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  1. Zimmey

    Victoria barbecue/open greenhouse

    Thank you all for putting this on. Was great to see everyone!
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    Need a doctor for pings...

    Just an update on the ping rescue. I made up some new pots, went on an adventure to find some oyster shell. Made up a new substrate with less peat, more sand and shell. The P. Cyclosecta has responded unbelievably well. The next leaves were 2x the size. I also moved it down a shelf (so less...
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    Carnivorous plant soil recommendations

    Where did you get the turface?
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    Need a doctor for pings...

    What would you consider mineral rich soil @Lloyd Gordon ?
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    Need a doctor for pings...

    Just curious what next steps I should take for these two mexican pings (P. cyclosecta, P. ehlersiae) . I've had them for probably 2 years... and they appear to be in a very slow gentle decline (shrinking in size, but appearing healthy). They are both now about a quarter of the size I originally...
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    VIRAGS Victoria spring plant show

    Congrats on the best in show @Smilodonichthys !
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    VIRAGS Victoria spring plant show

    See you tomorrow. :)
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    how much to get started ??

    If you are going to go that small for a pressure cooker (6-8 qt), I'd look for a used instant pot. Lots of times around $60. Some can do 15 psi, most do around 12psi and just take a bit longer to sterilize. They are set and forget if you only need a couple quart jars at a time.
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    Hello from Victoria Bc

    Hit me up when you get back. :)
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    Hello from Victoria Bc

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    Hello from Victoria Bc

    Let me know if you are around this weekend, I'll get you a clump of @Lloyd Gordon famous Utric. gibba. May have a couple other species of Utric as well in there. It has been taking over my water trays
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    Hello from Vancouver

    Welcome to the jungle, you're gonna fit right in. :)
  13. Zimmey

    Flow cabinet filter sources in Canada

    Yes, Gordotek is from the USA and I couldn't find the fan he suggested reasonably priced in Canada, but the alternate he suggested wasn't too bad. The filter was $30cad, fan $50, controller $20. Add a tote and some sealant and you aren't too far over $100cad. A lot smaller footprint than yours...
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    Flow cabinet filter sources in Canada

    I'm going to be building one of these or in the near future. Smaller than you are looking for, but also cheaper. The 20x16 inch filters that Lloyd is using look nice.
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    Pinguicula gigantea

    You did give me one, it doesn't look as happy as yours, but it has split into 3 little plants that are doing ok.. about the size of toonies.
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    CP Newbie in Ottawa, Canada

    Welcome
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    Hello from Fraser Valley, BC

    Welcome to the jungle :)
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    Hello from Victoria Bc

    Welcome fellow Victorian! Lots of super knowledgeable people both on this spit, and this site. I have some of Lloyd's legendary Utricularia gibba and will be happy to share when I get back to the island in a month, if you are interested.
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    Vancouver island: bog hike. June 24th 2023

    Looks like 24th works for me.
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    Hello from the BC Lower Mainland

    There is a bog trip being planned on the island (with multiple carnivorous plants) end of June. Might be worth the trip. Check in the events forum.
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