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Thread: Volunteer Drosophyllum sprout in the bog

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimbulan View Post
    I've heard some people say we'll have a mild winter, some that it will be very harsh. We'll have to wait and see.
    Yeah, I know. You can't rely on forecasts anymore and just have to wait and see, look out the window, haha. Personally, I would like to see a lot more snow than we had last year and more hard freezes to cut down the bug population in spring...but then I don't have to drive to work so easy for me to wish this

    I also just posted pics of my adult Drosophyllum under frosty conditions outside in a thread called "Frosty Drosophyllum" if anyone wants to see the effect (or lack of, ha) on those.
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    Okay, this is insane. We have had a week of overnight temps down into the mid/low 20s, warming into the 40s during the day. The bog is shaded this time of year and gets no direct sun hitting it, so the surface of the soil does not thaw out each day until late afternoon, if at all. I did not check on the little bog droso for days, assuming it had perished in the freezing temps. Yesterday I checked and incredibly it continues to survive. Photo taken on Dec. 2.

    [IMG]Bog droso Dec. 2015 by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Flabbergasted!!

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    just have the magic touch/location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kulamauiman View Post
    just have the magic touch/location.
    Location and putting it on ignore (not messing with it).

    The overnight freezes have ended, now lots of rain.

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    It still survives! It seems to be in a sort of suspended growth, but still green. We are getting some snowfall so thought I would snap a shot of it in the snow.

    [IMG]Bog Drosophyllum after snowfall by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]Bog Drosophyllum in snow by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]IMG_5161x1 by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Later in the day. I am interested to see how it fared under the snow when it melts off.

    [IMG]Snow covered bog Drosophyllum by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    Go, Droso, go!!!!! What a trooper!!

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    I added another shot taken later in the day today as the snow kept coming down. The snow will most likely be melted off by tomorrow, we don't usually get snow that stays on the ground for long. I will snap a shot of it and post when the snow melts.
    Last edited by DJ57; 12-27-2015 at 05:18 PM.

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    Fascinating...these guys are definitely tougher than most would suggest. I wonder what it is that's letting the drylander survive these "terrible" conditions...
    Everything has a reason, whether big or small. Never underestimate the power of what is or is not.
    There is far more to everything than meets the eye.
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    For curiosity's sake, does anyone nerdier than I happen to know a ballpark for Drosophyllum's lowest average temp in situ?

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