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    Dark Pitcher Appreciation Thread

    Would N. Bongso count?
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    Girl's Got Uppers . . .

    WOW. The plant is amazing! Is this one of your own strains you TC'ed? What are the conditions this plant is receiving?
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    Buying in vitro material?

    For taking the plant out, it should have roots, otherwise it will be hard (I assume atleast). Wash out all media from the roots, making sure not to leave any, plant, keep in low light, ideal temps and max humidity. Then it's just slowly introducing more light and less humidity. From what I can...
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    Buying in vitro material?

    I'm going to start into tissue culturing soon, and between books I've been wondering what material I should use. I have a few Pinguiculas flowering, and thought I would start with their seed. Lately on Ebay, though, I've noticed a seller offering In vitro material such as N. Eymae, D. ordensis...
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    Grey Moss Thread

    U. Bisquamata is a wonderful plant. Until you start weeding out of every single plant's pot.
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    Good starter CP's for TC?

    Quite nicely. I have everything pretty much at this point. I'm just looking for a good pressure cooker that wont break the bank, or other sterilization means. Hoping to start it up when its not a winter "wonderland". edit: Pressure cookies. delicious
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    Good starter CP's for TC?

    I'm in your shoes right now. I've spent forever now researching and clearing an area for my lab. I've finally cleared an area, but still think I could do more research. You cant do enough!
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    Good starter CP's for TC?

    Thank you for all the advice! I thin I'm going to start with basil, since I can get it anywhere for cheap, and wait for a heatwave this winter to get a few drosera. I also recenty acquired a grow rack, and I'm clearing an old cellar to make a plant/TC room. I'll try to post pic, but the only...
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    Congratulations! it's always wonderful when you get you orchid to bloom! I believe what you have is a pastel Phalaenopsis orchid, one of the more common ones. The chill of the window probably got it to bloom for you. When it's done blooming, I suggest you pot it in orchid bark, because the pure...
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    Live sphagnum moss

    Gal.LIVE ORGANIC SPHAGNUM MOSS TERRARIUM VIVARIUM Bogs orchid carnivorous plant | eBay I don't know if am breaking any rules doing this, but here is an ebay link.
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    Mediummessage's pictures

    Thank you for the in-depth reply. I was looking at chest freezers to do an ultra highland for the same purpose. But alas, my pockets are not the deepest, and now I shall frequent craigslist, waiting
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    Good starter CP's for TC?

    Again, thank you for the information! I think I might copy your glove box idea, it seems quite simple. I can now save the tank for some other valuable purpose (sitting in a closet). What percentage of IPA do you use? I've heard that 70% works, but I'm trying to get as many different views as...
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    Mediummessage's pictures

    What is your setup for the ultra highlands? Amazing plants, know you just have to wait for them to mature!
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    Farming Ants

    I have a small vivarium planted where I have a colony of L. niger growing, and had trouble trying to get aphids to grow on the plants. (Of course they swarm on my orchids and cps)
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    Farming Ants

    Nice pics. Did you just find a stalk of a plant with aphids on it and decided to put it in, or do you have a live planted vivarium?
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    Where To Buy A 'Cat Proof Terrarium'.....

    Schrodinger must not have been fun at funerals...
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    Good starter CP's for TC?

    First of all, thank you for such a detailed reply! I think what I might do is wait until spring, since my bog will wake up, and I'm always wondering what to do with all the VFT seeds. I'm currently setting up a basic cleanbox. An old fishtank, resealed in fishtank silicone, vinyl shower curtain...
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    Good starter CP's for TC?

    For a while now, I've been wanting to do a bit of tissue culture. I'm still organizing information and supplies, but I realized I had no idea what to TC. I don't want to buy some expensive material and fail, and I don't have a very extensive plant collection. I am wondering, you jelly people...
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    Mike's Highland Terrarium

    Very cool setup. I have almost the same story. Got into reptiles and forgot about CP's. Do I see a Rajah?