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    It's been one of dem days BigCarnivourKid's Avatar
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    The one thing that contriguted the most to my down fall into CP addiction was the internet. Until I got onto the internet 3 years ago, I was happy with the 3 or 4 VFTs I had rescued from Wal Mart. A yaer after getting on the net I decided to find more info on VFTs. One of the places I landed on was PFT. Shortly after registering Jeremiah offered me some unspecified CPs if I had some for trade. I didn't have anything but he sent me several plants anyhow (Thanks Jeremiah [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] ). Then I ordered some N. ventricosa from another site, then some VFTs from PFT, then some Sars, then another N. ventricosa (I had to compare it with the other sites didn't I?), then some dews, etc. I am now in posession of 24 different CPs scattered in 45+ pots. All this happened in less than 2yrs, and it is the internets fault! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Bck, you know you have to accept responsibility for your addiction. You will never make any progress by blaming others.

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    Trent, I believe the word is "pusher".

    There is never enough. It is an obsession. They are magnificent examples of God's ingenuity.
    I am just like a Super Hero, but without the power or motivation.................and the funky suit.

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    As of right now I have-
    2 green dragon Venus flytraps
    20 typical Venus flytraps
    3 Nepenthes
    5 or six pings coming soon
    a lot of sundews

    all in a year!
    I thought you people where \"Plant Geeks\", Look at me Now...

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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] ,
    you said it perfectly, Copper.

    At the plant shows it's amazing to see how many people have never heard of a pitcher plant. Flytraps are definitely the best known CP to the general populace, but the sight of a large Sarracenia or Nepenthes always gets attention.

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    My own experience in life is that one addiction replaces another. I began to get interested in CPs only a few months ago, and I feel the CP addiction coming on. It will probably replace the orchid addiction, which replaced the woodblock print addiction, which replaced the pinhole camera addiction. I guess progress means replacing one addition with another that is more fun and less harmful. Lauderdale, I don't know if you are making progress since CPs replaced beer in your refrigerator.

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    Oh yeah...I forgot the expansion of two tanks in my office. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    It has been quite the educational tool for teaching people about CPs. People love to come in my office and gape at the neps and the sparkling 'dews. They ask lots of questions and I've been able to give out ExoticGardens/PFT/TerraForums web address more than a few times. Here too, the neps get the most attention. We CPers get so used to seeing them we are used to how they look...but for people seeing them for the first time...they are fascinated! "I've never seen anything like that before!"

    They like the flytrap too...and all of them. The sundews looks like jewels in the afternoon when the sun hits the tank...they are magikal!

    So anyone needing more CP space...consider your office if its possible. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Humm? My CP addiction started after my failed first collection(all died because I was dormacny ignorant). Then I stumbled onto Peter D' Amato's book the SAVAGE GARDEN. I was hooked. Then of course I found the internet as a wealth of information further sucking me into the addiction. Now I have 30 plants and an annoying habit of boring others with my CP knowledge. I think I have a poem thats sums us up..(forgive me if I already posted this)

    Ode to the Carnivorous Plant Grower
    His mind full of happy CPs
    His thoughts consumed by CPs
    Drosera
    Sarracenia
    Darlingtonia
    Nepenthes
    Are a few of his favorite things.
    He is consumed with carnivorous plants
    Their oddities and beauty take his breath away.
    The carnivorous plants take over
    All he does is for carnivorous plants
    Capturing their food instead of buying his
    Giving them the best room of the house
    Running humidifiers day and night
    All he thinks about are his plants
    How he could improve their growing habits
    What role did they play in the whole scheme of things?
    Did colonists use carnivorous plants?
    He wonders.
    They take over his speech.
    Do you grow carnivorous plants?
    He asks repeatedly
    No? Pity they are very fun.
    He replies to their Nos
    He then beguiles them with his knowledge of CPs
    Well he thinks that they benefit from this knowledge.
    Unfortunately, his hobby separates him
    People laugh,
    Scurry away,
    Avoid him,
    And ignore him
    Because of his obsession.
    Yet he is blissfully ignorant
    Going about his hobby
    Going about watering
    Going about feeding
    Going about talking
    Going about doing
    All things carnivorous plants
    Ode to the Carnivorous Plant grower
    who is blissfully ignorant of the outside word, and loves his plants

    I don't really like to say I am a part of a wide spread addiction, but as a part of a subculture that happens to grow plants that eat things.

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