Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:51 pm
Here's a small update:
I've lost some sundews recently. So sad! I've been having trouble keeping up with the greenhouse drying out! So, I ordered the Monsoon mister from Black Jungle. Unfortunately that was last Monday and still no word on shipping. I called today and they told me that they were out and it would be in this Thursday. Thanks for letting me know, guys! Gosh. Fortunately, the tropical pitchers, and cephalotus that I bought (the last go round? it was a while ago) are all doing great! I also have a butterwort that has not sprouted flowers in such a long time! I'll do some research on that though. I'm sure it has to do with light or water. I also got an aquatic plant grab bag at the ACA convention this year and a while after putting them into tanks, a bladderwort grew up from one of them! Boy was I shocked. It's still going strong, in a few tanks now that I have spread it to. I also put all my traps and sarracenia outside this year (along with the trop pitchers before it got cold...they sure enjoyed the sun and heat!). They are doing well too...although don't seem very dormant. Still green, but they have slowed a bit and not as fast to close. I see some others are having this problem due to the warmer weather...and people are still claiming there is no global warming? Yeah, okay.
I ordered plants today, with the help of lovely Mr. Flytrap on facebook. Haha! I got a mystery box of 5 plants, a piranha, and a maroon monsterrrrrrrrrr! I'm excited for them all. I hope to take some of my extras here and make my dad a wee bog area in his garden! Last year, it got fried before we could get it in the ground with a tub for water retention. I was so sad! After growing the plants outside here, I am ready for round two! The first try lasted long enough to attract a colony of ants and some other bugs! Too cool. Also on the note of butterworts from the first section, there is one in a pot outside too. It still has its globules on the leaves and although it's not getting bigger at the moment, it's going strong too. I'll have to look into that aspect too. I guess it's okay outside?
Oh! And I was able to visit Meadowview Biological Research Station before moving to Richmond! I was so bummed that I didn't get to visit during my stay at Mary Wash. Think of all the time I could have worked with CP's outside and in their native environs. I'll try to make a post about this too! Here is their site: http://www.pitcherplant.org/
Okay, so a bit of a longer post then intended! I'll try to get some more posts going soon. I'm going back to school so I can teach biology eventually, working, trying to run an egg dying business too (which involves one site and a blog), and have another blog entirely (mostly about plants, fish, my life, etc). But, I will def post pics when I get my plants!
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I have a question too though. After a few days outside (since Saturday planting), one of the flytraps has curled it's leaves. It looks like it's shriveling up! I don't want all of the others to do the same. It doesn't look like it's rotting, but maybe it is? My guess is not enough water? The substrate seems wet to me still. Any suggestions as to what is going on? Thanks for viewing and advice!