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    when i woke up this morning and plugged in the lights for my orchids that i dont have a timer for. my two highland nepenthes also sit in plastic bags for now amongst the orchids. to my surprise poking out the opening of my veitchii cuttings bag is a flower spike. now i was 99% sure when i purchased this cutting it was a female going by the dried flowers attached to the plant that had yet to be removed. the flowers buds do appear different from my male Miranda that is also in bloom at the moment. so who has pollen still availible? i know there were a couple male hamatas in bloom not long ago. the spike looks to contain between 30 and 40 flower buds. i would like to make some interesting crosses and hope not to be stuck using just Miranda pollen although i dont think that would be to bad of a cross. i figure i can use 2 or 3 types of pollen. the usuall 50/50 split of seeds will apply. if i have enough seeds from my 50% i will make some availible to forum members too i dont want the succes of the hybrids to rest sooly on me. going from my Miranda i think im about 10-14 days from the first flower opening. also here is a pic of what my pitchers look like. mine has yet to produce pitchers for me so i "stole" a pic from the website of the guy where i purchased it from. i do believe swords can chime in as to the quality of the pitchers as he has seen the parent plant several times at Orchids Limited.

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    A female and striped...........wow

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    You might be in luck. The flower stock on my eustachya dark might still have viable buds. Give me your address so I can send it as soon as possible if you want.

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    Man grats! I hope you can get some hamata pollen so you can produce some predators And with a mother like that it should be even nicer then the ones already out there
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    i do believe preditor uses truncata. and yes i found some hamata pollen along with a several other species. so far the hamata is the most interesting but i hope to try a couple different species. so far this is a list of pollen availible from a person, if they want to chime in as to their identity its up to them.

    N. mira
    N. maxima csuf
    N. campanulata
    N. hamata
    N. truncata

    i prolly wont try the camp as that prolly wont do much. truncata and veitchii are quite similar. im open to sugestions from the members here. if enough pollen is availible i would like to do half the flowers with hamata and use 2 more species for the other half of the flowers. i guess its wait and see at this point.

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    Well if some one has a male veitchii that would be great because I would love to grow a striped veitchii. when they start going around [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    if there is interest and pollen availible i would be happy to do some pure species but i havent heard of any one witha pure veitchii blooming. im just happy there is hamata pollen availible. i cant afford the Predator hybrid so im glad i can do my own version. not quite the same but should be just as interesting. anything else i dont much mind what is used which is why i asked for suggestions as to what the members here would be interested in as i suspect most of my share of those crosses will go to the members here, im a bit short on space to have a whole bunch of different seed trays.

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    I would like to see a maxima or miranda crossed into that...should prove interesting along with hamata.

    I guess you could call yours N. x 'Vicious?"
    1 Nxventrata

    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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