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This is from the first day on my phone:
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This is from just now, 28 hours later:
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My grandmother poked the spiders so they got moved. She doesn't understand English...or at least pretends not to so she can do whatever she wants. *sighs*
 
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A lot of species will have the pronounced curving over when given food, but typically only if the food is near the edge of the leaf. My P. grandiflora do this a lot. Just depends on health of the plant, size of the food (medium-sized food items, like whole bloodworms, get the best reaction without damaging the leaf), and of course species. Thicker leaved Mexican species won't curl.

I only grow mexican ping, so maybe this is the reason why id neved saw that curling reaction. Its very interesting :)
 
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This is from the first day on my phone:
IMG_20130410_175829_zps3f0512f8.jpg


This is from just now, 28 hours later:
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My grandmother poked the spiders so they got moved. She doesn't understand English...or at least pretends not to so she can do whatever she wants. *sighs*

LOL mhmm im wondering if this will work with my girlfriend, or at my dayjob... I will try :p

"Sorry, i speak only serb language" SLAP !
 
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Very good thread, and helpful for me too.

I have a lot of dried fruitflies and living ones too. I tried sprinkling the living ones on my Pings this winter and I never saw any stick. I still have not ground up the dried flies like written in the link given above http://carnivorousplant.com/growing_pinguicula_detailed.html I guess I should. I do have a flower on one of my Pings, but I forget the species. (I may have a tag on it at work, I need to check). It has long thin leaves like gypsicola or heterophylla. I kept it watered all winter in a western window and it has flowered off and on since February. I am really still a very green novice with these plants.
 

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Some updates, 5 months later.

The two original containers of Pings. The size will not get much bigger as my temperatures are high year round but the plants are doing very well. :banana2:




Two containers of cuttings as well as offshoots (from plants splitting into twos or threes after flowering). :0o:


 
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I'd love to see the results too! I'm curious since it looks like Cindy's pings really enjoy bloodworms!

Be careful with dried fish food. Look on the ingredients. Most contain high levels of some sort of binder like wheat gluten, which may not be too digestible for your plants :p
 
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I'd love to see the results too! I'm curious since it looks like Cindy's pings really enjoy bloodworms!

Be careful with dried fish food. Look on the ingredients. Most contain high levels of some sort of binder like wheat gluten, which may not be too digestible for your plants :p
 

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A few photos before Christmas decorations begin...

Looks really nice with all of the plants close together...


...but I will ALWAYS separate them as they are prone to rot in ambient conditions. :eek:
 

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Yes, they are in pure perlite. I've tried sand, coral sand, sphagnum moss, peat, lava rock etc etc. Nothing worked. Except pure perlite and some live sphagnum moss for the roots to hold on to. My growing condition is like a lowland terrarium and Mexican Pings tend to rot at the base. These are all hybrids which make them more heat tolerant.
 
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