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    Just a few shots from November

    Highland chamber (right side not shown) getting more crowded! The black vine in the front is the hamata. Its tendrils from the climbing leaves have started to wind around the stakes I placed next to them so hopefully I can show some intermediates or uppers soon!


    My current favorite plant, N. aristolochides x thorelii pitcher 10 cm high, I wonder how large the pitchers will get. How large do N. thorelii pitchers get?:


    N. inermis, 15 cm diameter with 9 cm pitchers:


    N. fusca (Tambunan Road form) 18 cm intermediate pitcher.


    N. ampullaria 6 cm high fuzzy pitcher:


    N. ampullaria basal carpet (I did cut the background off from this one so I could use it as a graphic on my site):


    I hope you dig em!

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    Awesome plants, man!

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    That's a whole lot of pitchers!

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    You have plants everywhere there! (hanging off the walls!) it would be interesting (but also mean) to release a few small rodents in there. . . [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]

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    Excellent as always Josh! Seems the hamata is taking skills in stake climbing! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Very nice. Do you know if aristolochioides x thorelii will tolerate intermediate conditions, considering its parentage?

    Also, what size pot do you have that lovely amp in?

    Has anybody ever thought that amp pitchers look a bit like mutated VFT traps?
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    Glad you guys like them!

    I don't know anything at all about N. thorelii. Info seems scarce on this Vietnamese species, even on the web. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places? It's not listed in any monographs I've got, so I've no idea what to expect with the N. thorelii parentage. Is it considered an easy or lowland species?

    I do know that N. aristolochioides insists on cooler days and cold nights to pitcher and retain it's pitchers for a long time (lately my highland chamber has been getting down to 8*C and 6*C last night). During the few weeks of on and off high temps in July and August (days 30*C and nights 15-18*C) the N. aristo pouted and did not pitcher for about two leaves/months. Renewed vigor returned (with much larger pitchers) in September as soon as the days and nights went back down to a steady 20-25*C days and 10*C nights.

    Yes, I too have noticed that the wings of N. ampullaria look like closed venus flytraps with their "X" ed interlocking hairs. I didn't mention it cos I didn't know if anyone else would know what I was talking about! Glad I'm not alone in this!

    The N. ampullaria is in a 6" pot with a nearly meter long vine. Contrary to what books say about pitcherless vine leaves it has nice pitchers on every leaf, that may because it's getting better light than if it was running through shady underbrush in the wild. I've counted 18 individual rosettes, or first leaf starts of rosettes in the pot. It seems to appreciate the cramped pot by making a ton of rosettes. I'd like to remove the vine to make more room but I don't wanna activate any of the rosettes. I'd like to have a Cephalotus type mound of ampullarias with small leaves and "big" pitchers but it seems the only way to do that is by leaving the main vine alone.

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    Josh, I got a N. aristochloides x thorelli after I saw yours. Amazing plant, and Tony really sent me a beaut! I'll post some pics after it grows a few pitchers here. As long as new pics are being posted, though, I think I'll throw in one of my latest N. x weignerii pitcher, which is quite a bit bigger than the last one:

    [img]http://home.**********.com/capslock/images/N.%20x%20Weignerii3.JPG[/img]

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    PS: I really like the N. aristochloides. I've seen pics of a lot of hybrids with this nep, and they are all outstanding. It just has a great looking pitcher shape!
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