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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Deltatango 301 Growlist 138 plants in Greenhouse 10' X 6'
WANTED Drosera Derbyensis D. Adelae D. Ultramafica X Spatulata D. Purpurascens
x phalaenopsis X 2 (Dobbies)
nutans x heterodoxa (HV011Hants)
Smooter80's grow list updated 11/25/15
burbidgeae x trusmadiensis EP SG
lowii x veitchii (k) EP SG
lowii x Sabre Dark Cherry EP SG
talangensis x mira
chimantensis Chimanta Tepui AW
elongata Ilu Tepui AW...
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.
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...
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.
Link to Short List
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...
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...
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:
A herd of pronghorn on...
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...