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  1. your assumptions are correct. orchids are attached to the bark with fishing line and long-fibered sphagnum are applied, though the amount of sphagnum used depends on the individual moisture tolerance of the species. most pleurothallids enjoy moist conditions all day long as long as the media is barely wet by the time night falls.
  2. of course! thank you for taking a look!
  3. my job is to enable. wait until you stumble across some of my Bucephalandra. heheheheh... hey Daniel. the flowers on D. subuliferum are about 2 cm from the base of the flower to the center sepal. cuthbertsonii is slightly larger: 3 cm
  4. it's been a while since i last shared, but now i come bearing new gifts! lepanthopsis astrophora 'stalky' dendrobium subuliferum dracula lotax the ever photogenic dendrobium cuthbertsonii and the following needed a photo session of it's own: lepanthes camprimulgus thanks so much for taking a look!
  5. i came chiefly for the petiolaris photos--not only was i amazed with the plants, and the other carnivorous plants, but your photography skills are great as well! thanks for braving the harsh elements (i tend to overheat easily) and allowing me to live vicariously through you. awesome!
  6. your drosera fulva looks more like a dilatatopetiolaris or petiolaris to me... here's my fulva for comparison: and my dilatatopetiolaris: gorgeous well-grown plants!
  7. your drosera fulva looks more like a dilatatopetiolaris or petiolaris to me... here's my fulva for comparison: and my dilatatopetiolaris: gorgeous well-grown plants!
  8. Thaks very much! To answer both of your questions, the rock is "grown" using the tray system. Peat, perlite and sand are used to fill in pockets of the lace rock and I plant the pings in those pockets. I only fill the water up to slightly below the lowest ping. The water travels to the plants via capilary action well enough, but using LFS as wicks to feed the media pockets water can also work. My rock is still relatively young--it will be much more easier to maintain once when moss grows which will give the pings something more substantial to attach themselves on.
  9. because some of us aren't cool enough to have our own ping wall. ... P. agnata 'blue flower' in the foreground; P. 'sethos', P. cyclosecta, P. esseriana, and P. jaumavensis in the background. I swear. _MG_6964 by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr Aside from the previously mentioned, there's P. rotundiflora in the foreground and P. collimensis in the background. _MG_6963 by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr Another shot. _MG_6962 by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr P. cyclosecta's naughty bits. pinguicula cyclosecta flower by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr P. cyclosecta _MG_6952 by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr thanks for stopping by!
  10. Welshy, you're actually lucky. there's a CP TC lab store in the UK that sells these guys in flasks. [EDIT] sorry welshy, I was mistaken. The vendor actually is in the Czech Republic
  11. here are some of the more photogenic petiolaris in my collection. broomensis by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr caduca by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr ordensis by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr fulva by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr dilatatopetiolaris by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr lanata by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr falconeri by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr derbyensis by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr thanks for taking a look, here's a macro photo of lanata. hope you enjoyed! _MG_6829 by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr
  12. thanks very much! it was difficult managing the shots. if only i had a better lens. maybe i will revisit when I get a macro.
  13. hello all, i put together a collage of various petiolaris traps put side by side so people can see the differences between each. starting from the left, broomensis, darwinensis, derbyensis, diliatatopetiolaris, falconeri, fulva, kenneallyi, lanata, ordensis, and paradoxa. thanks for taking a look!
  14. two plants, same species, the one on the left is currently emerging out of dormancy, and the one on the right is starting to enter it... truth be told, i thought i almost lost the one waking up; it's dormancy pattern is different from the other petiolaris in my collection- namely, the plant just aborts the growth point altogether, and the remaining leaves slowly die off, one by one....