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  1. @mobile I would like to know how this experiment ended up. In particular, what do you think about sea salt and Cephalotus? Did you see any difference?
  2. Hi growers, I am selling Dionaea Dents de Requin, and, as I was asked for differences between that plant and Shark teeth, I went to CPPhotofinder to look carefully for differences between the two plants. Here, I discovered that "Dents de requin" is the french name for "Shark teeth". I really don't understand why a plant should have TWO different names, if it is Shark Teeth, please keep that name, instead of frenchify or anglicize it. I grow Dionaea "Diable rouge", and I call it "Diable rouge" and NOT "Diavolo rosso"...... (just an example, I'm not referring to Lucien with this post) So many times I see wrong names in the Sales and Wants area (I remember "red holland" and "sawtooth rouge"), and I think this bad behaviour should be stopped otherwise errors will be perpetrated forever by costumers that will sell your plants in future. It is any growers' pride to have a well organized and precise growlist, do your researches on ICPS website and CPPhotofinder (names here are almost 100% correct) before filling in your new acquisitions in your growlist. I hope you understand this and you will try to warn and correct any wrong name you see.
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    Dionaea Red Pluto

    My plant doesn't show the fused trap neither.. But that's normal for it, it usually show the characteristic in late season only.. Can you post a photo of your plant/traps?
  4. Godo to know there is a new white clone :) I have some selfpollinated seedling from Variegated #2 and few of them are white. I hope they are stable
  5. Is this my Variegated #2?
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    SD Kronos

    These are HUGE!!
  7. Beautiful plants Lucien!!! Crokogan is from Julien?? Or it is your clone?
  8. Hi all, it is about 1 month I'm trying to contact littleshopofhorrors owner by mail, but I never get an answer. I'm using the mail visible on top of their page... Anyone has a different contact information? thanks in advance
  9. Good to see so many plants! I like them :)
  10. The only problem travelling with plants in EU, is bypassing Switzerland :) You don't need papers if you travel by plane, but you have to pay attention to Switzerland if you travel by car!!
  11. I often think to that too... In my opinion, ALL cultivar MUST be reproduced vegetatively only, despite it is stated or not in the description. It should be a standard rule for every new registered cultivar, except if you are registering a "group name". Look for example at what happened with S.l. Schnell's Ghost, where all green&white leucos with yellow flower, can be labeled in the same way... How many different' 'Schnell's Ghost' are in cultivation right now?
  12. Yes, but I never meant that Phalanx or that B52 looks always the same as SD Titan, each month, each year. I was just saying that I wouldn't be able to recognize SD Titan in early spring, if grown together with B52 and Phalanx...that's all... Probably my poor english didn't help me a lot in the explaination so I will end up here. Thanks for sharing your monster Steve!!! Wish I could grow it one day and see the differences by myself.
  13. And you want me to take your photo as a term of comparison?!?! With a plant grown indoor for a month, then outside, then repotted, with only 5 leaves!?!? Just LOL.......from my low experience, where I see this picture that looks exactly the same as SD Titan (both with strong teeth, curly leaves, compact prostrate growing and probably same trap size)
  14. That's is exactly what you are can't say that I'm not experienced if I tell you that lat winter MY Phalanx was exactly like SD Titan (except for trap size), but it's ok, I'm surely not experienced enough, so don't worry ;) I have Dioanea "La grosse a Guigui" 2012 Largest trap competition winner, that in my conditions only grows at 4-4,3cm, while the best trap in 2012 was 5,2cm....what does this means in your opinion? If you state that SD Titan always produce 4cm long (and longer) traps, while in my conditions would produce 3-3,5cm traps, maybe it is not as titanic as you could think. I have seen Tritons with 4cm traps (yeah, 4cm traps) and I bet very few people can do the same...why? Growing conditions, that's it. I was not referring to your picture but at those in the first post on this thread. How long is it out of dormancy your SD Titan?
  15. Do not overdo it, phalanx and titan grow in the same way, and the ryzome is the same too (when I repotted mine last year it was like the picture in the first post), but as I said traps are bigger. There are many other giant clones that could be compared with it, and even on Google we can find similar plant (link1 link2 low giant) How many other giant clones do you have? Since the readers of this post are both US and EU grower, you should consider that in EU we have different giant clones and maybe what is special for you, shouldn't for us. PLUS, we have to consider the growing condition... The plant doesn't appear very well coloured and that could be due to lack of colouration or lightning. If I keep a typical Dionaea under my tables, I think it could easily produce 4cm traps. In the photos we can only see the very firsts trap produced, and usually they are always bigger; how does the plant looks like in summer? I admit that SD Titan is a special plant, but not enough for being named in my opinion
  16. Well, I agree with Phil Green, SD Titan doesn't look so special to me... Dionaea Phalanx grows in the same way, prostrate and with big traps (maybe not as big as Titan's trap). I would suggest to select clones depending on their appearence and not only on your taste, otherwise we will end up having hundreds of useless cultivar (like Dionaea 'JA1'). I have also seen SD Draco and SD Phoenix and they are quite normal to me, despite I admit they are beautiful, I obtained lots of similar VFT from seed, just breeding dentate and red dionaea (for Phoenix, while for Draco we already have lots of similar clones like G16 and others). When I select a new clone, I ask myself: Would I be able to recognise it between 100 other typical Dioanea? I'm not attacking you, I'm always in this same situation: I sow thousands of seeds, find hundreds of beautiful clones but can give name only to less then 5% of them.
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    cultivar help!

    Hi, any Dionaea cultivar or clone can ONLY be reproduced vegetatively to keep the name, so ANY other plant both grown from seed or found in a garden center, is just a Dionaea typical.
  18. When a report an item, like in this case, I always write that those plants are actually in only 2-3 collection and he absolutely doesn't have them..
  19. They are all fake!! The photo of the Goldie he is selling, comes from a friend of mine, (who got the plant from me)
  20. It would be interesting to see how both plants develop along the year, even if they don't look so good we can still see if they recover from stress in the same way. This year I added 3mt to my greenhouse, and the new part is much more sunny of the older one....well, I placed Goldie right in front of the glass and it is still showing veins like last years..... -.- Little advice: this auction for Goldie on ebay has a fake photo, as it comes from a friend of mine. But MORE IMPORTANT that guy got the plant from me, so as you can see, Goldie's behaviour can be very different depending from growing conditions (he lives in southern italy=stronger sun)
  21. Where do you buy it?
  22. Anyone has ever tried to fight "red spider" aka "Tetranychus urticae" with predator Phytoseiulus persimilis??? Can you share your experience?? thanks
  23. Did you pay with Paypal? Ask for a refund and send them back the plants, even if they don't want...