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    Utricularia from seed

    Greetings TF, I might as well ask. I am considering ordering in some utric and/or genlisea seeds from over the pond. I know that the chances of successful germination are fairly slim when ordered this way but am tempted to try. Specifically, if/when availible, I am considering: Genlisea: just...
  2. SubRosa

    Inground Bog Garden

    Hi! I'm` in the planning/early construction phase of installing an inground bog garden to upgrade my half barrels. I'm located in SE PA zone 6b, but the area the bog will be located in is a very interesting microclimate. It faces SSE, and is located in the inside corner formed by my blacktop...
  3. SubRosa

    Pond Filter For Trade

    Hi! I have available a brand new in the box Laguna PressureFlo 2100 UVC pond filter. It's a nice unit with a built in UV and is backflush capable, so in normal usage it only needs to be opened up once a year. As always, looking for temperate stuff only, Sarracenia, interesting VFTs, terrestrial...
  4. oceanblue28

    Black traps on a "typical" VFT?

    My VFT's traps are turning black. I don't know what's wrong. I have it in 100% peat moss, from a huge bale of the stuff I got from Lowe's. I also have been watering it with both rain water and water from the goldfish pond we have. I've been careful not to use tap water. I just don't know what I...
  5. RL7836

    U. campbelliana (kulamauiman $80)

    Utricularia campbelliana - established plant on treefern slab Several months ago, I snipped a piece with roots & a leaf from my mother plant & placed it on a slab of treefern. Since then, the original leaf faded away and multiple new ones have replaced it - as well as a nice root system. For...
  6. Falcons cps

    Outdoor carnivorous plants!

    Hi teffer's, I'm saving a sarracinea leucophylla since last year. So here it is after 3 months ago after sitting in a koi pond last year at a nearby nursery.
  7. K

    Kase's Highland Terrarium

    On December 16th I finally found the time to finish my new highland tank It is a 120 gallon aquarium (48"x24"x24") with a 6" false bottom. I drilled the rear back left corner and placed a 5.75" tall drain pipe which flows into a sump which is cooled with a 1/4HP aquarium chiller. I have yet to...
  8. E

    The amazing “flying” pond snail

    I was walking past my aquarium yesterday and saw this little pond snail suspended in the water. When I looked closer I could see that the snail was veeeeery slowly sinking and had its body extended as if it was trying to reach the bottom. I grabbed my camera and took a few photos for my blog...
  9. astateen

    Drosera brevifolia in some unlikely places

    I suspect many yards in the rural southeast are home to Drosera brevifolia. A teacher of mine in 7th grade mentioned that she had some in her yard. Many of my neighbors front yard ditches are filled with little white sundew blooms during sunny spring days. Likewise, my yard has some nice...
  10. divaskid

    Divaskid's Dewy Paludarium Build & Picture Updates

    I thought I'd share my weekend project with everyone. I decided to build a paludarium and see if I can come up with something close to my inspiration. This first post is just going to be the build process I went through and then hopefully (since I'm starting all the dews from seed) I will have...
  11. Lil Stinkpot

    Photos from a two-day RC glider contest ~DUW~

    This past weekend I went to a two day radio controlled glider contest in Visalia, CA. This sport actually gets really, really competitive, with many models going for $2,000 or more. I don't have any of those. What I was flying was a $60 kit built Gentle Lady and a discontinued kit built Spirit...
  12. E

    macro photo of a water strider

    Hi all, Yesterday I finally had the chance to head off with a net to a nearby slough to collect some more pond critters to photograph. I was specifically looking for either backswimmers or water boatmen—and of course I didn’t find any of either... ...but I did take collect a water strider to...
  13. M

    Bog Garden Soil Layer and Base

    Hello all. I'd like some input from the bog gardeners. I'm going to create one from a hard plastic pond tub. It is several feet deep (at least two to three, if I had to estimate). The tub will be above ground. What is best to use as a base for the bog? I could fill the whole thing with the peat...
  14. sarracenia_X

    sarracenia_X's half-barrel pond

    i have had this pond for seveal weeks now, it has several plants and some fish. some of you have already seen it in a pic on my bog garden thread, or heard me mention it in the chatbox, now i think it deserves its own thread. well, here are the pics! from when i first set it up...
  15. DarkSoul

    Help with waterfall design

    I'm setting up a terrarium for some flytraps, sundews and maybe a pitcher or two in a 20 gallon aquarium. I'm not doing anything incredibly fancy but would like to include a waterfall with a pond fogger at the top. I've made "enclosures" for the water pump, and the fogger and will have those in...
  16. C

    little something for the beginner to get their high humidity terrarium going cheap

    I was browsing through the net and came across one of those pond foggers.....for those of you considering a beginners terrarium this will help you with the humidity for a mere 30 bucks....My terrarium is setup so the plants sit on isolated trays about several inches of water so the supply will...
  17. A

    artificial floating pond islands

    Hi Folks got an idea some time ago for growing Darlingtonia and Pinguicula macroceras outdoors in full sun and heat, without them over-heating. Has worked pretty well so far. At the fish counter in most decent food stores, you can ask for the styrofoam fish boxes and get some. They are only...
  18. thez_yo

    Wandered over to the zoo... again. [pics heavy]

    Well, I guess it's always the same animals and all, but meh. Here's pics-- I started out early enough in the morning that the snails were still out I wish this hadn't turned out off-focus but there are some truly fantastic (phantastic? :awesome:) succulents in people's yards here in fun...
  19. Av8tor1

    Heliamphora hispida giveaway (3 TINY divisions)

    Open to those who donated items to the recent NASC auction YOU MUST INCLUDE A LINK TO YOUR 2012 NASC AUCTION ITEM TO BE CONSIDERED These are tiny divisions, very likely less than 1" tall. One may include one or two tiny adult pitchers.... or it may not. This is a rarely seen species in the...
  20. H

    Conserving a wild Sphagnum Bog

    While trekking through through the wetlands surrounding the pond near my house I found large amounts of sphagnum moss. The area had very sandy soil, constant water, and lots of sun. It is a beautiful area, except it has been neglected greatly. There is trash everywhere, and people used the area...
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