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jasperD last won the day on November 16 2019

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  1. Hello This link has interesting info about the luring, trapping and digestion of sarracenia. https://www.flytrapcare.com/phpBB3/sarracenia-luring-trapping-and-digestion-t16723.html Basically, you can divide them in two groups: one group collects rain water, the other one doesn't. The group that doesn't collect rainwater digests the prey only with enzymes. They produce very little of them and normally you wouldn't notice them. Additionally, these enzymes only digest the soft intestins and leave the keratin skeletton alone. That's why it seems like nothing is happening. The other group has these enzymes too, but in the collected rainwater there live micro organisms that help with digestion. I hope this clears things up. Jasper
  2. Hello Most bog gardens have some drainage holes drilled + - 5 cm under the soil level to prevent overflow. The soil I use in my bog garden is 50/50 peat perlite and I have had the same trouble with birds. However, I suspected that the birds are mostly pulling out plants to build their nests since they only do it only in spring. Therefore, I just cover the bog with some netting from march to the end of june. If you want a cheeper alternative to perlite you could use sand, but make sure the grain is not to big and make sure that it doesn't contain to much lime and that you wash it several times before using to remove the dust and soluble minerals. Jasper
  3. I have never heard of this one before, where does it come from? It's looking fabulous!
  4. It seems like your plant might not be getting enough light. The new pitcher looks a bit elongated and pale and the "leaf" part from the pitcher is fairly big. Make sure your plant is in a sunny spot. Jasper
  5. It doesn't sound like you are doing anything wrong. What kind of soil is the carnivorous plant mix? Make sure it doesn't have any added nutrients or isn't contaminated with salts. You could also check for pests.
  6. Don't give up on it. The grow point looks still healty, so it will probably recover fine.
  7. Hello Some time ago I Found this nice population of Drosera intermedia. The site was quite small but there where many plants. The plants where growing in peaty sand near a pond. In the winter the whole location is probably very wet or partly submerged. I also noticed that the plants where much smaller then the plants I grow myself. They were only 3.5 cm high. Some close-ups: Overview: