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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfn View Post
    He's 20, but he has anger problems and has been seeing a psychiatrist about it. However, i don't think it's working because it's not the worst thing he's done.
    He sounds like he needs a beating or an encounter with Jesus. Either one could work.

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    I tried, but it's in the soil and all over the leaves. The ones that were hit the hardest are my Mexican Pinguicula, because it's in the growing point and soaked in the soil.
    The biggest problem is going to be getting it out of the soil. You might have to repot. If you can do that, I'm guessing that your plants will probably recover. If it is on the leaves of the pings, wipe off as much glue as possible and do not allow it to dry out. White glue is essentially protein. The pings may digest the remainder if it kept damp.

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    20!? Has he never suffered any repercussions from some crappy thing he's done or does everyone just say "oh it's OK you really shouldn't do that".

    Making him pay you back for your all your plants may teach him a lesson without resorting to fisticuffs. If he has no money tell him he can just give you $_____ worth of his stuff to cover the price of your plants until you're sure your plants are going to recover. If the plants live he gets his stuff back, if not it goes to the pawn shop to replace your plants.

    Once that's over get your own place! LOL

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    hhhmmm... did you tell him how much time and money it took to grow and get those plants and stuff?? even though he says he didn't do it?

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    Nah, if he says he didn't do it, then he must be telling the truth. The Magic Elmers Glue Bottle floated and somehow spilled directly onto your plants, it was cursed.

    With the pings, I'd say your only chance is to repot them. Wash the roots and leaves, perhaps even let the plants soak for a while in distilled water.

    Then, get your revenge!!!

    Hope all goes well, sorry to hear what happened.
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    I'm going to repot what I can tomorrow and trim leaves covered in glue and stuff.

    However, I see my Drosera Graminifolia is digesting the glue. The glue is running down the leaf and all the tentacles are curling over it.

    If anything dies, he's paying for new ones.
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    someone needs to learn that he isn't the center of the universe.......
    dang...kids these days--always presuming a sense of entitlement.

    i do hope your plants survive. good thing it was just elmers...could have been much worse. much much worse.
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    Glue... man, that's just messed up. Try rubbing the leaves with a moist cotton swab, because Elmer's Glue isn't waterproof. As Jon said, you're lucky it's only Elmers, because he may as well have unpotted your plants and hot glued your plants to each other in a ball... you may want to tell a higher authority about what your brother did.
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    Sell your brother and use the profits to buy a 3"-6" N.lowii

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