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  1. nimbulan

    What to expect when you get seeds from fleabay

    It's my understanding that it's not generally the seller, but the seed collector (which is generally a different person) who mislabels seeds. It's a lot less work collecting bongso/naga/whatever or stenophylla than edwardsiana, villosa, aristolochioides, or other highly desirable species and...
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    Highland vs lowland

    Yes you can expand plants' temperature tolerance to some extent with humidity, fertilizer, and apparently keeping the soil drier than you otherwise would. There are always limits though, and the amount of time a plant is exposed to warmer temperatures is important. You may find that a plant...
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    Drosera rotundifolia 'Charles Darwin' germination!

    Glad to see someone propagating. It was just a year or two when I found out that this plant actually still existed. At the time, the grower said they were planning on propagating but nothing ever came of it.
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    TF Rendezvous in Portland, OR

    Yeah it was originally forecast for about 60, but the temperature's been dropping all week and I'm now seeing 53 for tomorrow afternoon. Dress warm!
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    What am I doing wrong

    I've tried 3 different brands. Even the high quality nursery-grade peat was problematic for me without rinsing. It only measured about 35ppm out of the bag too.
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    What am I doing wrong

    If that is the problem, I don't think there's anything you can do about it at this point. It's impossible to know if that is the problem though.
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    What am I doing wrong

    So peat? Did you rinse it beforehand? I've personally had issues in the past with seeds refusing to germinate if the peat isn't clean enough.
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    What am I doing wrong

    What sort of soil are you using?
  9. nimbulan

    ebay seller collecting wild seeds

    Most certainly. I wouldn't ever consider importing plants from anywhere but an established nursery.
  10. nimbulan

    ebay seller collecting wild seeds

    Two things I should point out here: Firstly most of that article is completely inaccurate. The author wrote it based entirely on a court affidavit (being unable to obtain any more reliable information,) which in itself was full of inaccuracies since the investigating agents really did not...
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    ebay seller

    Also, Facebook has been extremely broken all day so I can't even get to the link even with an account. I've never seen such a major outage.
  12. nimbulan

    Can anyone help me I.D.

    I'm 90% sure that's N. mirabilis var. globosa.
  13. nimbulan

    How many hours does my grow light need to be on if providing 250-300 PAR?

    I'm afraid I don't have a link handy. I don't even remember how I found that paper. Light height should always be measured from the leaf canopy - basically the top of the plants. As for that calculator you found, I'd take the results with a grain of salt. While it might technically be...
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    How many hours does my grow light need to be on if providing 250-300 PAR?

    I would just use a natural photoperiod, whatever that happens to be for the plants you're growing. I should note that 300 PPFD is likely more than most CPs will be able to utilize when grown indoors, based on research I've read on photosynthetic capacity in CPs.
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    I kinda doubt they'd let just anyone go visit them. And trust me there's still a lot more you can learn on the internet. I'm still able to find new information even after nearly 6 years.
  16. nimbulan

    TF Rendezvous in Portland, OR

    I'm keeping an eye on the weather here. As long as it gets above freezing before I need to leave I can probably make it out. The main road was surprisingly pretty much clear by yesterday evening but my road's still a bit messy.
  17. nimbulan

    Green House Build

    Looks good! I bet you're going to fill it up fast.
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    Unhappy(?) Drosera cistiflora

    It has been my experience that this purple variety of cistiflora is a very late season grower, as others have stated. Last year, my larger one came up several months early and did the same thing - a little rosette with no dew. Once the proper time arrived (around now) the smaller plant came up...