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  1. Hello my friends :) A few weeks ago I bought myself a 4K camcorder and a couple of macro lenses for it. This has allowed me to add some 4K videos to my carnivorous plant channel: https://www.youtube.com/carnivorouscorner I have 182 carnivorous plant videos on my channel, and the idea is to demonstrate to people just how awesome these plants are, and hopefully capture details which show just why us collectors love them so much. With the latest videos being in 4K resolution, hopefully they are among the cleanest and most crispest videos available out there. :)
  2. Hello my friends. Thank you for the kind words :) Sorry to hear about viewing difficulties with the iPad. Here's a compilation of the photos: (http://i.imgur.com/tsTd1vC.jpg)%C2'>
  3. Hi all, One of my biggest hobbies is photography and I've spent the last year taking hundreds and hundreds of photos of my 500 carnivorous plants, using my Nikon D5100 with it's standard lens and 105mm Macro lens. I've narrowed down these photo's to the 12 pics that I am most proud of, and have put them together to form a calendar for next year. I think it would be awesome for us carnivorous plant enthusiasts to have this hanging on our walls :) Here is the link for it: http://www.lulu.com/shop/robert-cornforth/carnivorous-plant-calendar-2016/calendar/product-22313038.html It also includes previews of all 12 images. Please consider checking it out. Thank you for looking :) (posting this here with permission from the admin)
  4. I was under the impression that Cobra Lily's, Sarracenia's, VFT's and Sundews all required some sort of frost protection. My understanding was that they could tolerate *some* frost, but prolonged amounts could be harmful to the plants. What is your take on it?
  5. Hmm. Little or no airflow, sure, because I've closed the doors and vents to the greenhouse in case of unexpected frost appearing. However a shortage of light shouldn't be an issue as they are not under a bench, but on the top shelf of my greenhouse.
  6. Any idea what is happening here? I've sprayed it with Provado bug killer, not sure if that will help.
  7. Thought you all might like this :) Still not entirely sure how some people are able to get them to stand up completely straight. Mine look good but slightly drunk
  8. Hi all, A couple of weeks ago, I bought half a dozen B52's from one of the larger UK online CP retailers. 5 of them are doing fine but 1 of them is not. I'm not entirely sure what is wrong though, as it gets plenty of sunlight and is situated in a couple of cm of rainwater. The container is being shared with 7 other B52's and they all seem fine. Any ideas as to what is wrong? Thanks
  9. Hi all A couple of weeks ago, I ordered half a dozen B52's from a well known online seller (don't want to mention the name in case it comes across as discrediting them). 5 of them are completely fine, but 1 of them is not. Thing is, I'm not sure what the issue is. It has plenty of sunlight and it always in a couple of cm of rainwater. It's also sharing a container with 7 other B52's which are all doing fine. Can anyone see, using these photos, what the problem could be? Thanks
  10. Nope, they are in different trays. By section's I meant as in an area of the greenhouse, as I don't keep all my sarracenia's in one spot.
  11. Hi all, Over the last few weeks, I've had a few somewhat isolated incidents with my pitcher plants. I say isolated, because I have 5 or 6 'sections' of pitcher plants and what I am writing only applies to one section. For some unknown reason, some of the traps have started to become deformed. Others have had their lids go crispy (on my largest ones as well, which worries me), and a few of them have flopped over (as you can see in the photos below). Does anyone know why? They have good sunlight, and are kept in about an inch of rainwater and are sprayed with rainwater every few days. Their colours are nice and green and there aren't any other indications of causes, from what I can see anyway. As always, any help is appreciated. Thankyou.
  12. Hmm, really? This is news to me. I've been collecting the seeds from various plants over the years, including B52, South West Giant, Red Form, Big Mouth etc. So will the seeds just grow up to be standard venus flytraps?
  13. Hi there, Does anyone know why some of these traps look like this? Infection perhaps? A few months ago, I did get a slight infection among my 'red form' traps, though submerging them in rainwater seemed to help. Could this be the sign of another infection?
  14. Hi all, I've decided I would like to create a mini bog garden next to my greenhouse, but first I would appreciate your input. 1. I'm not sure how many litres I would need to fill the space. The measurements are approximately (inches): 60 x 40 x 8 (W x L x D) 2. I am currently experimenting with compost / perlite combinations. Compost from carnivorous plant sites, specifically made for these type of plants, can be very expensive. I recently bought 15 litres of compost for £20 from one site. Yet, yesterday, I bought 100 litres of Irish Peat Moss from my local garden centre for just £8 and am planning on mixing it with some perlite to see if my plants will survive. Do you think they could survive with this mix? 3. I am planning on putting Venus Flytraps, Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia Flava's, mainly) and Sundews into this bog garden. Would that be the right decision? Because I think the flytraps and Sarracenia's would be ok, but I'm less certain about the Drosera. Thanks for any feedback :)
  15. Hi all, All of the plants that you see down to where the Carnivorous Corner logo is are the ones from this year. Hope you like them :) https://www.flickr.com/photos/lazz1/page1/
  16. @meizwang "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" Sorry this is off topic, but mate, beauty is in your photos. They are some of the nicest Sarracenia photo's I've ever seen.
  17. Had this problem before. Sold a selection of half a dozen or so flytraps on ebay. Took it to the post office and the lady asked "Do you mind if I ask what's in the parcels?" I just told her "Venus flytrap plants". She told me I couldn't send to the EU. So Royal Mail not only raise their postage prices but also limit what we can send abroad :\
  18. Recently bought myself a 10x macro lens, only £15 or so from amazon. The best shot I have taken (with this attached to my D5100) is:
  19. Nice plants Mathias, but I am also very impressed with the crispness of the focusing in those photos :)
  20. @dreamfalcon - sorry for the late reply, but wow those shots are incredible!! I either use my Nikon D5100 or the camera on my Sony Xperia SP to take photos. The Nikon has the highest resolution for the more crisper images, and of course the depth of field can be change to achieve those more professional looking shots (people compliment me on my photos, and while I appreciate their kind words, I still think that having a DSLR makes good photography a lot easier). I use the Xperia when I don't have my Nikon on me, as well as when I want to take more vivid photos. The Nikon allows for shots like this: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bkc-9YOCEAA4RAx.jpg But I tend to find that the Xperia can sometimes catch light better, such as this photo of the afternoon sunset, comparing both cameras: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bj2coNmCEAAnKXs.jpg
  21. All of these photo's look great, but wow the VFT 'Fang' looks incredible. I am fortunate enough to have one, and was able to divide it earlier this year, which is good because they are quite rare (I assume it is because they are relatively new), and expensive.
  22. Also, while we are having a dig at Royal Mail .... A few months ago, I sold half a dozen Venus Flytraps to someone in Europe. I was asked what the contents of the parcel were. Thinking nothing of it, I just said "oh it's just some carnivorous plants". She said "you can't send plants to Europe". I was quite gobsmacked, especially considering I am on the verge of setting up my own mini business and was hoping it could go on to be international. She gave me a leaflet, listing the 40,000 items you can't send abroad and the 3 things you can. Sure enough, plants are on the list of items you can't send to Europe :\