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17 March 2011 @ 08:32 pm
Wormie the Water Sensor  
Just got back from a trip to Lowe's. Chris got me two 2x4's for the arbor. I'll install those tomorrow. I need six total so I'll get those next time. Perhaps tomorrow since it's pay day. He also got me this little ceramic worm I've been wanting. It's called Wormie the Water Sensor and it's so cute. It absorbs water and tells you went plants are dry. When it's light it's dry. When it's dark it's wet. Check this out.

Neat huh? More behind the cut.

Here's how they look in the store. Reminds me of the nematoads in SpongeBob. The wrapper said to soak it for two mintues before the first use. I don't know why, but I did that anyway.

I think they're hand painted so no two look the same. We both liked this one because it looked angry. It was the only mean one in the set hehe. This is right after I soaked him.

"I'm an angry little water worm!"

So I put him in with my Nepenthes. This way I'll know when to water it and not over water it like that last time that was almost a disaster. The soil should be moist but not soaking.

Speaking of Nepenthes, they didn't have any at Lowe's this time. They did get in more cubes but this time they only had Venus Flytraps which I'm really not interested in right now. May-be I will be later but I'm just not at the moment. The only other types of carnivorous plants I've been considering are Serracenia or North American Pitcher Plants. Well definitely the difficult to keep Cobra Lily. Mine that I got for a dollar is definitely dead. I tried. I would have bought it if I had had the money. I need to set up for it so it's best I not buy any yet. So I have two new icons. One is the one I'm using now which is a Nepenthes I really want to track down. Nepenthes lowii. It gets awesome upper pitchers which huge mouths. Of all the Nepenthes I think these are the scariest looking ones. It's like looking down a blackhole that's gonna suck you in. They really do look alien. I also got one for N. bicalcarata, the orange form of the snake fangs with an awesome green interior. So I'll probably be using these alot.

EDIT: Oh and late Happy St. Patrick's Day. That means I can put up the Easter window clings tomorrow.
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Riktus Youngersilvolf on March 18th, 2011 09:03 am (UTC)
Lol yes he does look angry! That's a neat idea though. We have a ceramic rabbit in with one of our plants that does a similar thing.
Des: Nepenthes bicalcaratathagirion on March 18th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
I thought they were so cute and would look perfect in my pots. Oh neat. I like those ceramic rabbits too.
kabuldurkabuldur on March 18th, 2011 09:21 am (UTC)
Haha, that's one angry little worm! They will come in handy, that's for sure.

I didn't even realise it was St Patrick's Day until I went to town yesterday!
Des: St. Patricks's Day Birdthagirion on March 18th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he feels all cold. I looked at him this morning.
YEah, I totally forgot too.
marchskies: elkmarchskies on March 18th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
I like the worms. I've seen them at the store, too, and always wondered if they really worked. I'm glad you're going to try it out.
Desthagirion on March 18th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
It seems to be working. It's still dark and the soil is moist.
Cheezey: Cute Cobacheezey on March 20th, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC)
I've seen those at Lowe's! They're so cute.
Des: St. Patricks's Day Birdthagirion on March 20th, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
I really like them. I don't know how well they work but they're cute to stick next to your plants.