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02 May 2012 @ 08:41 am
New nepenthes  
I got these awesome nepenthes the other day. I've been so busy with other stuff I haven't had a chance to share.

N. albomarginata rubras

So cute. This is how they came packaged. These are the ones I got in return for the commission.



N. rubra albos and hybrid potted up

All potted up.

N. albomarginata rubra detail

Close up of one of the pitchers. They are called albomarginata because Albo means white and Marginata means margine. It refers to the white ring or margine under the peristome. What's interesting is that when I got these they were solid red. I think from lack of light. Once in the tank they started to get thier white rings.

N. albomarginata rubra pitcher close

This one is still solid red but got its white margine in a few hours of being in the tank.

Tank's getting full

My ever changing tank set up. It doesn't look like this anymore.

So I'm still working on the Dinosaur comic. I have found a name for my main character. His name is Cyrex. I like that. It works very well. Now I just need a name for the female rex that will be his made, the compy and a Troodon. I drew Cyrex as an adult yesterday but only pleased with one of the pics. Part of the problem is I've mostly drawn baby T-rexes and he's still coming out with too short of a snout and looking young. I need to fix that. So I need to practice more.

I can't wait to get my T-rex from England! And the baby rexes are finally out but only in Germany. I saw them on this German website and I really want them but can't read anything or even know if they'd take paypal and do an over seas shipping.
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The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Pietrosilvolf on May 2nd, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
Aww the nepenthes are so cute! I love seeing how your tank changes.
Des: Nepenthes lowiithagirion on May 2nd, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
I imagine they are pipes and always making notes if wind passes over them hehe. Thanks. That tank is definitely a very dynamic system.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: AvistA happysilvolf on May 2nd, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
That's a neat idea!
earthmother45earthmother45 on May 3rd, 2012 12:06 am (UTC)
They turn red from lack of light--I never would have thought that. Will they keep their red color and just get that white ring when they are in the right environment and light?

I can hardly believe your collection and how big it is . . . and still growing!

Your tank set up is so impressive!!!
Desthagirion on May 3rd, 2012 02:56 am (UTC)
No, red is their natural color. This type is unusal in that even the leaves are red. That's why they are called "Rubra". I think Rubra means red. Don't know what language though. They all have the white rings now which makes them very pretty. The white comes out with light and gives them their name: albomarinata or nepenthes "with a white margine".

Yeah, I love that I've gotten so many. Joining that community has helped me alot since I've done some trades. I want to place one big order with a German company then I'm done for a good while. I want to concentrate on saving up for dinosaur figures.

Thanks. I need to post a video because it's really neat to see it with the mist falling.
kabuldurkabuldur on May 3rd, 2012 11:06 am (UTC)
I love the all-red ones!