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  1. Zath

    I like toitels.

    Got incredibly lucky yesterday, and found this little guy struggling to get across four lanes of highway. How he made it as far as he did is a miracle. Tbh I didn't even know what it was when I saw it in the car. I've never seen a turtle this small, and thought it was a particularly slow lizard...
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    Random: Does anyone here play PC games?

    Simple question, and I'm just fishing here, seeing what the response will be like. I finally have decent-enough internet that I can start thinking about playing online again, but most established game communities are so toxic / unfriendly to newbies that I'm reaching out to try and find just a...
  3. Zath

    Triops

    4 days old. :D
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    Monster Wolf Spider and Hatchlings

    Found these just outside the garage door today. Possibly the biggest wolf-spider I've ever seen. If it's the same one, she's been living in the same spot for a good 3 years now, maybe more.
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    Nepenthes Grab Bag (Intermediate)

    I'll be honest...these plants are suffering under my care. I just don't want them around anymore, and that has led to me forgetting to water them, etc. They look pretty pitiful, but as far as I can tell, they're still alive. This will be a mish-mash of various hybrids (mostly ventricosa...
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    Overbuilding a Betta Tank

    ...because why not? I "rescued" a crowntail betta yesterday, and put him into a temporary tupperware home...where for all intents and purposes, he'd probably be fine. But I don't like having bettas in anything less than 2 gallons...my conscience nags at me. So today I set out on a DIY...
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    Springtails! (I think)

    Saw these guys shortly after it rained today. They were immediately noticeable because there were literally thousands of them swarming over the surface of my container-garden soil. Never actually seen them in person before, and definitely not in these kinds of numbers. Wonder if they retreat to...
  8. Zath

    *PAID* Decorative Tree-Stump Planter (aerogrower $35)

    Due to time constraints, I'm opening this item for bids in an unfinished state. However, I've tried to get it to a point to where you can clearly see what it will be like once finished. I will post update photos as it gets further along, but it will still take several days. That being said...
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    Jello Shots!....(for the plants, not you)

    I wanted to wait before I said anything concrete, but as I ended up trading away most of my test subjects, it looks like things are on hold for awhile until the next batch of seedlings are large enough, and anyone who knows me, knows that I can be impatient with certain things... This began...
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    D. binata "Dwarf Red" root cuttings

    Qualifications: Simply be active in either chat or forums, or have a minimum of 50 posts. Green Thank-You members automatically qualify irregardless. Shipping costs will be $10 ($6 for Priority Mail, $4 for heat-pack), sent as concealed cash in an envelope -only-. No Paypal / personal checks /...
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    Fighting Back! (Stinkbug Trap)

    Been looking around for ways to combat these invasive little sap-sucking asterisks...and stumbled across this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwUuHhWYvDA Except...I decided to modify it slightly, and in my humble opinion, create an equally effective trap with superior insecticidal...
  12. Zath

    Patented Sarracenia; What does this mean for growers?

    While checking out photos of Sarrs on FB, I ran across the name 'Cobra Nest'. Looking it up on Google, I discovered that it's been patented by one of the co-creators, James Booman. Patent US20020104139 - Sarracenia Plant Named 'Cobra Nest' - Google Patents I'm unsure of how common this is with...
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    Indoor Growspace Build

    Been talking about this a lot in chat, and I'm sure everyone there is more-or-less sick of hearing about it by now. Figured it was time to post some pics. ;) Getting started (the linoleum didn't work out), but shows the space formerly occupied by my off-the-shelf plastic tent I had been using...
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    Decorative Moss Tray Experiment

    I put this together a while back more as an experiment with propagating mosses than anything planned. I wasn't even sure if the method would work all that well. Basically, I just threw some clumps of about three different mosses into a food-processor with about an ounce of water and a dash of...
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    D. filiformis (Florida Red) Seed Giveaway

    Hello again. I decided I need some incentive to packetize all the seed I've collected from these plants lately, and what better incentive than to host a giveaway, lol. Up for grabs are two packets of D. filiformis (Florida Red) seed: Anyone can enter, but I'm going to do this a little...
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    P. esseriana

    (Let's see if this gains any more traction than my previous couple giveaways, lol.) Up for grabs are several P. esseriana, anywhere from .75-1.5" diameter. Start a numbered list. Winners will be responsible for paying shipping costs; $6 in concealed cash sent to my address. This will be...
  17. Zath

    Dog-Walking Through the New River State Park

    So, earlier today (much earlier), I finally decided to head down to the local entry-point of the sprawling State Park. With me I took; a bottle of water, sandwich bags, tupperware, $4 cash, my camera, and my dog. As for the photos, I'll let them speak for themselves, but I'll trade three for...
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    Some Thoughts on Sphagnum Cultivation

    I've been doing some reading the last few days, trying to learn a bit more about mosses in general; how they grow and propagate, how much their environment affects them, etc. Turns out that most "typical" mosses do not, in fact, leech nutrients or food from the soil...at least, not...
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    Sparkler Cleome Seeds

    I decided to give these annual flowers a try this year and they performed beyond my expectations, producing massive quantities of seed. The only problem is that I'm unsure if these are a hybrid of some kind, so I don't yet know if the seed will grow true or at all. To qualify, all I ask is that...
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    Sundews from Seed and Choosy Growers

    Was just admiring a couple batches of seedlings and had a thought. With plants like Sarracenia and Nepenthes (and I assume others), often specimens are chosen to keep and propagate based on desirable traits, such as vigor, coloration, morphology, etc. It seems to me, however, that not many...
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