Both of these squamosa tubers have sprouted, and the other just emerging if these are successful in my conditions I'll think about expanding my tuberous drosera collection next year, dormancy can be a killer though
Thanks for the heads up nim, I'll be careful to try to avoid that from happening to mine,they are small plants but I think young tubers ,apparently grown from seed so I should have different clones,which is always a good thing if possible I reckon
They're nice looking dews, only downside is that they grow their leaves at the start of the season then nothing, I might look at more fan leafed or scrambling species as they actively grow for longer ( I presume) think that's right,anyone know better please educate me
Wondering if that attack might stimulate your plant to generate an emergency crisis leaf or two.
Between Steve having to contend with a heron foraging in his bog last year, wrens rustling his pitcher plant seedlings this year, to Fred being bedeviled by blackbirds, it's clear you lads have your own unique share of challenges in keeping your CPs safe from nature's perils.
Good luck with that squamosa, and hopefully it is resilient enough to mount a recovery from the slug bites.
That's an option Fred, these are inside and under lights , I went and checked on them the other night a few hours after the lights had gone out, found four or five slugs on the prowl, they've been evicted. Will check occasionally, they're excellent at hiding in the daytime hours
It would be an interesting experiment to put Corky's slugs into the three closed circles, one each of salt, bared copper wire and a circuit energized by a battery.
I quite believe you Fred about the battery and also feel that a dry salt barrier is a major deterrent to a slug passing over alive.
The bare copper can still work if the wire is long enough, so that a small current can be induced into it from either an alternating current nearby or even through potential differences from one end of the wire to the other, which can occur in certain soils.
However, if you've already seen a slug cross over a bare copper wire with your own eyes Fred, then the bare copper barrier doesn't work in all instances and applications.
It's good to hear evidence to the contrary, since the complete truth of things often has many gradients of grey, between the commonly accepted absolutes. dvg
found this emerging through the sand ,original plants have long since been eaten by slugs,i decided a cloche was needed ,i disturbed the sand and found a much stronger growth point emerging so i guess these must be daughter tubers produced ,weird as the plants should be entering dormancy,definately keeps the interest smirnoff cloche in place