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Picavorus last won the day on October 20 2017

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  1. I give my Nepenthes Osmocote pellets, one in a pitcher on each plant. They seem to do really well on it
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    Tropical aquatic species

    Thanks, definitely sounds a good plan for my tank
  3. This may seem like a weird question, but are there any aquatic species that would be happy in the tropical fish aquarium that I’m getting. I’d love to add some, but doubt they’d be happy with around 25 degrees C, and fish in the water, unless anyone knows of any that are suitable.
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    How many water butts?

    I’ve 1 x IBC, 4 x 200l waterbutts, and 3 x 150l bins, plus 12 x 25l drums that I can store water in, and still ran out this summer
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    Open day, 13th of October, 2018, 9 to 2.30 pm

    Sorry, I couldn’t take any photos as my phone battery went flat on the way there
  6. I’ve just taken over the seedbank and would like to improve it further. I’m wondering what seed people would like to see in the seedbank in the future. I am always in need of donations of seed, including common varieties (even typical Capensis and Bintata are wanted). I do have a limited budget to buy seed in, but would prefer to use it for rarer species rather than buying basics in. Members of the Carnivorous Plant Society are entitled to 4 free packets per year and a further 2 for 50p each (P&P payable or send a SAE). Also for every 2 different types of seed donated, you can select a further pack of seed of your choice. There is no limit to the number of packs you can swap. If you have any seed you can spare, please do let me know. Also, I’m wondering what people would think of having to pre-order Nepenthes seed? That way, once I have a few people interested I could source some fresh viable seed to be bought in rather than it becoming older in the seedbank on the off chance that people want it, given that it has such a short shelf life. Although donations are always welcome and will be instantly added to the list on arrival. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    Hello! Marine aquarium convert.

    I use an old vivarium as a terrarium. I also have an old rectangular fish tank and a bio-orb fish tank that I use as overflow space when really need be. Personally, I find the vivarium best as it’s well ventilated, but still keeps the humidity high. The vivarium I got came with all light fittings, under floor heating and overhead heating all thermastically controlled. I find the fish tank and especially the bio-orb difficult to ventilate.
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    is this S. Leucophylla?

    Looks like a hybrid, definitely not pure Leuco. Often garden centres have things that are mislabelled unfortunantely, I’ve seen Capensis labelled as Sarracenia
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    Lost all my content in profile etc

    The whole site has been made more secure, so the updates could be responsible
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    Open day, 13th of October, 2018, 9 to 2.30 pm

    That’s fab, thanks
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    Open day, 13th of October, 2018, 9 to 2.30 pm

    I’m in the midst of taking over the running of the CPS seedbank from Sheila. If anyone has any spare seed that they can donate to the seedbank I would be really grateful. I will be down at Mike’s open day if anyone wants to bring any along. Thanks, Fiona
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    Open day, 13th of October, 2018, 9 to 2.30 pm

    Explains it then, although not looking forward to such an early start ... but I’m sure I’ll be able to dig Pixie out of bed ...
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    Open day, 13th of October, 2018, 9 to 2.30 pm

    9am!!!!! How come you’ve made it so early?
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    Where's my rain?

    We’re Dark Peak, so that explains why it’s so low for us. A total godsend in this dry weather