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deusofnull:

The florid crown of Utricularia vulgaris, who by means of creating a negative pressure region within tiny sacks in the water, via active osmosis, sucks in prey in under a 100th of a second.  One of the most successful plants within the carnivorous flora niche.  Quite beautiful flowers for us to look at, but if your a Daphnia (water flea) or Caenorhabditis elegans (nematode) then watch out. 

deusofnull:

The florid crown of Utricularia vulgaris, who by means of creating a negative pressure region within tiny sacks in the water, via active osmosis, sucks in prey in under a 100th of a second.  One of the most successful plants within the carnivorous flora niche.  Quite beautiful flowers for us to look at, but if your a Daphnia (water flea) or Caenorhabditis elegans (nematode) then watch out. 

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forestspirit-waterspirit:

Flytrap Frolic
Saturday April 26, 2014  9am-1pm3800 Canterbury Rd, Wilmington, NC
The Coastal Land Trust will be hosting the fourth annual Flytrap Frolic on Saturday, April 26th at the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden, located behind the Alderman Elementary School, in Wilmington, NC.Special activities include walking tours of the Garden, “flytrap” kids’ crafts, live snakes from Halyburton Park, geo-caching, plant scavenger hunts, presentations about our region’s carnivorous plants, and MORE!Bring your neighbors, friends, and family to this free event to learn about our native insectivorous plants such as the Venus Flytrap, Pitcher Plants, and Sundews!
(More information)                               Photo credit: Tommy Barham

forestspirit-waterspirit:

Flytrap Frolic

Saturday April 26, 2014 
9am-1pm
3800 Canterbury Rd, Wilmington, NC

The Coastal Land Trust will be hosting the fourth annual Flytrap Frolic on Saturday, April 26th at the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden, located behind the Alderman Elementary School, in Wilmington, NC.

Special activities include walking tours of the Garden, “flytrap” kids’ crafts, live snakes from Halyburton Park, geo-caching, plant scavenger hunts, presentations about our region’s carnivorous plants, and MORE!

Bring your neighbors, friends, and family to this free event to learn about our native insectivorous plants such as the Venus Flytrap, Pitcher Plants, and Sundews!

(More information)                               Photo credit: Tommy Barham

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fuckyeahcarnivorousplants:


Utricularia gibba



Taken with a 18-55mm canon kit lens reversed onto an 85 mm lens. The aperture was 16 on the 18-55mm and 1.8 on the 85 mm.



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fuckyeahcarnivorousplants:

Utricularia gibba

Taken with a 18-55mm canon kit lens reversed onto an 85 mm lens. The aperture was 16 on the 18-55mm and 1.8 on the 85 mm.

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fuckyeahcarnivorousplants:

Nepenthes hamata

fuckyeahcarnivorousplants:

Nepenthes hamata

Safe Fungicides for Carnivores

Buy either:

Sulfer based or sulfer powder
Neem extract
Tebuconazole (systemic)
Chlorothonil
NO COPPER, BACILLUS, QUANTARAY AMMONIUM OR DIMETHYL BENZYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDE.

New Drosera plants added 17/04/14

filiformis ‘Florida Giant’ (Ian Salter) 17/04/14

filiformis Seed Grown Extra Dewy (Ian Salter) 17/04/14

filiformis var. tracyi (Ian Salter) 17/04/14

New Plants added 14/04/14

Sarracenia flava “Goldie” (from PJ Plants)

Drosera ‘Marston Dragon’ (from PJ Plants)

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tangelas-boots asked: A neat blog you have... I've seen a few about carnivorous plants before, which is always great since I find them to just be the most peculiar things. In any case, have a nice day! I'll be keeping an eye on your blog.

Thank you. You should buy a couple and be prepared to be totally fascinated.  

New plants added

Dionaea Bristle Tooth

Aldrovanda vesiculosa (Italy)

Pinguicula “Tempa”

Mini Bog Garden Complete

Things have developed somewhat on the mini bog and it is now complete.  In the greenhouse! I’ll be putting it outside in the summer on nice days with no wind. Just as a focal on the table out the front. To give the neighbours something to gossip about.  

So, here’s the process.  I bought a large undrained bowl from the discount store.  Put some drainage holes in half way up (at the back of the display) and filled it with 50/50 peat and horticultural sand (yes I finally managed to get some that wasn’t dust in this god forsaken country).  J Arthur Bowers none the less.  

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It contains the following:

Clockwise from top (12 O’Clock)

S. Juthatip Soper

D. capenisis Albino

S. purpurea venosa ssp burkii MK PV9

DM All Red (with U. bisquamata)

DM G14

S. minor var minor (Matt Soper)

D x California Sunset

Centre - S. rubra ssp. gulfensis Yellow River, N. Florida (Matt Soper)

I’m also ordering a couple of small Drosera from carnisana, a couple of Utrics and a P. primuliflora to also go in it.  

My completed Terrarium.
Contents:

(propagator) - Seeds of B. liniflora and D. burmannii Humpty Doo

(Pots) - Heliamphora ionasii x heterodoxa (or perhaps the cross is the other way around, see my growlist), D. capensis (Vogelgaat Nature Reserve), D. capensis All Red, D. regia (just to give it a head start for the season), U. uniflora, D. aliciae (didn’t do so well in the greenhouse over the winter but still alive), D. slackii (did very well in the greenhouse all winter sat right next to feeble aliciae), D. adelae, D. madagascariensis (just to give it a head start), U. livida (what’s left of it anyway), U. sandersonii, U. bisquamata ‘Betty’s Bay’. White cups are my pygmies, D. callistos Brookton Form, D. ‘Dork’s Pink’, D. lasiantha x omissa.  

Temperature is around 20c and humidity is usually just over 50%.  

All pots stood in water although the 2 Utrics that are in little white pots are undrained so I can keep them wetter/flooded.  

Lighting is 2 x 15w aquarium plant tubes with reflectors.  They are secured very technically by being plonked on top of 2 green plant canes that rest across the top of the aquarium.  Told you I wasn’t techie.

My completed Terrarium.

Contents:

(propagator) - Seeds of B. liniflora and D. burmannii Humpty Doo

(Pots) - Heliamphora ionasii x heterodoxa (or perhaps the cross is the other way around, see my growlist), D. capensis (Vogelgaat Nature Reserve), D. capensis All Red, D. regia (just to give it a head start for the season), U. uniflora, D. aliciae (didn’t do so well in the greenhouse over the winter but still alive), D. slackii (did very well in the greenhouse all winter sat right next to feeble aliciae), D. adelae, D. madagascariensis (just to give it a head start), U. livida (what’s left of it anyway), U. sandersonii, U. bisquamata ‘Betty’s Bay’. White cups are my pygmies, D. callistos Brookton Form, D. ‘Dork’s Pink’, D. lasiantha x omissa.  

Temperature is around 20c and humidity is usually just over 50%.  

All pots stood in water although the 2 Utrics that are in little white pots are undrained so I can keep them wetter/flooded.  

Lighting is 2 x 15w aquarium plant tubes with reflectors.  They are secured very technically by being plonked on top of 2 green plant canes that rest across the top of the aquarium.  Told you I wasn’t techie.

stickytraps:

Managed to spend some time tidying up the collection after the winter - clearing out unwanted Drosera (mainly capensis!!), putting a few up for sale, and taking some leaf cuttings of P. laueana CP2 (some in vitro under sterile conditions). Making some room for planned new additions, going to concentrate on fewer species (esp. Cephalotus), with some room freed up for Pleione orchids.
Plenty of Pinguicula flowers out at the moment, and the P. jaumavenis Cardonnel have just started opening. As you can see from this image, the flowers are as large as the whole rosette!
Also delighted to reach 400 followers - thank you to you all!

stickytraps:

Managed to spend some time tidying up the collection after the winter - clearing out unwanted Drosera (mainly capensis!!), putting a few up for sale, and taking some leaf cuttings of P. laueana CP2 (some in vitro under sterile conditions). Making some room for planned new additions, going to concentrate on fewer species (esp. Cephalotus), with some room freed up for Pleione orchids.

Plenty of Pinguicula flowers out at the moment, and the P. jaumavenis Cardonnel have just started opening. As you can see from this image, the flowers are as large as the whole rosette!

Also delighted to reach 400 followers - thank you to you all!

rhamphotheca:

Re-posts of favorite science stories:

Pitcher Plant Doubles as Toilet for Tree Shrew (2009)

by Jeanna Bryner

When you gotta go you gotta go, and for small tropical mammals called tree shrews, a pitcher plant serves as a handy toilet, new video research finds.

The jug-shaped plants make out just fine, too: They use the shrew’s feces as a much-needed nitrogen source.

Most pitcher plants are carnivorous, trapping ants and other insects that slip down the sides of the pitcher into a pool of digestive enzymes. The new finding, published online June 10 in the journal Biology Letters, reveals at least one type of pitcher plant “feeds on” the poop from tree shrews in lieu of insects…

(read more: Live Science)

photos: Ch’ien Lee

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stickytraps:

A couple of images of my Pinguicula agnata in flower.
This is the palest flowering Ping I have - it’s a very delicate pinkish-white with yellow and purple markings to the throat. Note the small winter rosette.