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By Cthulhu
Posts:  88
Joined:  Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:51 pm
#152276
UPDATE!! Hibernating 12/30/2012

GROW LIST: Updated 8/27/2012
(Purchased From / Date Received or Date Planted)

Venus Flytraps:
Dionaea muscipula 'DC XL' - (FTC /3-7-13)
Dionaea muscipula 'Maroon Monster' - (pieguy452 / 3-11-13)
Dionaea muscipula 'Dutch Delight' - (pieguy452 / 3-11-13)
Dionaea muscipula 'Red Piranha' - (pieguy452 / 3-11-13)
Dionaea muscipula 'Pink Venus' - (FTC / 8-25-12) - Divided 3-5 times
Dionaea muscipula 'B52' - (Leilani Nepenthes / 8-27-12) - Divided 1 times
Dionaea muscipula 'A2' - (free gift from Leilani Nepenthes / 8-27-12)
Dionaea muscipula 'Akai Ryu' - (FTS / 8-27-12)
Dionaea muscipula 'Gold Strike' - (Carniverous Plant Nursery / 9-20-12)
Dionaea muscipula 'Dracula' - (FTC / 9-27-12) - Divided 2-3 times
Dionaea muscipula 'Typical' - (FTC / 10-1-12)
Dionaea muscipula Giant & Special Seeds (FTC - 42 / 3-4-13)
Dionaea muscipula Special Red Mix Seeds (FTC - 28 / Waiting For Stock)


Sundews:
Drosera Spatulata - (free gift from Carniverous Plant Nursery / 9-20-12)


Orchids:
Rendezvous Orchid (2009) + 1 offspring (2012)


Photos:
Pink Venus (Day 3)
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A2 (fresh from the mail)
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B52 (fresh from the mail)
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Akai Ryu (fresh from the mail)
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WISHLIST:
Byblis 'Rainbow Plants'
Drosera capensis 'Red'
Drosera capensis 'Alba'
Dionaea muscipula 'Long Red Fingers'
Dionaea muscipula 'Crimson Sawtooth'
Dionaea muscipula 'Bohemian Garnet'
Dionaea muscipula 'Purple Ambush'
Last edited by Cthulhu on Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:04 am, edited 14 times in total.
By Cthulhu
Posts:  88
Joined:  Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:51 pm
#153253
Plant update.. I'm afraid I may have sunburned my Pink Venus :(

They are currently living outdoors on my patio under an umbrella topped table. I may have to bring them in sometime in September.. I've purchased the grow light that Veronis has suggested multiple times on the forums.. the B52 & A2 have fed (each plant caught their own twice!), the Akai Ryu has also caught a small insect but has since released it but the Pink Venus has caught nothing.. I am watering 'as needed' with distilled water. The Akai Ryu is watered most often as it has a different soil mix than the other two (I bought potted so I suspect this one has a mix of sand because its much more fine and gritty than the other 3 plants..) I bottom water but occasionally mist the tops if they look a bit dry and a couple times per month will top water.

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Are they looking healthy?
By Cthulhu
Posts:  88
Joined:  Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:51 pm
#153279
Quick update to note my grow-light set up.

I picked up this grow light:
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http://www.plantlightinghydroponics.com ... -3351.html

and this stand:
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004BD ... 01_s00_i00

I will be acclimating to indoor lighting mid-September and begin dormancy sometime around the end of November / early December.
By Cthulhu
Posts:  88
Joined:  Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:51 pm
#155104
My Dracula & Typical were just potted so they are still getting used to the climate, Dracula spent a little time in the fridge so I'm trying to be extra gentle with that one. The Akai Ryu had a bit of trouble acclimating but it's starting to recover :) None are potted fully in LSM but a few are topped with it.

L-R: Pink Venus, A2, B52, & Akai Ryu
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L-R: Gold Strike, Typical, Dracula, Drosera Spatulata
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By Cthulhu
Posts:  88
Joined:  Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:51 pm
#156278
I am starting to see some fall coloration on some of my traps..

Pink Venus is looking particularly lovely!
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Typical has a nice bright red mouth
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Dracula had a little bit of a rough start but is starting to color up too!
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and my Sundew has had a new leaf explosion.
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The others are doing well too, all have plenty of new growth :)
By Cthulhu
Posts:  88
Joined:  Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:51 pm
#159234
I am a little further behind on starting my dormancy this year than I wanted to be but I am dialing down my lights now.. I wanted to give some of my other plants a chance to bounce back after a rough time while I was on vacation, all traps (even the teeny ones) look healthy and have functioning traps.

Dracula:
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A2:
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Pink Venus:
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B52:
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Typicals:
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Akai Ryu (I almost lost this one!):
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Gold Strike (I almost lost this one too!):
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The Set-up:
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Drosera Spatulata:
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By Jimbok3
Posts:  322
Joined:  Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:29 pm
#159249
They're all looking great! I'm a little behind on dormancy too :lol:
By Cthulhu
Posts:  88
Joined:  Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:51 pm
#159952
This is mostly to document the trap/plant size I grew this past year, using a 1" ruler. Now that my plants are entering dormancy, I want to have something to compare this to next year. :)

Gold Strike
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B52
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A2
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Pink Venus
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Akai Ryu
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Dracula
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Typical
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Sundew
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By Cthulhu
Posts:  88
Joined:  Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:51 pm
#168310
I am attempting to grow some plants with a "special giants" seed pack from FTC. Aprox. 42 seeds planted. Reminder to self: I'd also like to snag a couple seed packs of the "special red mix" when they are in stock.

March 4, 2013 (expected seedlings between 3/18-4/1).
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.. will up date again when/if the seeds take, please keep your fingers crossed for me!! ..

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