Hi all. Alright, I'm tired of being a lurker. I've had an adequate time to acclimate. Time to leave the shadows and come into the light. Let me tell you about myself. My name is Chris and I'm 23 years old. I first got involved in cp's in the fall of 2003. I was watching tv on a Saturday morning and a local news reporter mentioned that venus flytraps were being sold at a fall festival. Hearing the words of carnivorous plant sparked a chain reaction in my head. I grabbed my keys and drove out there as fast as i could. I ended up leaving with a vft and a S. leucophylla. I had bought the plants from the St. Louis Carnivorous Plant Society. Sadly the plants didn't make it through the winter. I put them in our shed and i think a squirrel ate both of them. The following summer I bought a coulpe of Home Depot cp's in the domed cups and joined the local carnivorous plant society. I bought some more plants from the society that Fall. Sadly they all died because I wintered them incorrectly. Last winter/spring was the first time my temperate plants made it through dormancy. I'm still in the St. Louis CPS and we're actually having our Show & Sale tomorrow at the Missouri Botanical Garden( shameless plug). This is probably the best place to get help with my carnivorous plant addiction. I want to be in control of the plants and not them be in control of me. Sorry post was so long. That's my cp story and I'm sticking to it.