Last weekend, I had the chance to buy a Mainland Chinese book on CPs, ant plants, tillandsia and some other "strange plants".
The 15-20 pages on ant plants are quite good (if only because material on that stuff is scarce in ANY language) and nicely illustrated, the part on Neps stinks of outdated botanical sources, the printing quality is, well, standard Mainland Chinese crapola, but there's ONE photo in there that all by its lonesome has definitely made this two-dollar investment worth my while.
It shows a small bird that's about to feed its three chicks with a nice worm. The bird is sitting on the fat belly of a huge bicalcarata pitcher, and the nest is INSIDE the pitcher, with the chicks sticking their hungry beaks out of the peristome.
My first thought was "Boooo! Phoootoooshooooop!", but then I thought that nature does do the weirdest tings sometimes, so........what do you esteemed forum readers say?
A nest in a pitcher? Possible?
A friend of mine borrowed the book yesterday, but as soon as he returns it, I'll take and post a picture of that photo.
(BTW, if anyone is interested in this book, but not familiar with the Chinese language, let me know, I can check if there are any Chinese online booksellers carrying it.)
the book's at a friend's house at the moment, all I remember is "ling4lei4 somethingsomething shi2chong2zhi2wu4somethingsomething"另類 食蟲植物. (Chinese in GB coding, do the characters come out on your end?)
OK folks - so I can't read Chinese! I found two (Chinese?) suppliers listing it but couldn't sort out how to order it - all the buttons were in chinese and it was impossible to tell if they'd send overseas (I got to the trolley but couldn't get beyond that). Help?
Hi Paul, Perhaps you could give me some information on the sites you tried to order from. I'll let you know whatever it was that didn't make sense to you, then we'll figure out what we wanna do ... Will that be okay?
My book just arrived today. Here is how it looks like in case anyone is wondering:
There is some weird advice inside regarding the fertilizing of vft's. I wouldn't take it too seriously. But since CP books in Chinese are so hard to come by, it is still worth the space on the bookshelf.
As I stated before, this book is only worth having for the parts on ant plants, if only because there's so little other material around...
If you want to have a GREAT book on CPs with funny Asian wriggles PLUS excellent photographs, get this Japanese one:
It's by the Japanese CP Society and is dedicated to pictures of CPs IN THE WILD, with excellent photo and printing quality. All pictures are from Japanese expeditions, and in addition to the Japanese text, all captions are in English.
It's being sold for ~US$20 on the flower market here. Anyone interested, contact me per mail, please.
Post by trescojones on Jan 26, 2011 12:57:45 GMT 7
There are some other highland nepenthes (rajah)that seem to do well from being toilets rather than traps for shrews(tupiaia montana), I guess the origional question in the thread is concievable, but twotons photoshop based incredulity has got to be righteous until theres more information.
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too. Voltaire, Essay on Tolerance
thatoneplantboi: Hey guys, I'm new to growing nepenthes, I'm getting a mini indoor greenhouse to grow them in. What kind of light should I use for them? Also, if you could provide a link to a product, it would be very much appreciated
Oct 5, 2017 10:16:29 GMT 7
borneo: Yes, they work superbly. But you don't need expensive lights, cheap ones work well too.
Sept 2, 2018 14:34:57 GMT 7
mylesg: i havent checked in here for a while, why does it seem all the CP forums have lost their once strong activity? the trade/sale section used to be so active and now its a ghost town. where is everybody hanging out these days for a strong online CP community?
Dec 9, 2018 3:15:01 GMT 7
mylesg: Happy holidays to everyone out there!
Dec 26, 2018 0:23:13 GMT 7
lance: Everyone left the forums and moved to facebook groups.
Oct 2, 2019 12:09:05 GMT 7
mylesg: yes, facebook groups will never have same feel as this place once did
Nov 3, 2019 8:34:22 GMT 7
etiennecancio: perhaps we can try to revitalize the old forums? i always found them to be much more convenient than facebook groups at least hah
Nov 4, 2019 17:01:25 GMT 7
mylesg: i refuse to abandon this place, i am posting in my grow thread with many photos and always there to answer any questions just built new grow room and tons of pitcher shots!
Nov 6, 2019 21:17:59 GMT 7
vidyut: hey mylesg. glad to hear that. Love this forum. Facebook can't organize knowledge like this. Will participate as much as I can.
Nov 25, 2019 5:37:09 GMT 7
vidyut: Photobucket has ruined this place and many other forum archives with years and years of photos worth referencing now blurred. Priceless information hostage to services once free, begging for adoption, arbitrarily monetized.
Nov 25, 2019 16:28:58 GMT 7
bonfield: This forum is almost at 13K total threads, I can't wait to read the topic that pushes it past the mark!
Dec 3, 2019 8:27:58 GMT 7
arvin555: I do not like FB forums because it is difficult to read back Archives. Let us keep this forum alive!
Dec 9, 2019 11:14:09 GMT 7
mylesg: just posted ton of new pics in my thread!
Feb 9, 2020 3:40:25 GMT 7
bonfield: If you think the situation on this forum is bad, you should see what that those creeps Justin Dunning and Kurtis Herperger(Victoria Butterfly Gardens), Willy Chung, and Lloyd Gordon did to the Canadian forums: www.butterflygardens.ca
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