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  1. HI I switched over to melcourt growth pine bark last year, and have found that my plants are growing better and there seem to colour up more on melcourt technical sheet ,it states that the pine bark is sound ,stable structure, which will not measurably degrade with time Due to the pine not degrading like sphagnum moss peat . i should be able to leave my plants for extra years without repotting what are your views regarding repotting MIKE KING Shropshire Sarracenias has come up with a peat free mix for his pitcher plants; it’s so good he doesn’t bother with peat at all for his National Collection now. “One part perlite, one part fine or coarse Cornish grit and two parts fine milled bark from Melcourt”
  2. Flys

    Hi Only seen 4 flys so far I live near middlesbrough. uk Left bin bag open still none
  3. Something for nothing

    Hi going of your plant lable your plant should be Sarracenia (leucophylla x oreophila) SX-17 when you say Adrian slack are you referring to the plant that code for Adrian Slack is Sarracenia x moorei 'Adrian Slack' H-113-MK
  4. hi has any one used the following 'and if so dose it work? freshaTank Microbial Disc About FreshaTank Antimicrobial Disc's: Is made from Copper and Silver Uses the natural biocidal effects of real siver, which when immersed in water, destroys germs including: Viruses, bacteria, fungus, algae and water-bourne diseases. FreshaTank works without wear, meaning 1 disc will last you a lifetime! Just place Fresh Tank in your Aquarium or Water Butt and it will immediately begin working. FreshaTank will treat 90 litres of water which is nutrient rich in bright sunlight, or can treat up to 200 litres of water in a Water Butt ATTACHMENTS freshatank-microbial-disc-941--master - Copy.jpeg (153.31 KiB) Not viewed yet
  5. Hi I Came a cross this picture of a Sarracenia with a large mouth could not find any information regarding this plant ,have you any idea. would love to have this in my collection. Thanks
  6. Hi I Came a cross this picture of a Sarracenia with a large mouth could not find any information regarding this plant ,have you any idea. would love to have this in my collection. Thanks
  7. HI I collect rain water from my house roof to use on my sarracenia One day I noticed that debris was entering my water butt. I read in post that plant matter and contaminants, would in time make the water start to smell. So I came up with an easy conversion of a rainwater diverter to use as a filter, can be removed and cleaned This may be helpfull to others , my water is now free from every thing now. What you need is plastic mesh which people use to cross stich you can obtain this from any haberdashery shop The mesh comes in different counts The word (counts) Means how many holes are in 25mm square or 1" x 1" I HAVE USE 14 COUNT MESH this stops every thing I have upload some photos the photo showing mesh have been magnified to show holes thus the holes are in fact very small
  8. Hi Thanks for your recommendation just refitted barrel After leaving in the fridge for 1 hour just waiting for a sunny day
  9. HI I live in the north east of the uk .weather as not been that warm I just installed a gardmin auto vent vent opens up but dose not seem that warm i adjusted it but still opens up I want it to stay closed to help sarracenia to grow Do you think it's faulty dose Any one know of a more accurate auto vent
  10. Hi just recieved my three small medium divisions in march 2017 still dormant so just wounder if it a slow grower thanks ada
  11. Hi I was trying to obtain a Specimen of Sarracenia Adrian Slack but after reading forums regarding how hard it was, that it was going to be near impossible To obtain one. You see a few on EBay which going for ridicules prices In one year, I obtained three in total one from mike king. I was on his wish list, just received a small medium division cost £15 other two cost £20 each Could anyone who has grown this plant tell me is it a slow grower After reading about Sarracenia Adrian Slack, some say it is a slow grower and some people say it is not a slow grower Whose right
  12. 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.
  13. HI Came across this plant picture on eBay. com For sale is a medium rhizome of Adrian slack Would love to be the owner of this adrian slack Mother plant Here's wishing there say wishes some times come true. But doubt this would
  14. Hi Just received a semi mature divistion of DISP 4 giant Sarracenia x Catesbaei from matt Soper of Hampshire carnivorous plants here is a few pictures of the plant in his nursery cant wait to see the plant progress in my collection

    Hi just came across Sarracenia Troll for sale on ebay gardenovenus ( Stephen Morley ) current price £39.00 Origins This Sarracenia originated from a tray of seedlings brought to one of my open days several years ago by a visitor. The plants were labelled as Sarracenia flava var. atropurpurea self crosses, and I selected two young plants out of a tray at what I remember being an absolute bargain of a price! Characteristics The two plants I originally selected both appeared very similar in growth for a few years, and indeed resembled Sarracenia flava var. atropurpurea initially in shape and colour. One of the plants has remained a virtual dwarf, hardly increasing in size after the first couple of years, whilst the other has become gigantic in almost all proportions, and towers over almost all the Sarracenia this is the plant selected as a cultivar. The pitchers resemble Sarracenia flava var. atropurpurea superficially, however the pitchers are very large in growth with a wide, thick lip and a lid which is sometimes rather upright which makes the pitchers gape and accentuates the large mouth Pitchers get to at least 80 cm high for me, with a mouth up to 8 cm across, opening green but quickly turning a dark purple red. The largest pitchers are often slightly distorted, slightly crinkled in the pitcher tube and sometimes with a rakish tilt to the lid. Pitchers are strong and robust, arising from a very large and vigorous rhizome. division of this monstrous cultivar