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  1. Looking at my little D. capensis today I have seen many of the ends of the tentacles where the mucus comes from have turned black and some of the new leaves coming out look black!!!!! Are they done for, is it a fungus, black root rot!!! REALLY don't want to lose the first lot I have got to grow. Any help more than welcome.
  2. Well we have had some good sunny days and I have taken full advantage by running out first light with plants and bringing back in as the cooler nights draw in. The growth of the plants from this is amazing and each plant is sending up new leaf shoots every day. Along with this they are catching a huge amount of food. in a matter of hours most of the leaves have something stuck to them. One plat got hold of an ant... I didn't know how it would cope with this and it didn't do well. Within a few ours the leaf was looking a little odd and I removed the ant but a few more hours on and the area where the ant had been looked 'burnt' for want of a better word. By that night the leaf was bent in half the section forward of the burn was flopping down and the area where the ant had been was soft and brown. Without checking more I can only conjecture on what could have damaged the plant, the speed of damage makes me think it is something like the formic acid that is doing the damage. I have no idea if in time this would have allowed the ant to escape unharmed as it was already smothered and didn't make much of an attempt to move when removed from the leaf.
  3. Hi all, I would like to share my personal victory with Drosera rechingeri. I bought the gemmae from Mr. Lowrie two years ago and I started grow about 20 young plants. Here is a picture 3 months old plant After 2 years I grow last 2 plants . But here is my VICTORY - I will harvest 2 gemmae Enjoy it !
  4. lorisarvendu

    Sundews6

    From the album: Sundew Surprise

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    Sundews5

    From the album: Sundew Surprise

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    Sundews4

    From the album: Sundew Surprise

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    Sundews3

    From the album: Sundew Surprise

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    Sundews2

    From the album: Sundew Surprise

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    Sundews1

    From the album: Sundew Surprise

  10. I have a D. capensis in a bunch that I am growing and it is showing some strange trap formation. Some are coming out hourglass shape some only have as few as two tentacles stuck on the end of a leaf. Both types show a response to food. I'm thinking should I cull this one as I hope to breed some of the plants for seed or should I isolate it and let it self pollinate and see if its offspring show more interesting variation? I'm 90% sure that the traps forming in such a way is not down to physical damage but could be from something too small to see such as a virus or damage at seed level. Is this sort of deformity common?
  11. I have a few lost D. capensis seeds sending up shoots but they are from deep down in the sphagnum moss, problem is they are very leggy with thin white stems of about 1cm+. Will they, if re-potted deeper and the stems in the dark root from the stems or are they just likely to rot. I have six healthy little seedlings but would like to save these ones as well if I can. I know they are only D. capensis but I'm hooked.
  12. drosera erytrorisa ssp collina erytrorhiza squamosa 'sand forme' Drosera browniana qui pointe Drosera bulbosa ssp bulbosa Drosera tubaestylis avec 3 anomalies Aff.rosulata Amas de tubaestylis (Yves y'en a t il des verts et des rouges?) Drosera ramellosa j'en ai de plus en plus Drosera aberrans La fleur Drosera browniana D.peltata englesia var gracilis
  13. lorisarvendu

    Another Sundew

    From the album: New Bogs

    There is one in there somewhere, honestly.
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    Sundew closeup

    From the album: New Bogs

    I'm so glad these have survived. Can't remember which one it is now, but sundews are by far my favourite cps.
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    Pot 3

    From the album: New Bogs

    A few more saras and to the left at the front, 3 or 4 hardy UK sundews.
  16. Hi everyone, I am currently in the process of finishing my terrarium and I was wondering if D. burmanii could be kept as an epiphyte. The back panel of the terrarium will be a large plate of rough cork bark, in which I plan to make a few holes that can contain some growing medium. Could anyone enlighten me if D. burmanii has long or large roots and if this is even possible? Has anyone perhaps tried this already? Grtz, Johan
  17. I should have known if my plants were catching fungus gnats then there was a chance that the larvae could be in the sphagnum moss they are growing in. Sure enough they are I removed two with a pin but where there are two there are twenty. The two I removed I fed to the plants... oddly enough on contact with the dew they writhed and knotted themselves in the same way a hag fish does. I'm guessing this is to try and remove the mucus from their skin. Within seconds they have elongated to full length and gone rigid, it is hard to tell if they are dead or simply in paralysis by the mucus. I will test this at some point at greater magnification. At the moment I can only hope they are happy to eat the dead moss and not the roots of my plants...
  18. As I type this hail is battering at the window, Well it has been a little while since I added a page to my blog. My little plants are still doing well and feeding like mad but due to the low light levels growth has all but stopped. Each plant now has about eight leaves and two that have yet to unfurl. All in all the plants look like they have gone into a slow growth phase. I now see the importance of light for them, not that I don't know that all plants need light my ficus is also slumbering waiting for longer days but it does go to show that without light feeding of Drosera is little close to pointless. On the note of feeding one of my little seedlings has caught its first big prey, a fungus gnat. It is also the first time I have seen all of the tentacles come into contact with a trapped insect and the curl to engulf it. The leaf in question is only approximately two millimeters wide by four long and I am still having to observe any action with a magnifying lens. The dew on the seedlings comes and goes, some days it is heavy and visible with the naked eye, others it is only a very thin film over the glands only discernible with magnification. This has also let me see that the glands on the outer tentacles are on the side rather than on the top as in the ones closer to the middle of the leaf, I do not know if this is a trait of Drosera capensis and I will have to look into this. I have seen something the same in pygmy Drosera and labeled as 'snap tentacles' although the ones on the D. capensis do not show any faster movement than their counterparts. I wait like the plants for longer days so I can again see the rate of growth...
  19. Well it looks like I have an outbreak of fungus. The northern sun is a little low in the sky so light levels have been poor. It also means the windows have been shut for some time as my girlfriend finds even the slightest draft "Freezing!" As such my little D. capensis seedlings have little dew and if a springtail gets caught it is rotting faster than the plant can eat it. The fungus is cotton wool like bright white and sending out mycelium that bloom now and again on the surface of the sphagnum moss. I can see one leaf that it is on has withered somewhat but on others it looks like it is having no effect. Is this fungus going to wipe out my seedlings or will it die out?
  20. Getting bigger and feeding well... I have seen a slow down in the growth but I have this down to falling temps and light levels (still growing on windowsill). I just hope it doesn't get too clod for them but from what I have been told they are somewhat bomb proof. As you can see the little springtails have little chance, they are deep in the moss but from time to time must come up and get stuck in the tentacles.
  21. From the album: CPs

    Getting bigger every day... I'm shocked at just how quickly this is growing. (Thanks to a collection of lenses joined with bluetack I got a not too bad image with my phone)
  22. In mid of August we made a trip to the Maggia valley close to Ascona. As we could not decide where to stop, we drove to the end of the valley and arrived at an artificial lake at about 1500m a.s.l..There we found the road continuing a lot further. After some more driving we arrived at a beautiful mountain lake at 2050 m a.s.l.. Some divers there told us, that this small lake is up to 40 m deep. On the south facing shore, we found some Pinguicula growing between the grass. As I am not an Pinguicula expert, I would be happy if someone could ID them. Beside the Pinguicula there were a lot of other non carnivorous plants, which attracted our attention. And a young frog A few meters off the lake we found some Pinguicula, which were still in flower. It seems that they were flooded and cooled by a small mountain brook, which was larger before. On the way down again we found a wonderful population of Drosera rotundifolia and Pinguicula growing beside a small waterfall. The wall, on which the plants were growing, was on one side of the small street. I spotted them by just driving by due to the intense red and light green colors of the plants. More pictures of this trip can be found on my webpage michaelscarnivores.com.
  23. Hello everyone, this is my first post ^^ Does anyone know when my D. Binata var. Dichotoma will grow traps, they are about 1 month old or so, maybe a bit older, and only the stems seem to be growing. Sorry if this seems stupid but i'm a beginner xD ( and they could do with spacing out :O :/ ) Thanks
  24. here are some of the more photogenic petiolaris in my collection. broomensis by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr caduca by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr ordensis by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr fulva by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr dilatatopetiolaris by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr lanata by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr falconeri by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr derbyensis by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr thanks for taking a look, here's a macro photo of lanata. hope you enjoyed! _MG_6829 by mr.phamtastic, on Flickr
  25. There is a lot about light and heat for are beloved plants but how much is too much. As some will know we are in something of good weather for the UK but my garden is hitting 27oC and light levels are through the roof. It is at a point that I have had to shade some of my more shade loving seedlings, Digitalis and such. I have my one seedling sunning in the garden and a set of seed and some look like they may be starting to germinate (when viewed at 400X magnification) all covered to stop them drying out but am I at risk of cooking them?