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    Sorry, tink...what do you mean? *scratches head*
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Cindy @ Aug. 20 2005,5:01)]Sorry, tink...what do you mean? *scratches head*
    Cindy, I don't see where she wrote *scratches head* It must have been edited out. But the phrase is an idiom for expressing disbelief or confusion, either as sincere not understanding or sarcasm. I'm scratching my head on this one because I sincerely don't know what this was in reference.

    Getting back to the plant in question, I'm not convinced that LFS has been bad for them. It could be correlation, as opposed to causality. LFS is very beneficial. Tamlin has mentioned its antisceptic qualities. This species is also notorious for "playing 'possum" in that it dies or appears to have died, without any discernible reason. One teen has said that this plant hates him and another describes it as evil. I have had one do that and I waited weeks for it to straighten out. I tossed and then observed that its roots were still intact. I think I was being too hasty. Pinguiculaman stated that the growing conditions isn't optimum when this behavior occurs, but I can't remember why.

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    im confused sorry..mmm... Is lfs bad?, what is perlite?, i have all mi droseras in 50% dead sphangnum and 50% silica sand, the pinguicula and diona in 90% dead sphangnum and 10% silica sand, i hope in the next spring get lfs and some more sand, but is bad?, sorry but i need to know what us say, see ya!.

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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] It was I who scratched my head.

    Jimscott, I suspect the LFS because it gets mouldy easily. And although it is 100% New Zealand LFS, live sphagnum does not grow out of it. Only algae and the occasionally fern. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]

    The latest perlite:LFS mix used has fungicide. And the plants (I decided for two instead of one) repotted are doing well so far. The last time I repotted, the plants lost their dew overnight. Can't be the humidity 'cos...well, it's Singapore. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    oh my... im more confused, please talk with more comon words and explain me!, im confusing more!.

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    Hmm.. I was wondering. That in your pictures it looks like your small sundews are in nothing but perlite. Is this correct? Just wondering, never tried that growing tech. Did you start with small plantlets, roots, or leave cuttings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Cindy @ Aug. 21 2005,10:37)][img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] It was I who scratched my head.

    Jimscott, I suspect the LFS because it gets mouldy easily. And although it is 100% New Zealand LFS, live sphagnum does not grow out of it. Only algae and the occasionally fern. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]

    The latest perlite:LFS mix used has fungicide. And the plants (I decided for two instead of one) repotted are doing well so far. The last time I repotted, the plants lost their dew overnight. Can't be the humidity 'cos...well, it's Singapore. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    Ah, I see.

    We have differing experiences with LFS, both with the dried and live. I only rarely see mold and given enough time (a few months), it becomes live. Fern? I get what someone called sedge.

    Is it possible that the loss of dew was from mild shock from being repotted? Were the roots unintentionally disturbed? Once I "bumped" a D. scorpiodes and the next day the plant died. Now THAT's sensitive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (tink @ Aug. 22 2005,1:28)]Hmm.. I was wondering. That in your pictures it looks like your small sundews are in nothing but perlite. Is this correct? Just wondering, never tried that growing tech. Did you start with small plantlets, roots, or leave cuttings?
    Hi tink, the young sundews are only in pure perlite. Nothing else. I started with root cuttings of D.adelae, buried under live sphagnum moss. Live sphagnum grows real slow here so the plantlets do not get suffocated. Not a suitable method in the long run for sundews because there is no nutrients in the medium.

    I find that way of growing butterworts very helpful here in Singapore where the climate is very humid. The medium is extremely airy and the plants are less prone to root rot. I also use perlite for the rooting of Nepenthes cuttings.
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