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  1. jimscott

    Neem Oil DOES work....

    ...it just takes several days to a few weeks, of repeated applications, every couple days, to do the job. I took my magnifying glass and checked my indoor collection, represented by mostly sundews. I don't see a single one or their remains anymore. I do wonder if Neem has any affect on pill bugs...
  2. charlie

    D. regia seeds

    I just scored these from the seed bank. They were shipped today. I have not had a TON of experience with germinating drosera. I have done sessifolia capensis and probably more (I just haven't been growing carnivores long enough to germinate a ton of seeds. I have germinated some either...
  3. Cthulhu138

    Florida Trip 2014 - The Reptiles, Birds, Bugs, etc.

    The overly abundant (and invasive) Brown Anole - Anolis sagrei: A.sagrei and A.carolinensis sharing a perch: The less abundant but still common Anolis carolinensis: 5 Lined Skinks: Squirrel Tree Frogs: A Green Tree Frog: A Southern Toad: A Chorus Frog of some kind, not...
  4. E

    Bald-faced hornet

    I haven't posted here for ages! For that matter I haven't done much photography for ages. I didn't lose interest, life just got a bit too busy. But spring is here and its time to break out the camera gear and start shooting some bugs. In the meantime I've been going through my files and came...
  5. S

    My Brocchinia reducta is growing again!

    After a long period of non-growth due to shock, my Brocchinia reducta is starting to grow again, my lovely plant loves the sun so I had it in my mother's bedroom in a west facing window and watered the urn, fed it a couple of bugs a month, the plant was growing beautifully, vigorous and quite...
  6. G

    What is effecting my Nepenthes?

    Here is a picture of a healthy leaf (left) in comparison to the effected leaf (right) which i have cut off. All new growth is looking like the deformed leaf. The deformed leaves still make perfect pitchers though. I have seen no bugs (besides fungus gnats) and i check every other day. Anyone...
  7. Jcal

    Cephalotus windows

    I am always intrigued by the lids on cephalotus. Looking at the colors, patterns, and clear windows is captivating. I understand why bugs are lured to them. I had my camera out and decided to snap a few photos. And Hamiltonii. I grow it with my cephs
  8. jimscott

    Uprooted and replaced media... and got lucky...

    My terrarium plants were overrun with pill bugs and worms. I uprooted the plants and tossed the media. I replanted in LFS. Even the B. liniflora didn't react!
  9. mobile

    Utricularia campbelliana growing on a car cleaning sponge

    A couple of years ago I wondered if a sponge could be used as a growing medium. Figuring that it was perhaps a little too 'sterile' I set about growing some moss on it. My U campbelliana had been multiplying well in a more traditional growing medium, which unfortunately started to succumb to a...
  10. bellsprout

    What after germination?

    Hi all, me again with a question for seed growers, especially Nepenthes attenboroughii seed. I'm a beginner and tried my first Nep seeds: I bought some (probably old) Nepenthes seeds online and sowed them the 13th of september. Only the attenboroughii germinated (october 15th), now 8 plants...
  11. Keith

    From a bugs point of view...

    I wanted to try and see what a future victim of my plants voracious appetites might see before he wanders into a trap. I set my little 20$ camera down in the planter and managed to get a few shots that weren't so blurry. I was particularly inspired by this rockin' Utricularia leaf in behind...
  12. gill_za

    Help identify and treat these tiny bugs.

    My pings are infested with these little bugs. At first I thought they were perhaps seeds that I spilled accidentally but when they starting popping up on more and more plants it became obvious that they are not seeds :( They don't seem to be moving much unless you poke them and flip them upside...
  13. S

    Greetings from the Low Country!

    Hello everybody, my name is Jennifer and I live in Savannah, Ga. I am new to CP's but I am an avid orchidist. Although I am a novice this is my 3rd year growing VFT, though I am ashamed to admit I had no idea they were a NC native. What really sparked my new obsession was being given a copy of...
  14. T

    Serial Killing slugs

    Recently, my VFT and sundew died with an unknown culprit. I noticed in the past week that my Butterwort and one pot of my Pitcher Plant seedlings have began to decline. I decided today would repot the butterwort! I discovered strange slug like things on the roots and in the leaves. They are...
  15. DJ57

    Sad sight to come home to yesterday morning

    Sometime in the night raccoons discovered the bog and destroyed some of my best sarrs. It was obvious they were after the bugs inside the pitchers. I cannot afford to put an electric fence around the bog at this time, so I suspect they will destroy the rest of the plants in there in the coming...
  16. E

    Little green aphid (pic)

    Last weekend I was out collecting green aphids to feed to some baby mantids. I discovered that every time I walked through a patch of Scotch broom I ended-up with numerous of the little bugs aphids scattered around on my shirt. So I would just crash through the plants, pick off the aphids, and...
  17. O

    my sundew cant eat bugs

    hi. ive been growing a sundew for a couple months and ive got a question. every time my sundew catches an insect after a few days that tentacle turns brown and dies. i feel like my insects are poisonous. also im wondering if i should removes the dead tentacles or let them be. thanks
  18. DJ57

    Mystery pygmy dews

    I got these pygmy dews from a TF member last year and neither he or I know what they are. I am not versed in tropical sundews as I don't grow them on purpose, rescued these when they were infested with bugs and needed to be isolated from the growers other plants. They miraculously beat the odds...
  19. CreatureTom

    Possible pest?

    Having been in SE Asia for 4 months (I'm sure my lack of activity on here wasn't noticed!) I returned home to my N. Maxima thriving tremendously on a windowsill, having been looked after by my parents. It has made a strong vine with some gorgeous uppers on it, and a number of new lower growth...
  20. C

    RO and some neem oil? for scales and other bugs

    Suspect there might still be some snow scale eggs in on of my nepenthes soil can I just spray all my plants or just neighboring plants soil with some neem oil and RO water mixed? I would rather go the natural way with neem. Thanks for answers! heres a video of my tank the lots of snow scales...
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