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    Neps seeds/ebay

    Hey guys, I've been spotty being on in this last year. So I've really been focused on temperate sarracenia and sundews the last 8 years, but I've been getting the itch to explore more nepenthes besides my old Ventrata (which was labeled as alata when I bought it).
    I was on ebay today looking at Neps...I'm finding seeds from seller elbertwijaya, with the seller sending seeds from Singapore, would those more likely be poached seeds?
    I'd like to try some highland neps, but I'm afraid I can't give them the 10 degree or more drop at night that I hear they need to thrive. Or can you get by with species like attenboroughii without a large temp drop?

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    That doesn't even seem like they would be real seeds. EBay is notorious for false seeds and if they are real, the long ship would give you a low germination rate. I suggest trying the classifieds and trading post on terraforums.

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    Update: There are some seeds and nepenthes pollen available on the trading post right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtisconners View Post
    That doesn't even seem like they would be real seeds. EBay is notorious for false seeds and if they are real, the long ship would give you a low germination rate. I suggest trying the classifieds and trading post on terraforums.
    Uhhh not really.
    These guys that are selling seeds from singapore/malaysia usually are pretty good
    With identifying their plants, but 95% sure they will be poached. Ive bought a few before
    And their germination rates were great. However, DO NOT buy poached seeds, especially if
    You cant provide the correct conditions for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NemJones View Post
    Uhhh not really.
    These guys that are selling seeds from singapore/malaysia usually are pretty good
    With identifying their plants, but 95% sure they will be poached. Ive bought a few before
    And their germination rates were great. However, DO NOT buy poached seeds, especially if
    You cant provide the correct conditions for them.
    Ok, my mistake. There are still some nepenthes seeds available on the trading post though.

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    My thougths exactly. I'd be nice to try some unique highland neps without breaking the bank, but not if they're poached. I'm just afraid that I would drop a lot of money on some and then kill them. Just not up for the doing the whole fridge thing or whatever people do to keep them going.

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    Also don't forget, that without the proper paperwork, it is illegal to import seeds. Just a little heads up.

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    Ive never heard of paperwork for seeds. What paperwork is involved?
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