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  1. boxofrain

    ISO misting pump

    I am looking for a small pump to use in my GH. The GH is only 6'x8', I have 5 misting nozzles in a system that normally hooks up to a water faucet. Not wanting the chlorine in the mist, I need something small, either in-line or submersible. Looking on-line is very confusing, as I am not sure...
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    temperate Ping's

    Any one here a fancier of such things? Two questions.....where in general are you located? and, do they do well for you? Thanks for the info
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    please clear your messages out....no room for a PM!
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    USPS shipping practices

    How Y'all are!? I am wanting to know what the best days of the week are for shipping plants out. The wife sez that they process packages every day and items would arrive within a few days (mon) if shipped today...... I am quite dubious of this. My time at work limits my access to the Post...
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    ISO section Orchidioides

    since having collected the section Iperua, I am now looking to collect the section Orchidioides. I have a few, but missing many. Looking for; U. Praetermissa U. Buntingiana U. Unifolia U. Asplundii U. Jamesoniana U. Campbelliana Any help or information on any of these would be greatly...
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    flowering nep.

    I have a Nep that is starting to produce a flower. It is a Splendiana x (tiveyii x vetchii), thanks Mass!. I have no other Neps with flowers so the loose pollen (if male) is not a concern at this time. My question is, should I cut the flower off, leave it to finish, wither and then cut it...
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    field trip 6-2-12 drive by shooting

    still cant seem to get the pics I rotated to stay rotated! Picasa sucks with me driving it! anyway, all photos taken within 50' of roadway.
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    culturing live food

    I have decided to culture some food for my Utrics and genlisia. I have all needed equipment and knowledge ( many years of raising fishes for wholesale), except one thing. When I retrieved my trusty Tasco microscope from its wooden box ( I got this for Christmas in '67 or '68), it was totally...
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    Dormancy questio ( I know...again)

    I am confused on which Pings are to go into dormancy. I see recent pics from others of the same thing I now have in low light/low water condition. Is it only the Mexican Pings that need the time off? Thanks for helping the ignorant.:blush:
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    seed collecting, moral, legal, or either?

    Being new to this hobby, I have no insight as to the legality or morality of harvesting CP seeds from the wild. Can I get some input from Y'all? I can see issues and arguments arising from both sides of this. I would like to collect some (not for sale) but not sure if it is right or not. ???
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    dormancy time?

    is this the time I should move all my Pings to a lower shelf and withhold water? I know Mass told me something about Thanksgiving 'till Valentines......... Thanks for the help Folks!
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    what camera are you using?

    Well, I am asking because the Wife just told me I HAD TO GET a macro camera for the plants. (I believe she likes the Utric's as much as I do) I am not a photographer and need a fairly simple unit, digital of course. Please mention both pro's and con's if you will. Thanks for any help folks
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    Box's greenhouse

    I am no photographer, but here it is. 1st pic....do you have permission to enter the GH? Cyrus (the vyrus) keeps watch over the nep's. 2nd through 4th...general overview. 5th...N. Spectabilis x aristolochioides. 6th and 7th...new pings, thanks Mass! 8th...me baby Ceph with newly opened...
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    specialized pots

    I am looking for some designs for pots to grow utric's in. I wanted something more than the boring plastic we all use. I am talking with a very good potter out of Coos Bay Or. Something with the water tray built in. please post any and all suggestions you like. Drawings are even better...
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    removing pitchers

    I have a couple of newly acquired Neps. (less than 3 months) with pitchers that are fading . When is the best time to remove these? When they start to fade or after the entire pitcher has dried up? Thanks in advance
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    boxofrain's grow list

    Nepenthes; N. Sanguinea N. Maxima Giant Tentena N. Maxima x (Lowii x Ventracosa) N. Ventracosa N. Glabrata N. Rajah N. Spectabilis x Aristolochioides N. Ampullaria "harlequin" N. Ramispina N. Tentaculata N. Jacquelineae N. Fusca "flared peristiome" N. Bicalcerata "sarawak giant"...
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    red leaves

    How Y'all are!? I have a question about my Nepenthes maxima It is growing nicely now after one month in my care. Butt, the new leaves are a red color, very turgid and healthy looking otherwise. I am wondering if this is normal for new growth or is there something missing in my environment...
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    pottery sealer?

    I can't seem to find any at all in my remote li'l town. I want to use some of the terra cotta pots I have collected through the years for some of my CP's. I have browsed around the internet and the $ range is way variable from place to place. I am worried about the toxicicty of the cheaper...
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    seasonal light changes?

    Hope Y'all are enjoying the day! I have question about times for indoor lighting. As a "fish farmer", I would step up my lighting 1/2 hour every two weeks. From a 12 hour winter (most fish were tropical) to a 16 hour summer. Would this be correct for the Nepenthes as well? And just where is...
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    how to seal a bog?

    I am planning on building a bog for some of my Sarr's and Dew's. I want to use hypertuffa with a plastic mesh set inside (think rebar in concrete). As a builder of ponds and water features, I have a few old "coatings" that are pond/fish safe. Would these "rubberized" products be fine to use...