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  1. goldtrap2690

    Volck Oil on CPs

    Anyone ever use Volck oil on their CPs successfully? I imagine it's very much like neem oil. Received a shipment of Neps suffering from spider mites and my Darlingtonia have root borers eating the rhizomes. Won't pull the trigger until I get confirmation but I don have extra plants I could test...
  2. fredg

    Linyphia triangularis

    Linyphia triangularis, the Common Hammock-Weaver or European Sheetweb Spider. This one sharing a hanging basket with half a dozen or so Garden spiders. Not a large spider by any means.
  3. fredg

    Drassodes lapidosus / Drassodes cupreus

    This young nocturnal hunter, Drassodes lapidosus or Drassodes cupreus, the Stone Spider, was hiding in a watering can I wanted to use. So, up on the wall she went :D it's the best place to slow them down while I get a photo. No web for these they're real hunters.
  4. fredg

    Unidentified newcomer ( so far)

    Unidentified newcomer ( Metellina segmentata ?) The web appeared this morning and the spider is sitting in the centre this afternoon. As yet unidentified.
  5. WellLogger412

    D. Capensis Giant form - Largest known

    Hey all, I'm on a mission to find this mythical 60cm D. Capensis strain. I have done some research, and saw that there are some strains that do get quite large, but I am still looking for the monster plants that I'm told are in existence. Information alone on where to find a verified strain is...
  6. fredg

    Getting a leg up

    There was another Drosophyllum seed germinated so off I went for a fibre pot and the medium. The medium was already in a bucket so I gave it a quick mix and filled the pot. Over to the Drosophyllum seed pot and transferred the germinated seed. All nice and easy until this leg appears out of the...
  7. thez_yo

    Field Trip: The South!

    Trip report time! I went on a trip led by the ever adventurous Ozzy, with a couple of the other NASC members (Ozzy being the serving NASC Prez!). We all met up in Alabama, and started the trip with a few S.alata sites in Southeast Mississippi and worked our way East through Southern Alabama...
  8. Deltatango301

    Deltatango301 Growlist

    Deltatango 301 Growlist 138 plants in Greenhouse 10' X 6' WANTED Drosera Derbyensis D. Adelae D. Ultramafica X Spatulata D. Purpurascens My Plants Orchids x phalaenopsis X 2 (Dobbies) bromeliad (Dobbies) Sun Pitcher Heliamphora nutans x heterodoxa (HV011Hants) Cobra Lily Darlingtonia...
  9. Zath

    Monster Wolf Spider and Hatchlings

    Found these just outside the garage door today. Possibly the biggest wolf-spider I've ever seen. If it's the same one, she's been living in the same spot for a good 3 years now, maybe more.
  10. Smooter80

    Smooter80's grow list

    Smooter80's grow list updated 11/25/15 New arrivals 5-23 Nepenthes burbidgeae x trusmadiensis EP SG ephippiata SG inermis SG jamban SG lowii x veitchii (k) EP SG lowii x Sabre Dark Cherry EP SG talangensis x mira 4-3 Heliamphora chimantensis Chimanta Tepui AW elongata Ilu Tepui AW...
  11. fredg

    Predatory Running Mites

    These little red specks are running about a new wall at the front of the house. I've noticed them on a front windowsill ( external) for many years. Not to be confused with Red Spider Mite, the Running Mites are a biological control for that problem. Kind of cute in a spidery /mite sort of way.
  12. Swagalotus

    Utricularia starter pack giveaway

    I will be giving a plug of each of the following utricularia species to one person: longifolia, livida, and what I think is bisquamata ( it's a weedy species but has never flowered for me). All I ask is that you have at least 30 posts, and that they are not all in giveaways. Shipping is on me...
  13. nimbulan

    Spider ID

    I've never seen one of these before. It looks like some sort of wolf spider to me and seems to be taking residence in a rotted out hollow of a deck railing. I would estimate the length of the spider (including legspan) at about 2cm though I didn't get a real close look when it was out of its hole.
  14. Dalton

    Hello from SC - Dalton

    Link to Short List Hey everyone! I live in upstate South Carolina. I've been growing plants for years and I like to look for a new challenge when the plants I have are growing well. I've got Peace Lilies, Spider plants, Snake plants, Philodendron, multiple succulents, and several orchids. I...
  15. DJ57

    Drama in the bog

    Warning: These videos contain graphic images, viewer discretion is advised. Praying mantis lunch Jumping spider vs fly
  16. Dragoness

    Spider sausage

    Jumping spiders are the most adorable things on 8 legs. i surprised this guy in the middle of a meal. Kinda interesting to see which parts of the caterpillar are liquified, and which are not. image by Jerabudragoness, on Flickr image by Jerabudragoness, on Flickr Spider sausage by...
  17. hcarlton

    Herpetology Field Trip!

    Went on a 4 day trip over Labor Day weekend to the Comanche National Grasslands for herpetology class, and basically spent a whole weekend looking for reptiles. Wasn't the only thing we found, of course, but more on that in a moment. First, the start of the trip: Day 1 A herd of pronghorn on...
  18. Av8tor1

    HCW and a spider, love at first sight

    I didn't realize that I had indigenous white spiders in Kentucky... Imagine her surprise at seeing my new HCW pitcher:-O
  19. fredg

    The Raft Spider

    Here's one to sort out. The best I've been able to get to on ID is Dolomedes plantarius. If you're sure of a different ID please let me know.
  20. DragonsEye

    A balcony visitor

    Unlike the "porn" SOME people of a UK persuasion post on this forum, these photos are "G-rated". heh Believe this to be an Anax junius (aka Common Darner). Quite a respectable sized beastie it was. Also was intrigued to observe an Anoplius (an iridescent blue-black spider wasp) in...