sundewmatt

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  1. i agree that these take a long time to adjust after repotting, but ive repotted quite a few plants and only had 2 or 3 losses. be patient. if they look dead, keep them until a new plant pops out.
  2. as some of you might have noticed ive been taking quite a break from cp forums as ive been swamped with work and other obligations. im sure ive said it before and ill say it again... although i havent spoken to allen for quite some time, hes given me reasonable proof that he does in fact grow many tuberous drosera very well, which is no surprise considering he lives in tuberous drosera territory. this contradicts what others have said about him not growing any CP and also suggests to me that hes fully capable of propagating many of the plants he sells. take that for what its worth. matt
  3. also posted to the discussion on our recent pine barrens trip: hi guys first of all, sorry for being out of touch for such a long time (andreas!), ive been really busy and am going to try to take a break this summer to catch up. anyway, i just got an email from a friend with a forwarded message from one of his friends. apparently, theres another x hybrida spot. :) he sent a photo (which looks like x hybrida to me and isn't the couple of plants we saw) and said "It occurs with its parents in good numbers south of Chatsworth." ill email him back and try to get location details. rich, i really hope youre not serious about introducing any more cultivated plants into natural habitats. im sure there are other x hybrida spots... its just a matter of finding them. matt
  4. hi guys first of all, sorry for being out of touch for such a long time (andreas!), ive been really busy and am going to try to take a break this summer to catch up. anyway, i just got an email from a friend with a forwarded message from one of his friends. apparently, theres another x hybrida spot. :) he sent a photo (which looks like x hybrida to me and isn't the couple of plants we saw) and said "It occurs with its parents in good numbers south of Chatsworth." ill email him back and try to get location details. rich, i really hope youre not serious about introducing any more cultivated plants into natural habitats. im sure there are other x hybrida spots... its just a matter of finding them. matt
  5. nice work sebastian! you should go back and get some seed of the drosera! :) matt
  6. i disagree with this. perhaps in some cases this is true, but there is a huge amount of variation within some species. while the average person may not appreciate these differences, i have plenty of CPs with location data that i can easily tell apart from others of the same species which came from different populations. add to that the fact that many of the remaining populations are threatened and theres great reason to preserve location data for species.
  7. hi ries octobers a little late in the season, i think the drosera will be dormant. but you sould still be able to see sarracenia. there are lots of places in the pine barrens which are around 1:30 from newark. i heard the introduced plants were removed though who knows if it was a total success since rhizomes can break. matt
  8. when chuck showed up on ebay petiolaris were relatively hard to find so people not knowing other sources bid them up to very high prices. eventually, he flooded the market and it seemed like he couldnt even get $10 a plant for most varieties on ebay anymore. this is probably why you couldnt find him on ebay now. my guess is he sells most petiolaris direct now. it amuses and at the same time annoys me how he relabeled plants from allen lowries seed which originally had location data with fanciful names like they're all his own special, selected cultivars. amuses because people eat that sht up but annoys me because its important for us to keep records of where collections were originally made. enabling email notification of replies.... i didnt realize this was an option now!
  9. thanks mobile, i was already aware of this. charleys greenhouse should know what theyre doing, so i would assume their grow vs flower bulbs have the right outputs for growth vs flowering. but ill check just to be sure. it seems ive found a more attractive package here (though i need to find out shipping costs): http://www.wormsway.com/detail.asp?sku=SPG104 my last concern however is that perhaps 4 bulbs at around 10" from the tops of my pots may provide lighting thats too intense with these t5 bulbs ??? any opinions on this? thanks! matt
  10. great shots. these newer cameras make all our old pics look like crap! keep up the great work f. m
  11. OK, so I'm going for T5 fixtures. Charley's Greenhouse has these 4 bulb fixtures: http://www.charleysgreenhouse.com/index.cf...29&cid3=-99 My only concern is that they're only 13" wide but I grow my plants in 10 gallon terraria that go about 18", and I think the sides of these fixtures are closed. Does anyone know of other 4 bulb fixtures that are around 18" wide? Or will there be enough reflection off to the side with these fixtures? Then there are the following bulbs: Day for growth: http://www.charleysgreenhouse.com/index.cf...29&cid3=-99 Warm for flowering: http://www.charleysgreenhouse.com/index.cf...29&cid3=-99 I'd rather have my plants grow than flower, so I'm thinking about using only day bulbs. Anyone have any opinions on this? Thanks! Matt
  12. thanks guys. great collection, daniel. and only 2 tubes per shelf? im surprised your plants color up that well. what types of bulbs are you using? a couple good friends recommended the t5s as well, so im going to research these. but more opinions / photos would be great! thx matt
  13. Hi everyone. Apologies as usual to my friends who haven't heard from me recently, work has been keeping me way too busy so my CP activity has been limited. My old 40w fluorescent light fixtures have been dying and I'd like to buy new light fixtures before the end of the year. I realize there are newer, more efficient types of lighting available and I wanted to explore my options for fixtures and bulb types ASAP. Halogen or high powered are out of the question due to safety issues, heat buildup and energy consumption concerns. If you're growing CP indoors under lights and have excellent results, please let me know what fixtures and bulbs you're using and post or send a couple pics of the happy Drosera you're growing under them. :) Thanks!! Matt
  14. remind me never to give you any Drosera. HA! ;) i agree about the slackii, it may come back. the others should survive. good luck! matt
  15. D.rotundifolia had always disappointed me because plants I used to grow would crap out after flowering and go dormant for 1/2 the year. Well, I've been growing a rotundifolia originally found in a warm area in Japan which has grown beautifully for me year-round in my terraria. It flowers and keeps on growing, and it has yet to go dormant for me. :) I hope to propagate and distribute it sometime in the not too distant future. Matt
  16. hi dam, whatever you find will likely be different from representatives of the same species found in cultivation since species often vary throughout their range. it seems like these countries need more exploration, so its possible there are new species waiting to be found! good luck matt
  17. hey fernando great job, as usual. is this hirtella var "corumba" what you used to call "sp.corumba"? this is one of the few brazilian plants which didnt thrive for me... thanks matt
  18. I hope there were no leeches in that water... :)
  19. wouldnt it be better to just pull the plants out than potentially kill off surrounding stuff? these pings dont regenerate from the root, do they? matt
  20. hi fernando i'd compare these plants in cultivation to be sure! matt
  21. do you realize how unusual sessilifolia photo #2 down looks??? were these plants in a different population from the other sess pics? very rounded laminas on #2, no way that one could be mistaken for burm. unless youre a PPP. ;)
  22. its nice to finally see some great pics of D.cayennensis!! the green one reminds me a bit of... capillaris.
  23. And here in the US, rumor has it some Chinese restaurants pass off rat and cat as chicken. As someone who's eaten way too much Chinese food in his lifetime, I hope that's not true. :)