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    Putting together new tropical sundew tank--NEED ADVICE!

    Hey there! First of all, it's been ages since I've last posted! So hello again, everyone! Hope you've all been well! Apologies for a decade of absence, haha. So here's the jist: I'm attempting to put together a new display tank (all potted) to fill with mostly sundews, but probably a few Cephs...
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    Looking for: Drosera burmanii seeds - Have: Brand new Skylander

    Not a plant to trade, I know! But I have an extra Boomer or Wrecking Ball (random prize between the two and should be here soon) Skylander that I won from a contest that I am willing to trade for a healthy scoop of D. burmanii seeds. And if you have no idea what Skylanders is, then A) You don't...
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    Peat Concerns

    I've got some new sundews on the way, and since I've only been growing Nepenthes for the last few years, I don't have any peat to repot with. The thing is, the last few times I've looked at peat in Home Depot or Lowe's, it was the Miracle Gro brand. And unless I'm mistaken, it had fertilizer...
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    Hermit crabs, mites and terrariums--oh my!

    Hey guys. This evening I was disgusted to find that my hermit crab terrarium was totally infested with mites. I went to pull off the cover and there were thousands of tiny, white, moving dots having a party on the mesh and the surrounding edges of the lid. So my girlfriend and I did a deep...
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    It's good to be back! (And the California Academy of Sciences)

    Hey everyone! Jeez, it's been ages since I've posted here. With my relatively recent move to San Diego and the (crumby) job search and everything else, it's been hard to find the time to get back on Terraforums. But times are a' changin'! Just a quick update on where I'm at: I have a patio full...
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    My Nepenthes bicalcarata article in California Garden Magazine

    Hey everyone! Long time no chat! My life has been pretty crazy lately and I haven't had much time to hang out on these forums, but I thought I'd drop by and let you all read my most recent article. It's entitled "Fangs" and was published in the September/October issue of California Garden. I...
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    A Kelvin rating question

    I'm about to order some replacement bulbs for my terrarium, which is currently lit by two 30 watt daylight CFs. I've decided to order them online on Ebay, just because the prices are pretty good. But I'm stuck between bulbs. I can either order a set of 30 watt 5000k bulbs or a set of 30 watt...
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    My CP article in Animal Magazine of San Diego

    Hey everyone! I wrote a CP article for Animal Magazine of San Diego and I thought you might all like to read it. It focuses on a few different groups of carnivorous plants and outlines some basic growing requirements. It's accompanied by a few pictures of some of my plants. It's a free...
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    Hanging basket extender chains

    I have a few hanging baskets that need to be lowered. Anyone have any idea where I'll be able to find nice-looking extender chains?
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    Powerpoint Problem!

    I'm trying to put together a slide show of just pictures (and minimal text) and I'm having some trouble. After I insert my pictures into Powerpoint, they tend to be cut off along the sides, and sometimes at the top and bottom. Why is Powerpoint doing this? All I want to do is insert pictures...
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    Need to get rid of: P. moctezumae, D. lanata - Looking for: Nepenthes

    I need to make room in my lowlander terrarium, so P. moctezumae and D. lanata need to go. I'm looking to trade them for various species of Nepenthes, most notably N. copelandii, N. stenophylla, N. singalana, and N. diatas. I might consider other highlanders, but those are the ones I want the...
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    Wanted: N. stenophylla

    I'm looking for a larger specimen of this plant, but I'm willing to compromise if it's healthy. I'd prefer a rooted cutting. PM me!
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    Picture - Windowsill N. bicalcarata

    This picture was taken a while back when this plant grew on a windowsill. I moved about three months ago, put the plant outside to see how it would fare, and it responded by acquiring a hefty cold burn, and then it stopped growing completely. It's currently recovering in my warm terrarium, and...
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    Pictures - A few of my favorites

    D. kenneallyi and D. indica These two plants reside in my 10 gallon terrarium. It stays pretty warm in there, and they love it.
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    Looking for Nepenthes cuttings

    Hey everyone! I'm in search of some Nepenthes cuttings, and some of the species I'm looking for include: - N. mikeii - N. macfarlanei - N. petiolata - N. ramispina - N. singalana - N. spectabilis PM me and we can work something out. Thanks!
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    Re-using Ceph cuttings

    I'm starting to get more heavily into Ceph propagation and I have a cutting that has produced a fast-growing plantlet. The cutting, which is a large winter leaf, is still green and healthy and I want to use it to propagate more Cephs. In the past, I've read that growers have re-used cuttings...
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    Growing N. bical in a north-facing window/permanent indirect light

    I currently have my N. bical growing on an east-facing window that gets a few hours of direct morning sun. It pitchers and currently needs a re-potting, but I'll be moving to a new home within the next month where I plan to grow the plant in an office window (mostly north facing) that gets about...
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    Dum dum duuuum - Trying to find my first REAL job!

    I haven't posted here in quite some time, probably because life has been so busy and crazy. It has absolutely nothing to do with you guys personally, I swear! I am still growing CPs, with a recently assembled sundew tank and a variety of hardened Neps for my new patio. They are all more or less...
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    N. northiana for trade

    Looking mostly for sundews. PM me with offers.
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    Looking for D. ascendens

    I have several Neps for trade. PM me with offers.