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  1. Hmm,I suddenly find my camera do not work! I could only take these fotoes with nokia... 1. plantlets deflasked and washed 2. In the acclimation container(there are only a few,because most of them growed new leaves and have been transplanted ), transplanted plantlets: Hope these helps!
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  2. Hi Nigel I can't 'like' your thread as it comes across to me personally, how many times I read it, as extreme as the 'liberal Notting Hill Chablis luuvies/peat facsists' you choose to describe. I guess you are just having a rant. It probably doesn't help to see this either at a time when actively supporting a project to rectify a raised bog site in Ireland that has suffered considerable damage in the past from drainage and turf cutting. Your comments in your sentence "However, we are conserving these plants by growing them-look at the number of sites being lost every year, including a couple of high profile ones recenty" also troubles me as surely this is a contradiction to your argument. Also ex-situ conservation is only limited to the plants that we grow that are threatened in their native habitats and not to the very many hybrids and mutations that the hobby grows that would never occur naturally. For me I take a strong sustainable and progressive pathway on the peat issue, which includes supporting the cultivation of plants with peat where it is absolutely necessary (commercially and privately), in particular to preserve the endangered species (I'm well versed in all the arguments on both sides of the debate). Also, I don't see the need to grow carnivorous plants with peat for the sake of growing plants with peat where they can be grown just as well without the stuff, or because that is how we have always grown them historically and everyone else is or otherwise burning the stuff anyway. Tim
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