in timmy's defense, "clear some things up" not cover every spectrum of growing them.
but... clarify some things a bit more. lol. ienot flowering=oddities of nature, only using maxsea? highly diluted common brand ferts have been used by several [that ive read maybe more] posters w.o adverse side effects)
IMO, but some are facts.
"go against flytraps"?
thats not very clear..
but anyway, just because a mutation is "natural" doesnt necessarily mean "its the way nature intended"..lots of mutations are BAD..and cause the death of the organism (plant or animal)..and these mutations are not necessarily what "genetics wants"
genetics "wants" to improve the species..not weaken it..
many "bad" mutations survive because of humans, when they *shouldnt* and wouldnt survive if nature was left to its own devices..
Personally I cant stand the "bart simpson" type VFT mutations..I think they are an abomination and should all be destroyed (seriously..not joking) because they weaken the species..(and dont even get me started on Persian cats, Pug dogs, and parrot cichlids..ugh..)
and lots of other things that "genetics wanted that way" arent good either..
cancer, being born without arms or legs, downs syndrome..the list goes on an on..
just because its "caused by nature" doesnt necessarily mean its "the best of what nature intends"!
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Well think of it this way...you ever see those ridiculous birds of paradise, with the flamboyant plumage and their crazy noisy predator-attracting mating dances? Those adaptations are the same sort of thing...they really are harmful to the individual and make them less fit, except in one way: they help the individual be more likely to pass on its genes.
The wacky traps are the same sort of thing. By all accounts they're a maladaptation, except in one crucial way: they caught our eye. You could kind of imagine that we're acting as a "pollinator"...the plant is attracting our attention in order to get our help in passing on its genes. If a plant does something that makes it more likely to pass on its genes...at the end of the day, that's all that matters! It's a biological success.
but they dont weaken the species lmao
they are weak to their own little cultivar, not the entire freaking species...reword your statements, as long as people arent going around and crossing them with wild flowers, not a single bit of damage is done, get over yourself.
Timmy you say youve grown CPs for 5 years but you give out a lot of noobish vibes, im pretty sure youve been trying to grow CPs for 5 years, killed most all of them, and finally got back into it to give it another shot....
the way you came off is a bit...
obnoxious to say the least, since it sounded like you were trying to "school" the noobs, but in actual reality made yourself look like a fool by typing pure gibberish since nearly none of it really held any ground...
pointless rant over, you may all resume your regularly scheduled propogation of retarded, deformed, and species weakening cultivars (as scot calls em)
just to clarify for anyone desiring to use the word "significant" especially when dealing with science, you need experimental evidence to justify your claim. not only experimental evidence, but a statistically significant p value of or less than 0.05 in order to say that coffee is directly responsible for significant growth, the pitchers must also be measured to a pitcher without coffee (multiple samples, another p value) to prove that the growth is significant as well. otherwise, your "significant" isnt really "significant" but just an opinion.
It wasn't obvious to me, and I've grown CPs for over 20 years. One can gain experience rapidly by having exposure and experience with a lot of plants. There are a lot of growers on TF who know a lot more than I do, because they've been able to build up sizable collections in a short period of time. Timmy could have had 5 years of very narrow experience, but experience nonetheless.
"The grass withers, the flower fades. But the word of our God stands forever." (Isaiah 40:8)
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For instance, I learned you can apparently grow Neps outdoors in California, after apparently learning you can grow them at all indoors last year. Everyone has their learning curve with CP's.
Saying MaxSea is the only fert is pretty bold though. It's good stuff, but it isn't black magic.
Nepenthes Outdoors in CA