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  1. heldros.pl

    I had one bad experience with them. Last year I bought some Drosera ascendens seeds. I sowed them in a terrarium and after some time what did I see? A bunch of Drosera capensis. So I wrote to them. They responded, that the capensis must've gotten there accidentally from somewhere else and that they surely send me the correct seeds, but they just didn't germinate...Yeah right. What are the odds, of rouge capensis seeds getting into the terrarium, from a plant that's standing a few meters away and didn't flower for some time? Not to mention, that it germinated in the EXACT same spot, that I've sown the supposed D. ascendens. Not to mention, that it couldn't be ascendens, as this plant is not yet in widespread cultivation, as i learned after some time. I'm 100% sure, that it's Drosera latifolia and I wrote to them about that, asking them to correct the name. I gave them a link to the article supporting that and ask to show me photos of the flower stalk. I only got an arrogant response saying "I'm selling what I say i do". They didn't even acknowledge a logical reasoning.
  2. Probably depends on a diet. I've tried with Degu droppings, with no effect, but they are eating mostly straw, so they have high fiber and low protein diet. I think, you would have better results with rat droppings, as they eat a lot of proteins. Their diet include meat, so their droppings should be better. In fact, I'll try it and report my observations in a few days.
  3. Pic. of MK f122?

    Does anyone know, why so many pitchers has their tops cut off in this video?
  4. Is carnisana closed?

    Yes. Unfortunately Carnisana has been closed, as one of it's co-founders passed away. It was a really sad day for whole Polish community of CP growers.
  5. Dieball's Plants

    None. All my lamps were made by one guy from Polish CP forum. PM me for contact to him. They are quite easy actually. The whole secret is in the way you pot the plant. The pot needs to be at least 20cm tall, with a 5cm layer of expanded clay aggregate at the bottom and 1:1 or even 2:1 mix of sand:peat, with 2-3 cm of sand topping. All of that because of the fact, that the part of the plant, where the roots and crown connects is VERY susceptible to rot. This way, the top of the pot is dust dry, while the bottom parts are wet and the roots can reach into the expanded clay part, to reach the water freely.
  6. windowsill utrics

    Very nice Mark! But you must have a high level of humidity on that windowsill, I guess?
  7. Dieball's Plants

    A bunch of new photos :) Drosera regia And the same plant, kept in a plastic cup and pure peat, back in april. Regia is really not that hard :) Drosera latifolia [Itarare, Sao Paulo, Brazil] - unfortunately, it's difficult to take photos under led lights :/ Heliamphora 'Midoxa' - my first heli, bought a year ago (I've already sold 5 divisions of it!) Heliamphora cilliata Heliamphora hubri [Bonettia Forest] Heliamphora exappendiculata [Amuri Tepui] Heliamphora exappendiculata [ChimantaTepui]
  8. Cerro Duida, Cerro Avispa, Cerro Aracamuni

    Yes, I thought they are occuring on those three Tepuis. This plant is looking a little bit like parva to me, but parva isn't growing on Avispa as far I know.
  9. Cerro Duida, Cerro Avispa, Cerro Aracamuni

    Year I know it's the age of the topic, being this case, but I just wanted to confirm if I'm right, or that H. tatei is more variable than I anticipated :)
  10. Cerro Duida, Cerro Avispa, Cerro Aracamuni

    Hmmm. Those Heliamphora from Avispa, doesn't look like tatei to me. Aren't those H. neblinae?
  11. What and where? Competition!

    I can see N. ampullaria on the screen, so it's some kind of carnivorous plants documentary. Picture is taken inside of a vehicle. Might be a plane, but also a bus, or train.
  12. Dieball's Plants

    Today I'd like to show you some of my Pinguiculas! Unfortunately, they got a little bit mixed up, so I'm unsure about some of them, so I'm open for sugestions if I got something wrong! :) P. cyclosecta Pinguicula 'Aphrodite' Pinguicula 'El Mirador' Pinguicula laueana Pinguicula emarginata I'm not sure here, but it might be Pinguicula gracilis x emarginata To the left is Pinguicula agnata x jaumavensis, on the right Pinguicula 'Tina' and at the bottom Pinguicula ehlersiae [Santa Catarina] Pinguicula gracilis (?) Pinguicula 'I have no idea what it is' :) Pinguicula ehlersiae [Santa Catarina] Pinguicula 'Tempa' Pinguicula agnata x jaumavensis Dunno. Debbertiana or esseriana? Pinguicula agnata x gypsicola And on the different note, a Dionaea, that I bought as unidentified. I'm guessing Dentate.
  13. Dieball's Plants

    Maybe not daily, because there is high humidity in the terrariums, and outside most plants are in trays, but every 3 days, when moss starts to dry, I give them a mist. Those hanging Nepenthes on windowsill I mist every day.
  14. Dieball's Plants

    Hi! Glad you like it :) To answer your question, I'm using such a contraption You pump it with the pump on top, and after that, you just squeeze the handle and it's nicely misting the plants. You can unscrew the cap a little bit, to control the grade of the mist, until it's pouring a stream of water, instead the mist. Very useful. And today I wanted to show you a new spectacular hybrid by Borneo Exotics, that I got from Roraima.pl :) Nepenthes mirabilis var. globosa x hamata (let's call it Globata, to avoid that much writing) I think that this hybrid has a lot of potential. Suprisingly, those pitchers looks a lot like N. robcantleyi x hamata, when it's the same size.
  15. Dieball's Plants

    Ok now has come the time for my final creation! Giant terrarium, that I've made myself. The base is 90x40cm and height 150cm. I've used the polycarbon, instead of glass, because of it temperature isolation properties. This way I can maintain 10*C temperature drops, by simply putting frozen bottles inside. I use around 15-18 litres of ice every night. The plants are divided into 3 levels: level 1: Heliamphoras Heliamphora ceracea [Cerro Neblina] Heliamphora chimantensis [Chimanta Tepui] Heliamphora cilliata [Lowlands] Heliamphora exappendiculata [Amuri tepui] Heliamphora exappendiculata [Araopan tepui] Heliamphora exappendiculata [Chimanta tepui] Heliamphora folliculata [Aparaman Tepui, Venezuela] Heliamphora heterodoxa [Gran Sabana] Heliamphora huberi [Bonettia Forest] Heliamphora minor [Auyan Tepui] Heliampohora neblinae [Cerro Neblina] Heliamphora neblinae x hispida [Cerro Neblina] Heliamphora nutans x heterodoxa (sharing it's pot with a pair of Brocchinia hechtioides Heliamphora parva [Cerro Neblina] Heliamphora 'Tequila' Heliamphora tatei var. tatei [Cerro Duida] Heliamphora uncinata [Amuri Tepui] Brocchinia hechtioides Utricularia quelchii [Auyan Tepui] (lately new leaves started emerging at the two opposite ends of the mount!) Level 2: highland nepenthes Nepenthes aristolochioides (it shoul be on it's way to me soon) Nepenthes glabrata Nepenthes lowii (Trusmadi) Nepenthes lowii x ventricosa Nepenthes spectabilis x aristolochioides Nepenthes vogelii Utricularia alpina Frizea 'Christina' Tillandsia cyanea Tillandsia feldhoffi Tillandsia usneoides Level 3: intermediate Nepenthes '7' (maxima?) Nepenthes '17' (petiolata x veitchii?) Nepenthes [lowii x veitchii] x spectabilis Nepenthes muluensis x lowii Nepenthes reinwardtiana Nepenthes singalana Belirang Nepenthes spectabilis x ventricosa Nepenthes Ventricosa Utricularia longifolia Tillandsia cyanea Tillandsia usneoides Sophronitis coccinea Vanda PakChong Blue Jairak All in all, I must say I'm pretty proud of it. However, I woul change a few things if I were to ever create a second one. First of all, I'd use a solid, welded skeleton, instead of a garage shelves. Second, I must think of some other way to attach the rails for glass. The silicone i not holding it well enough. And as last thing, I will have to change the floor, for something more waterproof.