until about 10 years ago, I was quite active in this forum. At the time, I lived in Taiwan and had a greenhouse with ca. 300 Nepenthes on my garage top. In 2007 I attended the Sarawak Nepenthes Summit in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo (see also my related posts), which triggered...
The pix are a bit on the large side, so here are the links:
Drosera burmannii 'Beerwah Queensland'
D. intermedia "California Sunset"
D. madagascariensis and D. binata
I'm looking to trade/steal/receive as a gift the sundews listed below. I have >90 Nepenthes to trade for them.
binata v. multifida
binata v. Marston Dragon"
capillaris - 'long arm form'
capillaris - tropical form
bad news: I've gone astray and flirted with the neighbors' wives. Apart from Nepenthes, I now have a whole stable of sundews as well as two cephalotus. Why? Last week I came home with my newly purchased 105 mm macro lens, all gung-ho to take some real close close-ups of my D...
If you want to trade these directly, please mail me: hansbr at giga dot net dot tw
ventricosa x TM
x "Ile de France"
mirabilis x khasiana
ventricosa x khasiana large
I'm also looking for N. mikei (medium-large to large)
my little snake site project has now finally come to fruition. It's neither pretty nor cleverly designed, but utterly utilitarian; however, my original goal was to provide something currently not yet in existence: a web page providing quick references, photos and links to further...
Two days ago, I ran into the first Taiwan Banded Krait of my life, just up the road behind our house. Luckily (for me) it was roadkill. But what a sight! I had a tough time getting our four dogs away from the carcass - touching the teeth can still provide a nasty surprise for a short while after...
Not for the squeamish: here's a video of a giant Brazilian scolopender killing and eating a mouse. And you thought your truncatas were awesome...
And this one (from some nature show) shows another hundred-legged Goliath duking it out with a tarantula.
For those of you who don't habla Germanskiy, here's a new translation of a very good German book that came out last year.
BTW, two of Prof. Barthlott's students (Katja Rembold and Ulrike Bauer) gave talks on various aspects of Nepenthes at the Nep Summit in Sarawak.
anyone interested in photo reports on the Sarawak Nepenthes Summit 2007 can now check out these threads over on the pitcher-plant.com forum. Keep checking back for more in the following weeks, as the two-week post-conference hike through various National Parks hasn't ended yet :-)...
The Strawberry Strangler aristo x khasiana
x "Facile Koto" [(x mastersiana) x thorelii]
x "Red Dragon" thorelii x truncata
Ol' Yeller ventricosa x (dubia x singalana)
thorelii x ventricosa
tentaculata x talangensis
Anyone have any of these for sale/trade? Please write me at hansbr at giga dot net dot tw
bellii x mixta
bellii x spectabilis
bicalcarata x spectabilis
densiflora x truncata
eymae x veitchii
khasiana x sibuyanensis
maxima x spectabilis
Rokko x spectabilis
sibuyanensis x talangensis