Daniel O.

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  1. Really very nice pictures, Anthony. Best regards, Daniel
  2. Hi Arnaud, of course i like them, also the pictures in your link. Really great photography, keep on posting here some pictures. Best regards, Daniel
  3. Hi Vince, as already mentioned, indeed very nice looking plants with a very good colouration. Thanks for updating your topic. Best regards, Dani
  4. Hi Damien, really great looking plants, especially the U. fulva and D. roraimae. Best regards, Dani
  5. Really nice colouration of the plant, congratulations.
  6. Hi Vincent, wow, really great pictures. For sure you have had a lot of fun during your trip. It´s really fantastic to see such pictures, not only the Nepenthes pictures. I´m glad you have seen also some Drosera. Many thanks for shring these pictures. Best regards, Daniel
  7. Hi Arnaud, the third picture is favorite. Best regards, Daniel
  8. Hi Lutz, really nice looking plants. And really good news that probably you will have some seed of these plants. Once i had also a Drosera tubaestylis which produced seed by itself without pollinating it with pollen from another plant, a really big surprice. Best regards, Dani
  9. Hi Christer, yes, as already mentioned you will have some seed. The seed capsules are really unique. Best regards, Dani
  10. Hello Lutz, as i already mentioned, really great looking plants you have there. Best regards, Dani
  11. Again many thanks for so many expressions of sympathy. The last few weeks i was rather confused, often did not know what I should do in my free time and had actually very little contact with other people, I was somehow all too much. During this time I mainly have had contact with my brother and of course my parents. Besides my hobby carnivores I droved often for several hours a day with my mountain bike, which is now at these temperatures unfortunately not too often possible. Honestly, since that day i have not used it at all. Of course i miss my cat Mira so much, i cannot change anything and for sure i will never forget her. But somehow i miss also my plants. That's the reason why I decided to build up my collection again, to think about other things, things which I once had pretty great fun, maybe that will help somehow. Unfortunately it will take a long time untill my collection will be as great as it has been. Here's a photo of my decks: And here you can see how it looked like, old pictures from 2007. For my sadness i do not have newer pictures. http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=24307&hl=%2Bpart+%2Bsetup The stainless steel decks and the frame are still useful. Of my 4 terrariums of course there is nothing left, they are shattered and the glass is also mostly melted due to the incredible heat. Of the terrariums actually just one has been extremely important to me, the one with my Heliamphora and Utricularia, partly just already quite old plants. For the beginning the garage would probably have to serve as a location and later the downstairs apartment, which of course completely was devastated by the water of the firefighters. Meanwhile the upper floor has been completely removed and these days the workers will start to dry the lower apartment, which probably will take several weeks. Best regards, Dani
  12. Thank you so much for so many expressions of sympathy, that does really well, maybe it really helps a little bit. My brother sent me some photos of my cat Mira now. She loved to be outside, a real hunter, brought every day several mice home. I had foolishly let her in only a very short time before the fire started. After I was out of the hospital again, I searched for her. A window was just always completely open so she could get out at any time. But the fire unfortunately blocked the way to the window. But the worst is, according to the police the reason for the fire was most likely arson. During the last 12 months it has on or directly next to our property three times burned, conifers were always lit. Every time we called the police, the last time the fire threatened to spill over to the house, why also firefighters appeared. Later a trashcan of the neighbors was pushed to the entrance of the apartment below, which we have always rented, and burned there. 20 meters behind our house a grouping of up to 10 people used to meet. Other neighbors also felt already threatened, the police has nothing done about it. I had also asked the police officers then simply to determine their personal data, but they did nothing. That was just kid stuff they said. Since the fire, none of these persons are meeting more at this location. In addition in not more than 800 meters distance in some high-rise buildings over 10 cellar fires have been reported during the last 10 months, the police cannot cope with the problem. Best regards, Dani
  13. Hello my friends, i have really bad news about me and my collection. On 15.10.14, there was a major fire here in Bochum, affected was my parents house. Only a few days before i returned from vacation. Here are some links about it: http://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCEQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DmFUAokGYd0Y&ei=XihlVJrRKcj4PKibgOAE&usg=AFQjCNHzdy818wY_jk8JQ9kJnCAQPYhv_g&sig2=CdKNSJ52ITXIQgRfyvP_Ag&bvm=bv.79189006,d.ZWU http://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCQQtwIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D6aZ0fS660Qo&ei=XihlVJrRKcj4PKibgOAE&usg=AFQjCNFHe7EM749AgZCzsFu9EVwhDUYSUQ&sig2=j2ugZxI2V7kcNVBXbCbuUQ&bvm=bv.79189006,d.ZWU http://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCcQtwIwAg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DWphbKfZlnWc&ei=XihlVJrRKcj4PKibgOAE&usg=AFQjCNGq9ooIii7Oy8axftAsOyZI76crIA&sig2=l9C6Nodg718oRObgbWokvg&bvm=bv.79189006,d.ZWU http://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CC0QtwIwBA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DhIXTLuK97tA&ei=XihlVJrRKcj4PKibgOAE&usg=AFQjCNHt-LCwmbMjWcm3w4VPHI92w2yvnQ&sig2=4YwyrKrcQZ9IXyevN_QXdw&bvm=bv.79189006,d.ZWU I also lived there in a seperated area with about 80m2 for myself, with private entrance and garden area. My plants were located mainly in my section, nearly only indoor culture as most of you already know. In the last time i have not been a very active member but for sure a lot of you know something about me and my plants and the rarity of some of them. On this day, unfortunately I have lost everything I ever have obsessed, all memories of the past, all possessions, all documents, pictures, data on the computers, all my documents and of course all my plants. The only thing that has stayed with me on material things is my mountain bike, which was in the basement and my car which has been damaged by the fire, it has been taken away by the fire department to prevent even worse. Even my hardy plants, mainly Pinguicula and some Drosera have probably not managed it because of the tremendous heat. The fire department only protected the surrounding houses in principle and started to stop the fire when it was too late for our house. Fortunately i could get my parents out of the house, my much beloved cat Mira unfortunately not. Unfortunately it wasn´t possible for me to save her as well, the fire had just lit too quickly. I had to decide between my parents and my cat. At the moment I am totally exhausted and can barely sleep because of nightmares every night and must take medication to get halfway through the day. I had recently received a lot of inquiries regarding plants. This is also the reason why I wanted to explain everything here and wanted to apologize for not answering. Unfortunately right now I have to think about other things. Best regards, Dani
  14. Hi Carlos, as i already mentioned, great field trip report. The last picture with Paulo is also very interesting, well captured. Even the trichomes on D. quartzicola are visible. For sure you have had a lot of fun during this trip. Best regards, Dani
  15. Hi Carlos, really good looking flowers and plants. The US Pinguicula are my favorite species. In the moment one of my P. lutea is also in flower, really strange for the season. Perhaps i will also show some pictures these days. Best regards, Dani
  16. Hi Aymeric, wow, congratulations. I also have never tried to cultivate this species because I thought it would be too difficult to imitate it's habitat conditions. So perhaps i should try it in the near future. Best regards, Dani
  17. Hi Vincent, leaf cuttings of the Petiolaris complex Drosera are a little bit more difficult than all the others. You have to remove the hole leaf with it´s base. This works relatively good. I keep my leaf cuttings in water. Best regards, Daniel
  18. Really healthy looking plant. I would do it as Stephen already mentioned, the other possibility is to cut only the upper part of the pot (1-2cm) and to put the old pot in a bigger one and than filling up with new substrate. Best regards, Daniel
  19. Hi Fernando, wow, congratulations to you and the other authors and all the persons which have helped to finish this chapter, really nice work. Because i have not been active here on the forum for the last few weeks i have not noticed this new article but Andreas helped me a little bit.:) So finally D. spec. ´Shibata´ got a nice name, i really like it. Best regards, Dani P.S.: And congratulations for reaching the semi finals.
  20. Hi Rodrigo, what a nice finding, nice to see that this species also occurs in Brazil. Many thanks for sharing these pictures. Best regards, Dani
  21. Really cute, what a big family.
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    Ophrys apifera

    Again some very nice flowers.