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    Hello everyone, A few pictures of pitchers that have developed over the winter months: N. macrophylla N. edwardsiana: N. peltata N. lowii & N. xtrusmadiensis N. jacquelineae N. spectabilis N. platychila N. mikei N. ephippiata Looking forward to the Spring!! Wiser
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    The insectivorous Cuban endemic: Pinguicula jackii. Happy I saved it for cultivation. Just a few seeds was sent to me by anonymous donor. The species in now safe by in-vitro culture too. Pics from 2015.
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    Was doing my fertilizing today so I decided to take some pics as well, N. robcantleyi N. truncata "red flush highland" N. veitchii x burbidgeae I'm really into N. peltata right now but mine is in an awkward place to take pictures so these are the best I can do. My pelota is doing crazy leaf jumps right now so I'm pretty excited about it. Anyone know how big they have to get before N. peltata starts becoming more squat and tubby?
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    Hi everyone ! Long time I posted something here ! There a few news since the last time I let you see First, I change the set up of my GH, repot everything into pots over new tables I made. Before : 64063912644807102086240910656112760205377013554655n by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr During : 55083012654370102086327830429051685147026248149213n by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr Almost done : 30676812644947102086740441544075977789695600491239n by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr Done ! 74955812669594102086807249614238110712523292377588n by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr Now, some nepenthes pitchers :) N. 'Predator' N. Predator coloring up by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr N. ventricosa x spectabilis N. ventricosa x spectabilis by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr N. ((lowii x veitchii) x campanulata) x truncata FullSizeRender 4 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr N. bokorensis IMG_1080 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr The complex one : ((lowii x veitchii) x boschiana) x ((veitchii x maxima) x veitchii) IMG_1081 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr N. aristolochioides x edwardsiana IMG_1085 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr N. (sibuyanensis x TM) x truncata 69158412592697102086450084285324617247690487663831n by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr Here is when I pollinated my first flower stalk from my female N. ((lowii x veitchii) x campanulata) with lot of different pollens 4815942158710208671564692422933332785116400026n by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr IMG_1046 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr IMG_1047 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr IMG_1048 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr IMG_1048 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr IMG_1050 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr IMG_1051 by Gabin Lorandin, sur FlickrIMG_1053 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr N. robcantleyi x hamata , love this one ! IMG_0855 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr N. sibuyanensis IMG_0982 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr N. ventricosa x ephippiata IMG_1037 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr N. (ventricosa x TM) x (talangensis x TM) IMG_1039 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr To end this topic, my favourite one for the moment : N. ventricosa x TM FullSizeRender 3 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr Hope you guys enjoyed it :) Gabin
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    Hello, Some Pictures from my highland Setup: N. villosa small but some nice teeth: N. x trusmadiensis, one of the nicest hybrids: N. edwardsiana going to open very soon: N. lowii: Small N. hurrelliana: N. truncata: N. veitchii x lowii. Whole Setup: Best regards, Henrik
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    Mobile showed a pic in the forum of a Cephalotus in cat litter. I try to use it for rooting. It`s an experiment so far. My windowsill nursery
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    These have been under water all winter, sometimes frozen solid. The seedlings are still alive also, waking up and basically just floating around in the water!
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    Anyone who grows Utricularia bisquamata will know that it pops up in every pot after a while, and seems impossible to weed out. I tolerate it for its lovely flowers which were once visited in my greenhouse by a hummingbird hawkmoth in late summer. I was tidying up the spent flower stems today and was gratified to see that the sundews are getting their own back, Drosera slackii and D. regia seedlings in the Utricularia pot
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    Something really new from BCP breeding kitchen. Utricularia campbelliana x asplundii hybrids - different clones with salmon flowers. Just little tasting. Made and sown in 2013. The first flowers on 2017.
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    Ehlersiae x immaculata Gypsicola x Hemiepiphytica will be continue
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    Eden Black and one of my Howell Giant in comparison.
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    Hi there, and again, I can show some pics of my Nepenthes and Heliamphora. Here they are, starting with some heli-shots: Thanks for watching, best regards, Christian
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    Heliamphora purpurascens
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    Two and a half months in and still doing ok ...... http://s985.photobucket.com/user/breeze1971/media/For sale plants/IMG_1950_zpstt6zmqe3.jpg.html][/URL] http://s985.photobucket.com/user/breeze1971/media/For sale plants/IMG_1951_zpse19kcc9p.jpg.html][/URL]
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    Hi there, many time passed since I posted some pics of my highland plants. I regularly did on the german forum, but completely forgott to update this thread. So I will post some up to date pics again. Have fun! Best regards, Christian
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    Nepenthes albomarginata Green (BE 3612) Nepenthes mirabilis (Mengkuang Titi, Penang) Nepenthes rafflesiana elegans (Brunei) Nepenthes copelandii (Mt. Apo, Mindanao, Philippines) Nepenthes Louisa (N. Rebecca Soper x hirsuta) ?
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    Hi there, some new pitchers today... Have fun. This is one of the more crowded terras... ... and this is a shot, that shows the effect of my new LED-lighting. Two weeks ago (before I installed it), this cup was totaly green. Regards, Christian
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    I'm rather struck with the idea of dusting off my original Drosera regia for Chelsea this year. It will be the first time it's been displayed in probably 8 years. I recently had to snap the rhizomes which had spread out over the edge of the pot and re-plant them back inside. Net result, a much tidier plant, but it still weighs around 18 kgs! The problem is, it may be too big for the display... Nigel HC
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    Thought other members might be interested in these trays only £1-92 each 555mm x 200mm x 40mm deep http://www.plasticboxshop.co.uk/home-storage-c1/garden-and-outdoor-plastics-c6/plastic-garden-pots-and-plastic-saucers-c59/55cm-vista-rectangle-tray-for-60cm-vista-trough-p1903/s3155
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    Hi, Thanks all for your help. I gave the hamata some shade because effictively he used to have coloured pitchers but also red leaves ! To quickly gain in temperature and reduce a bit the hygro I just add a silicon heater pad with a fan. All the other nepenthes are doing well : Exemple with dubia, inermis, Talangensis, Flava : So to remember for hamata : * avoid direct strong light * keep night temperature around 13celsius * no water droplet on leaves during hours Envoyé de mon iPhone en utilisant Tapatalk
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    My wife doesnt have as much enthusiasm for my plants so i have share here After what seems like a particularly miserable, damp winter, my plants are properly waking up. I dont have a greenhouse so almost everything is in the back garden all year round. Theres quite a few buds on the sarras, but even more exciting is seeing the new pitchers starting to grow. They're looking really sturdy and loads of new growth points too so fingers crossed for a good year. Only downside was a small x excellens that got botrytis on the grow point but i think i've caught in time with some surgery. Everything else looks good and that includes all species of sarracenia and plenty of hybrids. Four different clones of vft all look good and my darlingtonia is working on a bud for the first time too. Obviously hardy droseras are fine and also my binata types are growing back (two multifida forms, binata, marston dragon, dichotoma and dichotoma giant). Two different cephs also were fine out, admittedly these were protected by being amongst larger pots. If i get anything picture worthy i'll be putting them. Hope everyone else is having as good a start to their season too.
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    I've often heard Mike say that in his conditions Adrian Slack grows like a weed which suggests that it is quite vigorous ! Regarding availability more people now have the plant and therefore the cost of obtaining one has dropped. It is only a few years ago that I remember one selling on ebay for about £200. What you are prepared to pay for a plant will depend on how patient, or not, you are willing to be to get hold of it. Dave
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    Hi everybody ! The beautiful days come back and it is felt in the greenhouse, in the temperatures also ... :: e21 It was time to discover the banana trees and palm trees outside. The problem, a lot of grass and bad have settled all around the greenhouse, and it's not very aesthetic. I am also lazy in terms of weeding so I opted for a solution of lazy: cartons and a mulching over. ; So putting up cartons around the greenhouse and around the banana trees / palm tree. This autumn, I made an enormous cut on the only tree in the garden, an Acer negundo. I crushed as many branches as possible, which gave me a big pile of barks. This allowed me to put everything around the greenhouse, over the cartons to give a more natural effect. Normally the cardboard should degrade itself and "kill" the weeds that were underneath originally. Well this is not the most beautiful effect, but I find it cleaner now;) I do not know, but I hope it will benefit bananas and palm as a mulch. Anyway, I could not post only that, so here is a small series of nice plants right now ... :) Enjoy ' N. ventricosa x ephippiata N. maxima 'Dark' x veitchii EP My very old N. inermis who has not moved for months or even years finally gave me thanks for his first pitchers, moreover, uppers ! A nice basal popped up, I have the joy to discover my first lower at the same time ^^ Similarly for N. talangensis, no growth for months, obviously no pitchers either for years but here, first pitcher, and an upper one. Well I hope the following ones will be a little bigger and attractive anyway;) A promising little one, N. truncata 'Giant' x ovata EP A hurdy-gurdy, slowly growing, I still wait for the upper for years, but it does not decide: p N. (lowii x veitchii) x boschiana Another that leaves me very impatient: N. truncata 'Giant' x trusmadiensis N. burbidgeae x platychila who had only vegetated for a year, finally decides also to redo pitchers.. If she could be a female .... :p A plant that I bought years ago as seedling which makes its way quietly, I named N. talangensis x platychila! So here, if some of you have had the opportunity to buy it too, I will be very curious to see what happens to you, because I can hardly tell myself that there is talangensis in it ... lol Well, that's all for this time ... See you soon ! :) Gabin
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    The sanicat is good stuff too but can be trickier to find, when i've been able to get it I use a bit of both. For my cacti and succulents I'm using a mix of 2:2:1 JI3, cat litter and grit. Of course these are approximate and I vary it depending on which particular plants it's being used for, some mesembs are in almost 100% litter. As an example of what my mix typically looks like I've attached an uncropped pic with a view into the pot. With the cp's its predominantly peat with some perlite, sharp sand and litter again adjusted slightly for different things and so far so good (crosses fingers). Obviously not talking about epiphytic utrics or neps! Apologies for the swerve from purely cp talk, to make up for it.....
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    True Dan the Tesco stuff is fine grained (good for cuttings/leaf pullings etc though) and in my experience to be used in moderation especially where cacti and succulents are concerned but you can also get a larger grained cat litter which, if memory serves me right, is Sanikat Pink Non-Clumping. I got a 30L bag for about £12 from a pet shop in Sheffield recently. I found that the larger grains open the compost up much better than the Tesco version when used for mature plants rather than cuttings.
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    Thank you, Nepenthes khasiana Nepenthes maxima Wavy leaves
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    Heliamphora nutans Heliamphora x? Wistuba H. heterodoxa (Gran Sanana) Heliamphora exappendiculata (Chimanta Tepui) Heliamphora exappendiculata (Chimanta Tepui, Venezuela) new clone Heliamphora folliculata x neblinae Heliamphora exappendiculata (Amuri Tepui) Heliamphora uncinata (Amuri Tepui, Venezuela) Heliamphora purpurascens (Ptari Tepui, Venezuela) Heliamphora purpurascens (Ptari Tepui, Venezuela) i H. minor
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    I used small paint brushes in the past, but switched to cotton sticks. These work for me just fine and they are cheap and disposable, so no need to clean them. During the pollination season I keep them in ziplock bags to avoid cross contamination. Verzonden vanaf mijn iPhone met Tapatalk
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    Hey guys, the last weeks, i was travelling with 2 friends on Borneo, and we saw the most impressive Nepenthes there. We took a lot of pictures and some of them you can see here: https://forum.carnivoren.org/forums/topic/42816-borneo-2017/ We are preparing some articels about the Nepenthes there, with spectacular pictures. But this will only be printed in the `Taublatt´, the magazine of the German Society (GFP). So get sure you´ll get one ;-) We are also thinking about to make a photo book, with the best pics and some informations about the plants and habitat. But this depends on your interest! So enjoy the pics. Best regards Matze
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    That's an insane picture ! Love it !
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    Today I found the time to sort out some more habitat photographs of mine ;). One of my favourite fens (or marl bogs, i.e. a swampy area where nutrient-poor but calcareous water seeps through the ground) is a small protected site between Munich and Rosenheim, in southern Bavaria. In these nutrient poor soils of high pH-values several rare plants grow, including a few CPs. Overview of the marl seepage area, dominated by reed (Phragmites australe). Note the scattered growing rosettes of Pinguicula vulgaris. Interestingly, the plants of P. vulgaris growing at this site have a very pale flower colour, some flowers appear almost pure white with age. Moreover, the leaves of P. vulgaris from this site usually turn dark maroon in late spring/summer when exposed to full sunlight. The rosettes first have a yellowish-green colouration (like usually found in P. vulgaris) in early stage of growth. This colour is kept in plants growing in the shade of taller grasses and sedges. But what makes this location so special to me is the fact that you can find D. anglica growing there, side by side with P. vulgaris! A Drosera growing in alkaline calcareous soil! This ecological feature of D. anglica, that it can tolerate soils of high pH (growing conditions which would kill almost any other Drosera!) can be explained as a heritage it got from one of its parents (you may be familiar with the hybrid origin of autopolyploid D. anglica ;)), namely D. linearis (the only other Drosera I know of that usually grows in alkaline marl soils). However, these marl-bog D. anglica stay much smaller in size than their sisters growing in peaty sphagnum bogs (which is still the preferred habitat of D. anglica). The leaves are smaller, and the lamina is obovate in outline and much shorter than in “typical” D. anglica. The leaves of these fen-growing D. anglica almost look like leaves of D. intermedia! Flower stalks of the “marl-bog-form” of D. anglica are much more stunted than in D. anglica growing in peat bogs, and they are usally only single-flowered (rarely bearing up to 3 flowers). This minute “form” of D. anglica has been first described as “D. anglica var. pusilla” by the botanist A. O. Kihlman from the Kola peninsular of Skandinavia/Russia (interestingly the type is from a sphagum bog!), and was turned into a “D. anglica f. pusilla” by Diels. A new (and superfluous ;)) name, “Drosera kihlmanii” was given to this minute D. anglica by the Russian botanist Sergei Ikonnikov in 2001 (in the Fl. Vostochnoĭ Evropȳ 10, in Russian). For several years, I thought that this small size and other different features would just be ecologically induced by the less appropriate growing conditions for Drosera anglica in the fen bogs. However, plants in cultivation grown from seed (which I was allowed to collect from this site for research purposes) stay that small in size, leaf shape and number of flowers is constantly low, too! Even plants grown in acidic soils, i.e. in milled sphagnum or pure peat, side by side with “typical” D. anglica, stay minute and few-flowered in cultivation! Thus maybe this phenotype is indeed genetically fixed? This would mean that a distinct taxonomic treatment of this diminuitive D. anglica (by using a distinct name on whatever taxonomic level) is probably even reasonable. I personally will choose the original variety rank for this taxon from now on ;). An additional fact that did convince me of D. anglica var. pusilla being really different from D. anglica var. anglica: I discovered “typical” D. anglica in several Alpine marl fens this year! These D. anglica kept their “typical look” (long petioles, long narrowly obovate to oblong lamina, long flower stalks bearing several flowers), although they grew in alkaline soils (identical growing conditions to D. anglica var. pusilla, which I can only confirm from a few marl bogs in SE Bavaria so far). However I admit that more research (and cultivation experiments) will be needed to reveal the true nature of that strange D. anglica var. pusilla ;). But at least I can already exclude any hybrid influence of either D. intermedia or D. rotundifolia! And last but not least, this special fen is famous for some other rare bog plants, like the endangered orchid Liparis loesielii, or some more common plants of alkaline bogs, like Tofieldia calyculata (Melanthiaceae (formerly placed in the lily-family, like almost every monocot ;)). I hope you enjoy... All the best, Andreas
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    What is wrong with our world at the moment no respect for anything.
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    I visited Chester Zoo yesterday and spotted the Bog garden so thought I would share it with those interested in making one. I will take another picture during the year when the plants have grown.
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    An older foto of my Fred Howell division from the spring this year.
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    Hi all and many many thanks for the kind words. It feels good when someone likes what took hours and days and years of time.... The setup is not a very complicated one. All of the Nepenthes and Heliamphora are scattered over six terrariums. Each of them is illuminated by five T8-tubes in colouration 840 and 865 ('oldschool', I know ) with reflectors for thirteen hours per day. I do not use any form of cooling or ventilation except keeping the window open from May to Oktober. In the summer months the temperatures reach from up to 30 °C by the day down to 18°C in the night. In the winter, I try to keep the daytemps around 25°C and the nighttemps around 15°C (by opening and closing the window and turning the radiators on and off). The whole (Indoor-)setup is located in my basement, which helps me keeping the temperatures low for the highlanders. So, here is a picture of the whole setup, one of a crowded terra and one of a neat terra. @Maciej Thank you for letting me know. I got it from a very reliable person from the forum back in 2011. But after watching some pics on CPPV, I'd totaly agree with you. Do you have any idea, what that could be instead? Best regards, Christian
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    We have to remember that silly prices only exist because there are silly people willing to pay them.
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    Leucophylla x Moorei red very large (H62 MK) par olive&co, sur Flickr S. Leucophylla 'Cronus' x Moorei 'Leah Wilkerson' par olive&co, sur Flickr S. x Moorei -- Pinkish top, Derek Clavell-Bate/Norman Parker(H87,MK) par olive&co, sur Flickr S. x Moorei -- Pinkish top, Derek Clavell-Bate/Norman Parker(H87,MK) par olive&co, sur Flickr S. x Moorei -- Pinkish top, Derek Clavell-Bate/Norman Parker(H87,MK) par olive&co, sur Flickr S. x Moorei -- Pinkish top, Derek Clavell-Bate/Norman Parker(H87,MK) par olive&co, sur Flickr S. x Moorei -- Pinkish top, Derek Clavell-Bate/Norman Parker(H87,MK) par olive&co, sur Flickr S. x Moorei -- Pinkish top, Derek Clavell-Bate/Norman Parker(H87,MK) par olive&co, sur Flickr Leucophylla Red & White very stocky Autumn Pitcher Plant originally brought in by Dave Taylor, late 70s (Mking L64) (LE 44 RVL) par olive&co, sur Flickr S. x Moorei Beatle's Bonnet (H149, MK) par olive&co, sur Flickr S. x Moorei "Elizabeth" par olive&co, sur Flickr S. Leucophylla x Moorei 'Adrian Slack' clone "Q" par olive&co, sur Flickr S. Leucophylla x Moorei 'Adrian Slack' clone "L" par olive&co, sur Flickr S. Flava Cuprea "Intense" par olive&co, sur Flickr S. Flava Ornata "Horyna" (F7 MS) par olive&co, sur Flickr S. Flava Atropurpurea (F280 MS) par olive&co, sur Flickr
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    New pictures : S. x Moorei 'Adrian Slack' par olive&co, sur Flickr S. [(purpurea x leucophylla) x purpurea ssp. venosa] x Moorei 'Adrian Slack', clone 3 par olive&co, sur Flickr S. x 'Rudolf II' par olive&co, sur Flickr S. x 'Reptilian Rose' par olive&co, sur Flickr S. Leucophylla x Oreophila Norman Parker 2004 (H138,MK) SX91 par olive&co, sur Flickr Sarracenia par olive&co, sur Flickr S. Leucophylla x Oreophila Norman Parker 2004 (H138,MK) SX91 par olive&co, sur Flickr Dionaea Muscipula par olive&co, sur Flickr Dionaea Muscipula par olive&co, sur Flickr Dionaea Muscipula par olive&co, sur Flickr Dionaea Muscipula B52 par olive&co, sur Flickr Dionaea Muscipula, ICPS 2004 par olive&co, sur Flickr S. (Leucophylla x Flava var. Rugelii) x Adrian Slack par olive&co, sur Flickr
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    I saw in B & Q yesterday that they stock large trays for £4. They measure 51 x 42 x 10 cm, so a good depth, especially if you're fussing at work in the summer months about your plants drying out back in the greenhouse. They also do a propagator cover for about £8. The only down side is that small pots can tip in the grooves, but hey, for 4 quid we can put up with that! Nigel HC
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    The one good thing of them opening early is getting rid of condensation
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    Good compost and light,they should grow really well,my plant came from Mike and romped away.Sometimes if the plants come from a milder climates they take a bit longer to acclimatise
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    came across some more information Venus flytrap sea anemone Venus flytrap sea anemone Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa Order: Actiniaria Family: Actinoscyphiidae Genus: Actinoscyphia Species: A. aurelia Binomial name Actinoscyphia aurelia (Stephenson, 1918)[1] The Venus flytrap sea anemone (Actinoscyphia aurelia) is a large sea anemone that superficially resembles a Venus flytrap. It closes its tentacles to capture prey or to protect itself. It is a deep sea species. s Distribution[edit] Actinoscyphia aurelia This sea anemone is found in muddy situations at bathyal depths in deep water canyons in the Gulf of Mexico. It has also been observed at several sites in the upwelling region off the coast of West Africa, but is uncommon elsewhere.[2] Biology[edit] Venus flytrap sea anemone is a passive suspension feeder, and orients itself on its often slender column so that it faces the upwelling current.[3] Its pedal disc is small, and its tentacles are short compared to the large, concave oral disc, which is funnel or mushroom-shaped. It extends its tentacles in two rows, one reflexed back and one sloping forward, and collects food particles as they drift past.[2][4] Although usually considered sessile, the Venus flytrap sea anemone sometimes moves, particularly as a juvenile.[4] During deep water research off Cap Blanc, Mauritania, at depths between 1,000 and 2,000 metres (3,300 and 6,600 ft), the Venus flytrap sea anemone and the irregular sea urchin Pourtalesia miranda were found to dominate the benthic community.[3] In 2004 a mass mortality event occurred adjoining an oil pipeline off the Ivory Coast. Large numbers of the tunicate Pyrosoma atlanticum were involved, the moribund carcasses sinking to the seabed and accumulating in canyons and by the pipeline. Species of megafauna found feeding on the gelatinous detritus varied by depth. At a depth of 900 metres (3,000 ft) few fish were present, but Venus flytrap sea anemones were numerous. Other scavenging invertebrates at this depth included the sea anemone Actinostola sp., the sea penPennatula sp., the sea urchins Phormosoma sp., Mesothuria sp. and Ophiolepadidae, the penaeid shrimp Parapenaeus sp. and the sea spider Colossendeis sp FEATURES OF THE VENUS FLYTRAP SEA ANEMONE The Venus flytrap sea anemone is a comparatively large anemone whose shape and movement are much like those of a Venus flytrap plant. These sessile, benthic animals can be found in warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. They're adaptable creatures that, although rare, thrive in environments where conditions are favorable. Description The Venus flytrap sea anemone varies greatly in size, from just a few inches tall to a foot tall and almost a foot in diameter. A. aurelia's size depends on age and the available food supply. Like other anemones, the Venus flytrap anemone resembles a flower, but is actually an animal. It consists of a stem-like body topped with a wide mouth-like disk surrounded by tentacles. These anemones vary in color—they often have white or pastel bodies with brightly colored disks and tentacles in shades of pink and orange. They're unusual among anemones because they stand upright and yet are not fully anchored to the substrate. This allows the animals to be swept away rather than buried when the sediment shifts with underwater currents. If threatened, the Venus flytrap anemone can close its disk with the tentacles inside and retract itself so only the stem remains exposed. Habitat Found living in depths between 1,500 and 5,000 feet, Actinoscyphia aurelia is one of the lesser-known deep-sea anemone species. These animals have been found and studied in the Atlantic Ocean off the western coast of Africa and in the Gulf of Mexico. Near Africa they have been studied in the Mauretanian region and near Cap Blanc. In these areas A. aurelia is found in high population densities at certain spots on the deep continental shelf. It seems to do especially well in this area at depths of about 3,000 feet. Researchers believe it does well here because the ocean currents are relatively mild. A. aurelia has been found living on rocks, underwater debris, even other sessile invertebrates. In the Gulf of Mexico it has been studied living on the remains of shipwrecks. Feeding The Venus flytrap anemone gets its name from its appearance and how it feeds. Actinoscyphia aurelia's disk is able to fold in half, like a tortilla folding into a taco shape, trapping its food inside. The food is then digested in the mouth at the center of the disk. These animals are detritivores: they eat particles of organic matter floating in the water column. When detritus lands on their tentacles or in their open disks, they close to capture the victuals inside. Anemones' bodies are filled with a gel-like substance called mesoglea, which is what allows them to move and change their shape with such elasticity. Deep sea anemones like A. aurelia tend to be detritivores rather than carnivores because of the lack of appropriately sized live prey at these depths. Life Cycle Venus flytrap sea anemones are successful reproducers. They reproduce when the males release sperm into the water and the females release eggs. The fertilized eggs remain on the substrate until they hatch. The eggs hatch into pelagic larvae, or planula, which swim in the water column in the mid-ocean range. After feeding and developing, the planula eventually settle on the substrate in a hospitable environment, where plenty of food and few predators are present. After settling, the larvae develop into polyps, or juvenile anemones. Found in large numbers in certain habitats, Actinoscyphia aurelia is considered capable of reproducing rapidly when conditions are favorable. Venus flytrap anemones may be capable of asexual reproduction as some other anemone species are, although this behavior has not been documented.
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    Theres a lot of opinions on fertiliser. My view is something weak like orchid fertiliser is good for the plants and you can see a huge jump in seedling size if you get it right. Some people do use slow release fertiliser, i have on occasion. What dont want to do is overdo it and burn the roots. The pitchers are small for a miranda, best just to call it a maxima hybrid for the being.
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    If they are showing signs of growing, then yes. As an aside I plugged my outside bogs two weeks ago and they are now almost to level, so Sarracenia can cope with wet conditions quite easily, but in a greenhouse you get an early start which can be jeopardised by a cold snap.
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    Hi the CPS AGM is being held at East Horsley Village Hall at 1pm on Saturday 6th May. The hall will be open from 12.30pm. The address is Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey KT24 6QT. In addition to the formal business of the AGM there will be an opportunity to see some of the talks given at the ICPS Conference, plant sales and light refreshments will be provided. Dennis
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    Autumn update Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea "Veinless Plant" Sarracenia psittacina var. okefenokeensis, Clone 2, 1985 imported from Lee´s botanical garden, Miami Sarracenia psittacina var. okefenokeensis 'Big Globose Traps', near Citronelle, Washington Co., Al Dionaea muscipula 'Green Sawtooth' Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa var burkei f. luteola x purpurea var. purpurea "Veinless form" Sarracenia minor var. minor f. viridescens, Clone 2, MK M 31B Sarracenia minor var. minor f. viridescens, Worth Co, Georgia, MK M 22 Sarracenia minor "Francis Marion National Park, Charleston Co, South Carolina" Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa var. burkii 'Chipola Giant' Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa var. burkii "Liberty Co, Florida" Sarracenia psittacina 'Black Flower' Sarracenia X 'Chelsonii' Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea 'Nearly veinles Plant', Moss Lake, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada, pale yellow plant Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa "Caroline CO., Reedy Creek" x purpurea ssp. venosa var. montana "Jackson CO." Sarracenia psittacina 'Neon' Sarracenia leucophylla 'Schnell ghost, yellow flowered, white green" Sarracenia flava var. ornata 'Lidless' Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa var. burkii f. veinless "Walton CO., Florida" Sarracenia alata "maroon throat, M. King, A59" Drosera x beleziana 'Giant' - hibernaculum