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    I'm moving plants in and out of my terrariums and my hands decide to just straight up drop my Drosera madagascarensis onto the floor so that its stem bends all horribly. It seems the more careful I am with things the more I screw them up. Anyone else unintentionally do harm to their plants?

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    i've accidentally snapped off my fair share of growth points.

    one time the cover to my terrarium slid the wrong way and fell right on top of my plants

    and i really hate it when you remove a nepenthes, the tendrils get entwined and pitchers snap off.

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    I've got a book full of stuoid things I have done. But along the lines of what you describe, I received a Byblis liniflora last year that was carefully packaged with lots of tape and a plastic cup for protection. I carefully removed the tape as best I could, but with one unintentional jerk to separate the two sections - the plant popped out and landed on the floor. Though I tried to save it - it was toast.

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    Yep....been there, done that! I've knocked a nep or two off a porch railing before...
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    yep! I love it when they're falling down and I manage to catch them though.
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    So far I haven't had any bad luck yet with CP's other than algea, but I have snapped my share of growth points and spikes off of orchids. I duno if its the same with CP. but if you snap the growth point off an orchid it normaly forgives you by putting out 2 or more new growth points [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] I accidently rotted off the growth point of my BC Daffodi and it put off 2 growth points and now it has 5 after the 2 flowered. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    Recently I have sort of been "shuttleing" some of my plants from my terrerium to the window to get more sun. I dropped one at least three times, but luckly all I lost was one drosera seedling.

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    JLAP wrote
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]and i really hate it when you remove a nepenthes, the tendrils get entwined and pitchers snap off.
    Just done that to my burbidgeae
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