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    Admin- I'm growing CPs in the Desert of Tucson, Az. adnedarn's Avatar
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    I agree with Tommy, great work Keep it up!
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    Update 07/11/08

    We have now reached the hot part of our summer here at 5900'....90's for day time highs and 60's for night time lows. The plants seem to be enjoying the heat.

    S. rubra ssp. rubra just put up it's most impressive leaf with a nice lid:



    One of it's smaller pitchers swallowed more than it bargained for....a wasp:



    A nice new S. "Tarnok" lid:



    And then the gaping mouth:



    The D. filiformis is ready to bloom:



    The S. purpurea is coloring up nicely:



    And lastly the red VFTs from Andrew and the dentates from Josh are doing well:





    Looking forward to some more growth from the CPs during our summer heat.

    Duane

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    Looking great Duane! thanks for the update
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    Sept 7 update

    As summer draws to a close, the two mini-bogs are at their year one peak. In fact, both the Drosera filliformes and Drosera intermedia are beginning to go dormant. I must admit watching the plants grow and catch prey has been a great experience. The sarrs have amazed me at just how glutinous they can be.

    Mini-bog #1 has the most growth, but it started with larger transplants than bog #2:


    The S. leucophylla has its largest pitchers of the year:


    Mini bog #2 has a much darker S. purpurea and a still blooming ping. You may also notice a recently transplanted S. oreophila in the upper right (thanks again Pyro):


    Now if everthing will survive overwintering in my garage, I should have even fuller growth next year.

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    *Wishes his mini-bog was as awesome as yours * I must say, those VFTs are huge!
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    Great leuco's! Thanks for the update - fantastic progress.

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    Very nice mini bog there spdskr I really like your S. leucophylla very nice coloration.
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    Winter pics of the bogs

    It's been 3 months since the last update. The mini-bogs have been in my attached garage under a west facing window for the past couple of months. Occasionally, I'll set them ouside on a nice day as a couple of the flytraps, sarrs, and the ping still seem somewhat active (they catch inscects on the warm days).





    So far, as in most winters my garage has remained above freezing. If temps get too low, I will move the planters to my basement.

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