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  1. Welcome to the forums, Carnigirl! You sound like your enthusiasm level is at the right level for CPs! 11 out of 10! You are going to make a great addition! I am in the US as well but growing indoors exclusively right now. Can't wait to pass ya in the forums in the future! Happy growing!
  2. Here is a video of me cleaning the plants for anyone interested in seeing how easy it was!
  3. I don’t know how often if at all you guys have experienced the problem of Humic Acid buildup on your plants. I searched the forums and didn’t find anything here about it in a cursory search. Maybe your peat is different enough there that you don’t get it wicking humic acid as much. The problem is unique and new to me so I didn’t know what it was when it first showed up on plants. But quickly I found the problem and with some help from others on the terraforums so I wanted to share my experience here if it helps at all. NOTE: Quote box messed things up and put everything in one square. Fi
  4. I have heard In Defense of Plants too but I haven't found his videos yet! Thanks for the link. I am actually already a YouTuber for Photography so not only can I do some videos, I plan on it. And I have some decent gear to do it. So I really look forward to being able to provide content like that and it would be BLAST to do! Lots of good topics to go over and I am not worried about running out of things to say for at least two solid years of podcasting! As my plan is to ease into this depending on demand and audience, it will be even easier to maintain subjects to talk about.
  5. Haha fair enough. I am certainly the one most disappointed I haven't been able to start it yet. But hopefully you will give it a listen when it goes live and I hope you can find interest in it. There will be segments intended to pump up complete newbs to the topic. Which will likely bore you. But the podcast is not going to be a guide or an almanac to people. It won't be that alarm that says "Time to repot your Sarries." While I am sure it will get mentioned of course. I am hoping my approach will be interesting to both longtime CP enthusiasts even though it IS directed at complete newbs
  6. Scuipici, just showed my wife the options too and she liked the VFT one more too! That seals it, I am going to have the artist work on the one you guys liked more as well. AND it really is the most instantly recognizable option and I might as well give this podcast everything it needs to succeed! Thanks for your feedback! Here comes a little less cartoony but still stylized silhouette of a Dionaea muscipula logo!
  7. The board software is nuts lately...I don't think I like it but I am ever grateful for this place remaining in tact! I have been a member since 2003 and would miss it VERY much if it was gone. So I am grateful to all the Admins whose countless hours on this has maintained the database, all forum posts and the memberships running all this time! And I agree with you about the leucophylla! I told my artist that the Sarracenia I wanted was a flava because of it's simple coloring. But I would have loved to have a leuco on it because even though I have never grown one I am in love with their lo
  8. Bummer. Sorry I like the other one more. But my artist buddy liked yours more too which is why he colored it. AND it is very recognizable. Immediately recognizable too. Let's see what this artist I am working with now comes up with for the version I like and go from there.
  9. Thanks Keith and DeansGreenArmy! Really excited to have the platform of talking Carnivorous Plants with the world and hanging out with well known CP enthusiasts and hearing their stories and the fun things they are working on related to CPs to spread the word as much as possible!
  10. Hey man! Yeah, I can say that I have lost my artist buddy for the logo art for sure and then fired 3 designers from online freelance resources like UpWork and Fiverr. They just didn't work out. I used to work in the Game Industry and so I tried another talented artist friend of mine from Costa Rica and she has agreed recently to go for it and we are working off a mockup that looks like this: She is working on a version of the BOTTOM mock up. I like the look of that and the chance to have 5-7 CPs featured in the logo. Frankly, I am not going to hold back for the perfect logo at
  11. Hey those of you as excited as I am for the upcoming CP podcast, I wanted to give you an update since it is late July and I claimed I would have the first two episodes out in July and get things rolling. Two things are making me later than expected, but I wanted to assure you it isn't because this project isn't interesting me enough to take priority. FIRST The Logo. I have an artist working on the logo and I am wanting that logo polished and professional looking before I approach my first guest for the show. I want to instill in them confidence in me as a host and in the podcast
  12. Awesome! Thanks, Scuipici! I am excited for this. I have an artist buddy from my time working in the Game Industry on the logo for the Podcast. As soon as that is ready to go, I will get the site up and running so we can start going with this! I am very excited about it. I have a few email drafts out there to my first guests on the podcast that I am just waiting on making sure I look more legit and serious by having the Logo in the email. :) Keep you posted! -Aaron
  13. Awesome. Thanks guys! I will get to work right now on releasing my first one mid-July and from there another at the beginning of each month for those signed up.
  14. Thank you very much, Dan! I get excited about these kind of projects when others are too. So thanks for letting me know! Some spectators of this thread probably thought it too, but it is great to get the confirmation in text. Thanks, man! @Richard Bunn Richard, you make a really good point. Because I know the crazy amount of work a podcast is with all the prep, execution and then editing afterwards it is much better to get the email share "Thumbs Up" from 1000 first to make it worth committing to it. Because once I do commit, I will go for at least a year and re-evaluate traffi
  15. Hey man! My reply is way late. Sorry about that! Especially since I saw your comment back in March but I wanted to answer more definitively than I could at the time then. The long and short of it is that I am still way stoked to do it and I have daydreams all the time about getting great guest hosts to join me like Stewart McPherson. But ever since March my time commitment to my photography YouTube channel and podcast has blown up! It is awesome and terrible. Before March I could see myself splitting my time between Photography and my love of CPs fairly easily, but now I struggle
  16. Awesome Scuipici, between the positive feedback from you and others in the Terraforums I definitely going to create one. There are stories to be shared and I will have a blast interviewing Growers and hearing their stories and favorite plants, on top of getting Well Detailed and Well Researched topics out there would be a lot of fun. I know there will be some dissenting opinions of those shared on the podcast, but I will do my best to couch all discussions with the disclaimer that growing methods vary, we are not endorsing this one as the best or even good option but just that we wil
  17. You bet! Hope you are okay with a delay until the weekend, baby girl got sick and so I am going to have to wait for some Friday-Saturday free time to create it. But I will make it!
  18. Agree with Ron, here 100%. It will take some time using Lightroom before you can understand the context of what I will say next, but with a RAW you can choose the precise DEGREE in KELVIN you want your white balance to be. With a JPEG only image, you can merely choose to UP the temperature by 100 points or DOWN the temperature by 100 points. In RAW it is awesome to go back to your desk and see the image large and the screen and decide definitively that it looks best at 6500K or 5700K etc. That is just the TIP of the iceberg too. Record in BOTH JPG and RAW so you can SEE yo
  19. Hey all, I have noticed posts mentioning the Sarracenia Northwest podcast, but I can't seem to find it using their name or Carnivorous Plants as keywords. So maybe they stopped producing it. That led me to thinking more seriously about starting a Carnivorous Plant related podcast of my own. I already have a podcast I am doing for Photography and I am interested in branching out into a second or third podcast. (I just really enjoy hearing myself talk. :P) I am curious, would any of you actually listen to it? I ask - not because I am promoting the idea to hope to GET you guys to
  20. Great collection, jealous of your ability to grow outdoors.
  21. I have never grown nidiformis from seed, but under lights my nidiformis plant was really red. I can't imagine anything is wrong with yours. Just keep going and see how they do! Good luck!
  22. So nice! Love the half brick greenhouse look. Someday, I keep telling myself.
  23. Welcome, Chris! Looking forward to seeing what plants you choose for your lowland terrarium and how you set it up!