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Bulb log 22
« on: June 01, 2011, 05:47:52 PM »
Waouh ! I'm just falling in love with Corydalis capitata I didn't know until now ; a so nice colour  ::)    ;D
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Re: Bulb log 22
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 06:26:53 PM »
That tiny Zebra spider wouldn't hurt a fly ;D

It's fantastic to see the plants you have in flower week after week. There's a lull in my garden right now while I wait for the Geraniums to start.
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Re: Bulb log 22
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 07:21:04 PM »
That tiny Zebra spider wouldn't hurt a fly ;D



Salticus scenicus was chomping on a fly when Ian first found it  :o
As for being "tiny", I can assure you that when I was shown it on the screen it was over a metre across!  :-X  Flippin' huge!
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Re: Bulb log 22
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2011, 05:14:27 AM »
I love the huge forward pointing eyes. We have lots here in Auckland, including the house hopper spider (Trite parvula or Hypoblemum albovittatum), which may, or may not be, striped. Only recently has it been discovered that the house hopper spider is in fact two species, one accidently introduced from Queensland, Australia.
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Re: Bulb log 22
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011, 02:30:45 PM »
You rotter Ian, it certainly made me jump and switch off very quickly, good job you didn't use it at the beginning :o
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Re: Bulb log 22
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2011, 11:46:29 PM »
When I stepped out of bed this morning there was a mid-size weta on the floor, one of the jumping sand weta types and the only wild life on earth that truly terrifies me. You'll be shocked Anthony, that I eased on my slipper and stepped on it, hard.

A page in yesterdays Otago Daily Times about the non permitted trade in native animal species. It may interest you so I'll send it up with the irises, this week.
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Re: Bulb log 22
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2011, 07:55:37 AM »
I think the unknown might be C. calcicola, it looks very similar to my own plant.
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Re: Bulb log 22
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2011, 10:08:06 AM »
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Waouh ! I'm just falling in love with Corydalis capitata I didn't know until now ; a so nice colour  

Nicole, I will make sure that you get some seed as it is setting plenty - I just have to make sure that I capture it before it explodes out of the capsules.

I love the wee spider - it is so cute with its furry stripy body and all those eyes. It really was tiny.

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I think the unknown might be C. calcicola, it looks very similar to my own plant.
Thanks that could be a possibility I will check it out when it flowers.
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Re: Bulb log 22
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2011, 10:19:33 AM »
Here's my C. calcicola, growing in full sun.
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Re: Bulb log 22
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2011, 10:45:51 AM »
That looks just like it and now I remember getting a small seedling - thanks.
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Re: Bulb log 22
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2011, 08:30:30 AM »
I love the huge forward pointing eyes. We have lots here in Auckland, including the house hopper spider (Trite parvula or Hypoblemum albovittatum), which may, or may not be, striped. Only recently has it been discovered that the house hopper spider is in fact two species, one accidently introduced from Queensland, Australia.
Only Anthony would love those eyes  ;D I am with Maggi it's scary no matter how big it is. Ian glad you put it at the end.
Your C, Craigton Blue is so lovely. When I was watching Carol I was saying no it's from Aberdeen, Scotland. It's from Ian Young. Something us folks here are proud of.

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Re: Bulb log 22
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2011, 10:13:43 AM »
I'm still thinking of wetas. I haven't seen any tree wetas since leaving Mount Wellington. The cave wetas were superb. Must pop over to Avondale (another word they can't pronounce here  ::)) to look for spiders. Ironic that for the film 'Arachnophobia' they had to get the spiders from New Zealand as, being Australian, it's OK to collect them here but the Aussies wouldn't allow it. Avondale even has a monument to the famous Avondale spider.
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Re: Bulb log 22
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2011, 02:22:06 PM »
I try never to think of Wetas...........   :-X
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Re: Bulb log 22
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2011, 08:30:40 AM »
My ambition is to visit Little Barrier Island and see the wetapunga, New Zealand's biggest. They have some at Butterfly Creek, but the exhibit looks tired and uncared for. I met Paul, the willing victim in the pic and he is involved in a captive breeding programme. Little Barrier is the only place they are still found.
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Re: Bulb log 22
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2011, 06:52:40 PM »
Thank you so much Ian, hope you can save some seeds...  ;)
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