It must have been some music it liked. It did not even phase this bird. I saw it come back numerous times and place its beak on the CD like a needle of a record player and jam out a little before leaving with another large mouthful of moss.
    The good news for me now is I have not seen it back for 2 days now and have not noticed any more sphagnum moss ripped from the pots.
    I hope the VFT's and sundew live in the nest of the bird and eat it's babies when they hatch. LOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by elgecko View Post
    I hope the VFT's and sundew live in the nest of the bird and eat it's babies when they hatch. LOL
    ROFL...ugh, you reminded me of something very disgusting I had to do once...
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    Here is how my set up looked about a year ago. I have since upgraded it to accomidate more plants and tall pitchers for this year:
    -Joel from Southern California


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    Here is the best way I found out how to prevent this. First I got a small rabbit cage. It worked for a while. But then something got them again. Then I went hard ball on them. I got some moth balls. Since then nothing will go by them. It's great.

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    It must have been some music it liked.
    LOL

    I got some moth balls. Since then nothing will go by them. It's great.
    Where did you place them? Wouldn't they kill you're plants if they are in the pots?
    growlist

    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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