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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (shokuchuu @ Feb. 25 2006,10:03)]My workplace got 36 VFTs in recently from Holland and I decided to help myself to a whole tray of 12... Thank goodness for staff dicounts! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] There are a few interesting varieties in the batch, too...

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    darn, i'd like to know where YOU work! Great hookups.

    GOt any more pics of your VFT collection?

    I see the word 'rosettes' being used in different contexts and forms here... what is it exactly?

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    Lol, OMG, my Wal Mart doesnt carry em, and Lowes ran out of ours, so! I cant get anymore anywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (TheNailGun @ Feb. 28 2006,1:21)]Lol, OMG, my Wal Mart doesnt carry em, and Lowes ran out of ours, so! I cant get anymore anywhere!
    Where do you live? I sent you a private message telling you to call up various walmarts.


    However... I truly believe the walmart plants are unreliable, they will suffer from sunburn for a month, and then slowly start sending up new traps.

    Your best bet is to order LIVE plants from the internet.

    Try this site, **********.com!! They have good prices.

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    Quote[/b] (Carito @ Feb. 28 2006,2:31)]However... I truly believe the walmart plants are unreliable, they will suffer from sunburn for a month, and then slowly start sending up new traps.
    That will be the case with any plants grown in a nursury, shielded from the sun, and in a high-humidity environment. All soft tissue, and they will dry out and burn in sunlight at first. It's best to harden them to the sun slowly, gradually increasing their exposure.

    The REAL problem with Walmart, Lowe's Home Depot and other national chains (as HoustonHerp will gladly tell you, as this is a HUGE pet peeve of his), is that they only will deal with national growers, shutting smaller places out, and they demand a no-fault return policy. They can neglect and abuse the poor plants and kill them, and they get a full refund from the grower.

    It's merely a commodity to them. There's no love in what they do.
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    Quote[/b] (SarraceniaScott @ Feb. 28 2006,3:08)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Carito @ Feb. 28 2006,2:31)]However... I truly believe the walmart plants are unreliable, they will suffer from sunburn for a month, and then slowly start sending up new traps.
    That will be the case with any plants grown in a nursury, shielded from the sun, and in a high-humidity environment. All soft tissue, and they will dry out and burn in sunlight at first. It's best to harden them to the sun slowly, gradually increasing their exposure.

    The REAL problem with Walmart, Lowe's Home Depot and other national chains (as HoustonHerp will gladly tell you, as this is a HUGE pet peeve of his), is that they only will deal with national growers, shutting smaller places out, and they demand a no-fault return policy. They can neglect and abuse the poor plants and kill them, and they get a full refund from the grower.

    It's merely a commodity to them. There's no love in what they do.
    That explains Walmart's 30-day refund guarantee on plants. THey told me if any died, I could get a full refund with receipt. wow.

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    At least with Home Depot there is a one year guarantee. Show them the dead plant, with receipt and you get another or refind or store credit.

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    In fark.com we refer to this as a threadjack. It means I am going to say something that may change the direction of the thread from it's orginal intent.
    /threadjack
    I seriously dislike Mal-Wart (your source for cheap plastic crap)
    Not because I am some tree hugging hippie. But because they have some god awful business practices that have had a nasty effect even hear in this metropolis Palm Beach County (FL). I would love to buy cps at cheap prices but I won't give Mal-Wart a dime of my money. I would rather buy them from a reputable small buisness owner or trade here in the forums. I am sure I could possibly save a many cps at those incredibly cheap prices that Wallyworld has. But I would rather let them rot. <--- See a real hippie isn't mean like I am.

    Find a local nursery, if they sell them buy them, even if they cost a little more. If the nursery is really good, share the info (respect to **********.com ) so that other locals will help keep small business like that going. I realize that Lowes and Home Depot also sell cps. I would pay more at those places (but not much more) to help them. At least I know that several of the local nurseries here supply home depot and lowes. A few have been approachd by tram-laW and refused to do business with them. Something about wanting to actually make a reasonable profit.

    Many times the nurseries that supply Mal-Wart are on the plants. Call them if they are local and ask if they sell plants direct to customer and see if you can buy it from them directly. Sometimes they are still cheaper than buying retail even at Wally World. Let them know you are purchasing so you don't have to go to Mal-Wart and buy them there.


    //threadjack over

    If you actually took the time to read this thank you.
    If th mods delete this, I understand.
    If you work for Mal-Wart, that is fine, just understand I don't shop there and encourage that in others.

    If you feel you are rescuing poor little cps, that is fine, Just when they grow really big and you need to split them or get seeds use the trading post, please.

    And if you also don't shop at Wallyworld. Thank You.

    Okay I will now put on my asbestoes underware as I expect a potential flamewar.

    Sincerely,
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    Sincerely,
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    Apprently posting fully clothed non sexual photos of myself pisses off the mods. Well I do my part.

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    Wrong, Omnipotent One! There will be NO flame wars as I have the magical power to DELETE!!!!!!! And DELETE I shall if ANYONE, besides me, misbehaves!!!! Your opinion is as good as anyone elses here!






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