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  1. Congrats.. My D.intermedia still hasn't done anything :-(

    Am gonna get them indoors soon I think... Fingers crossed I have enough light Ect..

    Yeah I didn't see much difference until like this lot of 5 weeks.. So you only have afew b4 they should start looking diff.. But they have been catching flies for a while now.. Some catch loads.. More than you are recommended to feed them indoors.. Which is odd...

    I need some other species.. But will prob have to wait now till like jan/February.. That will prob be best..

    Did you decide about the springtails ?


  2. Hey here are my plants at 15 weeks old.. they are finally beginning to take the shapes ect of their adult forms :-)


    we will start with my D.Spatulata just because out of all of them these already look like their adult form










    then we will go onto D.Capensis although most are still small and normal one seems to have excelled ^^ so most the pics are of that one (you can see the little ones around him)








    this is of my "other" lot see how behind they are still



    Now comes my baby... lol its my fav one and is finally taking shape :-D I am soo happy with this one at the minute

    its my D.Binata.












    plus my normal 2 for size reference






    Hope you like all the pics ^^






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  3. Springtails I will say are a pain in the butt..lol you can't really use a pooter cause they seem to die, and getting them out 1 by 1 is next to impossible, usually I think you use a paintbrush or something like it to brush over the surface, this gets some in the bristles then kinda flick them into a frogs enclosure.. But this doesn't really suit for cp I don't think :-s

    I keep d.mels cause they are pretty much the smallest ff's you can get.. And they are easy to breed. The ones I have now I have kept going from last Xmas. They can be a little smelly at times.. But all you need to get them going is readybrek really, also a big plus is that they can't fly..lol

    Yeah the next update you should see a difference they seem to be at the point where they are beginning to look like their adult versions..not just some generic thing :-)

    And they will have less light indoors they are in a greenhouse atm.. I have bought some led herb bulbs for them indoors but these being my 1st plants am unsure if it will be enough, plus they will be heated from above Ect Ect.. But if they survive this winter I should be a lot calmer towards it next year..lol


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  4. Hey :-)

    I don't think my intermedia are gonna do anything.. But you never know..

    Mine are in the greenhouse at the minute.. Am currently debaiting how long before I get them indoors for the winter ( am leaving half and getting the other half in, call it a test really) so I wanna get capensis, spatulata and binata in for the winter as these dont really need a hibernation period.. (I don't think) just to see if I can keep them growing.. Fingers crossed.

    No I don't feed them atm just because they are in the greenhouse and catch their own food ( if you mean fertaliser then still no..lol) but I do have some cultures of D.mel flies indoors for when I do eventually get them in (from mantids) so even during the winter I will be able to feed them indoors :-)

    As I say just wondering when I should bring them indoors really (a lot of people say like oct, but being Britain am not sure if that will be too long)

    I think they will be due a 15 week upgrade soon (pics Ect) my binata is looking good as it has started growing "proper" leaves now ^^ but I think that's like a week or so till I do that... It's on a calendar somewhere


  5. Hey I was gonna post this on my other post about my dots (at 5 weeks old) but couldn't find it...

    oh well anyway here are my seedlings at 10 weeks old (I can actually see them without squinting now...lol)


    will start with vft, am a little worried about these as they don't seem to be growing really...

    D.Muscipula (standard type I think) :








    Next D.Capensis (alba) :








    D.Spatulala :














    am alittle worried bout these too.. as only a few came up and they are one of the ones I like the look of most :-s so fingers crossed for the little ones...lol


    and lastly just a couple of pics for a size reference.. (the pencil is a normal sized drawing pencil)





    that's all my seedlings for the min (I have some intermedia but none have come up I don't think).. so kinda pointless to take pics of them.. and also have afew diff varieties of vft but they havnt done anything either :-S


    anyway hope you like the pics this is my 1st attempt at growing any carnivorous plants... and the winter will be here before you know it.. so hopefully everything will be good...



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  6. Intermedia isn't growing I don't think :-p (as in is prob not gonna)

    I wasn't thinking all winter more of like putting them under heat/light till oct.. Then back out into the greenhouse for the winter.. Just don't want them going dormant this soon...

    Yeah should have prob planted sooner but didn't get them till late (they are my 1st lot)

    Just don't want them dying on me :-( cause they are pretty small still atm..


  7. Hey :-)

    Am a little worried about my little seedlings..

    We have been having very.. Erratic weather lately.. Not much sun, and only due to get colder in the next weeks.. Am worried about my little ones either entering hibernation or well just plain out dying..

    They arnt that old only like 10 weeks (ish) and are still pretty small.

    Should I bring them inside ? I mean I know they don't usually come inside until like oct but Britain is a crappy place especially when it comes to weather ?

    I have capensis, binata (only a few), spatulata, intermedia (don't think these seedlings have grown though) and a vft.. Well 2 seedlings to be precise (although these don't seem to really be growing).

    What do you guys think ?


  8. Hey ^^

    just thought I would show you some of my plants (or dots..lol)

    since you have all been helpful in their existence

    D.capensis 'alba':





    D.binata :



    D.Spatulata :







    D.Muscipula (standard I think):





    Some random cant remember which they were :







    a pic of the moss I have growing in there with them (I hope its good moss...lol):



    and finally a size reference to show how dot like they are (had to use a pencil because I had nothing else to hand, it is a normal sized pencil...lol):




    I hope you like my first ever pics of my first ever carnivorous plants I have tried to grow.

    and thankyou to you all for the help so far... but don't worry there are plenty more noob questions where those came from :-D



  9. Okay anyone know over what period you usually use to remove the bag (and stabilise the humidity levels) I would prefer not having the bags if it is possible, easier to keep an eye on them Ect...

    Or should they remain bagged atm ?

    I keep meaning to take pics..lol I think I can see one "spikey leaf thing" on some but they are still like dots...lol


  10. I got some seeds a while ago now.. Fridge them for 6 weeks and planted.. It's been 4 week (on mon I think)..

    And well am not sure what I am looking for..lol

    I have loads of grass like stuff growing in them.. Is this a weed ?

    Also do I remove it or just leave it in there (am worried about messing with the soil if I remove them roots and all)

    I can see afew tiny green things on the surface is this what I am looking for ?

    Also them being covered with ziplock bags.. When do I think about removing the ziplocks ? How old Ect ? Or how big do they need to be Ect...

    Noob questions I know.. But well am a noob :-p


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