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A few photos

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Took a few photos today.

N. muluensis x lowii

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U. reniformis (excuse the crappy photos my camera battery died).

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Ceph

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Nepenthesis

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I need me a ceph. :)

Love the lowii x muluensis. I SOOO wish I wouldn't have passed the one up I saw. I was turned away from it because it was a "slow grower"... :-(
 

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Hey Drew, awesome pics!

Noticed a hair on ceph, do you have a fluffy cat? I have the same thing happen with mine. Fans blow air in and all that settles on CPs :(
 
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Thanks gill_za! Yes I have two cats that shed like crazy, and good luck keeping them out of the tent when Im in there. No matter what I do cat hair ends up on literally everything haha
 
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Plants look great drew :)

We have 3 cats n a dog plus a handful of ferrets....floating hair n fur is just a part of life for me and my plants as well :p

jim, your avi pic is priceless!
 
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Huh, clever way to keep the organic stuff out of the water with that eggcrate at the bottom of its cup. That Ceph looks fantastic, great growing.
 
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Thanks guys! Here is a few more.

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These were taken about 2 weeks ago when the flower first opened... it has lost most its color now unfortunately. The photos of all three flowers below shows its color today.

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2" pot

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Ping grow area

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ping flowers are so beautiful. they captivate me so easily :)

do you do anything special to get nighttime temps low for the heli?
 
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Thanks Myles, I really like them too.

I live near Calgary, Alberta so even during the summer night time temps are around 50-55. I have a duct to the outside that blows cool air in at night. The fan blowing air in is connected to a thermostat.

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im envious of your climate :p our summer nights are hot n humid so i really dont have a choice

keep up the good work
 
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sad part is we get that too... idk if you've heard bout new england weather but thanks to the gulf stream we get hot summers and cold stormy winters. last winter was mild but previous to that -25 was commonplace.

do you guys get many big snowstorms? it can be fun til you need to get stuff done :p
 
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This year was a weird one here as well. Above zero most the winter, but then we had about 10 days of -40C and a few mornings were slightly colder. We usually have snow most the winter except when we get chinooks it usually all melts.

I hate the snow though... makes everything take 10 times longer and getting downtown is a nightmare.
 
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Here is a little update, hope you like pings :)

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P. gigantea
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P. gypsicola
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A little timeline of the Pinguicula rock.
First planted (December 2011)
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May 21, 2012
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Today, August 22, 2012
P. moranensis and P. cyclosecta
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P. ehlersiae
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P. esseriana and P. gypsicola
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P. jaumavensis and P. gypsicola
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H. minor flower
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Cephalotus
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U. reniformis
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dang. How'd you get the rock to cover itself with moss? Did it just happen? Pretty cool..
The cephs are drool-tastic. Think I may have to replace my T8's with another T5HO fixture. The neps are hogging the big one.
 
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Thanks mass, the moss came naturally (along with about 100 baby spiders after a few short days). The rocks were taken from a quarry and must have had tons of spores. Its tufa rock which is very porrus. I just went to link his site but it seems to be down as it asked my for username and password. I always leave about 1/2" of water in the bottom and it soaks it right up.
 
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In my attempts to avoid studying for finals, I found my way downstairs with camera in hand ;)

This one was very hard to get the right color. Probably would have been better with real light but it was dark outside.

P. 'Aphrodite'
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P. emarginata
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P. gypsicola
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P. 'John Rizzi'
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P. esseriana
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"Czech Giant"
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a dark typical
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P. cycloosecta
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P. ehlersiae
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P. moranensis A
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N. ramispina
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This one is much darker in real life.
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Freshly opened.
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N. muluensis x lowii
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N. diatas
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N. densiflora
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D. ascendens
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D. graomogolensis
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D. prolifera, D. adelae and D. schizandra
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