PS: Tony.... I was just going to do this...but felt its better asking you before doing it: Put up a message on all the nepenthes boards: floranepenthaceae.com , pitcherplants.proboards34.com , petpitcher.com
when you find out who they are be shure to yell say hello to my little friend :P :P
Victory is mine!
i like to grow plant's and i like to smoke plant's
have seen similar things happen in the herp trade....ppl have been able to track down their animals again due to the rarity of the individual animals along with good pictures of them word spread fast enough that alot were tracked down....the CP community is a fraction of the size of the herp.....if yah got recent pics and/or have good description of the size oand such of these plants its likely we will be able to track some down....most individuals who do this do it to make a quick buck or to stroke their egos cause they can say they have these rare plants....kinda hard to stroke your ego or sell them if yah cant tell anyone.....give us what info you can and do the same on the other boards and someone with a good conscience is bound to stumble across them and let yah know who has them......
I will make a list of what's missing. I need to get my website back up and running.
The N. Trusmadiensis were seed grown from wild N. lowii seed. The N truncata black were the only ones in the country to my knowledge.
Vraev if you would post on other forums particularly about the N. truncata black etc..
My contact information if anyone hears anything
I made a new email address for information
Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?
did you call the police? If they stole the plants, they could find the one who stole it.
Tony that just makes me sick...so sorry to hear this.
This is the very reason I have put up security cameras, motion sensors, night-vision surveillance, etc., all around my property. It may not ultimately prevent a theft but will at least identify the criminals. You should seriously consider doing this if you haven't already.
Hope you can recover some of your plants.
Damn. Having had an irreplaceable musical instrument stolen from me, I can relate to some of what you're probably feeling. Similarly, I know it was someone that knew what they wanted and just simply took it.
Maybe this short list of possibly suspects is enough for a detective to go on? That list, maybe some fingerprints from the greenhouse...I say exhaust all possibilities no matter how ridiculously remote they may be.
Again, are there any photos of the plants in question? Simply their size should put a potential buyer on the suspicious side and most collectors I know are above that type of behavior -- especially those who spend a decade growing out tiny TC plants. That was how a friend (OK, an ex) of mine recovered her stolen orchids -- a cautious buyer who called the police. I generally inquire about a plant's origin anyway . . .
“Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."
-- Galileo "Biff" Galilei
That's awful, Tony... I'm really sorry to hear it. My personal nightmare is just the neighborhood animals getting into my collection - I can't imagine how I'd react to a theft. Did you have insurance? If you don't, I think there are a few companies that will give you coverage retroactive to your first claim if you're willing to buy a long-term contract.
o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~