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    Dennis Hastings

    A friend of mine and a local Carnivorous Plant grower that specialized in Cephalotus passed away. I had not heard from him this summer and just this weekend I got a call from his wife looking to give away his plants.

    He died in April and his plants not been watered since. A lot of them were really starting to dry out but from the looks of the root system most look like they should come back.

    I picked up the plants and 50gal aquariums this Saturday and cleaned everything up this weekend. Here are a few quick photos of the setup. If anyone has any suggestions on helping the plants recover let me know.

    For those interested here is what his plants looked like under his care. http://thecephalotus.info/html/growing.html



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    -Jeremiah-

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    Very nice of ya Jeremiah.
    Im sure his wife appreciated you taken the plants and he would have been honored.

    Well done,
    Butch

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    Sorry to hear it, Jeremiah. I'm sure they couldn't have gone to a better grower, though.

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    that's so tragic, but at the same time very awesome...it's kinda cool that in a way a person lives on through their collection. cant think of a better grower for them to go to either!
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    Omg that's so awful to hear

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    WHAT!?!? Dennis died? that's horrible..
    How?
    I'd say 1/3 of my cephs since I started collecting have all come directly from him. Really nice guy..
    He will be missed.

    For those of you that don't know the DH name, I'm sure most of you will recognize his website: http://thecephalotus.info/html/for_sale.html
    Rest in peace buddy. I hope your plants live on forever and carry out in your memory.

    JH, I have been trying to contact him over the past few months trying to acquire another 'double ribbed' and "vigorous" clone ceph. If you have any in there to trade (or whatever), please let me know. It'd be really special to me knowing they were once his.
    Last edited by mass; 09-11-2012 at 12:54 PM.

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    So sorry to hear about that! Although I didn't know him, he seemed like a great guy with quite a bit of knowledge on Cephs. Thats pretty suprising, that the Cephs are still alive after many months of no water. If you have any plans to trade or giveaway some cephs, please keep me in mind. I'd love to help his Cephs live on as well. RIP.


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    That's very sad
    He had a good hand for these cephs

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