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    Darn those idiotic pests, I hope your bog sarrs grow back. IMO sarrs are very strong and should put out new leaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    Put out a different, easier food source every night. A loaf of cheap bread ought to do it. Let them gorge on Wonder Bread and they won't waste their time busting up pitchers for bugs.

    PS: I wouldn't hesitate to shoot 'em myself, if they can't be deterred by other means. Babies only mean an increase in the destruction in the months to come.
    Sounds like a plan since the bog is attracting them anyway, thanx for the idea!

    PS: I know

    Quote Originally Posted by mass View Post
    what a bummer!

    I know this is off topic, but does your bog ever get flooded? Or do you have some sort of drainage?
    It floods often during the rainy season and during summer I flood it every time I water. There is a slight slant to the bog toward one end where the edge is lower and there are holes in the side several inches from the top for the water to run off.

    Quote Originally Posted by 31drew31 View Post
    Sorry to hear about this. Was just admiring your bog photos on Flickr yesterday DJ.
    Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by maxima View Post
    Very sorry to hear this DJ, you have a wonderful bog. I am sure they will recover but I get the disappointment...

    It's so noble of you to still avoid killing them, they are only doing what's in their nature. Birds kept destroying my plants on the balcony until I came up with a permanent solution - a fish net. It was exhausting to build it up but sparing their lives was totally worth it.
    Thank you. I swear I would starve to death if I ever had to kill something to eat, haha. I don't have any problem with people who hunt, come from a family of hunters and eat meat wild or otherwise, I just can't do it myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brie View Post
    ohh nooo.. Im so sorry DJ, that reaaalllyy sucks... only tip I can offer is to use Cayenne pepper on EVERYTHING.. Even try sprinkling some inside/on your remaining pitchers... It may help deter them some, you just have to reapply every time it rains.. It worked with my mom's mini bog when she had trouble with critters digging up everything..
    Cayenne pepper is safe for the plants, I did not know that and will run out and get some tomorrow, THANK YOU for the tip!

    I will be pinching pennies in order to afford an electric fence around the bog.

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    If they can put on some more growth this year to convert into sugars to feed the rhizome they should be fine next year, if not quite so large.
    They did/do look like a good selection of healthy robust plants, in a nice setting, well done and best of luck for next year.

    cheers
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    I am so sorry DJ!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil hokie View Post
    I am so sorry DJ!
    Thank you Heather. Add Appalachian Spring, "Red minor" hybrid, a catesbaei, two VFTs, and some sundews to the list of casualties. Good news is they did not raid the bog last night after a 3-night run, but instead discovered the huge trap-door snails in one of my water barrels...I can live with that and thinking of keeping that barrel supplied with snails. Also, a neighbor who has no problem dispatching the little varmits took care of a couple of them.

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    Sorry to hear about all the damage, that is one of the best looking bog gardens I've ever seen! You just need some extra large nepenthes like Sam's 'Caesar' (Merrilliana x Truncata) to take care of the babies ;-)

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    Oh, man... I've had the same issue with rabbits chomping all the plants on the deck, which is why my carnivores are on the railing and my Passiflora caerulea is wrapped in netting. Those bunnies are not nice. All the black-eyed susans that were growing were gone in a day. I hate to see more things like it. I sure hope your plants recover!

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    Oh wow, how depressing Can you use just plain hardware cloth to keep them out? I'll be throwing out some mesh next year to keep the birds off my berries, I imagine something like that would be feasible with non electrified wire, even though it would be rather ugly >.<

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