What made you smile today? 7

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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Catch-up » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:38 am

Congratulations CB! Sounds like it was a lot of work.
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby chillicamper » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:45 am

Well done CB!
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Dotsie » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:30 am

Well done CB :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Broccolee » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:00 am

That sounds great,Christian,care to send some pictures and descriptions?I need some creative ideas for Em's birthday.She's been looking at plant books and was fascinated by the carnivorous plants.
When I asked her what she wanted for her birthday,she said she'd like a herbarium with carnivorous plants like she'd seen in the book.She said she thought they were very interesting to watch.
(For the books:she's turning six. :shock: )
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby wicked woman » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:25 am

Broccolee wrote:That sounds great,Christian,care to send some pictures and descriptions?I need some creative ideas for Em's birthday.She's been looking at plant books and was fascinated by the carnivorous plants.
When I asked her what she wanted for her birthday,she said she'd like a herbarium with carnivorous plants like she'd seen in the book.She said she thought they were very interesting to watch.
(For the books:she's turning six. :shock: )

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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:54 am

Well done CB :D

and Broc they are interesting I had Venus Fly Traps when I was no much older than Em
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:49 am

Nice one Christian! :D

I agree with Mad! And even Terry keeps carnivorous plants.
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby ChristianBecker » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:37 pm

Thanks all!

I agree, carnivorous plants are fascinating. None of them in my herbarium, though. I think there is no species of carnivorous plants in Germany that is not protected.
Con - I don't really know what you mean? Do you want to know what I collected or do you also want some photos? Photos will have to wait. I handed the herbarium in today and I don't know when I'll get it back.
One plant is in the "just the flowers" thread, that's all I have for now.

Broc - I'm no expert on those books. We were told to use the "Flora Deutschlands und der angrenzenden Länder" aka "Schmeil/Fitschen", but I cannot recommend it for children (or people who haven't studied some biology). It's too scientific and too user unfriendly at the same time.
There's one that's supposed to be good for people who don't want/ need to know the ins and outs of plants called "Was blüht denn da?"
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Joolz » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:07 pm

A couple of patches arrived from the good old us of a Time to get the leather needle out...
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby raisindot » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:24 pm

Joolz wrote:A couple of patches arrived from the good old us of a Time to get the leather needle out...
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Wow. Talk about your oxymoronic patches. Don't put 'em too closely together or they might start fighting with each other....
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Joolz » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:45 pm

raisindot wrote:Wow. Talk about your oxymoronic patches. Don't put 'em too closely together or they might start fighting with each other....



Autism awareness and a music/biker thing?
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby raisindot » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:25 pm

Joolz wrote:
raisindot wrote:Wow. Talk about your oxymoronic patches. Don't put 'em too closely together or they might start fighting with each other....



Autism awareness and a music/biker thing?


Is that where they're supposed to represent? :oops:

I misinterpreted them to mean (left) Southern Confederate Redneck Pride and (right) Gay Pride. :lol:
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Mycroft Vimes » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:29 pm

Broccolee wrote:She said she thought they were very interesting to watch.
(For the books:she's turning six. :shock: )

They are,even for this 40+ somebody... :lol:
Especially the venus fly trap of course with their 'jaws' snapping shut.
I had a few some time ago,but i've only a Drosera(/Sundew) left,which keeps on going on a windowsill.
The venus fly trap(Dionaea muscipula) :
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But this Drosera is the only i've got left still :
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These don't move as fast,they rely on stickiness instead.
They will curve round a catch,to get as much nutrients out of it as possible,but that'll take at least day or so.
By then it'll look like this:
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Ghost » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:44 pm

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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:46 pm

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