droseraman

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  1. lookin awesome. also digging the new camera
  2. Ah, that makes sense... I did see that site, but wanted to check with others first. Thanks for clearing it up for me.
  3. Hey, I'm looking to purchase the “The Lost World Project” film by stewart mcpherson, but I can't seem to find it anywhere except for a few short clips of it online even though it was premiered in sept. 2011. If anyone has more info, please let me know. Thanks, Aaron
  4. I'd have to agree. And yes :)
  5. Hey Jim, That plant is likely from the seeds i was spreading around that i received from triffid nurseries as "D. dielsiana ssp. "Transvaal"." Apparently some growers have re-labeled as D. snyderi and others think might be a mis-labeled hybrid of Nidiformis or something... but anyway, i might recommend calling it D. snyderi or "D. nidiformis hybrid" for now, since it was suggested for me to do so a while back. for some reason, the images can't be posted, but here are the links: http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/dielsiana/ssp_Trasnvaal/Drosera_dieslsiana_transvaal_post.JPG http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/dielsiana/Dielsiana_ssp_'Transvaal'_med.JPG
  6. love them! Especially the D. spatulata, which is quite amusing.
  7. Well, if you're new to Drosera, you may want to practice a bit more with the easier species, such as D. capensis, D. spatulata, etc. to get a feel for how to make them happy. But if you think you've got the hang of them, then by all means give tuberous dews a shot. As long as temps are at or below 70 degrees F, then that should be sufficiently cool. Most of the time, we keep our house temps at 60-65 F at night and 65-70 in the day. The basement stays about 5-10 degrees cooler than upstairs, so no cooling unit should be necessary unless you really crank up the heat.
  8. Lutz Pludra kindly offered to write a page about tuberous sundews. It can be seen here: http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/Tuberous_sundews-general_survey_for_growing_tuberous_Drosera.html We are working on finalizing the page now, so any input and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. If you have pictures you'd like to add to the page, please let me know. A few sample pictures: Drosera menzisii var. basiflora in bloom Tubers of Drosera stolinifera
  9. Hey everyone, Here are some recent pics of my Cephalotus, which really seem to love the cooler conditions in my basement in the spring. At this time each year, there is usually a pitcher that produces nice amounts of nectar on the peristome. I've neglected the plant over the past 3 years, feeding it only three times a year since I've been away from home quite a bit...so unfortunately they haven't grown very much, but I'm very happy with how they look. I took a ton of pics so it took quite a while to whittle them down to the good ones- ...so here they are (no photo editing was done and this nectar was produced entirely by the plant): large: http://www.growsundews.com/carnivorous_plants/Cephalotus/nectar_rim_Cephalotus_follicularis_front.JPG larger: http://www.growsundews.com/carnivorous_plants/Cephalotus/nectar_rim_Cephalotus_follicularis_front_large.JPG full size: http://www.growsundews.com/carnivorous_plants/Cephalotus/nectar_rim_Cephalotus_follicularis_front_FULL.JPG large: http://www.growsundews.com/carnivorous_plants/Cephalotus/wow_cephalotus_follicularis_wider_angle.JPG larger: http://www.growsundews.com/carnivorous_plants/Cephalotus/wow_cephalotus_follicularis_wider_angle_large.JPG full size: http://www.growsundews.com/carnivorous_plants/Cephalotus/wow_cephalotus_follicularis_wider_angle_FULL.JPG Hope you like them
  10. Well, as james said, it's not picky with media- i grow mine in nearly all peat with just a little bit of sand and it has even done well growing near the water level for several months in warm temperatures. but i've been growing mine indoors under lights for 4 years so perhaps there might be a pest in the soil or a fungus, as will suggested? I really don't know, otherwise- what's the light intensity, pot height, and temperature, just for the heck of it? --for anyone having that problem
  11. WOW those Villosa blew my mind. Also, incredible nature shots and scenery as well. I seriously need to picky my jaw up off of the floor...
  12. I enjoyed the field pics! I've had really good success with this species, growing them in temps from 70-80 degrees F. They flower like crazy when fed often, and have produced pretty nice seed sets, so I've been trying to spread this around when I can. They will be 1 year old in March, and these pics were taken in December: seedling 5-9-2010 my fave pic: 12-30-2010 larger: http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/spatula..._2010_large.JPG original filesize: http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/spatula...0_2010_FULL.JPG and a single medium plant larger: http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/spatula...r_bakoensis.JPG
  13. For what it's worth, I've been growing mine on the tray method under fluorescent lights for several years now, and after reading up about them, I made this page last month: http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/Drosera_prolifera.html Comments and suggestions would be welcomed. And just for fun, here's a pic of D. prolifera and D. adelae growing in a clump during the cooler months, when they color up the most: http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/adelae/...in_Ceph_pot.JPG
  14. Thank you ;) I use a Sony Cyber-shot DSCH50, that I saved up for a while to get. It's a bit annoying since it has no manual focus, but I've been getting better at learning to cheat the system to focus where I want. It does involve a lot of deleted pictures in the process, though. I think I've taken around 3,500 pictures so far and have about 300 solid ones...so there's plenty of organizing, deleting, cropping, re-sizing, naming, and uploading involved, which is pretty time consuming (and that is why I have only been able to upload such a small amount of pics). That's also the reason I've sort of resorted to making videos of the sundews for the time being, at least.
  15. I agree, those are gorgeous plants. If you notice the other species, I believe those Heliamphora are highland species, so he'd be providing them cooler temperatures. But I don't think he was growing these in terraria. He had a greenhouse a while back, and now he has a new highland greenhouse. Either way, will9 had great advice with keeping above 5 degrees C (since i didn't know the low range before) so it would do very well grown as a highlander. I've actually seen good results from growers who use terraria for this species in cooler temps (when younger, at least) but once the temps climbed, the plant rotted so if there are higher temps definitely don't attempt to grow this species in terraria! Hopefully you'll be able to get this species to turn around for you!
  16. Guessing you're already familiar with this link, but regardless here's some helpful info on the icps forum: http://icps.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=...&thread=511
  17. I agree with will9 about D. slackii having problems related to temperature stress in my temperatures that ranged from daytime temps 27-33 degrees Celcius in the summer. Below is a photo sequence of my plant from the cooler spring months to summer, and then to the cooler fall months. My plant is also in a 1:1 peat: sand mix. I've heard a few success stories with growers using 100% living sphagnum, or similar mixes to encourage the cooling of the root system, which can better help them survive warm temperatures. I observed very similar heat-stressed behavior in D. sp. "Hermanus" (a form of D. aliciae) which also nearly died on me this summer, but is now very healthy in the cooler months. First planted 5/29/10 settling in with nice new growth 6/25/10 showing signs of heat stress 7/20/10 stressed (but temperatures dropping again, so it's making healthy leaves) 9/5/10 happy again (keep in mind that I didn't touch this plant or feed it since July) 11/25/10 and another angle: want to download the last pic in a 2 megabyte file? I know it's random, but here's the link if you want to do so: http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/slackii..._25_10_VHiR.JPG hope you have a big screen :) So I will have to leave it for another year to get a 100% test, but as I mentioned, another plant that had been settled for a year also had the same thing occur, while all the other sundews were fine as normal (as you described, Deadly Weapon)...
  18. droseraman

    ID please

    very nice growing! They look very happy and those are some great pictures.
  19. Yeah, that can be a bit annoying when heavy rains come through. They sometimes made quite a mess of the media except for the pots I had in dead/living LFS, which doesn't have the tendency to splash like mud up into the leaves, like peat does. The only problem with the LFS was that the stupid ground squirrels loved to bury their seeds inside the pot. Then the seeds would germinate and the plants would get pushed up out of the media...so I had to put up chicken wire fencing around the tub. It's quite a bit less hassle when growing indoors under lights, but they really do thrive outdoors when they can constantly catch insects on their own.
  20. I'm slowly sorting through all my sundew pics and have narrowed it down to the ones I like. I'm still in the process of sorting and uploading them, so I will be posting a few more times throughout the rest of the break. Here are a few of my favorites: Drosera brevifolia from Hampstead, NC http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/brevifo...ead_NC_best.JPG ripe seed pods with glandular flower stalks http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/brevifo...folia_large.JPG http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/brevifo..._Brevifolia.JPG Drosera capillaris typical form http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/capilla..._capillaris.JPG it flowered like crazy when I had time to feed it last spring: http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/capilla..._capillaris.JPG "Long-Arm" form that I received as D. sp. "Belem, Brazil" (likely from south-east US) http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/capilla..._capillaris.JPG ...and a leaf close-up http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/capilla..._capillaris.JPG "Long-Arm" forms from Seminole County, FL (left) and Pasco Co. FL (right) http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/capilla..._capillaris.JPG Drosera regia http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/regia/r...regia_large.JPG earlier this year: ...and now eating a few gnats http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/regia/l...lightslarge.JPG http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/regia/D...upper_large.JPG
  21. It was most likely that the leaf tissue, itself froze, but perhaps there was also a lack of utilizable water since the leaves recovered their rigidity when you brought it inside, which is interesting. With most other plants, if subjected to a frost or freezing temps in the air, the leaves will freeze and then wilt. But since your seedlings are closer to the media level, they may have been slightly more protected than from larger leaves that are more exposed to the freezing air. So maybe that is why the tips were the only part that died, but I really can't say for sure. That temperature by your kitchen window will be great for it, as that's the same temperature I have under lights in my basement during this time of year, and it does really well for me as long as temps don't exceed 30-32 C.
  22. Another good one is D. admirabilis: