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cheapest way to increase diversity

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:21 am
by saltyop
heyo guys, ill get straight to it
its gonna be my birthday soon and I am planning to make flytraps more than a hobby. having alot of free time I can devote myself to my traps. I got 50 bucks as a birthday gift and I want to increase my diversity for flytraps, the only plants right now i am confident with. perhaps there is a store that sells random cultivars for bulk or maybe a fellow forum member that has a surplus of plants they would take money for? Im thinking of something like a mystery box
http://www.flytrapcare.com/store/venus- ... ystery-box
but alas it is out of stock. if there is a seller that might be interested in something like this please help me out. I like to update my plants I receive so thats something to look forward to as well :D
{example} seedlings-of-texas-t36730.html
thanks for considering :)
EDIT: wrong link, im looking for flytraps only

Re: cheapest way to increase diversity

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:44 am
by Fieldofscreams
I want to order from FTC also but almost nothing is in stock.

I had to order from Joel's carnivorous plants on Amazon and I don't regret it at all. I didn't have any other choice but he does have some beautiful plants for an amazing price. Can't go wrong.

I want to order my next plants from FTC, so I'm waiting patiently.

Re: cheapest way to increase diversity

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:47 am
by riveraXVX
FTS has a ton of different plants in stock, I'm not meaning to knock Joel we have a couple nice plants from him but he has two cultivars.

FTS has 30+ cultivars available currently.

direct link to what is in stock:
http://www.flytrapcare.com/store/whats-in-stock

Re: cheapest way to increase diversity

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:49 am
by Orit
i kept checking the mystery box compulsively until one finally popped up and i could not recommended it more. i still check often for another one. don't rely on the email that it's in stock. it seems like they never have certain items, but they do come up. they just sell out quickly. good luck!

Re: cheapest way to increase diversity

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:37 am
by Fly Trap Hunter
Orit wrote:i kept checking the mystery box compulsively until one finally popped up and i could not recommended it more. i still check often for another one. don't rely on the email that it's in stock. it seems like they never have certain items, but they do come up. they just sell out quickly. good luck!


what was in the mystery box?

Re: cheapest way to increase diversity

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:38 am
by Fly Trap Hunter
saltyop wrote:heyo guys, ill get straight to it
its gonna be my birthday soon and I am planning to make flytraps more than a hobby. having alot of free time I can devote myself to my traps. I got 50 bucks as a birthday gift and I want to increase my diversity for flytraps, the only plants right now i am confident with. perhaps there is a store that sells random cultivars for bulk or maybe a fellow forum member that has a surplus of plants they would take money for? Im thinking of something like a mystery box
http://www.flytrapcare.com/store/venus- ... ystery-box
but alas it is out of stock. if there is a seller that might be interested in something like this please help me out. I like to update my plants I receive so thats something to look forward to as well :D
{example} seedlings-of-texas-t36730.html
thanks for considering :)


can you contact Matt or Leah and ask them to make you a package? I bet they'd work out something

Re: cheapest way to increase diversity

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:44 am
by saltyop
its out of stock for a reason, would be quite the nice surprise if made the exception though :lol:
i'm completely fine with small plants and I have only typicals so the mystery box would be perfect. flytrapcare is the only place that does it so ill get lucky if I find someone willing to do it haha

Re: cheapest way to increase diversity

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:51 am
by Sakaaaaa
Try drosera. They're super duper easy and capensis is considered a weed in some collections (although not mine :( ) and they grow year round without dormancy. If you want something that can grow beside the vfts, try sarracenia, and temperate drosera (filliformis, intermedia temperate form, etc.)

Re: cheapest way to increase diversity

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:09 pm
by Orit
Fly Trap Hunter wrote:
Orit wrote:i kept checking the mystery box compulsively until one finally popped up and i could not recommended it more. i still check often for another one. don't rely on the email that it's in stock. it seems like they never have certain items, but they do come up. they just sell out quickly. good luck!


what was in the mystery box?


alien(!), freaky star, pinnacle, vitiligo, green wizard, and some lovely unnamed large sarracenia. i got a few each of most of the flytraps. should add this was a premium mystery box. alien alone made it worth the price.

Re: cheapest way to increase diversity

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:18 pm
by Fly Trap Hunter
Orit wrote:
Fly Trap Hunter wrote:
Orit wrote:i kept checking the mystery box compulsively until one finally popped up and i could not recommended it more. i still check often for another one. don't rely on the email that it's in stock. it seems like they never have certain items, but they do come up. they just sell out quickly. good luck!


what was in the mystery box?


alien(!), freaky star, pinnacle, vitiligo, green wizard, and some lovely unnamed large sarracenia. i got a few each of most of the flytraps. should add this was a premium mystery box. alien alone made it worth the price.


Dang Orit. you are a lucky trapper! :lol:

Re: cheapest way to increase diversity

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:32 am
by saltyop
damn thats a nice gamble :lol: . its a shame that most of the big growers left rip i think there is a few people that can even do the mystery box in the first place. gotta keep looking i guess

Re: cheapest way to increase diversity

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:30 am
by riveraXVX
worst thing Matt and Leah could do is say no *shrug*

I sent you a couple links for places I've eyeballed in the past, have you looked into doing tissue culture stuff to increase plants?

Re: cheapest way to increase diversity

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:29 am
by saltyop
I dont have money for tissue culture unfortunately. and youre right imma shoot them a message :D

Re: cheapest way to increase diversity

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:38 am
by riveraXVX
I hope to take a stab at that sometime next year with the kid. too many projects not enough time nor money!

Re: cheapest way to increase diversity

PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:09 pm
by ice2k15
predatory plants has alot of stuff in stock

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