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    I tried using milk a month after I recieved my S. purpurea ssp venosa 'burkei' ($5) bareroot in June. A week or so ago, I noticed that the plant has started to produce 5 new growth points! I'm not sure if it was from the milk though. I have an S. flava ($5) with 2 growth points come to me bareroot 2 years ago, and that year it made 13 more growth points; I didn't use milk with this plant. Unfortunatly the following year, one of the big original growth points and 7 of the young ones were wiped out by fungus.
    Might be a coincidenc then.
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    Just had a thought...I wonder if you could use protien shakes? There is a protien shake called egg whites and if you mix it with distilled water wouldn't it would work? Maybe exspense (around 20 bucks) but may work. Any thoughts?

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    What mixture of distilled water and milk would be safe for a purp? And what kind of milk? Just curious becasue I see all positive results from it, I was thinking of trying it out, thanks [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    sorry for being a little late to the party on this but...

    ram puppy,
    could you give us an update as to how your plants are doing once they come out of dormancy? also, what, exactly, is this whey protien suppliment stuff? brand name? it's like weight gainer, right? if i was to go to the store, what should i look for?

    fyi: when all this was happening, i was just starting to get into cp's, and it was all vft's. now that i have an s. purpurea, and 12 sarrs on the way from pft, i'm very interested.

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    Gee the threads you can miss when you are not paying attention.
    I have been researching this subject for some time now. I thought about using VegeFuel, which is a vegetable protein powder. Powdered eggs are very expensive in all the places i looked, and some places wanted 50 pound bags to be minimum order. I also considered nonfat dried milk. I have heard whole milk can rot traps, especially in a terrerium setting with high humidity.
    I found a place in Oregon that makes something called Soya Musca. It's a powder that is soy based, but also has dried ground flies(common house fly) mixed in it. It is made for insectivorous things like birds and reptiles(put a little on their fruits and veggies). They also sell live and dried larva, and live and dried pupae. I was thinking about making a dilute suspension in a blender to feed pitchers and such.
    I started delving into this, because it seemed a better plant than trying to feed fruit flies or pinhead crickets to seedlings with tiny pitchers.
    I am interested in further results on all of your tests, as the early data seems incredably fast for growth! Then again, I know of someone who stuck a misquito he plucked off his arm(full of his blood) and threw it on a butterwort, and noticed a growth explosion, lol.
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    i am doing this experiament with regular milk . i hope I get good results and soon i'll try to do it with egg whites but is it ok to feed them with the yolks too .

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    WOW! I remembered this thread from the summer, and since I ordered 6 bareroot sarracenia, I reread to see what would help growth with new pitchers for bareroot plants! Although, I was wondering what those plants are up to nowadays? I'm anxious to try it out! What are some common brands of whey protein isolate? Thanks a million!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    wow, i forgot about this topic, i have an update on my srracenia that i did the experiment on. My S. xRehdiri put up a flower in 1 week, not the flower is almost open. The S. Flava "Heavy Veined" has a ton of new rhizome buds and has produced 5 offshoots that are now starting to grow. I just took my plants out of dormancy feb. 14, now you can see alot of growth. I cant wait untill middle of may, my mini bog will have a rainbow of colors, i cant wait [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] ,
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