a very interesting experiment you have done, must say very game of you to do it , but yes it is a natural occurrence and man done as well , in the wild locations of ceph habitats , I actually going to be in Albany in 1st week of Nov this year to see what the summer firers have done to the ceph and drosera population is several areas for a study on the population growth , its usually a very exciting time as you get to see many ares that are usually over grown and hide the plants that we so seek , I am not surprised that your burning was successful , you can try next time to use leaf and dry grass as fuel as its the natural stuff as its native shrubs in the wild habits, I personally have never been game to do this , so congrats to you J
Post by amanitovirosa on May 25, 2015 18:24:30 GMT -5
...Hi Snapperhead, thanks for your note. Have fun in Australia! The fuel for my fire were various dried up weeds that I collected from a nearby field. The first Ceph that came back to life is developing two pitchers. Sorry Lloyd, no pics, phone is just under a year old, so time for a new one!
Post by snapperhead51 on May 25, 2015 19:02:26 GMT -5
ok so you had it all in hand , great ,still very impress with your game-ness to do a burn off , the fires in Ceph land Western AU were very extensive this summer ,and went through many of our known ceph sites , this will be great to find new sites in the areas burnt out , the regrowth in ozzie bush land is just astounding after fire, so we need to be there in early spring to see what we need to see . is Noland still around here ??
Lloyd , I have many many photos of wild location cephs here all ready from proir trips. if that was directed to me last in your post ?
Post by amanitovirosa on May 25, 2015 19:48:06 GMT -5
...I'm such an idiot!!! You are the famous Snapperhead, Cephalotus Follicularis expert. I didn't even clue in (long day). Welcome to the forum and I'll take your comments as great compliments to my amateur operation! Have not seen ng around here for a while. Have fun in Australia......what a moron I am, you live there right? I gotta get some sleep.......
Post by snapperhead51 on May 25, 2015 22:00:28 GMT -5
sorry I had to go out, O my gosh , that send up is much too over the top for me , nice you think like that but honestly these days I'm just a rank amateur to many who are around now days ,, and yes thank you so much for the plants you contributed to ,there going very well in the G/h many thanks , will pm you about some things i would like to discuss with you with helis , sorry off topic J
Post by amanitovirosa on Jun 7, 2015 21:40:51 GMT -5
...finally, after just over 4 months, the last burned Ceph comes back!!! The 2 Hummers that I burned were dead already so they're not coming back. That makes my success rate a respectable 100%. Good experiment.
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