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    My only hope is that the seedlings are being distributed to people who have experience and the correct conditions. If the distributor of rare species has to provide proof that the plants aren't poached, then it seems that the people receiving the plants should provide proof they have experience and proper conditions. This usually doesn't happen when price tags get attached to rare plants.



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    yeah i think thats right...
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    If you look at the price of the edward seedlings that should keep most "newbies" away from the species. It's quite unfortunate that you can buy an N. rajah for the price of a department store orchid. How many rajahs die in cultivation with those sorts of prices. I'm a proponent of higher yet affordable prices (for good quality/healthy plants) as that often makes people think twice but: "well it's only $30" is statement I hear at garden centers a lot when yuppies are picking out an orchid. Yes it's good that the killed rajahs are TC but it is the principle since were all talking morals and principles here.

    As far as donating plants to botanical gardens goes, I and several of my orchid freinds have tried to donate extras and outsized rare plants to them as well as our time and effort to train their gardeners to care for them and they will not take them. One friend of mine is the star of the MN orchid show held at their botanical gardens every year and they will not take his award winning plants. Even species they do not have even though they have a full orchid room. I attempted to donate my 6 foot diameter bicalcarata for their hothouse, something they do not have and a plant in the picture of robust growth and health, and they refused to accept it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Brian_W @ Feb. 15 2006,8:52)]..... it seems that the people receiving the plants should provide proof they have experience and proper conditions.
    Brian
    Here we go asking people to submit resumes again.

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    I agree with the proof of experience. Although it is a pain, the rarity of these plants MUST be considered, especially since they are seed grown. But like what was stated, price tags will usually keep the inexperienced people away from it. I don't think a person with 1-2 yrs of growing experience will go after a $150 N. platychila.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (nepenthes gracilis @ Feb. 15 2006,3:40)]I don't think a person with 1-2 yrs of growing experience will go after a $150 N. platychila.
    you might be surprised there. in the herp hobby i know of kids(yes kids, ~13) who have the money to drop $500 apiece on multiple pythons and boas cause their parents will buy them anything to keep them happy. so while most of the time price is a deturant, it isnt always. in all reality, if this person chooses to its not all that hard to figure out who has the experiance and who doesnt. a quick search of an individuals user name on her or CPUK can give you a general idea about their skills in growing various CP's.

    personally, till i prove to myself that i can keep lowii, hamata(a real hard one i know [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] ) and aristo happy and pitchering for over a year i wont even consider this species and i do have the money to throw around on a plant like this if i chose too, though most funds are currently be directed twords 2 other hobbies, 4 rifles and 5 scopes in 2 months hurts the pocket book just a lil plus scheming with another board member on some exotic frogs aint helping either, especially given our plans..................


    (BTW no one has PMed me to let me know what price range we are talking about with this plant)
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (glider14 @ Feb. 12 2006,3:13)]his profile is gone...hes no longer with us.....BUT HE DESERVES IT!!!!!!
    Why did he get what he deserved?

    I have not been to CPUK in a while(seemed like the exact same subjects were there as here), but how does their ranking system work?
    Kind of a touchy subject on demanding a grower's qualifications.


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    Hey rattler-

    I heard from someone that the plants were $150 each.

    I also find it somewhat biggoted that the folks who are NOT selling these plants are already trying to screen out the undesirable less experienced growers? What a very, very bad name actions like this will give this forum, expecially to newbies. It's nobody's business who this fellow sells these plants to so get off the subject already!

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