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  1. Hi Damiano, grow a darli in Italy is possible but could be a very very hard challenge (i live close to Modena, so a little bit hotter than Trentino). Podunk gave you very helpful advices! next time keep the plant outside in a shaded but luminous place, don't use ice (o siberini come nella foto, anch'io persi la mia prima darli cosi'): you will be forced to change them too often, they like cool substrate but don't like when temperature jumps up and down
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    Snail in a VFT

    Hi! My VFT sometimes eat some snails, the only issue is that the trap start to rot once the digestion process begin
  3. Yes, you can cut everything brown
  4. Hi, AF stand for Andrea Fontana, an italian grower owner of giardinocarnivoro cp's shop. Should be amoung the sponsors.
  5. Hi, i use the quartz sand of this brand (the one on the left) with darlingtonia seedling (mixed with pumice and a little bit of peat), P. macriceras (mixed with lapil) and with D. linearis (pure) without any issue. I saw the other bag at the pet shop and it looks gravel to me, so it might have a higher pH level but usually for pinguicula this is not a problem
  6. despite i'm not fond of chemistry i find your video really interesting!
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    Deep VFTs

    Hi! Usually moss is not a big problem in this case, consider that vft's naturally tend to sink into the substrate. I repot plants every 2 or 3 years and sometimes i find very "stretched" rhizome.
  8. Here in Italy is possible to find various syrups and pills with D. rotundifolia, homeopathic as well, and i know it can be a cough pain relief, but i don't think too this plant could kill the virus.
  9. so little and so dark, a good looking plant!
  10. almost ready for salad!!!! jokes apart great plants Argo!!
  11. Even if they are the commonest carnivorous plants it's always nice to see them in the wild. Theorically (for what i know) is forbidden to collect plants, seeds and parts of plants in the wild. I don't know if in the UK exist a specific authority for these matter as here in Italy.
  12. Great result! I too hope that the seeds i got from you will be so vigorous.
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    Need id

    Thanks C. Cepha for the specification!!!
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    Need id

    Perfect, thanks Platty!!
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    Need id

    Hi guys could you help with the id of this plant? I'm asking for a friend
  16. Hi Platty, i'm not a pings expert but i kept a P. elizabethiae in pure lava (crushed) rock and it was fine. Here in Italy many growers use this substrate or the tufa brick. With the lava rock there will not any issue with fungus gnat larvae
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    Hi and thanks Nepenthesman! Yes after a fast research that plant should be a Lathyrus odoratus, a pea plant. It is always good to learn something new!!
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