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  1. It's probably Nepenthes x "Rob" (robcantleyi x ventricosa).
  2. Yes, of course. I have been using one of those (300L) for around 10 years and it still looks new, they are very durable.
  3. Nice effect! is that an Epiweb panel? How wet does it actually stay? Do you think it would be usable in a non-terrarium environment (less humid and with a lot more air movement)?
  4. I'll have pollen of my N.bokorensis x (veitchii x lowii) clone A available shortly. https://www.dropbox.com/s/8chx57cre1hmnm2/bokorensisx(veitchii x lowii) cl1.JPG?raw=1
  5. This is a hybrid I created back in 2011, of the two different plants I have this one is the most attractive with a stunning striped peristome and a very nice red coloration in both lower and intermediate pitchers. Nepenthes bokorensis x (veitchii x lowii): This is an upper pitcher:
  6. If you can access a WiFi network from your greenhouse you can easily build a system like those with an inexpensive ESP8266 (for example a NodeMCU module) and a temperature/relative humidity sensor like AM2303. Then you can upload the data on ThingSpeak (with a free account) and access them from everywhere, there should be also smartphone applications which can be connected to your ThingSpeak channel to have the data on your home screen in real time.
  7. I just wanted to show a couple of pictures of this new pitcher of my Nepenthes villosa.
  8. To be honest, I don't understand what's the point of what you are saying (and what's the logic behind what you wrote), what are you talking about? cultivars? plants with location? or something else? They are different things. If you want to obtain plants from a specific location you have, of course, to cross plants from the same location; if you cross plants from different location you will have plants that are completely different things and have no location. If you want plants that mantain the cultivar name you have to cross plants from the same cultivar, but of course that isn't true for "false" cultivar as, let's say, Sarracenia 'Adrian Slack', because that is not what a cultivar should be; S.'Adrian Slack' it's simply a selected and named individual plant. If you make the cross 'A.Slack' x self ('A.Slack' x 'A.Slack') the plants obtained can be only named 'A.Slack' x 'A.Slack' (or 'A.Slack' x self) because the plants obtained will not match the the description of the cultivar. But if you want, for example, a S.'Schnell's Ghost' (please read the original description), that is a ture cultivar, you can cross two plants of this cultivar and the results are going to have all a yellow flower and will match the original description, so they are still 'Schnell's ghost'. Please note that I'm not saying that if you obtain a plant (from selfed cultivar seeds) that match the cultivar description that will be the same cultivar and the other plants not. I'm saying that if all the plants obtained from the seeds of that selfed cultivar plant (from the first, second, third...ecc generation) match the cultivar description, then that cultivar is a true cultivar (it's a new -artificial selected- variety) and can be described as cultivar (of course you have to verify this by yourself before you register the cultivar). If, from those seeds, there are plants that does not match, that means that you have not selected a pure line (a new variety), and what you have is simply an (interesting/beautiful/strange) individual selected plant; according to the rules you can register it as a "cultivar" saying that "the plant should be reproduced only asexually to mantain name and characteristic" but that is a nonsense, that is not what a cultivar is meant to be (and should not be allowed to be registered as cultivar). Seeing that huge mess in the registered carnivorous plants cultivars, maybe, what we probably need, should be to split true cultivars form all the "individual selected plants" (allowing only true cultivated variety to be registered as cultivars) and move those other "not-cultivars" to a new "registered individual selected plant index". But is it worth it?...
  9. That is not true (or, better, that should not be true). The problem is that we (carnivorous plants growers) have a completely distorted view of what should be registered as "cultivar". Cultivar is meant to be "cultivated variety" (variety created by artificial selection), not "individual selected plant". A "cultivar" should be a whole selection of plants that are selected for a particular homozygous character, and, as a consequence, every (note that "every", here, means truly a probability of 100%, they are homozygous) plant obtained from seed is going to show the same characteristic, and, of course, belong to the same cultivar. It should work in the same ways as for natural varieties. A plant shouldn't have the same genome to belong to the same cultivar, simply must show the same character of the parent plants, described in the cultivar description. Of course this can't be applicated to the majority of the existing carnivorous plants cultivar, simply because they are not what a cultivar should be, they are just "selected and named individual plants", and so they must be propagated asexually to mantain the character and hence the name. Creating new cultivars is not as easy as registering a "particular plant" as we are used to do now, you should firstly select pure homozygous lines, that means years of work (and a lot of space...).
  10. A lot of plants don't grow under a HPS, specially Drosera species. Use a (400w) MH lamp, they are very good for every plant.
  11. Drosera graomogolensis Drosera fulva Drosera fulva x paradoxa (white to pink flowers, Mount Fife, Kimberley, WA) Drosera felix
  12. Sorry for this empty post.
  13. It's very easy to grow for me, I grow it since 2007 and I never had problems. It flower every year in spring. I grow it in full sun during the summer with always some water in the tray, and under a 400w metal halide during the winter with the pot wet, but without water in the tray. In my greenhouse in summer is very hot during the day, but the plant tolerate very well temperatures up to 40-45°C, the umidity is very high during the night but not during the day; in winter I grow it in highland condition (15°C-25°C) with very low umidity. You can use simply a mix of peat/perlite 50/50%.
  14. I know that some people are looking for the useful advice on tissue culture of the old website "world-of-carnivores"; you can use this: http://wayback.archive.org/web/. Now you can read nearly all the pages. http://web.archive.org/web/20080513140556/http://www.world-of-carnivores.com/tissue_culture.html I hope this can help someone.
  15. A piece of my greenhouse Sarracenia flava var.maxima FL40RvL North Carolina, W Nepenthes clipeata clone III Nepenthes ampullaria, green form, Brunei Nepenthes ampullaria, speckled form, Brunei Sarracenia oreophila, heavy veined Nepenthes distillatoria Nepenthes bokorensis Drosera fulva x paradoxa, seedgrown Sarracenia flava var.atropurpurea lidless #1, seedgrown Drosera regia Sarracenia leucophylla L57MK x L18MK Brocchinia reducta Nepenthes pervillei, Mahè, seedgrown; Nepenthes dubia