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Thread: Your First Carnivorous Plant!

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    Sometimes I think about reading stories to my seedlings..

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    I talk to fish*German Blue Rams to be exact*, but they just look at me and open their mouths... (You can tell their saying "food, Food, FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!")

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    I used to wave at my Killifish and say "hi guys!". A. australes they seem to wave at you with their front fins. I miss them, awesome little fishes.

    Was this about plants?

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    I read about every CP for a few years before i got it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy View Post
    Well I know some plants have more personality than some people I've met.
    You're never met me

    Wasn't the best idea for this thread, but I like coming from an unexpected angle every once in a while. "What are plants?" is certainly a question I'd like someone to answer though

    Any ideas?

    Speaking of plants' sense of humor. Have you seen the cover of the new "Savage Garden?"



    Better view at the California carnivores Website.

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    You're right, I have never met you and I was talking about some people I have met.

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    I hate to wreck up the flow in here, but it's kinda my thing. My first CP/s were out of a seed catalog about 20 years ago. It was a CP "kit" which included a pathetic (maybe dormant) VFT,and a purple pitcher which was much less pathetic. I don't recall it having a sundew in the kit, but it might have been a trio. I was a young "expert" at everything I was interested in and it was my "expert" idea to repot the CP's into potting soil. I think we all know the outcome of that. The VFT maybe put on one leaf before dying with a quickness and the pitcher put on about the same.

    I never lost interest in them critters in spite of my epic failure.

    19 years later my first successful attempts with CP's started with the ugliest most fried sundew I have seen to this day. It was unidentified other than being packaged as an "octopus plant". Research showed that is was likely D. capensis. It had no traps left due to "drought" and looked like a pom-pom of petioles. With age comes a bit of wisdom, and I purchaced the SG book and became a member of TF at the recommendation of Sundewman a.k.a. CPlantaholic on this forum. With my new resources for information I have had much more success with the CP's and my "real" first CP is still alive in my care after year now.

    My first CP (that stood a fighting chance) D. capensis. It is the taller plant in the back left white pot.
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    One of my favourite lecturers at university is a systematic biologist and has done a heap of research on carnivorous plants. My partner saw how in love I was with pitcher plants and bought me a Ceph and a fancy VFT. They're still alive and putting along nicely, but admittedly, they're not very old.

    Since then I've made a bog pot and rescued a pot of standard VFT from a nursery that had no idea how to keep them. I have also started breeding experiments.

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