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  1. I thought about that because I have changed light bulbs recently! I wonder if it would also be the reason why leaves on my glabrata were turning brown on the edges. Thanks for sharing that info! It would be a real relief if it was not actually anything more than 'too much' light.
  2. Hi All, I have been having issues with pests in my terrarium. I thought I had it finally under control when I noticed leaves on certain plants develop brown spots and edges wilting. I have been treating with Provado again since I noticed. Oddly, only certain plants are affected. Can anyone shed some light on what this is, and possibly how to sort it out? Thanks!!
  3. Hi Karsty, Thanks for that :) I am still undecided but I think I might just stick with what I know for my large tank but I have two small ones that I want to set up. I will sacrifice a few poor souls for lighting experiments for those and see how the grow.
  4. Hi All :) It has been a long while since my last post on here so hello everyone :) I had to give away my collection when I moved to the UK but have slowly started to accumulate plants again. It took me a while to get used to the different growing conditions here but fingers crossed, I seem to have cracked it. I have always used T5's for lighting and had good success with these in the past but I am wondering what everyone is using these days since I have been out of the loop for so long. LED's were still really expensive then but they seem to have come down in price considerably. I am just not too keen on the red light. I currently have a supplemental strip by the window over my D. regia and was recently asked by a concerned block associate just what am I growing there? I really do like T5's but they generate a lot of heat. I have a small 6 tube fitting over my 3ft tank and it gets quite hot, even with cooling. I have read that CFL run cooler but not sure how effective those are? I am expanding my growing area and would be interested to know what everyone uses for their setups. Looking forward to get stuck in again!
  5. We have one of those boys. Don't we?

  6. Herewith admitting to my secret GOT addiction but he's too good not to share.

  7. A dose of cute to get the day started.

  8. If I last 3 minutes I am damn well chuffed with myself!!

  9. Keep it ventilated, with fans, and the smell should ware off after a while. I used Aquarium silicone in my terrarium, with no ill affects on plants of any kind. I don't remember the exact type, just that it was meant for aquariums. I used both black, clear and white, depending on which application I needed. I have a fan running and the doors open during the day to allow for ventilation. Glad to hear that your plants did not seem to mind the fumes. The ones that are currently in there seem to do well also. So, in a few days, I will put the others in the tank as well. Nice looking setup BTW. I like the little spotlight on the 'main character'. It must be something special. Thanks Tatter. I keep it well ventilated. I guess I just have to be a little more patient.
  10. Yes it's that vinegary smell. It's particularly nasty when it's being applied. Brought tears to my eyes lol. I did rinse the background briefly when I thought it had cured. I think I might just give it another rinse and see if that gets rid of the fumes. I am just hoping that I was not sent old stuff which will not cure properly.
  11. Hi Tatter, I have used HA6 marine standard silicone because it does not contain any oils or toxins.
  12. I recently finished my new highland terrarium. It was quite a labour intensive project but I am about to put the last finishing touches on it. Finally get to grow again! What I am worried about is the fumes that I get from the silicone I have used to create the background and props. The project has been curing for the past week but still smells quite strongly of silicone if I keep the doors closed for a while. I have put a few of my neps inside but I am not sure if the fumes are toxic for the plants so I am reluctant to put the remainder in it, too. I have googled this without much success. Does anyone have experience with this and knows whether it is safe to put plants in it while the silicone is still curing?
  13. 22-04-16 So excited to have been on with Zena at last (yay) and the fantabulous evening crew!! I wish my hubby had watched the show though instead of going out to town with the boys because I missed out on some serious bargains!

  14. How true is this??

  15. A touch of awesomeness to spice up my work day. Happy Wednesday everyone :D

  16. ... or leave the baby at the gas station. Just kidding, but I most definitely have the odd ditzy moment here and there!

  17. You try the best you can to educate people. There is not much you can do about those that don't want to be educated.
  18. Good morning lovely people!! I have a question for the newbies to micro macrame. I am selecting patterns to teach in an Edinburgh workshop in June/July. I have several pieces in mind but would ultimately like to hear from you which patterns or designs you would want to learn if you were to attend a workshop. Below are some pics of the jewellery I chose. I would love to hear what you think. Thanks!! xxx

  19. I am not being argumentative but does this mean I was in the wrong to collect these seeds? When I was a newbie and full of enthusiasm to contribute back in the day, I asked if it is permissible to collect wild seed, and opinions differred from todays views. I have always tried to do everything in line with laws and regulations and my interest was not to ever profit from any collected seed but to bring it into cultivation. Maybe this is/was a wrong stance to take. Our little country had a group of people 'researching' and contributing in their respective fields of 'expertise' some vastly more qualified than others. Kate Braun who ran and maintained our one and only plant data base: http://www.sntc.org.sz/flora/botanical.asp was a volunteer herself and I believe she extended invitations to botanists from SA to visit certain locations but never was successful (for CPs that is)
  20. I used to collect seed from plants I found on my excursions in Swaziland, not to sell but to share out. I think, as long as only a reasonable amount is collected, it helps introduce new locations.
  21. It's that time of the year again! Lights out at Albert Park tomorrow morning. What better theme song than Fleetwood mac's 'the Chain'! So glad no one decided to change it along with the qualifying format which truly sucks.

  22. ~~ 19 Everyday Things We Never Knew Had A Name ~~Golly gosh I better just make sure that Kenny makes a proper nurdle this evening!

  23. Nature at its best! This is a series of photographs of the whole kill from start to finish.

  24. So I have finally had a flower stalk from my H. heterodoxa and got ready to collect the pollen when the second flower started to open. I did a bit of research on the net and ended up trying the 'brute force' method since I did not have a tuning fork at my disposal! I got out my equipment and managed to collect a fair amount of pollen from the first flower. I am quite pleased that I managed to get some and will attempt to pollinate the second flower once it opens. It however occurred to me, that should anyone walk in on me, I might get a few strange looks
  25. Beautiful clear sky this morning! Tripod all set up, filters on camera and generally everything ready for the event. I go for a shower to come back to an overcast sky... Why am I not surprised??