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  1. CP Photo contest for an NECPS and Tower Hill Advertising Campaign

    The NECPS and Tower Hill Botanic Garden are jointly planning to promote our 13th Annual Carnivorous Plant Show on September 10 & 11 next year. We are searching for a high resolution cp image that...
  2. Thread: Ampullaria

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    While they can grow in shade, I prefer growing...

    While they can grow in shade, I prefer growing mine in bright light. I grow mine indoors in a lowland/intermediate terrarium. I water it all the time. I would not be concerned about the lid, as that...
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    I know some people soak non-cp seeds in 3% H2O2...

    I know some people soak non-cp seeds in 3% H2O2 before planting without ill-effect. I would err on the side of caution and use 3%, but dilute it even more with pure water that will drop the % even...
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    I will take a shot at this one. A mist of H2O2...

    I will take a shot at this one. A mist of H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) and pure water.
  5. Thread: Ant Plants

    by Dave S.
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    I will ask my friend the next time I see him, but...

    I will ask my friend the next time I see him, but the answer is likely to be unknown.
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    Sticky: It is G. rufescens and the flowers have a great...

    It is G. rufescens and the flowers have a great scent to them.
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    Sticky: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/608/22124762401_6f6...

    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/608/22124762401_6f6feb8067_b.jpg

    Gongora rufescens flower spike
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    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/742/22088515116_2a2...

    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/742/22088515116_2a267c2568_b.jpg

    N. bicalcarata - the latest leaf if over two feet long at the moment
  9. Thread: Ant Plants

    by Dave S.
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    Thanks for your cultivation notes; compensating...

    Thanks for your cultivation notes; compensating for the missing N makes sense. The parent plant was likely from seed collected in Malaysia in 1985. The original plant was grown at the Atlanta...
  10. Thread: Ant Plants

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    Those are looking great! Did you have them...

    Those are looking great! Did you have them outside during the summer? Mine did much better outside this past summer than in my terrariums.
    Have you used fertilizer on them?
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    I crumble high-protein flake fish food and...

    I crumble high-protein flake fish food and lightly dust them. I try to not concentrate any food on a particular leaf.
  12. Thread: genlisea

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    I grow them like utricularia. I use the tray...

    I grow them like utricularia. I use the tray method, I raise on lower the water levels. The substrates are peat/sand or wet LFS. I grow some as highland and others as lowland/intermediate. I try to...
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    The reason to separate them now is that their...

    The reason to separate them now is that their roots will become intertwined making it difficult to separate the fragile roots from each plant in the future.

    I would suggest moving them to proper...
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    Check out this site for more pictures of N....

    Check out this site for more pictures of N. hamata variants that are out there: Nepenthes hamata photos

    They all tend to get fairly large in time from what I understand.
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    Yes, most people exclusively grow these indoors....

    Yes, most people exclusively grow these indoors.

    I no longer grow this plant, but this is an N. hamata I grew nearly ten years ago.
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    If no one here has them to trade or sell, I have...

    If no one here has them to trade or sell, I have seen these for sale at Top Tropicals in FL. You may need to call them.
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    I have a N. bicalcarata that has the "rust" on...

    I have a N. bicalcarata that has the "rust" on the leaves which is most likely a common nepenthes fungal infection due to stress. If your new growth is not repeating this pattern, you should be OK. I...
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    That light has potential. I made a call to a...

    That light has potential.

    I made a call to a local lighting distributor on Friday and I know they at least carry the Luxul brand. I will let you know what I find out for LED options.
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    Yes, I am interested in group buy for LED shop...

    Yes, I am interested in group buy for LED shop lights. I work for a company that sells manufacturing equipment to LED makers like Phillips, Cree, etc. so I have been familiar with LED for a long time...
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    You can find his care sheet on our NECPS website:...

    You can find his care sheet on our NECPS website: http://www.necps.org/documents/guides/Tuberous%20Drosera%20Care%20Sheet.pdf
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    Your T5 option would put out more light, but I...

    Your T5 option would put out more light, but I think the LED shop lights are possible. I am going to try them out and mix them with T5.
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    Great looking flowers! I am glad your division...

    Great looking flowers! I am glad your division bloomed first. I will see you at our NECPS show soon.
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    In my experience, N. macrophylla starts out slow,...

    In my experience, N. macrophylla starts out slow, but grow faster as it matures. I have grown mine in an unheated basement, in a terrarium, where the lights raise the temperature while on and it also...
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    The plants will be displayed on tables for the...

    The plants will be displayed on tables for the most part. Special displays, like half barrels, can be placed on the floor. All cps are welcome. The space to fill with plants is huge, so bring all you...
  25. 1) pearldiver Let's try that again....

    1) pearldiver Let's try that again. http://www.ebay.com/itm/keep-your-pe...item51b6a1a097
    2) theplantman: Necessary equipment for all the professional air guitar players out there:...
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