My name's Bex (Rebecca) and I'm currently living in Lansing, MI, though I was "born and bred" in Australia. I'm a PhD student at MSU (criminology) and I've been interested in carnivorous plants for a couple of years, but only from afar. Now I'm finally in a place where I can set up my own grow racks, so I'm here to pick your brains and get ideas!
My favorite plants are Cephalotus, the various Nepenthes and sundews, but I like all the other plants, too - I just feel like Nepenthes and sundews are within my limited abilities to grow (... we'll see, I guess). My previous plant experience has been limited to planted aquariums. I worked at Preuss Pets for several years and really got into planted tanks. I had pretty good success growing plants underwater, so now I'm venturing into the world of CPs! In addition to my aquariums, I'm interested in all kinds of other animals - I have an American Bulldog, two cats, a short-tailed opossum, and in the past I've also kept cornsnakes, guinea pigs, sugar gliders and axolotls.
I'm really excited to join this forum! I hope to soon post pictures of my set-up-in-progress. Right now, I have a rack and some lights. Next up: Picking plants!