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    Why don't you use some of those stakes Tamlin mentioned and make a perimeter to put some plastic around, so you would have a tube of clear plastic surounding the plant? It would increase the humidity and forse the leaves to be more upright.

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    Hi Jim, I have a brand new left over cat litter box that we used to make a dessert in for Halloween. We're done using it so I could bring it in. Don't panic, I have not lost it-
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    Hi Tony, I bought the bamboo stakes today. Now all I have to do is remember to bring them in tomorrow morning. I do have a dry cleaning bag set aside. Yup, it's large but nothing a pair of scissors can't take care of- snip snip snip. I will start experimenting when I start CPs for myself. As far as the plants in the school, I'm thinking I want as few casualties as possible there in the beginning. Here at home where I can hop on line and find out from you all what I screwed up to right a wrong... it isn't so important but the science room is going to be going it on their own soon. They're entitled to make their own mistakes in the future after set up is over and if they don't make any mistakes... nobody over there is going to learn anything.

    Hi Joe, Did I miss something? What stakes did Tamlin mention and what type of plastic goes around to make a cylindrical type enclosure? I like the plant draping naturally but a large enough enclosure would certainly allow it to do so. I was sent a photo of what that plant looks like when it "grows up" and it rivals the best hanging basket plant that upscale nurseries offer. I wish I had that darn photo or I'd go and post it or a link to it or something. You should have seen the mature version of the juvenile plant posted above. C'est très magnifique!

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    Watch your language!! Mon Dieu!!!!
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    Steaks? No, way too big to feed to most plants. Did I say something about steaks?

    Most Drosera should adjust to humidity levels above 40%. Although they do appreciate humidity, they are a lot tougher than they look.

    BTW, I have packed the seed for the class project, and have written a short history regarding D. capensis along with instructions on sowing and growing the seed. It goes out today.
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    Bonjour Bigweed, Je demande à être pardonné. Je suis désolé. Je ferai attention avec mon choix des mots.

    Hi Tamlin! I am so disappointed. *I read the advice here and special ordered Black Angus steaks for the plants at the school. Perhaps I was too hasty? *I will let you know when the seeds are received. Thanks so much for adding directions! *I take it the D. capensis will not be able to digest the Black Angus when they germinate? *Pity, what shall I do with all the beef? *

    And Tony... I forgot the gosh darned bamboo stakes I bought for the plant as well as the dry cleaner baggie thing. *I left them right by the back door so I'd almost have to trip over them to get out and I was in such a rush I stepped right over them to get the kids to school.

    Good news! *I haven't been to the classroom since Wednesday and there is most assuredly new growth in the center of the big Drosera in just 2 days! Bad news, I left the digital camera at home too so I couldn't take a photo of the new shoots. *All in all, those new shoots are incredibly exciting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (LauraZ5 @ Nov. 05 2004,11:57)]I left them right by the back door so I'd almost have to trip over them
    AHHA see that's where you went wrong. "almost have to trip over them"

    One must always make their pile of stuff to remember, large enough to insure trippage!

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    Bigweed?? Thanks, Laura! As for the French----what????? I do not speak it, and I am not even sure I spelled it right.
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    Oh gosh bugweed, I'm sorry. So many French Canadians that I assumed you knew what you were saying so I teased you back. What I basically wrote was, I ask for forgiveness. I am sorry. I will pay attention to my choice of words. Actually, I'm not all that fluent in the French but more so Lithuanian and English.

    And Tony... truth be known the puppy was trying to make a run for the door to be "freeeeeeee" and I didn't particularly feel like driving around the neighborhood whistling for her for hours on end so I tried to body slam her out of the way. She weighs more than me so I jumped over the pile and slammed the door with her on the other side. I forgot the pile in the commotion and am sort of hoping the puppy doesn't use it as a dietary supplement by the time I get home. Mornings get hectic around there is about all I can say. I sent the teacher an e-mail and she is going to rig something.

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