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By NightRaider
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#384839
May as well start logging here for posterity so I can have dates and sources handy for my own records.

Current Growlist:
Cephalotus
  • 1x Cephalotus follicularis (typical) (FB Group 8-21-21)
Darlingtonia
  • 1x Darlingtonia californica (Cook's 7-22-21)
Dionaea
  • 3x typical (deathcube: typical 8/20, red form 3-16-21, dente form 05/21)
  • 1x DC XL (Cook's 7-22-21)
  • 1x King Henry (Sarr NW 3-18-21)
  • 1x Maroon Monster (Cook's 7-22-21)
  • 1x Red Piranha (PetFlytrap 12-4-21)
Drosera
  • 3x adelae 'Giant' (@Nepenthes0260 8-19-21)
  • *x auriculata "Anglesea" (seedlings) (FTC Seed Bank 11-22-21)
  • *x binata (LBG 7-15-21)
  • 1x brevifolia (Meadowview 6-7-21)
  • 1x burmannii (PetFlytrap 12-4-21)
  • 1x capensis 'narrow leaf' + seedlings (CalCarn 10-30-20)
  • 1x capillaris (Meadowview 6-7-21)
  • 3x capillaris (LBG 7-15-21)
  • *x capillaris "Emerald's Envy" (seedlings) (FTC Seed Bank 9-8-21)
  • 1x filiformis + cuttings (Sarr NW 3-18-21)
  • 2x graomogolensis (JCP 10-7-21)
  • 2x intermedia + cuttings (Meadowview 6-7-21)
  • 1x micrantha (PetFlytrap 12-4-21)
  • 1x natalensis (JCP 10-7-21)
  • 1x nidiformis (LBG 7-15-21)
  • *x peltata (seedlings) (FTC Seed Bank 11-22-21)
  • 2x prolifera + plantlets (RCP 9-2-21)
  • 4x riparia (RCP 9-2-21)
  • 2x rotundifolia + cuttings (Meadowview 6-7-21)
  • 1x spatulata 'pink flower' (Cook's 7-22-21)
  • *x spatulata "Tamlin" (seedlings) (FTC Seed Bank 9-8-21)
  • 1x spatulata var. lovellae (PetFlytrap 12-4-21)
  • *x tokaiensis (seedlings) (FB Group 8-21-21)
  • 2x "Nightmare" + cuttings (@Apollyon 10-6-21)
  • 1x "Watari" (@Apollyon 10-6-21)
Heliamphora
  • 1x chimantensis (chimanta) 04 AW (FB Group 8-21-21)
  • 1x collina (Foothills Testigos) AW (FB Group 9-9-21)
  • 1x ionassi (FB Group 8-21-21)
  • 1x minor "Burgundy-Black" AW (FB Group 8-21-21)
  • 1x nutans (Roraimita) 02 AW (@Nepenthes0260 8-19-21)
  • 1x pulchella (Akopan) (@Nepenthes0260 8-19-21)
Pinguicula
  • 1x "Pirouette" (@Apollyon 10-6-21)
  • 2x primulifolia + pups (LBG 7-15-21)
  • 1x planifolia (LBG 7-15-21)
Sarracenia
  • 1x "Judith Hindle" (Sarr NW 3-18-21)
  • 1x flava var. ornata 'improved black veins' (Mike Wang 6-11-21)
  • 1x flava var. rubricorpora 'new genetics' Liberty Co, FL (Mike Wang 6-11-21)
  • 1x leucophylla (CPN 4-16-21)
  • 1x leucophylla 'Hummer's HCW clone#1 x HCW clone F' (Mike Wang 6-11-21)
  • 1x leucophylla 'Pink' (Mike Wang 6-11-21)
  • 1x minor var. okefenokeensis Ware Co, GA (Mike Wang 6-11-21)
  • 1x psittacina (CPN 4-16-21)
  • 1x rosea 'Chipola' (LBG 7-15-21)
  • 1x rubra gulfensis (LBG 7-15-21)
Nepenthes
  • 1x bongso BE-3036 (Cook's 10-18-21)
  • 1x jacquelineae BE-3874 (Cook's 10-18-21)
  • 1x veitchii – Bario x Sungai Samba BE-4051 (Cook's 10-18-21)
  • 1x 'Miranda' (etsy:TheGreenEscape 4-14-21)
  • 1x 'St. Gaya' (etsy:TheGreenEscape 4-14-21)
  • 2x 'Ventrata' (deathcubes 09/20 + 7-21-21)
Utricularia
  • cornuta (LBG 7-15-21)
  • fulva (JCP 10-7-21)
  • gibba (Meadowview 6-7-21)
  • humboldtii (@Apollyon 10-6-21)
  • longifolia (JCP 10-7-21)
  • purpurea (LBG 7-15-21)
  • sandersonii 'White' (JCP 10-7-21)
  • sp. (probably subulata; several hitchhikers, only cleistogamous flowers)
Misc.
  • Green Sphagnum (Meadowview 6-7-21)
  • Red Sphagnum (Meadowview via @MikeB 8-30-21)
  • Stylidium debile (PetFlytrap 12-4-21)

Losses:
  • 1x D. adelae (CalCarn assuming died from shock, probably should have bagged; received with like 4 leaves and was smaller than a dime)
  • 1x D. intermedia (CPN fried lol mb)
  • 1x P. laueana (CalCarn tiny, immediately went into winter phase and slowly declined over following 8 months despite all attempts to save it)
  • 1x D. capillaris (LBG bird.)
  • 3x P. caerulea (LBG too wet? Hated the lfs? Not sure, will try again next spring)

Wishlist:
Immediate:
  • Aldrovanda
  • Dionaea: B52, SD Kronos, Crimson Sawtooth, G16
  • D. filiformis 'Florida red' (white flower)
  • D. adelae
  • D. 'Andromeda'
  • D. callistos
  • D. capensis 'red'
  • D. cistiflora
  • D. intermedia 'tropical'
  • D. roraimae
  • D. rotundifolia 'Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan' (if these are even in cultivation still)
  • D. spatulata 'Okinawa'
  • D. villosa complex (found: riparia, graomogolensis)
  • D. 'Hercules'
  • D. x Hybrida
  • D. intermedia x capillaris
  • H. ciliata
  • H. exappendiculata
  • N. naga 'dark'
  • P. ehlersiae
  • P. gigantea
  • P. laueana
  • S. jonesii
  • S. oreophila 'Sand Mountain'
  • S. purpurea var. montana
  • U. reniformis
  • U. sandersonii 'blue'
and with more experience/room:
  • Cephalotus (Hummer's Giant + Eden Black)
  • H. nutans 'Giant'
  • H. purpurea
  • H. sarracenioides
  • N. aristolochioides x spectabilis
  • N. attenboroughii
  • N. burbidgeae x platychila
  • N. izumiae
  • N. jamban
  • N. spectabilis 'Perkinson Giant' BE-3322
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By NightRaider
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#385063
Can't edit the op yet so I'll add the new arrivals from yesterday here.
All of the following were from Lee's Botanical Gardens on FB 7-15-21:

+3ish D. capillaris
~5 D. binata
1 D. nidiformis
2 P. primulifolia
1 P. planifolia
3 P. caerulea
1 S. rosea 'Chipola'
1 S. rubra gulfensis
U. purpurea
U. cornuta

Also threw up a short review of my experience with LBG on the supplier forum since there wasn't much to be found on them.
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By NightRaider
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#385423
One more batch arrived, this time from Cook's 7-22-21. I was a little skeptical ordering from them considering pricing and seeing several posts expressing disappointment in their plants aside from their sarrs, but pulled the trigger anyway since it was the only place I could find Darlingtonia in stock right now. I don't see any need in doing a full write-up this time, especially on a competitor's site, but I will at least say I didn't experience the issues that I saw detailed elsewhere and was happy enough with what I got, which included:

1x Darlingtonia californica
2x Dionaea (Maroon Monster, DCXL) (both labeled 'near flowering size')
1x Drosera spatulata

Also saw another ventrata in a deathcube when I was in Lowe's last night 7-21-21 so naturally now I have another. Will probably give this one away come spring though since I don't have near enough space for a lot of neps right now. And now that the heat of summer has arrived, this may be it for me for a bit unless I find some helis or something else I just can't pass up.
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By ChefDean
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Night, just a suggestion, but get your post count up to at least 25, even donate seeds to the seed bank if you're able. Heck, just post "Cool!" or, "Nice plant!" on other posts.
I say this because I have it on good authority (being the seed bank manager) that some of your wish list might become available very soon, like the 1st of August soon (a potentially insanely red Cape). Others on your wish list are available now (filiformis var Floridana "White Flower), and I may have some S. alabamensis seed this fall.
Just a thought.
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By NightRaider
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#385454
Oh for sure and thanks for the heads up. And believe me I've had that in the back of my mind, I'm just a lot more of a listener than a talker until I can get settled in and hate feeling like I'm just being spammy especially just to qualify for free stuff. I do have some seeds coming up that I definitely do plan on donating if the seed bank needs them, but it'll likely be another 1-2 months on those so I'll just have to work harder on posts in the meantime. For right now though, I'm just hoping the stamps I ordered come in time to get a July order in...
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By NightRaider
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#387793
Finally done with this last flurry of orders for my heli terrarium, so here's the update for the last month or so:
@Nepenthes0260 8-19-21
1x D. adelae 'Giant'
1x H. nutans (Roraimita) 02 AW
1x H. pulchella (Akopan)

FB Sales Group 8-21-21
1x Cephalotus follicularis (typical)
1x H. chimantensis (chimanta) 04 AW
1x H. ionassi
1x H. minor "Burgundy-Black" AW
Pot of D. tokaiensis seedlings

@MikeB 8-30-21
Red Sphagnum - Meadowview

Rainbow Carnivorous Plants 9-2-21
2x D. prolifera
3x D. riparia

Adding a few pictures this time, including a small HCW pitcher I thought turned out nice and a basal on my Lowe's Ventrata along with the mantis that's been living on that plant for the last 3 weeks now.

Up next: Hopefully get a raspberry pi and sensors ordered in the next few days and write a circuitpython program to: allow remote viewing of logged and charted temperature and humidity data using InfluxDB and Grafana, monitor the humidifer's water level with an ultrasonic proximity sensor, send text alerts when temp/humidity go out of bounds or the humidifer is almost empty, and if I still need it control an exhaust fan in the event of unexpectedly high day humidity. Not making any promises because I hate making obligations lol, but if I do get it thrown together and working and there's any interest I'll try to do a write-up thread and post the code on github in case anyone might want it, though this is mainly just for my purposes and therefore probably won't be quite as easy to set up as a little more out-of-box stuff like in the Home Assistant thread.
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#390644
Another pretty big update, and not all of it plants.

@Apollyon 10-6-21
2x D. 'Nightmare'
1x D. 'Watari'
1x P. 'Pirouette'
U. humboldtii

John's Carnivorous Plants 10-7-21
2x D. graomogolensis
1x D. natalensis
U. fulva
U. longifolia
U. sandersonii 'White'

Cook's 10-18-21
1x bongso BE-3036
1x jacquelineae BE-3874
1x veitchii – Bario x Sungai Samba BE-4051

Also, I got that RPi thing I was mulling over in the last post a while back up and running. It took a good bit of research into sensors, CircuitPython, and systemd services as well as a lot of trial and error (especially with the humidifier level sensor), but I finally got it running on a Pi Zero WH which logs the data to an Ubuntu server with DDNS setup that I just happened to already have laying around for running a couple other servers. I don't expect this to be useful to anyone else due to how specific my circumstances were (though you could use a Pi 3B or 4 to do everything if you logged to a portable hdd instead of burning up the SD card with constant writes), but if anyone wants to take a look you can find the scripts and documentation here, including a quick install script I wrote just in case. And yes, I know, I'm fully aware of just how ugly that Python code is and yeah it would probably get me crucified by some of my professors, but I have a lot of other projects going on and just wanted to get it running before possibly coming back and trying to break things up into functions later. Anyway, if anyone finds it interesting or anything, feel free to ask any questions. Also, if anyone actually happens to know Python and wanted to expand on this, feel free to fork or do whatever with it. There's a lot of functionality I wanted to add (fan control, triggering outlets, config files rather than editing values in the scripts directly, support for multiple sensors, etc), I just don't have the time or the personal need for it right now.

Also took a few last pictures a couple days ago of my outdoor planters before dormancy hits. Winter prep began yesterday with taking some leaf cuttings of my temperate dews before moving them out onto the porch, and I'll be moving all but the big Sarr planter (heavy) either onto or under the porch when it starts getting below freezing here. It's not enclosed, but hopefully being against the house will keep things a few degrees warmer. The big one, I'll probably just have to mulch and pray because I'd be more than a little upset if I lost that Minor.
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By Kapahulu
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#390645
Your bogs are looking good.......
What substrate are you using, and how is it layered??
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Kapahulu wrote:Your bogs are looking good.......
What substrate are you using, and how is it layered??
Nothing fancy. They're all somewhere around 1:1 washed peat/perlite, maybe a little more perlite, though the large Sarr planter has around a 4in layer of washed lava rock at the bottom and the tan one has a ~1gal nursery style overturned plastic pot that the water pipe leads into to take up some space and act as a bit of a reservoir. Then they all have a relatively thin layer of LFS as top dressing since the perlite would wash to the top whenever it rains otherwise. I think I'm starting to prefer sand to perlite in my small pots, but it would've made these large planters wayyy too heavy to move for winter.
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Nice setup with the RPi. I've only got 1 heli so far but if I ever get a bunch more I might try something like that. I got a RPi 4 a couple days ago but I could definitely get a zero for something like this. Your helis and graomogolensis look great, keep it up.
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A Fellow Scientist wrote:Nice setup with the RPi. I've only got 1 heli so far but if I ever get a bunch more I might try something like that. I got a RPi 4 a couple days ago but I could definitely get a zero for something like this. Your helis and graomogolensis look great, keep it up.
Thanks, and yeah a Zero alone would probably be too slow to run grafana very well, but you could easily set up the Zero W to send the data to the 4 which could run it in the background just fine. Again feel free to shoot a pm anytime if you end up wanting to try it eventually. It took me a pretty significant amount of time to figure out how exactly everything worked together, so it'd probably save you quite a bit of time.

Nepenthes0260 wrote:Looking fantastic :D. Especially that Roraimita nutans.
Lol uhh huh. But really though I've been surprised, I was expecting it to be quite a bit slower but it's grown like a weed compared to the minor BB and chimantensis which have combined for a whopping one single fully-grown new pitcher in 2 months. Probably helps quite a bit that you sent it potted though; I think bare rooting stunted those other two pretty badly.
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NightRaider wrote:
A Fellow Scientist wrote:Nice setup with the RPi. I've only got 1 heli so far but if I ever get a bunch more I might try something like that. I got a RPi 4 a couple days ago but I could definitely get a zero for something like this. Your helis and graomogolensis look great, keep it up.
Thanks, and yeah a Zero alone would probably be too slow to run grafana very well, but you could easily set up the Zero W to send the data to the 4 which could run it in the background just fine. Again feel free to shoot a pm anytime if you end up wanting to try it eventually. It took me a pretty significant amount of time to figure out how exactly everything worked together, so it'd probably save you quite a bit of time.

Nepenthes0260 wrote:Looking fantastic :D. Especially that Roraimita nutans.
Lol uhh huh. But really though I've been surprised, I was expecting it to be quite a bit slower but it's grown like a weed compared to the minor BB and chimantensis which have combined for a whopping one single fully-grown new pitcher in 2 months. Probably helps quite a bit that you sent it potted though; I think bare rooting stunted those other two pretty badly.
Yeah, your specimen is already looking better than mine of that clone! It's fantastic to see a pure nutans clone that's not extremely slow/extremely reluctant to make anything besides immatures in cultivation haha. I got AW's other clone of that location but seems like he accidentally sent me a mislabeled glabra x nutans (AKA "nutans Giant"). Looks like yours has an even larger pitcher in the works, too.
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