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    BaseDrifter's Photo Dump/Update Thread

    Boom! Who doesn't love pictures? We all love pictures, and this thread is where you'll find a lot of mine!

    Here's an overview of the current collection.

    From back to front:

    1. S. x readei
    2. Darlingtonia californica
    3. S. flava v. rugelii x flava v. maxima / D. binata
    4. S. minor v. okefenokeensis
    5. S. x readei division
    6. S. leucophylla / D. binata
    7. D. omissa x pulchella
    8. S. minor
    9. D. capensis
    10. Dionaea muscipula "typical"
    11. U. bisquamata scattered about



    S. x readei in all its glory.



    Fresh S. x readei pitcher.



    Nectar and pollen covered S. x readei flower.



    An adorable little jumping spider.



    S. minor v. okefenokeensis.



    D. omissa x pulchella.



    S. leucophylla pitcher rimmed with nectar.



    D. omissa x pulchella flowers.







    A much whiter S. leucophylla pitcher (same plant).



    Jumping spider feasting on a fly while balanced on a S. x readei flower.





    VFT digestive fluids rise from a trap re-opening.



    The victim.



    Darlingtonia californica.



    Fresh growth point on the S. minor v. okefenokeensis.



    A fly struggling to escape from a hole in a S. x readei pitcher.



    Jumping spider cautiously exploring the pygmy sundew.

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    Very nice plants! Beautiful S. leucophylla!
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    Quote Originally Posted by theplantman View Post
    Very nice plants! Beautiful S. leucophylla!
    Thanks a lot, I updated the descriptions as well.

    Can't wait for the new plants to get here, not sure where I'm gonna put them all yet though!
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    I made a big ICPS seed bank order a few days ago and then that sale happened. I've got a 10"20" seedling tray filled up with all the seeds I ordered and now 15 grown plants on the way from that sale. I literally just got a light fixture for my room and now almost all the growing area will be occupied! I guess there are worse problems to have

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    Very nice looking plants. I really like the red S. leucophylla and your S. x readei [not an accepted name]is very well grown!
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 01-30-2015 at 03:52 PM. Reason: Nomenclature

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    Beautiful pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWurm View Post
    I made a big ICPS seed bank order a few days ago and then that sale happened. I've got a 10"20" seedling tray filled up with all the seeds I ordered and now 15 grown plants on the way from that sale. I literally just got a light fixture for my room and now almost all the growing area will be occupied! I guess there are worse problems to have
    Indeed, good luck with the seeds! This will be the first year I try to grow from seed. I'll probably end up containing the line of plants on my wall when the other 8 arrive.

    Quote Originally Posted by dionae View Post
    Very nice looking plants. I really like the red S. leucophylla and your S. x readei is very well grown!
    Thank you! I'm curious to see how the S. leucophylla turns out as it matures since it has had varying color in the pitchers. It recently put up two more that lack the deep red peristome of the young pitcher.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    Beautiful pictures!
    Thanks! Here's some more.

    A few months ago I watched (and recorded) a bug chew its way out of the side of the pitcher and the ants went to town raiding it afterwards.



    That pitcher is not looking so good now. I'm used to seeing pitcher "indigestion" from these gluttonous plants but I've never seen a pitcher's mouth collapse like this one.







    S. flava v. rugelii x flava v. maxima with more normal looking discoloration.



    The Okee Giant is looking better than ever. I didn't expect to see pitchers twice the size of the ones on the plant when I purchased it. It's growing to be one of my favorites, the minor's hood is striking.





    The Darlingtonia californica appears to be doing well, despite some birds walking all over it and picking at the sphagnum. I've been making sure to keep the roots cool with distilled water ice cubes when I can, though it's probably not needed with the temps only getting into the mid 70s.





    "The Thicket" continues to look wild, the dichotomas are really filling in and the D. capensis has flowered.











    The garden is filled with ladybug larva and their recently molted finals forms. Check out how wet and soft the shell of this ladybug is, can't be more than an hour old.



    Hard to believe those dainty little bugs come from this ****** crocodile looking larva.



    Here's a series of photos from a couple weeks ago of a larva turning into a ladybug while anchored to an S. x readei flower.











    And finally, I saw this guy the other day hanging out on a pot.



    Last edited by BaseDrifter; 03-22-2015 at 11:47 PM. Reason: Nomenclature

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