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  1. Vegetarian sundews: Few people know, that carnivorous plants like also vegetarian diet, as long as it is rich in protein like flower pollen. To show this, we fed fresh stamens of a Sarracenia leucophylla with adhering pollen to four different Drosera species (photos). D. capensis and D. ultramafica rolled in the leaf as intensive as with animal prey. D. capensis x aliciae moved at least the surrounding tentacles to the protein pack and the tentacles of D. schizandra, which does not show any leaf movement even with mosquitoes, clearly dock on the pollen portion, enjoying the meal.
  2. Finally got my lens adapters today, played with the reverse ring using the kit lens (18-55) Will still figure out the best way to use the coupling ring between the 18-55 and 55-250 lenses. Camera is aging a bit too, still my old faithful Canon 1000D. http://i.imgur.com/juJUodY.jpg http://i.imgur.com/e4TTbcU.jpg
  3. eph101

    Capensis help

    Hi all, My 2 year old D. Capensis is looking a bit off in parts, of the three split plants two are flowering very well but a fair few of the leaves are decaying from the middle out (rather than from the tips). All I can think is that the flowers are draining its energy? The third plant has stopped growing at all, with no dew and has turned yellow (it has a long stalk from old growth and even some exposed roots). They definitely need re-potting, but as it's in flower and there are few plantlets popping up atm, so I don't want to disturb it yet. Not sure it's relevant, but the plants moved to my new greenhouse from indoors a few months ago, though my others are all doing well and are healthy in there. I've been interested in CPs for years, but I'm new to the forum. Though I'm only as novice so any help is much appreciated. Thanks a lot, Ed
  4. Well it has been fun getting my little Drosera capensis from seed to flower. Planted first set of successful seeds on 2nd October 2013. Germinated on 25th October 2013. First true leaves 5th November 2013. First flower spike seen 28th June 2014. Now between the sowing of the seeds and the flower I had fungal problems, mishap with environmental change and fungus gnats but I have now some very healthy and strong plants. Now thanks to a kind member on the site I have more than enough seeds to fill my house a hundred times over with Drosera. Things I will be trying in the coming months and in the new growing season: Leaf Cuttings. Different types of growing media. A large scale Drosera setup. Wild moss types as surface cover. All in good time but hope to have some on the go very soon.
  5. Little-Bacchus

    Drosera Seedling

    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)
  6. Little-Bacchus

    Drosera capensis seedling

    From the album: CPs

    You have no idea how happy I am to see this... This is as far as I have ever got with Drosera capensis it even has its first little drops of dew on it. I know others can get this to grow like a weed but for me seeing this when I peeked through a lens was as much a thrill as seeing Amorphophallus titanum in bloom at Kew. I will now be driving friends and family mad by making them squint at it and telling them at length how great it is.
  7. 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?
  8. Little-Bacchus

    Cd

    From the album: CPs

    I did it!!! After numarous failed attempts I got one to grow... Now I just have to keep it alive. Sorry for the fuzzy image but macro is bad on my phone and this is about 1mm from tip to tip of the first true leaves.