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  1. For those of you who are wondering how this project went, I plan to post a quick report on ICPS forum. If you are interested, please click the link at the very first post of this thread.
  2. Posted also at: In Japan, trade of poached plants are still prolific. Online vendors sell costly wild plants, and internet auctions still host sales of wild plants. What is more, many of them are clearly labeled as having originated from the wild. While the lack of clear vocalism amongst the plant enthusiasts in Japan is certainly to be blamed (in fact many of the more elderly plant enthusiasts still endorse trade of poached plants ), ultimately the lack of public awareness of the negative effects of trade of poached plants must be targeted. This is why I decided to start a project to bring public attention to this problem. Luckly, my school has a school festival every September, in which around 10000 people come to visit. This will be a great chance to educate the public more on immoral plant trade. In my plans, the presentation will consist mainly of visual information (posters, pictures, videos, etc). Visual support will be much needed to prove my point. However, as a full-time student, I cannot dedicate so much time to actually going into plant habitats trying to hope that I will witness signs of plant poaching, so that I may be able to photograph it. Therefore, I will need your help in accumulating suitable photos, videos, etc., of evidence of poaching in plant habitats. This does not have to be limited to CPs --please contact plant enthusiasts from other fields if they may be able to help. Again, I will be using these evidence for a presentation at a school festival, so please grant me permission to use the material for such uses if copyright issues are present. I suspect that I will need some visual evidence to impress quite a lot of teachers to ensure I can book a good classroom. Thank you beforehand for your cooperation. Should any of this be rude in connotation, please do not mind (I am not a native English speaker)
  3. Thanks everybody. I regret I neglected this forum for some time. I guess I do not have to worry about too many mosquitos then. I'll set about planning for my bog.
  4. I've read about frost lifting the plants out of the soil.
  5. thinking seriously about this... Could this lead to more poaching of cps, because of the high prices they fetch?
  6. I can't remember where, but I read somewhere a while ago that the Indochinese species experience cold temperatures (to the point where locals saw ice in the pitchers) in their habitat. I'm curious if anybody has experience growing them outside and seeing how they did through the winter. Well, you know, if there was a 'hardy' nepenthes, that would be great!
  7. my brain pops out of my mouth at the sight of this
  8. I've always been interested in Australian Utricula.
  9. Interesting cockpit. Not too much head room, I expect.
  10. You mean the larvae actually digs underground and survives in pockets of water!?
  11. I've never heard of Drosera in Kagawa. Weird to find it in that area, considering how the region receives so little precipitation year round due to it being sheltered from monsoon winds by mountains to the north and south.
  12. As I have killed most of my cp's due to desiccation, I'm considering making a bog. This way, the environment should be more stable due to the larger volume of soil. My only concern is, will bog gardens attract mosquitoes?
  13. I agree with mantrid. The bog has thick vegetation and too much nutrients. You can see that from the dead leaves covering the ground. They come from trees, not moss. But considering that this area does not dry up, there should be an underground flow of water, so there may be other, more suitable areas where there is less vegetation.