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  1. Thread: Hello

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    Welcome to TF! :welcome: I would enjoy seeing a...

    Welcome to TF! :welcome: I would enjoy seeing a photo of your bog when you get it finished and open for business.
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    Good stuff!

    Good stuff!
  3. I've no experience with clay pebble blends but I...

    I've no experience with clay pebble blends but I do know of an accomplished grower who never uses perlite due to it often having high salt levels. I can't seem to get myself off of it so I heavily...
  4. For what it's worth, because I'm not known as a...

    For what it's worth, because I'm not known as a Nepenthes grower - When in doubt I often repot plants that aren't doing well. If the soil is suspect I place them in medium that is tried and true and...
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    Species of sundews you can expect to do well in...

    Species of sundews you can expect to do well in the Willamette Valley are pretty much the more common temperate species. A partial list would include - Drosera rotundifolia, D. filiformis and D....
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    Nice photos. So - you have a tree frog named Max,...

    Nice photos. So - you have a tree frog named Max, huh? :-D Good luck with your parasite treatments!
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    The March meeting, which was to be this weekend -...

    The March meeting, which was to be this weekend - Sat. the 14th, has been cancelled due to the Corona virus. The Portland Oregon area has not seen significant if any cases of the virus but we are...
  8. So - what are you hoping to buy in the auction?

    I'm looking to get an idea of what people are wanting to bid on this year so here's your chance to tell everyone and maybe get something started in the mind of a donor out there.

    Also, I'm looking...
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    A messy situation, and information coming out of...

    A messy situation, and information coming out of it could be a lot clearer. Now there seems to be a discussion as to where the ship now anchored off of San Francisco will end up. The implication is...
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    Welcome back! 'Always nice to see someone who's...

    Welcome back! 'Always nice to see someone who's been away for awhile. Good luck finding your heli!
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    We can hope that now another cruise ship...

    We can hope that now another cruise ship containing infected passengers is stuck in limbo, in California this time, that we have learned enough to do the best that is possible for everyone. It seems...
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    'Glad to hear it is on the way to cultivar...

    'Glad to hear it is on the way to cultivar status. While there has been a bit of a backlash to cultivars that have been registered that some didn't feel were worthy of it I often wonder what is out...
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    'Really nice, Bob. While I like the flowers the...

    'Really nice, Bob. While I like the flowers the plant in the third photo is my fave. What is it?
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    'Very handsome insects!

    'Very handsome insects!
  15. Thread: VFTs

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    I, too, place most of my vfts in dormancy in...

    I, too, place most of my vfts in dormancy in winter, in my case because I can't begin to have enough room to grow all of those plants indoors. I have heard that sulfur-based fungicides don't work...
  16. Thread: VFTs

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    Yes, they can be grown indefinitely in warm,...

    Yes, they can be grown indefinitely in warm, bright conditions without a dormancy. I believe that John Brittnacher was the first to point this out. Here you can read his write-up along with other...
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    You might find reading this to be beneficial:...

    You might find reading this to be beneficial: https://www.carnivorousplants.org/grow/guides/SubtropicalDrosera Good luck!
  18. Thread: VFTs

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    4 inches sounds good to me and maybe 12 hours...

    4 inches sounds good to me and maybe 12 hours should be o.k. You don't want to get too close as cfl 'bulbs' put out quite a bit of heat and you could burn the plant. Good luck!
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    Even with the greatest resources that the world...

    Even with the greatest resources that the world has to offer it is difficult to know what to do about a huge ship filled with multi-national passengers some of whom are infected with a disease that...
  20. Thread: VFTs

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    You would be better off setting up an area more...

    You would be better off setting up an area more to a warmer area of the room with sufficient artificial lighting, unless you have triple-paned glass in your window. At 10 below it's gotta be cold on...
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    Nice to see some healthy Byblis at this time of...

    Nice to see some healthy Byblis at this time of the year. Here my sole B. gigantea is weathering temps in the 40's in my garage waiting for warmer days. But I do have some B. lamellata seed waiting...
  22. Thread: Wild Dionaea

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    I would love to visit Dionea habitat in any...

    I would love to visit Dionea habitat in any season! Cool that you made it there, Dex.
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    Nice. A cross with glabrata, maybe?

    Nice. A cross with glabrata, maybe?
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    It is time to tell everyone interested that the...

    It is time to tell everyone interested that the February meeting is next weekend, Feb. 8 at 3:00 PM at the Lucky Lab (for more info see above. ^) 'Hope to see you there!
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    I can't speak about ferns and others but with...

    I can't speak about ferns and others but with succulents it is usually a matter of taking a leaf and putting the broken end into moist soil until it roots. They generally root easily this way. I...
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