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    Carnivorous Plant Library (PLEASE HELP!!!)

    Hello I am a beginner in the hobby and new to this forum HI ALL!!!! A true way to learn is to ask as much experts as I can find bout the best of the best ground braking books written on the subject. Please help me build a carnivorous plant library, I am looking for books on beginners all the way to advanced levels. I would like to read on EVERYTHING about them, about ALL SPECIES, proper husbandry, possible parasites, pro husbandry techniques and everything else under the sun, I am looking to take this seriously I hope within 1 1/2 year of study, so all the help I can get will be fantastic, also If anyone would know about a carnivorous plant 101 book or writing please let me know, it seems best to start with the 101s
    THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Oh If you guys would know of the best botany college books out right now please tell me, not too specific with 1 or a few topics in botany but a fulll rich broad detailed informative book in all aspects of botany it would help me better! THanks aagain!~~!!!!!

    PS It better for me to actually learn botany 1rst before carnivorous plants but I still want the carnivore books thansk!
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    There are a bunch of good books out there on CPs. Search engines are our friends

    Personally, I have found that sometimes things can become out dated in books (CP books or even college text books) so I tend to frequent my school library for specific books I need (or to decide what I want in my own library). I will say that Barry Rice's FAQ is pretty close to an online text book and I would greatly recommend it: http://www.sarracenia.com/faq.html

    Another publication I would recommend if you are looking for some more scholarly articles is the ICPS newsletter. They provide a lot of up to date info and more of the nitty-gritty facts a figures not to mention you get access to all the back issues (and a few other perks) with membership!

    Not exactly what you were looking for but hope this helps a bit,
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    The two must have CP books: The Savage Garden by Peter D'Amato and Growing Carnivorous Plants by Barry Rice. The Savage Garden may be on the old side but it covers a lot of the basics while Growing Carnivorous Plants is a lot more recent and has a lot of additional information not found in The Savage Garden.

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    You can't live without Savage Garden. It's the HOLY BIBLE of CPs, 1998 or not.
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    Books are a good source of habitat information and some general clues to cultivation but really the best information source is the forums where questions can be answered as problems arise, or even better, so they never do. Books just aren't this interactive. That said, I do buy every CP book I come across, buy 'em all - why not?! Savage garden was my first but I probably have 30 or so now just on CPs.

    My best advice is to listen to the most successful growers who have grown their plants a long time (more than a year) and are getting consistent results. If someone is growing their plants in an inappropriate environment and "getting away with it". Chances are they have not been getting away with it for a whole year or longer. Take their advice with a grain of salt and don't assume you'll be able to "get away with it" too, unless you're prepared to loose the plant. Depending upon what species you decide to specialize in will determine the needful extravagance of your setup. Highland Nepenthes species being some of the most finicky (but the coolest to me). And at the prices of some of them, I was never willing to risk it growing in the wrong environment.

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    people thanks very mcuh for the responses!!! they are appreciated, so then I believe savage garden it is as u folks do recommend your post does help edax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    Books are a good source of habitat information and some general clues to cultivation but really the best information source is the forums where questions can be answered as problems arise, or even better, so they never do. Books just aren't this interactive. That said, I do buy every CP book I come across, buy 'em all - why not?! Savage garden was my first but I probably have 30 or so now just on CPs.

    My best advice is to listen to the most successful growers who have grown their plants a long time (more than a year) and are getting consistent results. If someone is growing their plants in an inappropriate environment and "getting away with it". Chances are they have not been getting away with it for a whole year or longer. Take their advice with a grain of salt and don't assume you'll be able to "get away with it" too, unless you're prepared to loose the plant. Depending upon what species you decide to specialize in will determine the needful extravagance of your setup. Highland Nepenthes species being some of the most finicky (but the coolest to me). And at the prices of some of them, I was never willing to risk it growing in the wrong environment.
    actually I was thining on specializing on a little bit of all of them, cuz to be honest I do like them all!! i'm sure i share the enthusiasm with others, do u specialize in a specific kind? your library is a dream to me, do u have specific subjects on CP care like the best soil mixtures and palnting procedures, maybe u can gimme advice on specifics in the long run:
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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    Books are a good source of habitat information and some general clues to cultivation but really the best information source is the forums where questions can be answered as problems arise, or even better, so they never do. Books just aren't this interactive. That said, I do buy every CP book I come across, buy 'em all - why not?! Savage garden was my first but I probably have 30 or so now just on CPs.

    My best advice is to listen to the most successful growers who have grown their plants a long time (more than a year) and are getting consistent results. If someone is growing their plants in an inappropriate environment and "getting away with it". Chances are they have not been getting away with it for a whole year or longer. Take their advice with a grain of salt and don't assume you'll be able to "get away with it" too, unless you're prepared to loose the plant. Depending upon what species you decide to specialize in will determine the needful extravagance of your setup. Highland Nepenthes species being some of the most finicky (but the coolest to me). And at the prices of some of them, I was never willing to risk it growing in the wrong environment.
    Oh yes I'd like to add that I support your notion that the best is to come to the forum to learn better with Cps but then since I am a beginenr I would like to be somewhat even a little knowledgeable bout them before i get serious in the forum so the experts dun start to clown meeeh somehow lol, but I think this forums has some CP 101 information that I am definitely checking out
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