Ruben Resendiz

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  1. Hi this is my HL chamber with Celdek and Evaporative cooling system HL_Chamber por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr And this works very well to me
  2. Hi Shoggoths Well in my Ping wall usually have two sections the lower where the water tend to flow is more wet like the upper seccion where is more dry (this is the same as Fernando's Ping wall), for the plants who need more dry side I put this in the upper secction like P.rotundiflora, P.esseriana, P.agnata, but in the lower section I put more wet plants like P.primuliflora, P.emarginata and some utric sandersonii, when you need to give a rest period to your Pings only you need to water less the entire wall, but at least for know the wall became very dry very quickly about every two or three days I need to wet again the entire wall so the plants who require more dry side is not a problem they produce very well the winter bulb, my Pings who I grow in pots tent to rot very quickly if I put more water and usually I water every 10 -15 days in the rest perior but in the Ping Wall this is not a problem vecause the wall became dry very quickly, and for now I lost only two plants by brown heart desease. Thanks to remind me to post new pictures of my Ping wall. Update This is a picture of May2013 Ping Wall start por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr This is in September 2013 Ping wall 3 por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr And these two other are from a few days. Ping Wall 1 por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Ping Wall 2 por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr The plants I have there are: P. moctezumae (about a 20 plants), P.primuliflora, P.esseriana, P.rotundiflora, P.zecheri, P.gigantea, P.emarginata, P.moranensis,P.jaumavensis x moctezumae, P.ibarrae x moranensis, P.agnata x moctezumae, P agnata, U.sandersonii, Two orchids in the upper side and one bromeliad Best Regards RR
  3. Hi All Thanks you so much for your nice comments, is a pleassure. No mobile this photos were taken with macro lens only, I didn't use photo stacking in this, Thanks Hi Rodrigo thank so much, and whenever you want I can teach you how to take macro photos, Obrigado Rodrigo. Again thanks so much to all of you like the photos. Best Regards RR
  4. Hi All Hopefully you like it, some of my plants in macro Drosera prolifera Drosera prolifera por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Pigmy Drosera Green_SalvadorG-4 por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Drosera falconeri D. falconeri white flower por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Utricularia dichotoma U.dichotoma with springtail por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr another view Utricularia dichotoma por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Nepenthes x mixta flowers Male Nepenthes flower por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Crab spider in Nepenthes bicalcarata Crab Spider por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Utricularia blanchetii Utricularia blanchetii por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Heliamphora minor Heliamphora minor flower por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Drosera regia from seed Drosera regia (9 months from seed) por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Genlisea x lobata x violacea Genlisea x lobata x violacea por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Best regards
  5. Utricularia blanchetii Flower Utricularia blanchetii por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Gracias
  6. This a beautiful plant but grows like insane, this plant looks like a tridacna shell =)
  7. Hello all I saw a topic of growing plants with this technique, Kokedama is a Japanese moss ball or hanging ball, And I thought that this technique would work for Pinguiculas. Like this and this So this is the process for making the Ball Start with some plastic netting who containing veggies like this _DSC2556.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Closing one side of ther grid _DSC2715.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Then Prepare the soil for Pinguicula _DSC2716.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr And compact the soil with hands for making a ball _DSC2718.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr And do de ball bigger _DSC2720.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr And bigger _DSC2721.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr And Bigger _DSC2723.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr and now put moss on the ball _DSC2724.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr And close the ball with the veggies netting _DSC2728.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr tighten the mesh to contain everything and close the other side _DSC2731.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Ball finished _DSC2734.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Now to put plants _DSC2737.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr _DSC2738.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr _DSC2741.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr and finally hung the ball to expose it to the light and hope that the plants grow _DSC2752.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr hope you like it, and I'll be uploading progress Thanks
  8. lovely plants Congrats.
  9. by the way Rodrigo, Here where I live in El Salvador I can't find pure peat moss, so I use peat with fertilizer ingredient, and my pings really like it, you can use it.
  10. Hi Rodrigo I use 1 part of each with particles smaller than 5 mm -Pumice rock -Lava rock -Perlite -Peat moss -Silica Sand -small amount of Clay or mud If you have it you can use Vemiculite and for the gypsum species you can use some dolomite. I read in my FB group some use a bit of iron oxide Best Regards
  11. Hi Fernando I believe also as says Aymeric, The plants needs more sunlight, I grow this plants with lots of light even in my Ping Wall Ruben Resendiz.
  12. thanks so much Aymeric, I hope to evolve well. thank so much Fernando, inspiring your Ping-Wall to create another one hehe, I only use steel mesh in one side, cause I dont want to have oxide in the plants, but I use the fishing line in both sides, with using the Steel mesh I can built the entire wall in about 4 hrs. Rodrigo thanks so much for your kind word, hopefully this project grow very well with so many Pinguiculas =).
  13. update (30 - May) These are updated photos and progress of some of them , Pingwall1 por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Pingwall7 por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Pingwall3 por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr and some leaves start to produce offshoots Pingwall4 por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Pingwall5 por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr I hope in a few months to have a nice Pinguiculas collection there.
  14. Hi to all I decided to make a Ping-Wall in mini version, from the two originals Fernando Rivadavia and California Carnivores, Cause I don't have so much space in my graden and I don't have a greenhouse I decide to make small, This was done on May 10 I use the same standard eggcrate light diffuser, with 24 in x 48 in but I divided in three equal parts so I have a Wall with 24 in X 16 in, and I join these three parts with Locking Plastic Strip. _DSC1970.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr You can see that I put a pipe to irrigate the panel from above if necessary, set holes every 1 inches for dripping water. Well the first step spread sphagnum over the eggcrate _DSC1981.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Then tie the sphagnum with a steel mesh because I can't find bird nettin, again using Plastic Strips. _DSC1982.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Now fill the holes with Ping mix _DSC1987.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr And finally put sphagnum on the other side of the wall, and tie around with fishing line, 0.8mm _DSC1991.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr And this is the final product, a mini version of Ping-Wall _DSC1999.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr This type of Ping-Wall, because is small you can hang wherever you want, and move from position north or south side face, you can use the two sides of the wall for growing plants Mainly I want to see how they grow in this wall is Pinguicula moctezumae, maybe other Pings but I don't have much plants to put in there, so I start with some seedlings. So I start with these _DSC2002.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Thanks so much Tomorrow I post the advancement of some plants.
  15. Fer, hopefully soon we can have something like that, imagine being able to do that in field, and put that information in herbaria and in scientific papers =), that would be wonderful. Abrasos RR
  16. My Friend thanks so much, good that you liked . Carni Grower, Thanks for you kind words, Your not gonna believe it but it is a simple Nepenthes x mixta. Thanks so much
  17. Beautiful Pings Pawel you have an amazing colection
  18. Hi Rodrigo Thanks for your answer, let's see what happens I'll take the risk and of course I'll take a lot of macro photos of this flower, =). Hi Marcel thanks for your recommendations, I didn't grow this plant in a tank, I let grow in my garden cause I live in tropical zone, the min Temp is18°C (64°F) and max Temp is 32°C (90°F) with >60%HR all the time, so I think this plant can grow without any special treatment, and this plant catch a lot of insects by itself, I'll let grow the course of the flower and let's see what happens. Thanks So much
  19. Hi everybody I have a D.falconeri that acquired a month ago, began to grow very well but at the moment is producing the floral bud, this specie is not self-pollinated right, did you recommend me that I cut the flower to not spend energy. Thanks so much
  20. Many Thanks Fernando I will try to make a mini version of the Ping wall, I have many seedlings of Pinguiculas moctezumaes that I would like to see them on a wall, Thanks for sharing this vertical growth technique, patenting your idea you should lol.
  21. Thats amazing I have a question Fernando, How did you made it to irrigate water from the top of the Ping wall?
  22. thank you very much for your nice comments Jejej Yes, Drosophyllum seed looks like an avocado, with that size Thank you very much because of my baby, This April celebrated its first year, lol, but she started playing my Dionaeas and my plants Jp is a pleasure to say hello again and see you also are taking great pictures with this technique, order to take these photos require a fixed light source and also flash as much as possible, the only problem is with mucilage droplets reflects light, and requires much further work to leave a finally processed photo with Zerene Stacker, but I'm learning to handle that. When you seek a microscope lens, try to have the following legend ELWD (Extra Large Working Distance), That will give you more working distance between the subject and the lens, I have 4 microscope lenses, the best of all is Nikon 10X CFN Plan Achromat Objective 0.30 160/0.17 The distance is 9.22 mm between de subject and the lens, I have another very good lens is the JML 21mm directly from JML Opticals, This lens works probably as a 4X depending on the length of the bellows but is really good lens, and 2 other good lenses and relatively cheap which you can also practice 4x an 10X Nikon Achromatic from Edmund Optics. Anything you need please contact me, and Thanks for you comments. ThanksTo All, Cheers
  23. I hope you enjoy them Pinguicula esseriana glands Pinguicula esseriana "glandulas" por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Drosophyllum lusitanicum seed Drosophyllum lusitanicum seed por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Nepenthes digestive glands Nepenthes Digestive glands from a mature Pitcher por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Drosera capensis gland Dcapensis_gland por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr Biblys liniflora glands Macro Byblis liniflora, germinacion. por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr and just a bee Abeja Orquidea (Euglossa dilemma male ) por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr PD: All photos were taken with a Nikon D7000 camera and microscope lenses, mounted on a bellows and a rail with micrometer and with a lot of patience
  24. Increíble la flor de la Pinguicula laueana Fernando, esta maravillosa, esperemos que la logres auto polinizar o hibridizar con otra Pinguicula.
  25. Thank you all for your nice comments Hi Greg for Pinguicula moctezumae I'll take care something like this: The medium that I use is a part of each: Silica Sand (3-5mm), Perlite (3-5mm), Pumice Rock (3-5mm), Peat Moss, lava rock (3-5mm), and a part of Clay (I take on a mountain near here). Light: 4 or 5 (6AM-10AM) hours of direct sunlight in the morning and then only filtered light. Humidity: >60%RH. Water: I put the pot in 3 cm of rain water during the night every two days. Temp: Where I live the Temperature is tropical, so Temp media is in 16°C (60°F) min and 32°C (90°F) max, with 6 months of heavy rain, but the plant lives in lower temperatures. Hi Zlatokrt I use a Nikon D7000 with Micro nikkor 105mm macro lens, and some components like extension tubes for more macro on the images, Raynox Close up lens 250 and 150, SB-700 Flash for all photos, and for the byblis photo I use a microscope lens, Nikon CFN 10X/160 mounted in a bellows and shot about 44 photos with all depth of field, then all images load in stack software and produce a final photo, this is a really slow process for taking all photos a process all images, but he final photo is amazing. Again Thanks so much. Sorry for my bad English