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  1. Evolution of carnivory as a response to nutrient poor environments

    Carnivory is one way but clearly not the only way to adapt. The added nitrogen and trace elements give them an extra edge and help them produce more seed but with certain exceptions, most carnivorous...
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    Not turface according to brand but essentially...

    Not turface according to brand but essentially the same thing. You can get it on amazon as well as most major nurseries.
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  3. Thread: June Meeting

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    Some photos from todayís meetup!...

    Some photos from todayís meetup!...
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    June Meeting

    Our June meeting will be on Saturday, June 15 at 1 pm.

    The venue is Optimism Brewery at 1158 Broadway, Capitol Hill. Itís family-friendly and there is a hot dog cart in the courtyard but you can...
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    I havenít but canít see a reason not to! I see...

    I havenít but canít see a reason not to! I see that people are using it for cactus. Iím trying pure ground pumice; they grow great on whole pumice rocks so that should work fine too.


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    West should be enough if itís unobstructed...

    West should be enough if itís unobstructed (including no overhanging eaves that might severely reduce the hours of direct light. Otherwise Fluorescents or LED Tubeís should do fine. Iím just starting...
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    Here is one in a mix of 1:1:1:1 Peat sand pumice...

    Here is one in a mix of 1:1:1:1 Peat sand pumice perlite, and one growing on a piece of pumice rock. Not much difference really....
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    Heh exactly. But it does work out toward more...

    Heh exactly. But it does work out toward more plants on my side in the end...[emoji51][emoji28]


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    That would definitely be interesting to know, but...

    That would definitely be interesting to know, but without knowing which form of agnata was the seed parent of ĎAphrodite,í itís hard to know exactly what you are comparing. Though the reddish color...
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    If I understand correctly, the issue here is...

    If I understand correctly, the issue here is simply that while ĎAphroditeí is agnata x moctezumae, agnata x moctezumae is not necessarily ĎAphrodite,Ē and heís comparing the actual named plant with...
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    Poll: Pinguicula laueana ĎSierra Mixeí...

    Pinguicula laueana ĎSierra Mixeí
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  12. Thread: Mystery Ping

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    Mystery Ping

    I have ĎMexicanaí though it hasnít bloomed for me. Itís in winter phase now and looks like this: https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190327/58ddb1b2fdc3b60bfe28d73e0356981c.jpg

    But canít say if it...
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    Itís a moranensis but was first considered a...

    Itís a moranensis but was first considered a species. Like others such as Ďcaudataí, itís sometimes referred to as ďmoranensis var. mexicanaĒ or just ďmoranensis mexicana.Ē Iím not sure how valid...
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    Iíve never heard of unwashed peat being a...

    Iíve never heard of unwashed peat being a problem. (What brand was that, so I can avoid it!) Itís a good idea to stratify the seed for a good 2 months tho. I havenít tried it with paper towels; I...
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    Just to rule one issue out, how did you do the...

    Just to rule one issue out, how did you do the stratification?


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    It looks like your ventrata has produced a basal...

    It looks like your ventrata has produced a basal shoot. Small pitchers are generally hard to identify but Iíd bet that once the shoot grows larger the pitchers will be the same as the others. Unless...
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    Thatís a pain. But Iím sure your plant will be...

    Thatís a pain. But Iím sure your plant will be okay. They are quite drought tolerant and even if itís roots dried up (unlikely in a greenhouse environment) theyíd grow back quite quickly. After all,...
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    March 2019 Meeting

    Our March meeting will be on Saturday, March 16 at 1 pm. Weíre trying a new venue this month: Optimism Brewery at 1158 Broadway, Capitol Hill. Itís family-friendly but there is no food sold there...
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    They really look like something that would be on...

    They really look like something that would be on a runway but not in everyday life. One or two of them look like some sort of weird tumor if you donít realize whatís going on. But the macabre part of...
  20. Yes if the plants were dormant and are just...

    Yes if the plants were dormant and are just waking up you should be okay. Newly shipped and planted sundews often stop producing dew on existing leaves and will need to grow some new ones, but it...
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    Yes. Especially when I try a cross and flower...

    Yes. Especially when I try a cross and flower persists...then I try other pollen and still it persists, and try a third...and still it persists, then a week later the flower falls and it produces a...
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    I am more about cool leaf forms/colors myself too...

    I am more about cool leaf forms/colors myself too since that is what we see most of the year, but ideally is like both the leaves and the flower to be exciting. Sometimes they surprise you...I...
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    A few exciting hybrids

    Originally mixed up the order but I fixed it


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    A few exciting hybrids

    I have seen flowers on some of the agnata Zimapan x mor. caudata. One is very nice pink with white and yellow center; the other was not exactly remarkable. By no means ugly but it didnít bowl me over...
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    Argh it mixed up the order of the photos. The...

    Argh it mixed up the order of the photos. The solo pink and the six plants are the agnata red leaf x moranensis Vera Paz, the unknown lau hybrids are the half flat photo, and the agnata Zimapan x mor...
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