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    Overgrown Orchid!

    Lighting is frequently not the trigger factor for tropical epiphytic orchids. Photoperiod, or temperature, or moisture levels more often.
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    Is this sand safe?

    Unless it's described as pure quartz or silica sand: don't. I would be especially concerned about anything claiming "beach" sand as that likely has portions of shell or coral in it, which is highly alkaline and heavy in unwanted minerals for most carnivores.
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    Random pics

    I don't generally put references about pictures below the pictures unless it's a continuation of a reference started above, they tag the photos below them. The comment wasn't about brevifolia; the plant that was in question, the issue's already been answered by the other plant in the pot...
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    storing Capensis seeds

    Cold storage will retain better germination rates than room-temperature on average; some carnivore seeds seem to have little trouble with room-temperature, but if you want the most seeds to last the longest storing dry in a fridge is best.
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    Flowering Ping

    Perlite, blasting abrasive, bit of peat; same as the rest, nothing special. Just watching water levels differently on each (but the macro has been wet for a while and doesn't seem to care).
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    The Reptile Room

    Pocket bullsnake, anyone? He didn't quite fit...but also was very unahppy about me telling him he couldn't stay there. Rebel by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr Dreamer was also having tight-space desires... Dreamer by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr Dreamer by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr Irwin by Hawken...
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    The rest of the mess

    Took right up until days before the first frost to convince hyacinth bean it should flower.... Lablab purpureus by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr So, no beans (and I forgot to try eating the actual plant shoots...), but the couple spikes of these I got were nice Lablab purpureus by Hawken Carlton, on...
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    Hcarlton's Utrics

    Found a tuber... U. quelchii by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr And humboldtii decided to try escaping so I got to get a good look at those huge traps U. humboldtii by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
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    Flowering Ping

    Separated out my "keeper" plants of this cross...still far too many extras in the original pot though P. sp. Tonala "ANPA A" x moctezumae by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr And got a funky flower on this guy this year P. rotundiflora "Aramberri, Nuevo Leon" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr P. rotundiflora...
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    Random pics

    One of those times neocaledonica decides to not only look good, but actually put a little size on...too much to hope for another flower finally? D. neocaledonica by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr D. neocaledonica by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr Also caught the first of two blooms on this open...pretty...
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    Some new pics from here and there.....

    Part 2 N. rafflesiana "winged tendril, nivea parent" -B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr N. rafflesiana "winged tendril, Sajingan" -B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr N. boschiana BE-3448 x (merrilliana x campanulata) -B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr N. boschiana BE-3448 x (merrilliana x campanulata) -B...
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    Some new pics from here and there.....

    N. benstonei aborted its former vine in favor of supporting the new basal: N. benstonei by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr And a little more than a year and a half, I think, to go from about an inch across to this: N. edwardsiana SG by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr N. edwardsiana SG by Hawken Carlton, on...
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    Sarrs in CO

    Season's coming to an end...and I'm starting to make divisions of a bunch of things that desperately need it (all of the extra divisions currently going into bags though because I have nowhere else to put them...). Last hurrah of fall's pitcher crops: S. leucophylla 'HCW' SG by Hawken Carlton...
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    Hcarlton's Helis

    H. minor has sent up a flower stalk...which I will surely fail to pollinate as usual H. minor by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr H. minor by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr H. minor by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr H. neblinae by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr I sold off almost the entire plant of this cross about a...
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    Cephs in CO

    I now have one: Cephalotus SG A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr And two: Cephalotus SG B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr Plants producing adult pitchers out of my 4 surviving seedlings. A third I think is about to transition as well, and the 4th may soon follow, Need to give them their own pots...
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