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By Shadowtski
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My Drosera regia plants are waking up from their semi-dormancy and putting out new growth.
I caught the first fly of the year a day or two ago and fed him to one of my kings.
Watching regia wrap several times around its prey never gets old.
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By ChefDean
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Supercazzola wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:16 am Regia ends in an “A” so my brain wants to believe it is feminine - so would that make it a queen, and not a king ?
So, by that thinking, would that make you Queen Supercazzola? :lol:
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Supercazzola wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:16 am Regia ends in an “A” so my brain wants to believe it is feminine - so would that make it a queen, and not a king ? But I know in some languages there are exceptions to all rules.
I could never fully understand the gender endings of Spanish and languages similar to it.
In Spanish, a slug is a "babosa" (feminine ending).
I asked a native speaker what is a male slug called, they told me a slug is a babosa, no matter if it's a male slug or a female slug.
So if they want to say a Drosera regia is a King Sundew, who am I to argue?
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I'm just jealous you can grow them in an environment where they can go dormant lol. I'm betting they can get pretty large in those conditions.
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Apollyon wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:24 am I'm just jealous you can grow them in an environment where they can go dormant lol. I'm betting they can get pretty large in those conditions.
I just grow them in my basement.
Light/photoperiod follows natural local sunrise/sunset times.
My basement is only minimally heated so temperatures at floor level drop down to the upper 40s, lower 50s.
These two factors cause the bigger mature-ish plants to die back to a gnarly growth bud, almost hibernaculum-like in appearance.
It'll be interesting to see if some of them flower this year.
Leaves were 6 - 8 inches long last year, so I'm hoping for flowers.
My colony of 6 plants is growing in a one gallon nursery pot.
I should transplant to a bigger pot and split them up.

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