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  1. Apollonian

    Possible LED layout

    I believe China sells knockoff varieties for cheap. ...not that I endorse Chinese knockoffs. I have a good command of the color spectrum measurement units (kelvin and amplitude per color, what these mean to plants) and I feel that anything that gives good blue and red-yellow light should be...
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    Weird plant

    I'd assume so, but U. bisquamata doesn't seem to be particularly malignant. It only becomes a weed by seed and it doesn't usually choke out anything; stolons are sparse. I recall that the CPN had an article in June 2007 about the containment of Utricularia on account of their tendency to invade...
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    Possible LED layout

    Are you using reflectors? I found this little thing at a tropical fish store near me: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124993450@N07/14406311468/ It's a strip of LED lights to be plugged into a fixture. Gives red spectrum light. I'm guessing I could combine strips of different colors to match the...
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    Weird plant

    Of all the plants I lost this past winter there were a few tropical species who survived under the moss while their pure-soil brethren froze to death. Moss can be beneficial that way. It also keeps the top layer of the soil solid, ensuring that perlite or peat fibres won't float into your...
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    Creating Motherplant for Hydroponic Root Cuttings

    Hello all, I intend to do as much propagation as I can in order to reinvigorate and expand my collection instead of buying new material. This provides me with incentive to experiment with propagation techniques and growing methods. Today I walked to my local hydroponics store and purchased 14...
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    Drosera sp.

    If that's indica, I'd bet you probably can afford it conditions similar to spathulata, considering their ranges, which overlap. Of course, I know nothing of indica, never grown it, and I also know nothing of your spathulata clone.
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    Drosera sp.

    The only really humidity dependent drosera I know of are the woollies from australia and maybe the queensland trio. D. burmannii is pretty adaptable from what I've seen. What I've grown I keep at around 30% tray-local humidity, except for germination domes. The only effect I've watched from...
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    Apollonian's Indoor Collection

    The situation in the sunroom is curious. The carpet and the lamps, as well as the western sun keep the room well in the 80s in June, sometimes higher in July-early September. Night-time drops are steep, and quick, down 20 degrees in about two hours. I keep a small fan at the entrance. The lack...
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    Apollonian's Indoor Collection

    Editing the photo links... didn't come out right. Hold on! Did it.
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    Apollonian's Indoor Collection

    This is where I'll post about my indoor collection. I decided to be so public with it because I am very serious about making it better (all within means of course!). I recently lost a great many of my older plants, though a few decade + ones survived my year off at university. As I plan on...
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    The Dew Line

    My red multifida 'extrema' that I recently lost in a cold snap outside. D'Amato's stock, 2005. This is a pic from about 2008. https://www.flickr.com/photos/124993450@N07/14527082341/
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    Zath's CP Collection

    Of course! Photoperiods. We live on Earth, you see. Then I'm not surprised I lost it. Now that I'm back in the game of it all I'll pay closer attention. So you reduce the photoperiod gradually? Could it, do you think, be done abruptly? I'm sure there's some gadget out there that could remember...
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    Zath's CP Collection

    Moctezumae does switch into succulent mode, but instead of producing fleshy little leaves it turns into something resembling an unopened flower bud. I couldn't really get mine out of that state. Can't say what happened to my plant after that, but I believe it's dead. I dislike growing plants...
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    Zath's CP Collection

    Hey Zath, what soil mix do you have for P. moctezumae? How much water does it get? Looks like a lot of hard work went into that terrarium!
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    Does D. occidentalis x pulchella self-seed?

    It is in fact the only occidentalis x pulchella that I've ever seen before or heard of. Was the first published pair pulchella x occidentalis? It's written, by D'Amato himself, as occidentalis x pulchella. I feel I'll stick with that, given his credentials. It seems a markedly different plant...
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    Yo Yo Yo Portlander Oy Oy Oy

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/124993450@N07/14344249047/ Poof! And there's proof. I know, a little dated. But t'was real! Certainly over 10 years old though. The site went kaput about four years ago. Domain expired. Wasn't really updated regularly either.
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    Possible LED layout

    This is *fascinating*! So you can control wavelength output of a layout by opting certain bulbs, and these bulbs are apparently easy to secure on the market... I am definitely looking forward to hearing the talk in Oz about all this. I could ask which bulbs seem to be most beneficial to which...
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    Does D. occidentalis x pulchella self-seed?

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/124993450@N07/14343911778/in/photostream These are the plants in aphid quarantine. They are surprisingly healthy for being eaten alive.
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    Does D. occidentalis x pulchella self-seed?

    Almost, though the rosettes are less dense, making up for it in leaf size. Petioles do not narrow approaching the lamina. It's definitely labeled occidentalis x pulchella, just so you know. Flower color is identical, not sure about precise floral characteristics. I'll have a flower in about a week.
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    Yo Yo Yo Portlander Oy Oy Oy

    Hahaha alright. I think I get the gist of the group now. Not so severely academic or intensive, yet social and good to be around, plus drinks. Lovely! I'm sure it'll grow though.
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