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HELLO!!!!!!! im new to this site and i just got a new flytrap. i've never had one before and could use all the help i can get so if any one has any helpful tips PLEASE TELL ME 



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Nepenthes Copelandii Watercolor | Botanical Art

Nepenthes Copelandii Botanical Art
















1st of my botanical paintings

I've been wanting to get in to painting plants now for sometime, its a good way to combine two of my passions. I thought id share them with you as i do them.


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Cape Sundew "Drosera Capensis" Catching Pray

So I got a juicer recently.. "for free too, and a dam good one..." i love free.

Anyways i don't like wasting the leftover fruit mash so i poured it over my planter bed where i grow herbs so i can dig it in and add organic matter back into the soil. So 2 days later i open the window and hell yeah fruit flies everywhere, hundreds around the decomposing fruit waste. I quickly got my 2 sundews off the kitchen window ledge and brought them to the planter bed, set up my camera and thought it a good opportunity to shoot some footage and see if i could get anything good. I should of set my aperture higher so as to get the whole plan in focus better as a after thought, but hey i suppose its a learning curve, also a dedicated macro lens would be a real treat, but in time in time.

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Venus Mc Fly - Cartoon

recently Ive been learning a little Adobe After Effects to animate text and titles then i decided to learn a little animation and came up with this little brain fart


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Couldn't resist after seeing this beaut at the garden center and learning it was a Bloody Mary and pretty easy as a starter Nep.




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TC Grow Box Build, Testing PC fan with Thermostat - Vblog

So here's a quick Vlog I've added to my newly created GreenThumb channel. I've been wanting to get into Tissue Culture for a few years now, ever since I first read about it here on the forum.

So I have been building my grow box where I plan to grow my cultures, and an evolution of ideas occurred, sparked by a comment in a forum post here I decided to add a thermostat into the circuit for the PC fans.

Ill let the video show the rest,

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venus fly traps!

hi there guys!

im lovingflytrap(username) and i really love venus flytrap!

in this blog i will tell you about my new VFT and more plants to come!

i will share my thought and my discovery's on the VFT

have fun and i hope you will enjoy


btw feel free to check my grow list!

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Dr GreenThumb and the Peat Moss


The Search for Sphagnum Peat

  Driving around Estepona like a madman yesterday on my endless search for sphagnum peat moss, which turned out to be another fruitless endeavor.  I don’t think Jason had as much trouble finding the Golden Fleece than I’ve had just trying to track down a bit of sphagnum peat.  I'm pretty sure that once I do find a bag of this stuff, it will be placed on top of a rock on the edge of a cliff with a ray of light shining on it and guarded by a Dragon! ...Continue Reading

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Here is My Little Grow List



  • Venricosa (since 17.06.16 from carnivoria eu)


  • Ventricosa x Ampullaria "Bloody Mary" (since 18.05.16 from local garden center that got them from monkeyjars dot com)
  • Veitchii x Platychila (since 17.06.16 from carnivoria eu)




  • cephalotus follicularis "typical form" (since 07.01.16 from a UK garden center, traveled back with it on the airplane)


Venus Flytrap's

  • Southwest Giant (since ??.06.13 from Mike King)
  • B52 (since 29.03.14 from Mike King)
  • Royal Red (since 29.03.14 from Mike King)



  • Capensis "because who hasn't got one off these lovable weeds in their collection, lol" (since some time in 2007 from some seed that accidentally fell in to my hand from an old flower in the garden center  ◔_◔, my first success)



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Contemporary Glass Art by Jason B. Gamrath


Contemporary Glass Art by Jason B. GamrathContemporary Glass Art by Jason B. GamrathContemporary Glass Art by Jason B. GamrathContemporary Glass Art by Jason B. Gamrath

"The most beautiful, extravagant man-made object could never creatively equal

the simplest and smallest naturally occurring life form."

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The Art Department

This blog will be highlighting and showcasing Art and Artists who have used the subject of carnivores within the plant world.

Hope you will enjoy this journey through the world of Art. 


If you have a favourite carnivorous plant artist and would like them to be showcased within this blog, do please PM  me 


(I do have a BA hons in fine art and am a new Pitcher Plant keeper)



ORIGIN late Middle English: from Old French desflourer,

from a variant of late Latin deflorare,

from de- (expressing removal) + Latin flos, flor- a flower.


Artist Statement 

this work consists of an expose of the soulless exploitation of the natural world

it manipulates the interface between the digital and the dead to 

effect the transition between life, death and eternity


Artist Web Site

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Posted by on in Pitcher Plants

anyone have any nepenthes to trade, I have both Nepenthes and sarrs. Anyone in the Chicago area?

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Future Buisness
Hello everyone,
My name is Julian and I am 17 years old. I wanted to share with you my vision to making this hobby a successful business and the steps I will take now to get there.

My Vision: My overarching goal is to cultivate Heliamphora and Darlingtonia Californica to the point where I can offer competitive prices with such a large supply.
The things I will do in the meantime is conducting scientific experiments with Dionaea and other carnivorous plants, as well as selling these in addition to the exotics. I will be breeding new variations of the Venus Flytrap as well.
The plants will be grown in greenhouses, outside and in tissue culture. I would love to have all my plants originate from tissue culture as well for I believe it to be the future.
All plants will be sold primarily online with exceptional customer service and sympathy.
For now, I have twenty varieties of carnivorous plants (which can be seen in my Grow List) in a terrarium and in the very near future I will have twenty plants growing outside and thirty-six more growing inside a fifty-five gallon tank.
I will start the beginnings of this major project next year with the variations Cup Trap, B-52, and King Henry being up for sale. These will be raised using tissue culture and an artificial environment.


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Posted by on in Venus Fly Traps

Hello every! I am new to this blog post and i just thought i would mention a plant that i just ordered form the flytrap store recently. Today i have just ordered a Mirror Venus flytrap and i was wondering if any one else owns one(someone most likely does), if you do i would be interested in hearing about how well it grows and and if you know what climates/growing conditions it grows best in. Thanks.

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Posted by on in Pitcher Plants

Hi there! I am new to carnivorous plants so I am not sure if my sarracenia pitcher plant is meant to have liquid or water inside of its pitcher because its growing new pitchers but there is no water inside of it. please help

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   please let me know if the video didn't " link up"  im not the greatest at tec


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Photo shared by on in Carnivorous Plants

hi there my name is paul, im 41 years of age I live in Denver colo and ive been working with flytraps for about 3 years now,  almost 2 of that I spent killing them  :(  everything I did failed, I would purchase bran new plants and they would die like a week  later ,lol it sucked, I almost stoped trying altogether.

then I began to really research and study on them, and finally I got a good chemistry going and recently I have had some success and made a few clones,.. I used cuttings from a vft I purchased on ebay, the largest of the 2 I donated to a friend, the other one has been growing nicely for about three months now, its my " avatar pic " at the moment.

I also have a few seedlings that have been growing since july , I also have a small  sundew growing ,and the rest of are cuttings I hope will take soon.

anyway I have not been able to successfully put one of my plants through dormancy yet, but this also something that I want to do well in. just in case id like to seed one of my future clones..

I didn't realize just how many people grew cps  ,  THATS AWSOME :)

I really love flytraps , I enjoy watching a new trap form and open as much as I do watching them catch bugs.

and its true that they don't ever have to be feed to grow well,

but yea im  no expert on it, im just happy to have finally got a few NOT to die on me ,lol  .

on a side note " 4 DAYLIGHT " fluorescent bulbs" have worked really well for me, you can leave them on for long periods of time and it doesn't burn the plants..



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well first I'ed like to say hi this is our first fly trap today she has spent her first afternoon in the garden after coming home from the garden centre not to sure what we are doing but with the help of this site im sure we will do just fine

Danni and Sev

Day 2

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