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  1. Well I have paid the money for the plants. Not sure about the phytosanitary certificate and shipping, but I will keep this thread updated.
  2. I'm trying to order from Carnivoria but I'm not sure about the procedures involved. I received an email from them for the price of the plants I wanted but the cost didn't include shipping or the 30 Euros for the phytosanitary certificate which I mentioned I needed. It has been over a week since that email and I have emailed them again asking for details but have yet to get a response. Am I supposed to pay for the plants first and then for shipping and a phytosanitary certificate? I would appreciate any help from someone who has ordered from them before. Thanks in advance.
  3. If you are going to fertilize I would use Osmocote pellets instead of Maxsea. I have used that on regia before and there didn't appear to be any negative effects.
  4. Thanks for the replies. I am only growing Genlisea hispidula but knowing that some other species can be grown in water makes me want to get them much more.
  5. Does anyone know which species of Genlisea grow or can be grown as affixed aquatics? I know that Genlisea guianensis is aquatic but does anyone know of any others?
  6. I visited Xizhi (a place right next to Taipei) and took photographs of Utricularia graminifolia and a Drosera species growing in the wild. The location is the same as that in this thread: http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=44069&hl=graminifolia. I give my thanks to numpty for telling me how to reach this place. This was my second time seeing carnivorous plants in the wild, after Utricularia striatula. The place was right next to a road and there was water continuously flowing through a drainage ditch. The side of the road was completely covered by Utricularia graminifolia and there were not that many other plants growing there. The Drosera appeared to be doing well but I expected to see more. The plants weren't really blooming but I did manage to get a few photographs of flowers. Closeups of the Drosera (maybe spatulata?) You can see a flower in the background. Apologies for the poor quality. You can see a pipe at the top which is probably why the place is so wet. Some of the Utricularia was growing submersed in the ditch. A side view of the place. Sorry, I don't know how to rotate photos in Tinypic. I like this picture because you can actually see the bladders. A view of the surrounding area
  7. That is an amazing setup Dieter! Thanks for the advice. I will try a similar setup and hope that my plants can grow as well as yours. The foliage looks really beautiful.
  8. Utricularia ochroleuca Utricularia resupinata Utricularia stygia
  9. Funny you should say road works, when I looked at the place on Google Maps there was a road crew working on the side of the road right before this place. Also, I wanted to point out that the plant on the second picture is not growing on rock but rather is growing on a log that was on the ground, so maybe this there is some hope that Utricularia striatula can colonize new environments. It was still pretty wet there though.
  10. Well, here are some pictures I took of the plants. My first experience seeing carnivorous plants was amazing, and I couldn't have asked for more, especially since Utricularia is my favorite genus. Please excuse the quality of the shots - I only have the camera on my phone. It was interesting how some of the plants grew on bare rock, some on moss, and some on small chunks of dirt that were wedged between the rocks. I wonder if the growing medium affects the individual plants in some way. This group of plants growing higher up was probably more shaded. There seemed to be a lot more mud up there too. This is a shot of the general habitat, although you probably can't see any plants in the picture. The whole place not only had water continuously flowing over the rocks but also had water being sprayed down continuously. It felt like it was raining and I was kind of worried about my phone getting wet. It was past flowering season but I managed to get a blurry picture of one of the plants in flower. Almost all of the "big" plants (with stolons ~0.7 cm or greater) were either making flowering stalks or had spent flower stalks, but those plants were kind of rare. Most of the time they grew in more protected places like wedges in the rocks. From this picture you can get an idea of just how many plants there are growing in the place. The site is pretty isolated since it is past the area where most of the tourists go and you need to walk a bit to get to it, so hopefully the habitat stays the way it is for a long time to come.
  11. I looked at that thread before getting my plant. It seems like I got the plant around the same time of year as you. Besides the differences in temperature, it appears that my setup is rather similar to yours. How fast did biloba grow for you? You said that it filled the pot before summer, but did the growth pick up once the weather warmed up? If the plant's growth normally slows down during the colder months then I have no worries.
  12. I acquired some terrestrially-grown Utricularia biloba about a month ago and flooded it, which caused significant lengthening of the leaves, but the plant hasn't really grown since then. I am growing it in a 8-cm glass jar with peat and keep it underwater constantly, with the water level varying from 1 to 3 cm. After the initial growth spurt from flooding the plant, it hasn't really changed much. None of the leaves seem to have died but the plant doesn't seem to be spreading or making new growth. This is my first affixed aquatic so I'm not really sure how they spread. The plant is kept on a northwestern-facing windowsill which gets plenty of sun during the day. Temperatures vary from about 12 to 23 degrees since the window is kept open all the time. I'm not sure what is stopping the plant from growing. Could it be the lower temperatures since it is wintertime here? I could move the plant to a larger tub but it wouldn't fit on the windowsill so I would have to move it somewhere else where it would receive less sunlight. Here is a picture of the plant right now (the yellow color on the leaves is due to the desk lamp) Also, does anyone who grows biloba ever have it grow really long like in this thread? http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=18649 Is it just a matter of adjusting the water level?
  13. I visited Wulai again today and found the site. Thank you so much Numpty! I wouldn't even have known that striatula is in Wulai without your thread. I will post pictures later but I just wanted to say thanks for helping me see my first wild CPs.
  14. PofW_Feathers-san, You are right. I like aquatic carnivorous plants very much. I hope to visit Hanyu City one day. Speaking of Mujinamo, I am also growing Fusatanukimo, which I acquired recently. For me the appeal of aquatic carnivorous plants lies in the fact that you are able to see them completely in the water, and the elegant shapes the plants growing underwater take on. Thank you for the warm welcome!
  15. Hello, I have accounts on other forums as Tanukimo but for some reason that name was taken here, along with my email address. (weird huh?) I grew carnivorous plants from elementary to high school but stopped after college when everything except a ventricosa x alata died under my family's care. I got back into the hobby a couple years ago and mainly grow Utricularia (both terrestrial and aquatic) along with a few other genera. I am from Hacienda Heights in California but am temporarily going to be in Taiwan (near Taipei). If anyone knows places to find carnivorous plants in the wild here I would really appreciate it. Looking forward to participating in this forum! Below is some Utricularia biloba that I recently acquired.
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  17. Do you remember where exactly in Wulai you found the striatula? I went there yesterday and couldn't find any on the way to the waterfall even though I looked very carefully at the rocks on the side of the road. I've never seen carnivorous plants in the wild before so I would really appreciate any tips on how to find this plant.
  18. Hello. I am interested in your post about the Utricularia striatula in Wulai. I'm in Taiwan for a while for vacation and I tried looking for it today but couldn't find it. Do you happen to know the name of the valley you visited? Was it right next to Wulai Waterfall? I've never seen CPs in the wild before so if you could help me I would really appreciate it.

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