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    'Very handsome insects!

    'Very handsome insects!
  2. 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...
  3. 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!
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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...
  7. 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...
  9. 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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    I've got mine! I like the change in date....

    I've got mine!

    I like the change in date. 'Gives me a bit more time to invite a few others to join us.
  14. Fascinating that the hybrid developed full...

    Fascinating that the hybrid developed full fertility from partial. An undescribed evolutionary process, perhaps?
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    Poll: Bump. There's still time to enter your amazing...

    Bump. There's still time to enter your amazing plant.
  16. Agreed. Even a couple of weeks later would be...

    Agreed. Even a couple of weeks later would be beneficial, in my opinion.
  17. Judging by the rise in enthusiasm among local...

    Judging by the rise in enthusiasm among local growers of temperate species, sometime in maybe mid-May might work well. But we aren't the last to see the end of the winter here in the Pacific...
  18. Growers of temperate species still don't have a...

    Growers of temperate species still don't have a lot to show by April and many do participate in this auction. I think it would be good to postpone until later in the growing season. Also, enthusiasm...
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    Poll: Actually, I am late for the December contest. ;)...

    Actually, I am late for the December contest. ;) And I agree - come on, TF ers! Show us your very best plants in photos. I know there are some amazing examples out there as we have never lacked for...
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    Just a reminder that next Saturday, Jan. 11 is...

    Just a reminder that next Saturday, Jan. 11 is our next meeting at the Lucky Labrador (see above.) The time is 3:00 pm. The new venue seems to be a hit with our members and they have good pub fare...
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    'Very nice! 'Looks like more than one individual...

    'Very nice! 'Looks like more than one individual in there. What species, or cross, is it?
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    More Drosera fulva

    https://i.ibb.co/PcyYqMd/PC089286-v01.jpg

    I've been very happy with this form of Drosera fulva, with its pinkish-red traps and brilliant green petioles but I want more of them and don't want to...
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    Poll: Drosera brevicornis

    https://i.ibb.co/6BYbgDG/PC319297-v02.jpg

    While not the wooliest of the Petiolaris sundews Drosera brevicornis still lives up to the name.
  24. Thread: Random pics

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    Do you grow any of your tuberous sundews from...

    Do you grow any of your tuberous sundews from seed?
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    I'm guessing that many, if not most, who read...

    I'm guessing that many, if not most, who read this will know exactly what you are saying. :-D
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