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28 April 2011 @ 09:31 pm
They're here!  
I got my Nepenthes today! The jerk mail man only brought the box but not the one envelope that was in the mailbox. Every other place I've lived they bring the mail and the package when they ring the door. It's just a curtesy so the owner doesn't have to walk out and only get half the mail. I forgot to chew him out like I was planning to because I got so excited about the box. Grrr. I'm going to have to call USPS again sometime. Why hasn't this jerk been fired yet? It's not the first time I've complained. Pisses me off.

But anyway, Big Box for small plants.



There was a box inside this box. It was funny and annoying but I know why he did it. It was to help insulate the plants from heat. I was worried about the highlander in there getting over heated.





Each plant came wrapped in a newspaper. Looks like a sandwich.



Each plant comes with a label and it's ID number. This was N. dubia that was on sale. He had two specific ones on sale with no picture. I chose this one based on the numbers. 93 is one of my lucky numbers because 1993 was just an amazing year for me with so many awesome things happening. So many 93's in this that I knew this was my plant.



N. pervillei came wrapped like this. This is the budgie looking plant. Or will be.



N. dubia bagged.



Very nice little pitchers on N. pervillei. Both plants arrived healthy looking. I'm very pleased with CP Jungle and will definitely order from them again. They have faster service and better prices than Pet Flytrap though not as big a selection. Still a big selection though. I'm probably going to get most of my plants from here from now on.



N. pervillei again.



N. dubia hardening off. This is my first true highlander so I'm ordering the humidifier for it tomorrow. I also need to save up for the swamp cooler since these guys like nights in the low 60's.



N. pervillei hardeing off.



Close up of N. pervillei. This is the smallest Nepenthes I've ever had. Let's hope its a fast grower.

The other day Henrietta was driving me nuts. She kept screaming and yelling at me through the glass door. If I went in the kitchen she'd jump on the service window and yell more. I gave her rice and peas and she still wouldn't shut up. Sometimes I don't know how to please her. She's very bossy and demanding and I can't figure out how to make her happy. Finally I opened the door and just let her in the house. I think that's what she wanted. She didn't want food. She didn't want to be outside. But at least she was finally quiet. Then she jumped on the couch and made herself at home.



Cozy spot.



It was nice having her indoors as a pet for a while I was cleaning off the couch actually and she was sitting on some bags and other papers. I took them all away and she didn't like that. At least she didn't lay an egg. Feeling too exposed she got up and jumped on my grow light. That did it. I threw her back outside. If she had stayed on the couch she could have stayed longer.
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actipton80actipton80 on April 29th, 2011 01:46 am (UTC)
That's the government for you. I think they like jerking people around.

I like the pink pitchers on that plant.

Henrietta is so cute. I want to cuddle her.
Des: Henriettathagirion on April 29th, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
Yeah I know, but I always had respect for the mail at least. I considered it the one good government organization. I'm impressed with how fast things ship, like the gift you sent. And when you think about sending a letter personally a few cents for a stamp doesn't seem so bad. But this is new to me having bad service. Guess I've just been lucky all this time. This town sucks for actual postal "service".

Yeah they're very cute. I wonder how big the plant has to be before it starts to make budgie shapes?

She's very cuddly. I wish you could hold her.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Ignignoktsilvolf on April 29th, 2011 08:02 am (UTC)
They're wrapped similarly to how the plants we get are. I'm glad they arrived safely.
Henrietta reminds me of my hamster sometimes. He gets demanding and chews his bars when I'm sat at the computer in the evening. Most of my hamsters have gone through this phase and I now think its part of them growing up. I offer food, he doesn't want it. I let him out but he rolls his ball up to the cage and asks to go back in again. In the end what I did was put him in his ball and put him in my bedroom to roll around because he was driving me crazy! I didn't know what he wanted!
Des: I Don't Get Itthagirion on April 29th, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC)
Some pets I guess it's hard to know what they want. Nothing seems to please them. I wish I could understand their language. That would solve tons of problems.
kabuldurkabuldur on April 29th, 2011 11:28 am (UTC)
Those plants came in very good condition!

Henrietta made me laugh. I think either she wanted to lay an egg or start a brood there. Your papers would have made good nest material :) But I understand, no-body can have chooks in the house, really. Not only would they need a chook diaper, but they make dust from their feathers and humans can catch disease from them. Theta's why mine must stay outside during the day. They are only inside at night in a box because of the predators. If the chook tractor was finished they'd be in that.

The mail man, hmmm...I don't know. It's like two different people delivered your mail. *Puzzled* It would just make sense to bring it all in at the same time.

Des: Henriettathagirion on April 29th, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm glad they are in good shape.

Yes they can. Lot's of people have indoor hens and even roosters.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi80y6FP21s

If I ever make one of mine into a house hen it will be Zucca because she always tries to sneak back into the house.

http://www.birdwearonline.com/ChickWearStore.html
I'll get one of these one day. They make them for pigeons too and I would have gotten one for Punkin if she had lived longer.

As for dust, chicnens aren't dusty, but they do like to roll in sand. Cockatoos produce powder down and are way more dusty.

Nothing to be puzzled about. The guy's an asshole.

Edited at 2011-04-29 12:53 pm (UTC)
rhodielady_47 on April 29th, 2011 01:03 pm (UTC)
I like your plant stand. It's a very nice setup.
Perhaps Henrietta doesn't like the heat and noise outside?
Looks like she'd have liked to nest in that little sofa nook she found.
How are your budgies doing these days?
:)
Des: Young Gourdthagirion on April 30th, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)
Thanks. I got a new light for it today.
Budgies have been better.
sike_saner on April 29th, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the plants' arrival! They're cute li'l things.

Henrietta sitting on the couch is cute, too.

Oh, and I like that license plate there by the aquarium in the first photo. That's pretty neat.
Des: Henriettathagirion on April 30th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
Thanks. I really am glad with them.
It was so funny when she just made herself at home.
Thanks. They don't make them like that anymore with the nice orange artwork in the center.
Cheezey: Cookiecheezey on May 2nd, 2011 01:22 pm (UTC)
I love your house chicken there! I can't blame you for putting her outside again after jumping on your light. Silly chicken!

Those plants look great! I hope they thrive for you!
Des: Cope Thumbs Upthagirion on May 2nd, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
I like you're icon. Yeah she was so cute, but then she went and ruined it. She could have stayed longer. Silly girl.

Yeah they're doing well so far. I'm very happy with them.