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  • Birthday 01/23/1991

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    Igrejinha -- Rio Grande do Sul -- Brazil
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    CPs, ornamental fish, native bees and J. J. R. Tolkien books.

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  1. Hi guys. I’m writing an article about the phenology and mortality rates of D. capillaris and D. brevifolia. I’d like data about the lifecycle of this species if possible. I found some information on the Savage Garden and on ICPS to use in my discussions. If you know where can I found more information please tell me. So far my data are pretty interesting, showing some interesting differences between this sympatric species. Cristiano Edinger Marques da Silva
  2. The secret about growing it (one of the many to be honest) is a stabilized environment. You need to prepare your container many weeks before you get your plants. Try to use clay soil at the bottom, some monocot plants, water from a pond or river, dead leaves of monocots with peat and a CO2 injector (can be a homemade one). Take a look on my set up:
  3. Hi guys. At the moment I have some seeds of an Australian Aldrovanda, winter is coming and I don't know what to do. Does it need some kind of stratification? PS: I also have Japanese turions. I should keep them in the fridge, right?
  4. More pics and info about my plants here: http://www.cpukforum...showtopic=51752
  5. Hi guys. I'm posting some more pics because now I have more plants. I swapped some Australian alvodandas for some Japanese ones. Here the green Japanese side by side with the Australian. There is also some U. gibba Two Japanese Bonus pic. My P. primuliflora
  6. The clay I'm using is just my backyard soil, that is a heavy soil (clay like). I don't use peat because it's hard to find, and I'm adding this kind of soil because I read that it is rich in boron, and Aldrovanda use to have boron deficience.
  7. In a contest held to reward photos taken through microscopes a photo of a Utricularia was awarded as the best photo. For more pics:
  8. The plants are on a shelf near to a wall. I think they take 3-4 hours of direct sun light, and as said the Brazilian sun works very well and they become vivid red. I feared the overheating, since when the sun is above de tank it becomes very hot. I’m not sure the Japanese ones will survive. When they arrive I’ll try to grow then in another place. And no Martin, I never tried carrageen. But thank you for your picture, There isn't to may pics of thys plant, and I looked for that picture for weeks, years ago, imaginig if some day i would have the plasure to grow than, sice this plant is still very rare here.
  9. The tank was ready two months before I put the aldrovandas in, it is a common turtle tank. First I putted the clay on the bottom, than I planted Papyrus, Juncus, Typha and others; I added tap water; added Carex tea with some boiled Carex leaves; after 3 weeks I added pond water and snails. When I received the aldovandas I also build a CO2 injector with yeast, water, sugar, a plastic bottle.
  10. Hi guys, this is my out-door tank . Notice that it has clay on the bottom (it is important to give Boro to the plant), a thermometer / heater, CO2 injector, monocots (to inject O2 and CO2 in the water, and consume excess of nutrients and prevent algae growth), and water from a pond full of aquatic organisms (food). The water is dark because of the leaves of Drosera, Juncus, Carex sp. and others in the bottom. Tannin appears to have a role in plant development, and is found in its natural habitat. They came still green. Juncus, U. gibba and food... I mean, Biomphalaria sp. They soon became red, and look, they have flowers. Temperatures here are around 32 oC.
  11. Sorry guys, I can't dele this. I tried...
  12. Hi, I’m from Brazil, and I will visit London, Paris and Munich in 2013, during the summer. I never was on the Old World before. Do you have any tip of places to visit? Places with a natural beauty, historical places, and places where I can find and buy CPs. Thanks
  13. How did you avoid self pollination? I would like to try to make new hybrids. Any tip?
  14. Thanks guys, but there was a little confusion with Phenology and Phylogenie.