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Thread: Has anyone have their nepenthes stolen?

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    Do what I do. Booby traps around my rare nepenthes. Since I don't need to ever move them once potted, I use barbed fish hooks on thin wire surrounding the bottom of the lip of large black plastic pots. You can't see them until they're embedded into your fingers, and they won't come out without tearing off flesh or you'll need to run with the three gallon or five gallon pot attached to your flesh. I also have wires of my hanging baskets that come down invisibly to each pot that have fine barbs that are shredded across the wires. They will slice and bleed your fingers if you even rub against them.

    One very important thing not to do is personally show off your collection to anyone. I have other boobie traps that also work including a faulty drip system on automatic and the wiring for the system is NOT grounded. Benches and supports are made of glavinized pipes that sit in water on cement floors. Plants don't seem to mind electricity going through them, but people don't! I was intended to fix this problem, but after an incident where a friend was gonna move a plant aside, and I warned him not to, he got a jolt! When I need to move plants I simply turn off the drip system (inside the house) and its safe! Even if you were to lean on the hanging basket wire of a hanging pot, you could get a mild shock!


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    RFG: is this legal?

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    Holy smokes! RFG gettin' all MacGyver! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] Sounds quite effective, though!
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    Sound a little drastic to me...But Maybe usefull
    Need all the experience I can get...

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    wow i feel bad for anyone who gets near your plants, rfg have you fallen for the traps?, jimscott it is legal for the reason that you have the right to protect your property, you can even kill a burgler if he gets on your property. ofcourse you would go to court but the law would be on your side.

    btw, i had to study basic law for a fifth grade exam. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    Sounds good to me if there gunna steal your plants then let them have it i say [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    Bye for now Julian

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    Maybe the electricity is what helps make your plants so nice. Pretty neat how it gives a shock to protect plants. LOL Like the idea of arbs and such too. I hope I don't have to get that extreme. So far so good. Helps to have a privacy fence. LOL Carful still though if a burgler gets really hurt and cocky may try to sue and have won on occasion, or so I hear. Even though they were the ones robbing the victom. I hope I'm wrong on that one.
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    Look at my photo
    Do i look like im going to put you in the 3/4 prone position i would love to catch someone in my g/house.trouble i find is that there is no respect anymore from the younger generation.
    i was baught up with violence and fighting and i think its crass and not needed but when i hear of innocent people doin there own thing and being target,ed,it makes me mad why cant a person do there own poop and be left alone?
    violence and fear is not the answer but if you are feared who,s gunna mess??
    blame soiety for this ,bye for now Julian

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