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Your carnivorous plant pics

Discussion in 'Live Plants' started by Benurmanii, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Benurmanii

    Benurmanii Arachnosquire

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    As far as I know, the areas where poached carnivorous plants are really a problem are in the U.S., where people could dig up thousands of Venus Fly Traps and only receive a 50 dollar fine (until recently), and Australia, where the same problem is happening but with tuberous sundews (some extremely rare tuberous sundews in cultivation are actually said to have never propagated artificially, they are just torn out of the ground and then sold to someone who either doesn't know or doesn't care).

    There was also a big problem with the tropical pitcher plants (Nepenthes) in the 80's when many CP collectors only cared about collection aspect of the hobby and would travel over to the south pacific to poach Nepenthes. Then when locals caught word of the value of the plants, they sold them to collectors as well (which I can't really blame them much for). Nepenthes, especially their seeds it seems, are still poached, but I believe they are a bit better protected than before.

    Fortunately, there are many CP suppliers all over the world who propagate their plants instead of taking them out of the wild, especially in Europe. Europe has way more variety when it comes to available species. Unfortunately, since the U.S. is a giant landmass, you have to jump through more hoops when purchasing plants from Europe, which usually just means paying more. Actually, come to think of it, the cost that European nurseries usually have you pay for the phytosanitary certificate is around 40 bucks, so it isn't much different from paying over-night shipping here, cost-wise at least.
     
  2. Benurmanii

    Benurmanii Arachnosquire

    Currently the biggest threats to CPs are climate change and urban building (in the U.S., whole populations of unique forms of Sarracenia have been wiped out to be replace by a mall or parking lot).
     
  3. Benurmanii

    Benurmanii Arachnosquire

    The test tubes are for leaf cuttings. It's just an easy way to float a leaf without taking too much room.
     
  4. Benurmanii

    Benurmanii Arachnosquire

    As requested, here is the setup (at least for my terrarium/vivarium thing), some others are outdoors, and some are under lights outside of a tank.

    Note: the sippy cup is for watering purposes.
     

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  5. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnobaron Active Member

    Ironically, venus flytraps have been introduced outside of their native range, so they may end up becoming extinct where they're endemic but invasive elsewhere...
     
  6. Benurmanii

    Benurmanii Arachnosquire

    That's true, people have even introduced a tuberous sundew (all tuberous sundews are native to Australia) in a bog in southern Oregon where it has thrived.

    While I'm not as worried about the Venus Fly Trap as I am, say, Drosera zonaria or Nepenthes clipeata (go look that one up), the point is that the reducing Venus Fly Trap populations goes to show really how little we do to protect the wonders we have.
     
  7. Pipa

    Pipa Arachnoknight

    nice plants!!! :)
     
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  8. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    Great collection! I'm hoping to pick up some Drosera this spring so I can finally get into CPs! I've seen both US Drosera and Sarracenia in their native habitats and it was a real treat. Couldn't find any Dionaea at the time, but it was mid march and I suspect many hadn't started growing yet. Hoping that anyway and they weren't all collected. I'm betting they were just still dormant though since someone that was poaching certainly would have taken the other CPs we found there.

    And I looked up N. clipeata! That's a crazy adaptation! I guess something had to grab that niche, but man...
     
  9. Benurmanii

    Benurmanii Arachnosquire

    Got two new plants from a friend at a CP meet in Portland:

    P. cycloclesta and D. adelae

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  10. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnobaron Active Member

    Very nice! That purple on the pinguicula is really pretty.
     
  11. Sana

    Sana Arachnoprince

    Here goes the idiot post. I recently got a venus fly trap which if I'm understanding correctly is a Dionaea muscipula. I'm going to guess that this section of the forum is similar to the tarantula sections in preferring proper names to common names. The information from my local greenhouse on carnivorous plants is pretty vague. Could anyone tell me the best way to care for the poor little thing so that I don't damage or kill it?
     
  12. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnobaron Active Member

    https://www.flytrapcare.com/
    http://venusflytrap.info/venus-fly-trap-care-tips-guide/
    http://www.pitcherplant.com/care_sheets/flytrap_care.html
    Thirty second google search. There are also entire forums devoted to venus flytraps, if you're really interested. And for a quick summary: equal parts peat/silica sand soil, no fertilizer, leave standing in water, likes fairly high humidity, lots and lots and lots of light, winter rest which can be down to 20 degrees farenheit (if I remember right). But read those websites.
     
  13. Sana

    Sana Arachnoprince

    Thank you so much. I was afraid that doing a google search would get the same type of results as tarantula care. Usually questionable advice and I don't know enough to know what is really off the wall. I appreciate the websites.
     
  14. Benurmanii

    Benurmanii Arachnosquire

    Found this sorta old (taken March 19th) but rather flattering picture of my D. capensis 'alba'. Here it is
     

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  15. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Very nice plants you all have there! I am also an avid CP collector and though I would share some of my photos.

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  16. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnobaron Active Member

    Great pictures! Is that your whole collection? Also, what are the species in the fourth and fifth pictures?
     
  17. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Thanks!
    No, not my entire collection. I have quite a few plants and will look at posting more photos.

    The forth plant is a close up of Drosera Spatulata and the fifth one is Pinguicula x Emarginata x Ehlersiae both are very hardy plants which grow well, but most Pinguicula do like to go into dormancy in winter when days get shorter and nights longer.
     
  18. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnoknight Active Member

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    S. Purpurea

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  19. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnobaron Active Member

    I can fully understand how populations of species could be pressured by something like that, and carnivorous, at least from my experience, are harder to look after than any tarantula.
     
  20. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Some CP's can most definitely be quite troublesome to grow successfully, but there are of course those that are quite easy to grow and given the right environment they will flourish. ;)