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    They look like prairie dogs with snake tongues!

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    Very beautiful. I never noticed before they even have a bit of a scaly texture on the pitchers.

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    Cool

    Thanks Mia.

    JimScott, I can see the snake tongues...but green prairie dogs? Is them thar' varmints resorting to camouflage now?

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    Our Lowes only has VFTs, Purps and Adlaes.

    I'll be these would grow fine with HL Neps and Helis most of the year.

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    Mine are sleeping. They aren't adult yet, but I haven't killed mine yet, either. I expect 6 inch pitchers on one this spring.
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    Alberta Canada? Dear lord, that's even colder than where I am. What do you do to winterize your cobras? Mine have been outside in insulated pots, but are browning up a bit. It's been anywhere from 8 to 15 at night here lately, with highs in the mid 20s -- what temperatures do your cobras see? I freaked out and brought mine into the garage, but it's still rather cold -- this morning at 10:30 when I checked, all 4 pots were still frozen solid.

    The guy who installed our blinds saw my plants and mentioned "a plant with a dangly flower thing that smells like DEATH and leaves that look like snakes" growing behind his house from the old owners, which I thought was just neat as heck. They can't be all THAT fragile if they've been growing just fine with no upkeep against a house with city water. Think he was hinting that he'd sell them to me but I didn't think they'd transplant well.

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    Mcantrell,

    I overwinter mine in our heated garage. With the thermostat turned down low, the temps will vary from 5C to 10 C over the winter depending upon the temperatures outside.

    The cobra gets put out into the garage in November and I bring it back into the basement in late March or early April. This has seemed to work well for me for the last couple of years.

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    I ended up bringing mine in, at least temporary. They weren't thawing out at all, even in the garage. My current plan is to move them back out there today and hopefully they just won't freeze solid again.

    I have a sinking suspicion that my current environs are going to just preclude me from growing any outside CPs. =/

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