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  1. For instagram and other general shooting I use my Sony Xperia Z5's camera which is kinda good. When taking pics seriously(read as macrophotography) I use my Canon EOS 550D/Rebel T2i/Kiss X4 what ever it's called around the world. My instagram @bruteplants has pics taken on both and macros are taken with Canon. Sony phone Canon DSLR
  2. Shame that scammers like that exist. I lost 90% of my collection in apparment with mildew and haven't whined for free plants, ever. Instead spent lots of money for new ones and will do so in future. Good to know that generous people do exist in this hobby but exploitation of that kindness deserves to be punished! IP ban at least.
  3. Great thing that there are orchid nurseries in EU that grow these! Popow-orchids even has Haraella odorata which I haven't seen in any other place I've searched for Lepanthes. Maybe adding some miniature orchids to my carnivore tanks in future
  4. Thanks everybody! It means so much to me to have such a warm welcome back here. :) Woah Mark! :O They're totally amazing! You've done great job growing them. Wish to grow that myself someday. Thank you for your kind worda. I think you've got ahead of me during my silent times. But I'll make my best to make return to those golden times of my hobby, and beyond them. Already thinking of propagating a plant or two to swap next spring.
  5. Thank you! Also it helps that I now have biggest growing tanks I've ever had in my life. Gotta add a photo or two here soon.
  6. Although not a new member I've been too inactive here but making my best to compensate for the time I lost for not being here on the forum. These two few years in between have been full of hardships towards me and my collection. My current collection is but a shadow of what it was before. After moving three times and spending half a year in an apartment with mold took it's toll on my health. I didn't have energy to do anything extra with all the health problems I never had before. It also took it's toll on this hobby of mine and at worst I had less than 20 plants, losing all my Pinguicula, Drosera, Cephalotus, Heliamphora and most of my Nepenthes and epiphytic Utricularia. Now after some recovering and recharging I'm full of energy, trying my best to become as active as possible here and be again productive member of the community. Happy growing everybody! P.S. For those of you that use instagram I'm there under account bruteplants. :)
  7. I sent them some e-mail before and asked how come people have received plants from them when I haven't. They sent the plants the following day and today I received them. Seems like they just need reminding.
  8. ^ Just how my first order was. Nothing bad to say. The plants were just amazing in quality and packaging was really done with care. But I need to somehow get connection with them so we could resolve this whole thing. It's no help just thrashing out about it in here.
  9. Been sending there messages with no reply since 12th of July, last message two days ago. Not moaning or waiting for perfection, just thinking if they fulfill their promises.
  10. Before they give me any kind of response through e-mail I'd not recommended ordering from there.
  11. Want to write here about my feelings on this after a while. Ordered plants there in 2015 paid on 25th of September and still haven't received the plants because of delays. They told me they would send the plants for free and I got my money back. Still I don't know wether I will still receive the plants even in this year.
  12. These and more at http://jigsawcarnivores.blogspot.fi/2013/07/medium-sized-update-with-photos-1.html U. uniflora U. sandersonii U. dichotoma. D. natalensis from Inanda road, Waterfall, Kwa-Zulu, Natal RSA and D. kaiteurensis Darling qwith these weird spots.All the old pitchers have withered away.
  13. Thanks for the tip! Hopefully I'll be able to visit the habitat someday.
  14. So this is the first version of the blog directory. Comment or PM me if I missed some blog, used bad grammar etc. Have fun reading these blogs! PS. Can some moderator make this a pinned topic?
  15. The Great CPUK Blog Directory Updated 7th of July 2013 CP suppliers have their own directory, so why don't blogs have one? Well now they have. The principle is that every active blog about carnivorous plants will be added here. By active I mean blogs which have their newest post done under a year ago. For those wondering how they can add their blog to ICPS web ring please head to http://www.carnivoro...ring/SignUp.php The Blog Directory version 1 Section 1 Blogs in English 1.01 A Garden's Chronicle (Strange Fruits) - http://carnivorousockhom.blogspot.com/ 1.02 Carnivorous Corner - http://carnivorouscorner.blogspot.com/ 1.03 Carnivorous Garden Blog - http://jigsawcarnivores.blogspot.com/ 1.04 Cunabulum - http://www.cunabulum.com/ 1.05 Hooray! Plants! - http://hoorayplants.blogspot.com/ 1.06 Ihatov1001's Blog - http://ihatov1001.blogspot.com/ 1.07 Irish Carnivores - http://irishcarnivores.tumblr.com/ 1.08 Nitrogenseekers - http://nitrogenseekers.wordpress.com/ 1.09 North American Sarracenia Conservancy - http://www.nasarracenia.org/ 1.10 The Pitcher Plantation, Australia - http://thepitcherpla...a.blogspot.com/ 1.11 The Pitcher Plant Project - http://thepitcherpla...oject.com/blog/ 1.12 Project 'Tepui' Chronicle - http://tepuiproject.blogspot.com/ 1.13 Zone 6b - http://zone6b.wordpress.com/ Section 2 Blogs in Finnish 2.01 Nepenthes Blogi - http://snownyneps.blogspot.com/ 2.02 Tappajakasvit - http://tappajakasvit.blogspot.com/ Section 3 Blogs in Italian 3.01 CarnivorNico - http://carnivornico.blogspot.com/ 3.02 Plante Carnivore - http://piante-carnivore.blogspot.com/ 3.03 X-Plants - http://rexplant.altervista.org/ Section 4 Blogs in Spanish 4.01 Carnivoras Barcelona - http://zoriak-carnivorasbarcelona.blogspot.com/ Section 1 Blogs in English 1.01 A Garden's Chronicle (Strange Fruits) - http://carnivorousockhom.blogspot.com/ Blog by Francois Sockhom Mey. Carnivorous plants hobbyist since 2004 A brief description: A very beautiful blog including neat photos of vigorous Drosera, Heliamphora, Nepenthes, Pinguicula, Utricularia, Tillandsia and various orchids. Along with great cultivation tips, this blog has also some of the best field reports seen on blogs. 1.02 Carnivorous Corner - http://carnivorouscorner.blogspot.com/ Blog by CPUK member fnglazz. In web since 2012. A brief description: Blog is filled with informative and creative photography of carnivorous plants and basic growing instructions. Blog is mostly based on temperate greenhouse growing in UK conditions. 1.03 Carnivorous Garden Blog - http://jigsawcarnivores.blogspot.com/ Blog by CPUK member Deadly Weapon. Carnivorous plant hobbyist since 2009. A brief description: Lots of good photos and information about most of carnivorous genera but focusing on sundews and bladderworts. 1.04 Cunabulum - http://www.cunabulum.com/ Blog by Ryan D. Kitko, PhD student in the Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology program at Ohio State University. A brief description: Written with exact language and scientific terms and considers carnivorous plants and many other plants more in scientific point of view than other blogs. Interesting blog that stands out of most of other carnivorous plant blogs. 1.05 Hooray! Plants! - http://hoorayplants.blogspot.com/ Blog by Melody. A brief description: A stylish blog Focused on Nepenthes pitcherplants, cacti, succulents and orchids. Beautiful photography, great looking plants and lively posts. 1.06 Ihatov1001's Blog - http://ihatov1001.blogspot.com/ Blog by CPUK member ihatov1001. A brief description: A good blog having lots of pictures and information about plants in the Japanese nature and in cultivation. 1.07 Irish Carnivores - http://irishcarnivores.tumblr.com/ Blog by Richard Bunn. A brief description: Information about very wide range of genera. Some of the posts are original and some reposted, collecting some of the most amazing cp photos in tumblr under the same blog 1.08 Nitrogenseekers - http://nitrogenseekers.wordpress.com/ A brief description: A blog having some of the most beautiful photos of Nepenthes pitcherplants in the web. 1.09 North American Sarracenia Conservancy - http://www.nasarracenia.org/ A brief description: Blog about protection, conservation, propagation and restoraion of Sarracenia pitcherplants in the US. 1.10 The Pitcher Plantation, Australia - http://thepitcherpla...a.blogspot.com/ A brief description: Blog of growing various carnivorous plants but mostly Sarracenia in down under, with nice habitat photos. 1.11 The Pitcher Plant Project - http://thepitcherpla...oject.com/blog/ A brief description: Sarracenia, Nepenthes, Darlingtonia and Drosera all in same beautiful blog. 1.1 Project 'Tepui' Chronicle - http://tepuiproject.blogspot.com/ Blog by CPUK member Gringo. A brief description: Blog with nice photos focusing on highland plants, Heliamphora and Nepenthes. 1.11 Zone 6b - http://zone6b.wordpress.com/ Blog by Carl Mazur A brief description: Growing temperate carnivorous plants in cold climates. Beautiful pictures of plants in their habitats and in cultivation. Section 2 Blogs in Finnish 2.01 Nepenthes Blogi - http://snownyneps.blogspot.com/ Blog by CPUK member snowwy A brief description: Blog written in mostly in Finnish but small parts in English, focused on Nepenthes pitcherplants but has also some Cephalotus, Dionaea, Drosera, Sarracenia and Utricularia. Blog includes beautiful photography, which itself is a cause to take a look at this blog 2.02 Tappajakasvit - http://tappajakasvit.blogspot.com/ Blog by CPUK member Deadly Weapon. A twin blog to Carnivorous Garden Blog. A. brief description: Blog written wholly in Finnish and will include mostly the same content as in author's another blog, Carnivorous Garden Blog. Section 3 Blogs in Italian 3.01 CarnivorNico - http://carnivornico.blogspot.com/ Blog by CPUK member Nico91 A. brief description: Italian blog which seems to be based on Sarracenia, but has also information about Cephalotus, Dionaea, Drosera, Pinguicula and Utricularia. 3.02 Piante Carnivore - http://piante-carnivore.blogspot.com/ A. brief description: Blog that has many great photos and information of different Dionaea varieties, Drosera, Nepenthes, Pinguicula and Sarracenia with some growing instructions in Italian. 3.03 X-Plants - http://rexplant.altervista.org/ Blog by CPUK member ice00 A. brief description: Lost and lots of photos and info on Heliamphora, Pinguicula and Sarracenia. Section 4 Blogs in Spanish 4.01 Carnivoras Barcelona - http://zoriak-carniv...a.blogspot.com/ A. brief description: Great pictures, which makes this blog worth of visiting even if you don't speak Spanish.
  16. A bit late response but here is the link to site where you can sign up your site to the web ring. http://www.carnivorousplants.org/webring/SignUp.php
  17. Yes, they are most common cp here too, but being common doesn't mean they're not beautiful. What? There are Aldrovanda that close to Finland? Someday when I get a passport and a visa I will sure go to Russia and hopefully near Ladoga too.
  18. Maybe there is a way to build a reservoir inside the ball by using light gravel inside that measuring ball, which with you measure the right ammount of detergent to your washing macine with your laundry. Just guessing.
  19. Rodrigo : Thanks Kisscool : I searched the north part of the swamp but saw no other carnivorous plants in there, even if the conditions are very suitable for the plants you mentioned. I must search rest of the swamp after I return there with a pair of rupper boots, crocs aren't the best footwear for swamp expedition.
  20. Also here --> http://jigsawcarnivores.blogspot.fi/ Howdy howdy. You might think that "Yay! DW is in his home and will start writing about his plants again." No, I'm not! I'm still on holiday on the other side of Finland in Alavus. It has been just so peaceful in here so I took a bike and cycled around the countryside. Now here's the lucky part, I was cycling in the woods and suddenly I saw a swamp and went to see it closer just for fun. Well you happen to have one dam lucky blog author here, because there were hundreds of Drosera rotundifolia growing on this swamp. The sphagnum was pretty dense compared to most of the swamps I've been to and it only pressed down few centimeters under my feet. The swamp seemed pretty untouched, mostly because of it's location (Ain't gonna tell you the precise location. Hahaha!) and because there grew no cloudberries, which are some of the most delicious berries growing in Finland (But not in my opinion. I agree with Gordon Ramsay when he visited Finland and tasted cloudberry jam he just asked "Do you feed this for your horses?") The diversity in this population is pretty good for just being few hundred plants. There were mostly youngish I'd say 2-3 years old plants with a diameter about 5 cm (2"). They grew on sphagnum and most of them had erect leaves. The plant in the following picture is about 9 cm (3.5") in diameter and the leaves have a nice nice upward curve. The plants had in general a very rich red coloration and as you can see most of the sundews there are soon ready to bloom. I mus consider returning there few days later to see how's the flowering. These are really the biggest sundews I've ever seen in the nature but I've seen about three or four populations. One of the populations I've seen grows on sand and I hope that I'll be able to travel there during this summer. The third population I've seen is in Finnish Lapland but I don't remember much about it. Also some bird photos: And yes, I had to look if there were some birds too. In nearby fields I saw Numenius arquata or Eurasian Curlew which happens to be Finland's largest wader. That's all with the report! I'm off doing some summery stuff, getting tan and swimming and so on. Cheers!
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