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    Hi,

    Just joined the group after spending a week or so reading posts and articles. I had a lot of failed attemps when I was younger, buying CPs from various sources and watching them die, but in the last two years I've started making a more serious attempt - not that I can really afford another hobby, but these things are addictive.

    I'm a marine biologist and I work at a public aquarium. My boss just gave me permission to put in a raised bog CP display in one of our flower beds outside (here in Long Island, NY). I'll be stocking it with a variety of North American CPs. At home, I have a 90 gallon terrarium with tropical sundews and 2 Nepenthes.

    Anyway, I'm happy to have found this group and I look forward to spending more time here.

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    It's been one of dem days BigCarnivourKid's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forums Todd. You New Yorkers are beginning to out number the rest of us [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
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    I guess that's because the sparse wilderness around here forces us to get our nature fix in our back yards, terrariums, and fish tanks.
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    ...and on the 8th day, they bulldozed it.

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    Welcome Todd. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] I ,too, had many failed attempts at growing carnivorous plants when I was younger. I managed to kill a HUGE pot of Sarracenia purpurea purpurea, several venus fly traps,and a few sundews. In the past 5 years or so, I started researching how to grow them, and that is how I found terraforums. Anyways, feel free to PM me about any question that you might have.
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    hey i got an idea...combine both of your passions! for example put utricularia in a freshwater tank [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Everything is explainable. The seemingly unexplainable is but a result of our insufficient knowledge.- Hans Brewer

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    I tried some Utricularia in a tank of RO water outside last summer. There were plenty of critter swimming around after a few days, but the plant wasted away. I guess I still have a lot to learn. I have a few inches of water in the bottom of my terrarium. Maybe I'll try some in there. I have some tanks here at the aquarium that have good enough lighting, but I'm afraid the nutrient levels would be too high.
    Todd


    ...and on the 8th day, they bulldozed it.

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    Glad to have you here Todd. I definitely would love to see a picture of your bog once it's all constructed!

    On a side note, if I had a penny for every CP I killed when I was younger...Let's just say I'd own my own public aquarium [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    hey i live on long island which aquarium do you work at Riverhead?

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