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  1. Sort of, the stomata open when the conditions are good for photosynthesis (e.g. high light intensity) and close when conditions aren't so good in order to prevent water loss.
  2. I'll have a go Ian: Tiny pores in the epidermis called Stomata are used for gas exchange, each Stoma has a pair of quard cells which become turgid in order for it to open so gas exchange can occur. In the same way the cells also become flaccid to close the Stoma. Oxygen is released out of the Stomata when plants photosynthesize and water vapour also escapes through transpiration, some of the gas would exit through the stomata on the inside of the pitcher and the rest through the external stomata. Hope that helps. Elliot
  3. Yes, but it's very rare and sought after by Sarracenia growers. Mike King has a very long waiting list for it, here's a pic taken at his July open day: Sarracenia 'Adrian Slack' Elliot
  4. £15.00. Andy, is this one of your numbered clones that you have pics of on Flickr?
  5. Are you keeping the plant standing in rainwater? The saucer appears to be dry in the pic.
  6. Older traps will die back naturally, just remove any dead traps. The plant does look like it could do with some more light though.
  7. That compost would be fine, but it's very expensive. I would take Stephen up on his offer if I were you, or I could sell you some much cheaper. As for the first plant, I would say that It's almost certainly dead so probably best to chuck it away. You may be able to save the other plant, make sure you wash all the compost off the roots when you repot into the fresh media. Elliot
  8. You can get Moorland Gold for £11.65 + £1.00 postage from the Organic Garden Catalogue: http://www.organiccatalog.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=494 Elliot
  9. It's nice to see some pics of the "Phil Mann" clone, I didn't know it had the potential for such large pitchers. Cant wait for mine to reach that size. You never did reval your secrets of getting massive pitchers, what is your modus operandi? Elliot
  10. Also, the VFT will need a cool winter dormancy period to do well.
  11. Update: Cephalotus follicularis - Cymru Carnivores 04 by les-plantes-carnivores-2010, on Flickr Cephalotus follicularis - Cymru Carnivores 05 by les-plantes-carnivores-2010, on Flickr
  12. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250857010449 £50 for a 3cm 'Hummer's Giant'! I'm tempted to sell my two now.
  13. It might be worth getting a digital humidity meter.
  14. Well it is still a plant, but a hideously ugly one when compared to normal venosa clones. It looks half dead to me.
  15. I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone. I shouldn't be too difficult to spot (I'm 6ft 5). See you there, Elliot
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