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Thread: using a plant press for CP pitchers/flowers

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    Sarr flowers take a lot to press well, many botanists actually take them apart when pressing them so that you can see all the parts of the flower and so it will look nice in a herbarium.

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    great info, thanks for all the replys and gives me something to work with

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragoness View Post
    From my own experience, if you press them, they retain color, but not shape. If you dry them without pressing, they retain shape but not color.

    I press Pitchers and fly traps with some frequency, and good results. Haven't tried a sarracenia flower yet though. They seem a bit thick to press well.
    I was able to save some color on a few of my pitchers without losing the color.
    I think it has something to do with the speed of drying, but im not sure As ive only done it once.

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    Maybe I should dump some silica gel into a pitcher and see what happens.
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    Oh, I actually recently pressed a few things - here are my results:
    not in direct sun


    direct sun so you can sort of see the colours

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    Orchids that are white don't press well at all, btw. They just disappear, or turn a terrible shade of brown.

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