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    Well, I've been treating a Ventricosa x sibuyanensis for three months with bi-weekly Folgers-flushes. Preliminary results are mixed, the plant started sulking when the seasons changed (as usual) and the pitcher size shrunk a bit. However, the leaves are about 20% bigger (okay, that figure is mostly crap. but whatever), and the tendrils are freaky long. That's what I find most interesting actually. Has anyone else had freakishly long tendrils after treatment? I'll post pics once it's put out a few more leaves, just to strengthen the comparison.

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    That hamata is so nice! -the coffeefied sphag makes it look amazing!

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    So I decided to coffee my neps and this has been the best example of the results. This is my N. ampullaria Tricolor seedgrown.
    Before coffee treatment:

    IMG_4342 by SarraceniaMutation, on Flickr

    After coffee:

    IMG_4341 by SarraceniaMutation, on Flickr
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    Here is the progress of a seedling, from just beyond the cotyledon stage -- still visible -- in March of 2012; to its progress by June; to this morning. The coffee was initially added to the compost, via a pipette, in a vain attempt to boost the seedling's growth without also encouraging the ubiquitous Polytrichum. Those that I hadn't treated with my morning dregs, remained significantly smaller, by easily a third. I had neither the patience nor the wherewithal to feed the minute pitchers with fertilizer with the use of hollow deer hair, as had Bob Sacilotto in his ICPS paper (http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cpn...pSeedlings.htm).

    Sometimes, you just gotta roll those bones . . .

    Nepenthes edwardsiana -- 1 March 2012 - 1 February 2013

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    The dark hubris of the Pacific Northwest once again proves its hipness across the phylogenetic tree.


    edit: Nice seedlings
    Last edited by mato; 02-01-2013 at 04:14 PM.

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    Beautiful seedlings David!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mato View Post
    The dark hubris of the Pacific Northwest once again proves its hipness across the phylogenetic tree.
    Crazy, nasty haiku . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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    Here is a bit of a late update, since I haven't done much with the plants -- closing in on two years of age -- since January. Coffee has been added to the compost since 1 March . . .

    Nepenthes villosa December 2012


    24 March

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