Awaiting my new shipment of plants, I have been locked up in the house, quietly anticipating the shipment of a very prized plant.
These are the events leading up to my greatest achievement in a 4 year conquest to finally acquire
The day started off with a cool breeze wafting in from my windows.
I knew this was the day, as shipping had far exceeded its wait time.
I slowly creep to the living room.
A familiar friend greets me from the salt water tank. A timid watchman goby
eyeballs me suspiciously as he guards the shrimp cave. His flared fins indicate hes angry.
I decide to move on.
I reach for the door. The sunlight will burn so I must be quick. Time is crucial at this moment,
Not to mention radiation and the sun giving its various cancers, however I will take my opportunity.
To much surprise, the mailman had already beaten me to the door
and dropped the packages. He must have had The One Ring. Sneaky
mailmanses. Not biggie however, no rads for me today.
These packages are guarded by black magic. A shiny coating envelops the opening to these
boxes, so I know what I must do. I scurry off and find my coveted South American Banana Blade.
(Colombian if you must know.) This should do the trick and open these boxes with moderate hassle.
Indeed this was the correct choice. Peeling back the peel, the banana has fully matured
and gained its enchanted metallic sheen. A rare purple, I must say im quite impressed.
Well grown Colombia.
The black magic seal is broken! The blade smoothly glances along freeing
the plant from its enchanted prison. The hefty duty box also shielded my
plantling from the dangerous radiation of the outside as well. Perhaps
I shall salvage the box and use it as a protective plate suit on the next sunday stroll..
Upon examination, the inside of the box is clad in more unknown symbols
and foreign dialect, undoubtedly part of the black magic which helped contain
the insides of this parcel. I must be careful myself, as this box could curse me too.
Im still wary of radiation.
More witchcraft plagues this poor plant. However, I dont think the
Colombian Banana Blade will help me this time. Ive got to fight this one on my own.
So close I can see the greenery inside...
Nepenthes Hamata is finally free, and brought into the light after 5 days
of what I could only imagine as a nightmarish shipping Fiasco. I must work quickly,
as the humidity in the chamber which I performed the magic breaking ritual is slowly
degrading and approaching 40%.
The plantling now protected in a hexproof terrarium. It will have to bunk with the King Tiger
and Truncata for a while in the Lowland tank until it gets bigger and can tolerate slight humidity
fluctuations in the Highlander tank. After 4 years, Its finally happened. More pics to come soon