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    Or better yet, put your cephalotus outdoors once...

    Or better yet, put your cephalotus outdoors once the weather cools down. Cephalotus follicilaris likes cool nights like a highland nepenthes. Since you live in florida (zone 9 or 10), you don't have...
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    In Atlanta, it is hard to get night temps under...

    In Atlanta, it is hard to get night temps under 75f in the summer. Once I move into my dorm room at UGA, I will set up a lowland terrerium in a 150 gallon tank I got for my birthday. I got a single...
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    I can't beleive no one has mentioned Legends of...

    I can't beleive no one has mentioned Legends of the Hidden Temple!
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    I think in a crisis situation, food hoarding...

    I think in a crisis situation, food hoarding would be a liabillity. It would be you vs. the starving masses with weapons!
  5. Man, that sucks! I've never had my plants...

    Man, that sucks!
    I've never had my plants vandalized, but on occassion rabbits and chipmunks eat them. A few weeks ago, a rabbit chewed up a succulent that took 7 years to reach 2 inches in...
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    Put some Cobra lillies and boreal pinguiculas...

    Put some Cobra lillies and boreal pinguiculas like P. grandiflora and P. macroceras in there. You are in one of the few places in the USA where they are easy to grow!
  7. I would like to add a bit more about N....

    I would like to add a bit more about N. gymnamphora.
    N. gymnamphora is a fairly widespread nepenthes with an altitude range of 600m-2800m. It is one of the few nepethes that has both lowland and...
  8. I tried N. sibuyanensis and I don't think it...

    I tried N. sibuyanensis and I don't think it would be a good idea in a hot climate. There is a hybrid called N. x medusa which is a hybrid of N. sibuyanensis and N. bellii. It looks very similar to...
  9. Thread: My Bog Garden

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    Wow! You grow boreal pings, tuberous drosera,...

    Wow!
    You grow boreal pings, tuberous drosera, heliamphoras, and cephalotus outdoors in the same bog? Where are you located, I'm guessing the CA bay area?
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    Happy birthday! I like your Earthbound avatar.

    Happy birthday!
    I like your Earthbound avatar.
  11. Thread: A succulent?

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    It looks like Opuntia subulata. It is a cactus in...

    It looks like Opuntia subulata. It is a cactus in the same genus as prickly pear cacti.
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    I doubt that the national Average cost of gas...

    I doubt that the national Average cost of gas will be at $5/gallon by the fourth of July. Maybe in major cities in California, but not everywhere
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    That is not a lithops. It is the a Pleospilos...

    That is not a lithops. It is the a Pleospilos nellii. Pleospilos nellii is very closesly related to Lithops and should be grown the same way. Your set-up does not look good. They do not grow well in...
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    My favorite is N. x medusa. Unfortunately, mine...

    My favorite is N. x medusa. Unfortunately, mine died while I was out of town. It dried up really fast under my high-intensity growlights.
  15. Thread: Mini-bog pot

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    Its big enough for a sarracenia, but If you plant...

    Its big enough for a sarracenia, but If you plant one in there, it will crowd everything else out very fast. You could grow a really nice sundew, butterwort, and VFT garden in there.
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    Where are you in Arizona? Are you in a high...

    Where are you in Arizona? Are you in a high desert area or a low desert area?

    If you are in the extremely hot low desert region, you would probably have better luck keeping subtropical dews...
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    Several years ago I adopted a two cats. When I...

    Several years ago I adopted a two cats. When I got them they were very fat and have since lost weight. One of my cats went missing the first day I got her and a few hours later she was found...
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    Deciding whether or not to extract oil from the...

    Deciding whether or not to extract oil from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will not be decided on an environmental basis. The amount of oil contained in it is fairly small (only 9 months worth,...
  19. Thread: Arrgh! Thiefs!

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    I grow a lot of miniature succulents. Last...

    I grow a lot of miniature succulents. Last summer, a bunch of them dissappeared overnight out of their pots. This spring, I found a chipmunk burrow under my growing bench, so I think I know who the...
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    D. dilatato-petiolaris is really easy and can...

    D. dilatato-petiolaris is really easy and can take low temps (min. of 55 or so). It took this quite well all winter. My house goes up to the mid 80's in summer. Due to crappy insulation, summer night...
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    I have the same problem with succulents. When a...

    I have the same problem with succulents. When a plant gets a severe mealy bug infestation or some other sort of rapidly spreading disease or pest, I feed it to the chipmunks outside. Unless the plant...
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    *Wonders what is more explosive, compressed air...

    *Wonders what is more explosive, compressed air or lithium-based batteries*
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    I live in metro atlanta and I have a C. acaule in...

    I live in metro atlanta and I have a C. acaule in my yard (it was planted by my dad a long time ago). These look similar to C. acaule, but they are too big and the leaves are not fuzzy. My C. acaule...
  24. Thread: My Bog

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    It always impresses me when someone can keep a...

    It always impresses me when someone can keep a bog with sundews and butterworts in it. Regardless of how "easy" a sundew or butterwort species is, they are just way more fragile when grown outdoors....
  25. Thread: Guess this Ping

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    I'll narrow it down P. lutea: It can't be P....

    I'll narrow it down

    P. lutea: It can't be P. lutea because its not yellow

    P. cauerulea: There are some very light clones of P. caerulea, but P. caerulea has pointed petals

    P. primuliflora:...
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