NICE!Originally Posted by [b
NICE!Originally Posted by [b
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"My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can." - Frank Zappa
Mine are still doing quite well. No burns, a few blackening traps, and lots of new, young, traps.
I currently have three Dentate, a typical, and a Sawtooth from there, though the health of two are... iffy, as they were sort of doing a very dramatic, Oscar-winning, death throe at the store when the clerk just gave them to me.
Horrible practices, yeah. Walmart sucks. Some of us can't afford to shop other places for -most- stuff, let alone our hobbies. Some of us -want- to shop other places, but the little local stores get muscled out by the mall-sized supercenters full of crap no one needs and no one wants to drive the extra fifteen minutes. Lazy America made Wal-Mart... and you can't say that it didn't. Wehn people are so bum(explitive deleted) lazy that they want to order their McArterycloggers at the -register- rather than waddling over and ordering/picking up all at once? Ye gads. It's the people, and the place. I was never so glad as to see them get ransacked during the hurricanes. I kinda wish I'd been there to point and laugh at the Lowest Prices Ever in person.
My "out" with these plants is that they are going to be cultivated, and traded. Leaf cuttings are going to be made this month, or next. Seeds will be saved/traded. Plants will be traded. If I just can't let one go... I may get it. That's how it was with the sawtooth. I do most of my shopping at farm stores and charity thrift stores... every now and then, though, those prices drag me the hell back in... and I can't get away for under $20. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
As part of my personal pennance for supporting the mass murder of plants (I've had it confirmed that I am the only person currently purchasing carnivorous plants from Lowes. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] Wal-mart also confirmed that they haven't to their knowledge sold more than about ten. I count five on my window sil.) I intend to grow out some VFTs, and distribute them at a local greenhouse -with- care sheets. Big, thick, FAT care sheets ... and hand-painted pots.
awwww! you're a saint!
do you have pictures of your VFT collection? I'd like to see that sawtooth.
I think they can grow consecutive seasons fine-I believe in the wilds(especially Florida) they can get some very mild Winters and not get a true dormancy.
In Florida, they also experience a dormancy. This is due to the shorter days and the lack of water. I had mine in the refrigerator for over a month, all they did to me was grow. They were in ziplock bags which kept the soil moist. I pulled them out after a month after I had a conversation with Trent at Sunbelle Exotics. I just stopped watering them except for once a week. they are now dormant and doing well outside here in South Florida. Also this means no mold.
Apprently posting fully clothed non sexual photos of myself pisses off the mods. Well I do my part.
This coming winter, I shall be putting my VFTs into slumber as well, thanks for that tip, I was afraid I needed to empty out all my pots, gently and endlessly slave over dusting off the soil from the fragrile root system, place them in ziploc baggies, insert them in my fridge (much to my mummy's dismay and disgust, i bet) and check up on them once a week.Originally Posted by [b
however, this outdoor method sounds like a good idea to me, by naturally letting them accept the reduced photoperiod and reducing their watering to once a week (or at least letting the tray evaporate between waterings).
Thanks for the tip.
Rattler: Very nice VFTs! I love how full those pots look [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]