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Some more pics of my carnivorous plants

Discussion in 'Live Plants' started by Exo, Apr 12, 2011.

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    wow, these are awesome. My experience with carnivorous plants ends with a venus fly trap I had as a kid {D

    I may have to do some studying on them. I LOVE plants and my vegetable garden is my pride and joy!
  2. xhexdx

    xhexdx ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Thank you, sir. :)
  3. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    Some more eye candy....

    Venus fly trap "B52" cultivar..


    Cephalotus sending up a flower stalk

    N.albomarginata "red form"


  4. codykrr

    codykrr Arachnoking Old Timer

    Very nice Mark! So far all I have left is a venus fly trap, and a few sarracenia's.

    They all just flowered and looked amazing, now I am waiting for seeds.

    I still want a "red flytrap" just havent gotten one yet. maybe this fall I will.
  5. zonbonzovi

    zonbonzovi Creeping beneath you Staff Member

    A question for you Exo:

    I'm thinking about setting up a Drosera plant on a log and placing it in a large aquarium next to a north facing window(to mimic the way I find them in local marshes).

    1) Am I just asking for failure?
    2) Will I most likely need supplemental lighting, or alternatively, is there a species that will do OK on low-med natural light?
    3) Can the bulb be buried directly into the log w/o supplemental soil(if I use a variety that is tuberous)?
  6. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    1) not necessarily.

    2) You will need intense natural sunlight or flourecent lighting for almost any Drosera with the exception of three species. D.adelae, D.prolifera, and D.schizandra. For your application though, D.adelae would be the best canidate.

    3) Tuberous species would be totally unsuitable for growing on a log, they require a deep sandy soil. For other sundews, a pocket filled with wet long fiber sphagnum moss will be needed to establish the plant, and if the air is kept humid and the log is kept moist, the roots will eventually creep out over the log.

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    What...like this one? ;)

  7. codykrr

    codykrr Arachnoking Old Timer

    ^ yup...:)
  8. Drakk

    Drakk Arachnosquire

    I have no words to describe those plants...but now i NEED some....^^
  9. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    Ah..and another one is converted. {D
  10. Cuddly Cobalt

    Cuddly Cobalt Arachnosquire

    I love carnivorous plants! The prize of my collection was a dewy pine
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2011
  11. kanito107

    kanito107 Arachnosquire

    these look so cool i think i want some!
  12. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    Very nice!....those aren't easy to grow, I applaud your skill! :clap:
  13. Cuddly Cobalt

    Cuddly Cobalt Arachnosquire

    thanks dude but i have to say, heliamphoras are pretty difficult to care for too! Sadly the dewy pine died when I accidentally left it out side and it started to rain, the roots were drenched which is not good for this species because they like it dry, do you have any?
  14. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    Nope..I don't have one of those yet, but I intend on getting one sometime, I'm working on my list though....I just ordered a B.reducta, a carnivorous bromeliad, so my list of have every genus of carnivore is nearing completion. :wicked:
  15. Cuddly Cobalt

    Cuddly Cobalt Arachnosquire

    dont you have a heliamphora nutans? I have been looking for a one for a while in NY and was wondering if you know where to get one? Hope you dont mind if i post one or two pics myself ;)
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2011
  16. presurcukr

    presurcukr Arachnolord

    Is it true that if you use crickets to feed the fly traps the trap turns black and dies ?? just the trap not the whole plant.
  17. Cuddly Cobalt

    Cuddly Cobalt Arachnosquire

    i dont think they can rot your venus flytrap with crix, redmeat does that though, it is not advised to feed your plants anything besides small insects
  18. tekkendarklord

    tekkendarklord Arachnoknight

    really nice plant pictures!! :clap:
    although for some reason they're kind of scary
    imagine huge plants walking and trying to eat you
  19. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    Only isf you use one that is too large for the trap.....as a general rule, you should feed nothing larger than 1/2 the size of the trap. Also, each trap can only digest a few bugs in it's lifetime before it turns black anyway....the traps "wear out" with use.

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    Very Nice sarracienias and flytrap! :clap:
  20. imatroll

    imatroll Arachnopeon

    Very beautiful, Exo. Although, your lack of drosera upsets me.
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