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  2. Thanks a lot @PofW_Feathers for your input, appreciate it a lot.
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  4. There appears to be some criticism from some press for Japan's response to the cruise ship. Such as: "The Japanese government can't cope with the problem." “The Japanese government is doing what it should not do." "The ship is a hot spot for virus transmission. The Japanese government is trying to have a pandemic." That's true, but possibly there is a misunderstanding. It may be reported daily that "dozens of infected people have been identified among passengers and crew." This does not necessarily mean that the infection spread after the ship arrived at Yokohama Port. It is said that the budget for disease control in Japan is smaller than in other countries. Because of that?, Japan does not have the ability to test for viral infections of thousands of people in one day. The inspection ability in Yokohama is a few hundred in a day. People who are suspected of infection are inspected for infection in priority order. Of course some passengers may have been infected after arriving at Yokohama port. Passengers confirmed infected are isolated and cared for in hospitals. Some are cared for in an intensive care unit. If Japan had refused to enter the ship, they might have been dead. An American passenger expressed his opinion. Summary: We (he and his wife) have been stuck in our room for a long time. We will be released a few days later, if the virus test is negative. On a rescue plane prepared by the United States government, we must stay in the same space with the potentially infected person for an extended period of time. Moreover we will be quarantined at a U.S. military base for another two weeks. This is not reasonable. Perhaps other international ports (of countries that accuse Japan’s response) have facilities that can isolate thousands of people. Unfortunately, there is no such facility in Japan. Optimistic experts say it can prevent the spread of infection in Japan. Pessimistic experts say there are tens of thousands of infected people in Japan. The reason for the inference was that tons of tourists from Wuhan stayed in Japan last month. A nosocomial infection occurred at a hospital in Wakayama Prefecture. Several infected individuals with unknown routes of transmission have been found.
  5. Bernado, The original post by cgarry with photos appears to have been made in 2006. The photos must have either been removed or lost from their original location, thus we cannot see them any more. Kind regards, Rob
  6. i cannot see the photos posted by cgarry? anyone knows why? i am new here...
  7. Wow, that's a root, luxipula. May i ask in what mix you crow that ceph? Cheers, Frank
  8. Nice to see these wonderful habitat photos, thanks for sharing.
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  10. Dear JMHoff-san, Konnichiwa! First of all, I would not be in the proper position to answer your question. I will share my personal thoughts with you. I do not attend the ICPS international conference. It is not related to the COVID-19. I never want the ICPS board members or the international conference officials to discuss something in this thread. So please post your question(s) to https://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?/topic/63013-icps-conference-2020/ or http://icps.proboards.com/thread/7611/icps-conference-2020 The following is my thoughts, It may be reported "The number of infected people in Japan is the second highest after China". There are two main reasons: 1) One cruise ship has arrived at Yokohama Port. Passengers and crew are isolated on board. There are many infected people. People who have been infected are quarantined in hospitals. The situation on board may worsen. 2) The Japanese government rescued Japanese people in Wuhan, China by charter flights. Although they are quarantined, some are infected by the virus. It has started to be released from those who have passed the isolation period, which is supposed the incubation period, (and were negative for virus testing.). I don't think I will be infected with the COVID-19 even if I am staying at some tourist spot in Japan today. However, the situation may change significantly. Its infectivity looks stronger than WHO says. A Japanese quarantine officer on the cruise ship was infected. If he is not an idiot, the virus is highly contagious. Failure to contain the virus may cause the Olympic Games to be halted. If I were you, I would see if "the infection in the streets of Japan begins or not". If you are now making a decision and are afraid of a virus infection, you may have to cancel. If you have time to make a decision, please wait until the deadline. I will post something here if the situation in the city gets worse. It seems that an infected woman who took antipyretic drugs was able to enter France. Again Please post your question(s) to https://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?/topic/63013-icps-conference-2020/ or http://icps.proboards.com/thread/7611/icps-conference-2020 Kind regards from the Far East
  11. Hi @PofW_Feathers, I guess you're located in Japan and me being one of those planning a trip there for the ICPS, wanted to ask you about the situation with the corona virus. I've heard of many people cancelling their trips to Japan but I wanted to hear from someone living there before making any decision. Thanks a lot
  12. No I got them through ebay sent from the USA
  13. Cheers Ada, yes they're bone dry and in the house at the moment. Still have a bit of time to get things right before the growing seasons starts so I'll be having a go with one of them this weekend.
  14. Argo88

    Tuberous Drosera

    Hi Harro!! Great plants, well done!!
  15. Gaz,if the planters are dry and warm,then silicone will do the job very well. leave them in the house for a good few hours then seal them and let the silicone go off and wait until the smell is gone. they should be fine then.
  16. Thanks for the advice guys. They are plastic so I'll have a look at the fix and seal product rather than silicon. The holes are in channels running along both sides of the bottom so I plan to "stick" (using substance to be decided) the long strips of the pond liner. I'll then cut a larger piece of the pond line to cover the whole bottom of the planter and glue it in place. Unfortunately, due to space restrictions, I won't be able to stand the planters in another tray. The planters will be my only water reservoir for these plants which is why I need to ensure the holes are perfectly sealed. Thanks again for your ideas.
  17. RobH

    Tuberous Drosera

    They are nice, thanks. Kind regards, Rob
  18. Harro

    Tuberous Drosera

    Hi, I like to show you some pics of my tuberous Drosera. D. browniana D. collina D. erythorhiza D. lowriei, giant form D. aff. stolonifera, mini hills form
  19. Less than 100 books left. Two extraordinary population of butterworts are officially introduced. One is already known to members of this forum, other one is printed for the first time.
  20. If you use pond liner or thick polythene, make sure it comes well up the inside of the planter. Then you have a sealed reservoir many centimetres deep which will be deep enough to hold a large enough quantity of water for the Sarracenias. Alternatively, make sure the planter is always standing in a water tray as you would do for a regular carnivorous plant pot. Kind regards, Rob
  21. Is it plastic planters? Silocone dont attach very well to plastic. If any other material it Will be fine. For sealing plastic, the best I have found is superstrong fix and seal. However not 100 % safe. So you can expect a few leaking.
  22. So, my wife bought me a couple of 100cm planters to use in the greenhouse. I'd like to put some Sarrs in them but unfortunately they came with drainage holes. So I'm thinking of sticking strips of pond liner (butile) over the chanels, where the holes are, with some kind of silicon sealant. I've been looking at all the usual shower/bath type sealants but I would like to ask if there is any reason why I shouldn't use a silicon based sealant or if there is some other product which would be more suitable. Thanks for any advise.
  23. Here is a photo of root from one of my UC Davis Clone. I call it "super root". I planted this cutting last November. The two huge white branches are about three months old.
  24. I asked this question to Brian Lipinski and below is how he answered: OG: Original GangsterHistory: As per item description, I obtained this as a dime sized immature plant from California Carnivores in 2007. I coined the name “OG Black” because of the seed sourced (Allen Lowrie, the “original gangster” of West Australian carnivorous plants). It is the oldest, darkest, and one of the most vigorous clones in my collection.
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