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    Congratulations! That is easily the smallest...

    Congratulations! That is easily the smallest Drosophyllum I have ever seen in bloom. If you want a full-sized plant you will need to repot it to at least a 6" pot, which should be easy to do being as...
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    Spam as entertainment - a fun twist! Fbook is...

    Spam as entertainment - a fun twist! Fbook is such a mixed bag and I can't see any real efforts to clean it up.
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    I would add that the harvest timing is not...

    I would add that the harvest timing is not critical. If they are still there after 4 or 6 weeks it is probably time to remove them. They seem to be pretty durable and I've used everything from...
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    I will keep my eyes open. I am out in the field...

    I will keep my eyes open. I am out in the field often and now I will be looking for monkey carnivores. :bee:
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    Good luck, Brandon and Hawken. That's pretty...

    Good luck, Brandon and Hawken. That's pretty exciting!

    I've had mine abort flower stalks in the past but I am trying a new method. My U. tricolor is in lfs in a 3-inch net pot and standing in...
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    Very interesting stuff! There are one or two...

    Very interesting stuff! There are one or two other gland-covered genera/species that I have wondered about as well. I can see where stalked glands would be an effective defence against small insects....
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    Announcing that the June meeting will be at the...

    Announcing that the June meeting will be at the Moon and Sixpence on Sunday, June 9 at 3:00 this year. There have been those who find it hard to attend on Saturdays and this is their chance to show...
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    You might want to read this:...

    You might want to read this: http://www.carnivorousplants.org/grow/guides/Dpetiolaris and also here at TF:...
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    Before the meeting my intent is "Don't bring...

    Before the meeting my intent is "Don't bring anything new home!" but, really, that goes out the window as soon as I see that species I've always wanted to try which someone kind is offering to me. Be...
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    For the May meeting we are now scheduled to...

    For the May meeting we are now scheduled to return to the Moon and Sixpence pub (2014 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR), likely out in the back of the building. The date is to be May 11 and the time 3:00...
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    I've been growing flytraps for years and I grow...

    I've been growing flytraps for years and I grow them standing in water during the growing season. I generally keep them in only an inch or so of water and when they are dormant I keep them cool, dark...
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    'Nice haul!

    'Nice haul!
  13. Thread: Humidity help

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    Hopefully someone growing more in the manner you...

    Hopefully someone growing more in the manner you are adds their opinions and ideas but I can offer this - I grow in enclosed terraria but I grow semi-tropical carnivorous species at high light...
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    Sounds glorious!

    Sounds glorious!
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    'Looks to me like, perhaps, it is too dry. Is it...

    'Looks to me like, perhaps, it is too dry. Is it sitting in a tray that always has water in it? Soil mixture sounds o.k., though I only use vermiculite for very specific things myself.
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    I, too, feel neem oil is the best choice as long...

    I, too, feel neem oil is the best choice as long as it is effective for the particular pests you are dealing with. The Bayer is toxic stuff but being a systemic it will do the job in some cases where...
  17. It's a great idea. I grow D. rotundifolia but...

    It's a great idea. I grow D. rotundifolia but right now they are just coming out of their hibernacula and I've been without them for months. I do have 'Ivan's Paddle' to ease my separation anxieties,...
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    So we meet tomorrow as stated above ^. We may be...

    So we meet tomorrow as stated above ^. We may be in the covered area in back so please bring clothing that will keep you warm. 'Hope to see you there!
  19. Thread: Seed Temp

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    What species are you trying to germinate? Some...

    What species are you trying to germinate? Some require various treatments to sprout.
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    It has been decided that for this upcoming April...

    It has been decided that for this upcoming April meeting we will be back at the Moon and Sixpence Pub, out in the back of the building. The meeting will begin at 3:00 PM on Saturday, April 13. I will...
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    Wow, that is impressive! The last time I received a screwed up order from a mail-order company I was told to send it back, with no apology.
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    I'm surprised that it will take such cool...

    I'm surprised that it will take such cool temperatures. Interesting.
  23. Thread: Flower power

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    What is amazing is that you have actually gotten...

    What is amazing is that you have actually gotten seeds from this species. I've been growing it for 8 years now and have never seen a flower stalk.
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    'Nice to see this cross brought into the...

    'Nice to see this cross brought into the forefront as I was unaware of its existence. 'Looks very nice, indeed. I hope you find someone who has it!
  25. 'Strikes me as the right attitude. As long as you...

    'Strikes me as the right attitude. As long as you learn useful things you succeed. And as long as you continue to try you will succeed fully.
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