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    Is it Illegal to Send Nepenthes Seeds Across Borders?

    I've had multiple people message me on eBay asking if I can ship seeds to France, Brazil, etc... And I hate to tell them no, because it's probably very hard to find viable seeds there unless they know other hobbyists. However, I recall reading that it is illegal to ship Nepenthes seeds...
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    Shipping in Winter

    Is shipping Nepenthes in Winter doable and easy? Here the nights don't get below 30F usually and days are in the 50s and 60s... I know on the east coast is must be very cold. I have a shipping method for Nepenthes that has never failed me, but I have never shipping anything in winter before. I...
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    Culling Fish With Nepenthes?

    Is the digestive fluid in a Nepenthes pitcher strong enough to digest a live guppy? I would never cull a guppy even if it were ugly, but I recently received about 40 see-thru guppies (you can see the babies in the stomach as they develop, weird genetic thing, not the product of some lab) and one...
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    How to Ship REALLY Big Plants?

    I'm slowly selling my entire plant collection and I have like... a lot of plants that are massive vines. Is it even plausible to ship a 3ft vine? If so, how can it be done and how much does it usually cost to ship such a large, over-sized package? Obviously I'm not talking like a ventrata the...
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    Shipping Sphagnum Cultures?

    The time has come when I need to begin selling some stuff. I'm at a loss with Sphagnum because I don't want to remove it from the culture and force it to "start over" but I want it to ship well. Is there a method for shipping a Sphagnum culture (contained + live Sphagnum in it)? Is it possible...
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    eBay Help Needed...

    I listed some seeds on eBay that were listed as only shipping within the United States, as it is illegal to ship Nepenthes seeds between countries without proper permits. I also don't want to deal with international shipping or the costs of that... By the time the seeds got there, they'd be...
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    Symptoms of Root Mineral Burn (Nepenthes)?

    I've started watering with hose water after I found out my tap is about 30-80tds with a low amount of salts. I've been watering with rain water and distilled water for the past two years and I've never had issues with root burn. I started watering my entire Nepenthes & Sphagnum collection with...
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    I'm so stupid... (Water TDS)

    So I've been buying 2.5 gallon jugs of distilled water from the grocery store for the past 2 years, weekly spending $10 or so... So it's likely I've spent close to $1000 on water, and I've gotten to a point where I can't even buy enough water to water all my plants weekly. Can't fit enough jugs...
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    Shout Box Issue

    I'm probably the only one since nobody has complained in the past few months and people still seem to be chatting, but I'm having an issue with the shout box. I'm using Chrome as I have been with TF since I joined. When I load the home page, the box shows up, but neither the "Newest Posts" nor...
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    Guppies, Anyone?

    Albino red lace snakeskin delta guppies... Male... Females... The 5.5 gallon they're in... I also have a 29 gallon which is overgrown, but I have 2 female and 3 male endler-guppies in there, along with a ton of fry. Any other guppy enthusiasts? :-D ... :crazy:
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    NASC Auction 2014?

    Anyone know when the NASC auction is this year? I haven't seen many people talking about it. I'm taking an environmental science class and I have to follow an environmental organization throughout the semester and make a speech/report on the progress of the organization at the end of the year...
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    Watering With Rain Water?

    This is probably an "obvious" question, but better safe than sorry. Keep in mind I don't have a TDS meter... It rained like mad here last week and I collected 20-30 gallons of rain water in some large plastic storage containers. I usually water my Nepenthes with distilled water, but I don't...
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    Nepenthes Seed Pods for Trade (USA Only)

    I recently harvested the seed pods from my N. ventricosa x talangensis. They were pollinated with N. x 'Melvino' pollen... So the cross is N. (ventricosa x talangensis) x (spathulata x bongso) harvested from my greenhouse 1/26/14... My specific N. ventricosa x talangensis...
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    When to Harden Off Seedlings?

    When is the accepted age/size to harden off seedlings? I have a few Nepenthes seedlings that are over an inch and about a year old (some 8 months old, still an inch) and I'm worried that the high humidity and standing water in the terrarium combined with the crud growing in there will give them...
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    Nepenthes Seeds... What Do I Do?

    My Nepenthes ventrata flowered back in the fall and the pods started swelling before any of my male flowers had opened so I just assumed they were long like that. I checked the greenhouse and saw some of the pods were turning black but a couple were split open and there were seeds inside. I'm...
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    Seedling Repotting... When?

    My attenboroughii is over an inch now and my vent x max x talang seedlings are growing like weeds. They're in the terrarium now, but their soil is starting to break down (algae/ bacteria) so I want to repot each into a final pot... Kinda inconvienient since winter is a terrible time to harden...
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    Dead Sarracenia

    How can I tell if my Sarracenia are dead? I think they're in dormancy right now, but they dried out over the summer with watering only once every few weeks. A few parts were still green and the peat they were in was somewhat moist. The roots were in tact and looked well. I really didn't want...
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    Warming Water for Neps?

    Is there anything wrong with heating distilled water in the microwave or over a stove? The water I water my Nepenthes with gets really cold at night and doesn't warm up enough in the day. It is probably around 50F... I don't want to stymie the growth of my plants. Of course I'd only warm it to...
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    I'm Tired of Water...

    After two years of buying gallons upon gallons of distilled water on the market every week, I think it is time for me to get an RO/DI unit. I posted something on a couple forums last year, but I can't remember which ones (all I remember is that one was a reef forum)... I guess I need something...
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    Perfect Solution to Over/Under-Watering & Soil Aeration?

    Of course, you'd have to look into the mineral effect on CPs with the gel, but if it is non-toxic and biodegradable, shouldn't it be worth a shot? One thing that really stood out was that the gel, when over-watered, will absorb all of the water and create a light, fluffy mix. You can see his...
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