I know poaching and directly selling the plants is considered taboo. But what if I want to use them for breeding?
I don't know if you guys have heard of Barry Rice, but he's been in my area searching for carnivorous plants, specifically some drosera. This was some time ago.
ANYWAYS, he said he never publishes the specific location of plants he's found out of fear of poaching, expect where I live because it's so remote he doesn't see anyone going to the trouble of getting to them. Except for me. It's only a two hour drive for me and is near one of my favorite ski hills.
There are no carnivorous plants that grow in my area too well. Sarracenia is a myabe. But to have a viable drosera would be amazing.
Having never taken carnivorous plants out of the wild, would be it against the community to harvest a few and try to breed them?
I have a couple of friends willing to join me on my expedition. One's a somewhat accomplished mountaineer and the other is a ski bum like myself that grew up in the next town over. So a bit of a hike and the terrain doesn't scare us.
This is the area we'd be heading to:
And this is what we'd be shooting for! (drosera anglica, this particular bunch being hearty to the area):
If anything I'd breed them and try to sell the offspring locally as carnivorous plants people could grow outdoors in a bog garden.
I'm kind of excited for this adventure, even if I only get to look and not touch.