Yes, there really is a Kalamazoo.
Nice to be part of the group here! Just got into CP's... Got my beginning collection delivered yesterday direct to southwest Michigan.
I bought 2 VFT's- a "standard" one, and a "red pirhanna" variety,
a cape Drosera "wide leaf", and an S. Minor pitcher. I'm already looking at getting more.
Any advice on these plants for a newbie?
I also got a copy of The Savage Garden (which I've heard is the bible of CP's), so anything that's in there I'll learn in short fashion.
My first round of questions:
1) My S. Minor is flowering. Should I cut the flower off to get more pitchers after it's "run it's course"?
2) I'm gradually putting my plants in full sun for longer and longer periods out on my patio (with them in a south facing window the rest of the time). Any advice on acclimating these bad boys?
3) How long should I wait before I can start feeding them and what prey items should I try?