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  1. Did anyone watch episode two yet? While there are no CPs featured especially, on the segment on pebble toads one could see some nice sundews in the background. It was filmed on a tepui in southeast venezuela.
  2. Thanks for the replies. Are there still hairs/stalked glands on the leaves during dormancy? Looks a bit like it on the picture.
  3. I have a P. 'Tina' bought at a garden center 5 months ago (actually a clump of 2 or 3 plants). It's getting colder and darker outside (and on the windowsill), but the plant doesn't seem to be interested in going dormant - it's still forming carnivorous leaves and recently put up two more flowers. During summer I watered it every two days, but now I water it every three days (top watering until water comes out at the bottom of the pot). I'm wondering if I should reduce watering further (waiting until late november to let it keep the flowers for a while longer) or if I should just wait and see.
  4. Thanks for the replies. Decided today to get 2x 14 watt T5 fixtures (2x 1100 lumen, I think). I can grow more plants, and it should provide enough light. jimscott: Do any of your pings stay green under those conditions? And which species/hybrid is the plant in the fifth picture (Picture001-9.jpg)? Looks very nice.
  5. I'm wondering how strong fluorescent light is necessary for 2-3 mexican pings (P. agnata, P. moranensis). How many watts/lumen? And how long photo period - does 14-15 hours suffice? John.
  6. I've only recently started to get interested in CPs, so I haven't looked that much, but my impression so far is that D. anglica is quite common in sunny bogs with wet areas like you see on the pictures. I found D. anglica and D. x obovata last weekend as well on another bog, and I know of a third bog where they grow (all in Østmarka). Unfortunately I didn't see P. vulgaris there. They do grow in Østmarka, but they don't seem to be as easy to find as sundew. I have seen P. vulgaris in two places in Østmarka, but I didn't find them by myself (I had the GPS coordinates, from artsobservasjoner.no
  7. Went on a trip today to a bog in Østmarka, the forested area to the east of Oslo. The bog: On basically every square meter of bog you can see grew round-leafed sundew. It was nearly impossible to avoid stepping on them. In the middle of the bog was a wetter area, where I found english/great sundew. Aquatic sundews? :) I also found the below plants, which I think are D. x obovata, the natural hybrid between round-leafed and english sundew. It's not easy to tell whether one has found x obovata or intermedia, to me they look very much the same. Supposedly intermedia has st
  8. Buying plants would be my first choice as well, but the selection of butterworts available in Norway is very limited. At the garden center chain Plantasjen (also called Plantagen) I've seen mexican pinguicula, drosera, nepenthes, sarracenia and dionaea - but only one species of each. And in order to import plants to Norway (even as a private person) the plants have to be accompanied by a health certificate, something I don't think many online stores offer. And anyway it's a nice and interesting challenge to start from seed. I imagine it will also be fun to watch the plants growing up. Speaki
  9. Hello, I'd like to start growing mexican pings. I have one thriving on the windowsill bought from a garden center, but unfortunately they don't have any other species (I'm not even sure which species the one I have is - the label says both Tina and Weser). One isn't allowed to import plants to Norway unless they're accompanied by a health certificate, so seed seems to be the best option. So far I've found bestcarnivorousplants.com and czplants.com selling CP seeds, but their selection of mexican pinguicula seed is unfortunately quite limited. Can anybody recommend other sites? John.