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Re: Rogers Veraarts

February 13th, 2018, 3:22 pm

I'm not so sure if I would pass it. I would either love it or hate it.
I'm an introvert and those blend well, but I'm also someone whole *really* enjoys watering the plants everyday (and other chores), and I can't have someone doing a coupe. One of the great insights this years is that I stopped replacing cacti I kept killing and switched to swamp plants.
 
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Re: Rogers Veraarts

February 13th, 2018, 3:58 pm

Swamp plants are the best! I've got a pennywort that's 30 years old.
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You might try orchids. They love a bit of daily misting, fussing with periodic fertilizer treatments, and moving around to modulate growth and flowering.
 
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Re: Rogers Veraarts

February 13th, 2018, 5:19 pm

30 years?? Wow!  Is that the one of the "closed bottle" experiment?

Ah yes, indeed misting and moving around too, lol! ..and sometimes I mist the cats when they're fighting..

I think I'm not orchid level yet,.. maybe if the Sticky Finger survives. It's not an easy one, it self-destructs on touch.
 
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Re: Rogers Veraarts

February 13th, 2018, 5:29 pm

It's living in an old goldfish bowl (about 4 liters). I do have a 20 year old nearly closed bottle experiment that has evolved the ability to digest styrofoam packing peanuts but that's a different story!

Orchids are actually tougher than they appear. Most are adapted to living on trees in the the rain forest which has a nasty mix of occasional drenching rain and then lots of very hot sun. They can tolerate both drought & swamp.
 
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Re: Rogers Veraarts

February 13th, 2018, 8:31 pm

is it this one?
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Re: Rogers Veraarts

February 13th, 2018, 10:21 pm

OMG! That's the beastie (magnified 1000X)

The bottle does contain a stable population of ostracods. And they do seem to nibble on the styrofoam (or whatever microscopic organism that's living on the styrofoam)

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Re: Rogers Veraarts

February 19th, 2018, 6:29 pm

Courtship rituals triggers some mild interest
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Re: Rogers Veraarts

February 19th, 2018, 7:14 pm

Alternatively:  Camouflage to avoid unwanted attention!

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Re: Rogers Veraarts

February 19th, 2018, 8:15 pm

Ze Frank -David Attenborough's alter ego- has this to say about the cuttlefish:

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