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  1. Found this on another site: Grandama: “Hello my fine grandson, I’m still trying to figure out this Text Messaging thingy, could you please tell me what IDK, GTG, TTYL means?” Grandson: “I don’t know, got to go, talk to you later.” Grandma: “OK, I’ll just ask your sister.”
  2. This is a perennial thread in a lot of forums; there have been times when I've had to make a desperado attempt to salvage a plant that has been diseased for one reason or another, and almost every time, when I've had to snap off a growing lateral growth point from a diseased cutting, the ONLY ones that actually to root were ones that were placed upon live sphagnum in a controlled terrarium, regardless if hormones were used.
  3. Funny, but this happens a lot in Nepenthes collections where they produce a lot of pitchers in a crowded situation!
  4. Well done! You guys are the best!! Thanks for the info!
  5. Can you show us what the entire plant looks like? I hope Andreas Fleischmann tunes into this thread!
  6. I have been working at Longwood Gardens this year and they want to expand their CP displays outdoors next year in their aquatic plant gardens with either bog gardens or even floating bogs that have CPs. They will be in an area that recieves full sun much of the day. Can anyone provide some photos and suggestions on how to do this and which plants to use? Thanks, - Rich
  7. Fantastic! Great work guys! Well done! Any photos of the hybrids mentioned above? - Rich
  8. A lot has been learned since Gregor Mendel published his findings on simple genetics in Sweet Peas, but there are a lot more complicated things that are involved such as modifier genes, sex related/influenced genes, and of course, the plasmid organelles such as mitochondria, chloroplasts, and centrioles, all have their own unique prokaryotic DNA and are inherited by the (female) egg. We are still learning how they influence the nuclear DNA.
  9. The giant Birdnest ferns seem to give me problems in the Nepenthes baskets. They get very big very fast, and I have to cut them out while I can. Other large polypodiums are also something I have to remove on a regular basis. - Rich
  10. The best I was able to do with them was keep them two years in my basement under 24 hr lights, and had to hand feed them a few times per week, still, they would start to go dormant after about 10 weeks, (2.5 months), and then I would put them into the refirg for a few months, and start them all over again, but they eventually just dwindled away and died. - Rich
  11. It could be anything, as Kamil Pasek sells almost all strains. - Rich
  12. That's great news, hope you get some photos of them soon! - Rich
  13. Wow! I hope they have a lot of help watering and keeping up with feeding and transplantings! Nice place!
  14. U. subulata is one of the most ubiquitous species in this part of the world too, I have found it all over the NJ Pine Barrens, all the way north to the mountainous floating sphagnum bogs of Orange County, New York, both yellow flowering form and the more commonly observed cleistogamous forms. - Rich
  15. Almost every Drosera or any CP will benefit from feeding, some more than others, some actually require feeding and will go into decline and die if they are starved, which includes D. burmanii, D. glandigularia, and many other Dros, and including Aldrovanda!