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  1. blaasjeskruid18

    Why do pinguicula leaves curl at the edges?

    I can't really remember where I read that, but something comparable was written in The Savage Garden: ''Some species of pings also have the power of movement. This is most often seen in species from temperate climates; it is almost entirely lacking in tropical forms. Over a period of a day or so, after the capture of substantial-size prey, the margins of the leaf, already upturned, may curve inward or over the precious food. This has nothing to do with capture but is believed to be helpful in preventing the digestive fluids from drooling off the leaf. Another possible explanation is that it helps prevent the victims from being washed away by the rain. Many butterworts can even ''dish'' their leaves under prey, giving their juices a convenient place to pool.'' gives another explanation though: ''For the most part, there is no motion in the leaves. However, the leaves do often dimple slightly underneath captured prey, possibly to create a little pool of fluid to aid in digestion. Also, and especially on temperate species, the leaves roll up on the edges. A few theories have been proposed to explain this, and perhaps two of the most intriguing are that the leaves may be curling up to keep marauding ants from stealing the captured prey, or to create a kind of tubelike structure along the edges of the leaves so that capillary action spreads the nutrient-rich bug juices over a larger amount of leaf area, enhancing nutrient absorption.'' I guess science still isn't sure why they do this
  2. blaasjeskruid18

    Why do pinguicula leaves curl at the edges?

    Very late, but if I remember correctly they do it to prevent prey from being flushed away when it rains
  3. blaasjeskruid18

    Brocchinia reducta flowering

    Hello, My Brocchinia recuta is almost flowering. Is it possible to get seeds from 1 single plant and how am I supposed to do that? I have read a lot of different topics but they are all saying something else. grtz, blaasjeskruid18
  4. blaasjeskruid18

    Hello from Belgium

    Hello ;)
  5. blaasjeskruid18

    How old are you?

    I'm 14, 30 august I will be 15. The dutch forum has a poll, maybe a good idea to do that here as well?
  6. Gert is a very kindly man, orders from him are always healthy. He gives you bonus plants or discount if you gonna order from him. And he has a high reputation he wants to keep high ;) .
  7. blaasjeskruid18

    2013 Largest Dionaea Trap Competition.

    I agree, You are gonna get exited by the pictures that others made.
  8. blaasjeskruid18

    Brocchinia reducta repotting

    The weather was very cold and rainy here, but today it was suddenly very warm and sunny. The roots are growing out of the pot, so yeah... anyway, thanks.
  9. blaasjeskruid18

    Brocchinia reducta repotting

    Hi all, My Brocchinia reducta needs to be repot. Do you have some advise for it? (for example: is it a good time for repotting or must I wait?) or just repot it as a normal carnivorous plant. I wanna put him into 50 : 50 Peat Perlite. thnx, blaasjeskruid18
  10. blaasjeskruid18

    Rain wanted

    It was raining here now. I think for 4 hours. I have a lot of water now. The sun can shine!
  11. blaasjeskruid18

    Rain wanted

    nut much here, yesterday there was here a monsoon, but only for 5 minutes. so yeah, I want rain.
  12. blaasjeskruid18

    Where Are You?

    I'm from Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands
  13. blaasjeskruid18

    Brocchinia hechtioides care

    thnx all
  14. blaasjeskruid18

    a reccomendation?

    do you now markde2e on this forum? He grows a lot of Heliaphora's on his windowsil. just look at here: ( it's dutch, but you can see the plant names and the pics are speaking for their selves. he grows's the biggest Heliaphora in 50/50 Perlite/Sphagnum)
  15. blaasjeskruid18

    my painfull friends

    When I cutted my cactus, the soil was feeling very drie. The cacti grew 2,5 years in the soil. The tip about perlite is very helpfull, but the soil doesn't look like normal potting soil. but it is from a garden center.