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    This is some bad news right here:

    http://cgi.aol.ebay.com/ws....ry=1138

    At first I thought wow what a neat idea for a collectible for those unable to care for Neps until I read that these feature "only the best pitchers are picked from plants in the wild" as it states in the add!!! You can bet the whole plant is going with the pitchers as they are "picked".

    Ya know I was kicked off Ebay for selling a Charles Manson record album, it seems there's something far more "evil" being sold on Ebay!

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    Charles Manson has an Album? I'm intrigued. Is it spoken word or music? Is it on a major label? What an interesting piece of history. I sure hope he did'nt make any money!

    Sorry for the off topic post.

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    I'm back on topic now. I don't know much about e-bay but if they have a complaint department, I'm sure the subscribers from this sight could flood them with complaints and maybe have the nep sale stoped.

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    I could not find this one. The link did not work for me and I tried "Nepenthes, carnivorous plant, singular and plural to no avail. Where do I find this one?

    Joe

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    Hmm maybe someone else complained before me and they took down the page? Type in "pitcher plant" and you should see it there was 3 or 4 of them up for buy it now. I wouldn't have a problem with this product if the pitchers were taken off from cultivated plants. I would have even boughten one but not knowing that they were taken off from wild plants.

    off topic response for Glenn:
    The Manson album I tried to sell is called "Lie" and is really terrible folk music! It was recorded years before he became famous for what he became famous for. It's been re-released (probably bootlegged meaning no money went to him) several times over the decades as a strange collectors item.

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    Actually, there are two very specific problems here. First,
    your link does not work because you messed up the URL to which it refers when you created it.

    Secondly, you're making an erroneous assumption:
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    You can bet the whole plant is going with the pitchers as they are "picked". [/QUOTE]

    How do you know this? Have you asked the seller? While it is good to be environmentally conscious, one should also try to be circumspect in assessing the behavior of others.

    Having corresponded quite some time ago with the people who make the products to which you refer, I can tell you that the pitchers are commercially grown for this purpose, in a greenhouse. Furthermore, the plants are not destroyed, since such an act would immediately limit the ability of the manufacturer to produce his product.

    Please be careful about making assumptions!

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    neps,
    who int he world would sell nepenthes pitchers clipped from the plant? it's like selling a rose on ebay, probably would die in transit... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    I see now, they are sealing the pitchers inside glass to preserve them!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....ry=1138

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