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By ChefDean
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TrapsAndDews wrote: Fri Feb 04, 2022 11:52 pm
thepitchergrower wrote: Fri Feb 04, 2022 10:37 pm Riiigghhht. I remember. Chefdean is paying for any injuries. :lol:
I just translated what your wrote and got this:
Remember Chefdean is invincible.
This is true. Ask my daughters if you have any doubts.
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By thepitchergrower
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I just translated that last message. I believe "shefdin" means Chefdean. I dunno what language though. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

"That's right. I remember. Shefdin takes all the risks. :
I recently translated what you wrote and you see:
Remember, Shefdin is amazing.
That's right. If my girls have questions, ask them."
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By thepitchergrower
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thepitchergrower wrote: Sat Feb 05, 2022 3:31 am I just translated that last message. I believe "shefdin" means Chefdean. I dunno what language though. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

"That's right. I remember. Shefdin takes all the risks. :
I recently translated what you wrote and you see:
Remember, Shefdin is amazing.
That's right. If my girls have questions, ask them."
After some research, I found out that "Shefdin" means "Boss Dean" in bulgarian. Man, sometimes Chefdean is kinda bossy.......... :lol:
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By ChefDean
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thepitchergrower wrote: Sat Feb 05, 2022 3:37 amAfter some research, I found out that "Shefdin" means "Boss Dean" in bulgarian. Man, sometimes Chefdean is kinda bossy.......... :lol:
Well, duh! Have you met me?
Wait, no you haven't, only Matt, Leah, and Drummer230 have. Drummer came to my place, so I did boss him around. Had him digging holes and such.
However, when I met Matt and Leah, it was at Matt's parents place, so I was very respectful. In fact, Matt bossed me around while we were assembling the rafters for the greenhouse.
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By DragonsEye
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elaineo wrote: Thu Feb 03, 2022 4:35 am If sundew goo can dissolve insect exoskeletons, how come our fingers escape unscathed?
Exoskeletons are not dissolved ... at least not completely. That's why the dead carcasses of insects are common on cps -- especially indoor grown ones, as there is no rain to wash the dead remains away. Chitin is a very tough substance.

An interesting bit about cp digestion: https://www.carnivorousplants.org/cp/ca ... /digestion

Many plants, including cps, do produce chitinases (enzymes to break down chitin) but it appears to function more as a means of defense against fungi. (Mushrooms contain chitin in their cell walls rather than cellulose like plants do.) Course, that doesn't mean cps couldn't have adapted it to help digest prey. Haven't found any studies on the matter. If cp's do use chitinases on their insect prey, I suspect it only dissolves through the thinner areas allowing the other enzymes to get to the insects' gooey center.
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D. capensis "Giant" x self that I got from the seedbank some years ago surrounded by a mixture of baby D. capensis alba, wide leaf, dwarf, and rubra
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TrapsAndDews wrote: Sun Feb 06, 2022 2:53 am Wow, those baby sundews look almost purple. :)
Thank you!! This picture is from a couple years ago and they were beautiful. I kept them just a few inches under a simple dome lamp. Excited to grow more of these in the future! The only seedgrown sundew survivor I have left from this time period is D. capensis Big Pink x self who is similarly very colorful :)
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Just about halfway in to our photo contest and we have some terrific entries! Here are today's standings:
sundewd 12
Carnies 10
slicric78 8
evenwind 8
thepitchergrower 8
Nepenthes0260 8
tracieh 7
ChefDean 7
NightRaider 6
Panman 6
Ewreck 5
TheRavensLetters 5
Supercazzola 4
hollyhock 4
tosornof 4
Bill Phoenix 3
DesertPat 3

Be sure to go through and give a thumbs up to your favorite photos. Also, there is still plenty of time to submit your photo to the contest, the stickier the better! So lets see your gluey beauties.
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My Capensis Sundew:
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