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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.
  15. Hi guys, I’m trying to write a paper of the phenology of D. brevifolia. Does anybody knows a paper about drosera’s phenology? I need other papers for my bibliography. Thanks Cristiano Edinger Marques S.
  16. Lavindil

    Hybrid Triffid

    S. purpurea x alata, S. purpurea x flava?
  17. Amazing shots. Please, tell me the name of the structure in the picture number 8.
  18. Hi Mark. Aldrovanda red temperate from Hungary are red and I think it will survive in your winter. PS: I never heard about Aldrovanda and Equisetum, please post your results.
  19. What are you growing with Aldrovanda? Just Utricularia and Juncus in garden soil?
  20. Lavindil

    Who is who

    Hi guys. A friend of mine received some red Aldrovanda from Hungary and Australia. Both are red, now they are mixed and we don’t know who is who. Do you know a way to discriminate them? Thanks
  21. How we know there are few species of Stylidium in cultivation, could be dificult get some seeds or germinate than, so I tryed the asexual reproduction. We know that S. debile produce seedlings easily by leaf cutting or expontanelly, but I needed to try in other species. I tryed leaf cutting and root cutting in S. graminifolium and S. amoenum and the results were good, but not so good as S. debile. Bouth species produced seedlings with the two methots, and in root cutting isn't necessary remove the roots, you can just expose the roots with sun light. In portuguese: Como sabido por todos existem poucas espécies de Stylidium crescendo aqui no Brasil, e também poucos indivíduos (menos a S. debile que vem crescendo rápido), por isso algumas espécies que eram cultivadas por apenas uma pessoa já sumiram, e além do mais não conseguimos sementes facilmente dessas plantas, então estudei a reprodução assexuada delas, é claro que todos já devem saber que ela é muito fácil em S. debile, no entanto não tinha sido testada em outras. S. debile produz várias mudas espontaniamente, também as produz por leaf cuttin, e root cutting, por isso testei esses métodos em S. amoenum e S. graminifolium e descobri que apesar de não responderem tão bem quanto S. debile ambas produziram mudas por leaf cuttig e root cutting.
  22. You can grow it like a tropical sundew, with the same conditions, but yiou'll need a fire or GA3 tratament to germinate these seeds. Good luck, I germinated S. graminifolium and S. amoenum once with these methods.
  23. Pretty nice your "aquavase" (I dont know the name), now you need to put some copepods and daphnia on the water to see the plant capturing them.
  24. I use a mix of sand and Spahgnum, the plant is in a greenhouse without direct sun light, but this plant could recive a lot of sun light in nature, in fact with to much light the plant become more yellow. And at last I water it everyday, and keep the pitcher full.