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    [–] My girlfriend [32F] yelled at me [28F] for painting incorrectly and made me feel really bad about myself. I can't get it out of my head. YourRealMom 1 points ago in relationships

    Been reading through your replies here and oh, wow.

    This is a looong pattern of intolerable behavior, I wouldn't even try to turn it around at this point. I'd get out. If you do attempted to stand up for yourself get ready for her to double down on the abuse to try and make it "work the way it's supposed to" again.

    [–] Using root hormone for nepenthes basal YourRealMom 3 points ago in SavageGarden

    At least daily, you want to keep the humidity at or above 70% for sure

    [–] People 25 or older, how might your teenage-self react if they suddenly woke up in your current body in your current life situation with only what they would know as your teen-self? YourRealMom 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Honestly I haven't changed in many dramatic ways. If anything I'm in slightly better shape, a little less awkward. I've got savings in the bank, a part time job in an industry I've been excited about since I was a kid, and I've amassed a huge collection of plants that my teenage self would be super excited about. Depending on what year of teen-hood specifically my memories regressed to, I would be confused by losing contact information for one person or another, standard 'what year is this?' type stuff, etc.

    I think the first thing I'd do is geek out over my garden.

    [–] /u/Charmedconflict explains how the body copes with ingesting razor blades YourRealMom 9 points ago in bestof

    Ok, just in the interest of any poor fool who might get the idea they could shit pearls, this is not a serious or accurate answer regarding how the body copes with ingesting razor blades. Please consult a physician before attempting to ingest anything which is in any part composed of blades.

    [–] Trump says GOP will do much better than anyone thinks in midterms YourRealMom 1 points ago in politics

    Oh, shit. Is it already time for the villainous monologue full of premature gloating?

    [–] Accuser's schoolmate: I recall hearing of alleged Kavanaugh incident YourRealMom 3 points ago in politics

    School is in session in June and August, and the term "talking behind one's back" exists for a reason.

    [–] Accuser's schoolmate: I recall hearing of alleged Kavanaugh incident YourRealMom 3 points ago in politics

    Because of course neither of the other two people in the room or half dozen other people in the house could have mentioned anything about the incident, or noticed the aftermath of the struggle when Ford exited the room in tears, locked herself in the bathroom, and then left upset /s

    [–] Dionaea Muscipula Question YourRealMom 3 points ago in SavageGarden

    filtered or indirect sunlight is probably ok, a grow light by itself is fine but keep it at least a foot from the flask. right now the plant is getting most of it's sugars from the gel, not from photosythesis, but it needs some light to stimulate it to produce chloroplasts.

    definitely don't wait until the plant has consumed the gel, although it isn't urgent that you make the transplant immediately. over time, waste products will build up in the gel. saran wrap and gradually increase the number of holes is probably good, but while you're at just a few holes make sure you encourage air exchange a couple times a day. you'll want the soil to be moist but not saturated. if you pinch a bit between your fingers you should see a drop of water but it shouldn't drip off your finger. don't keep it standing in water while you're hardening it off.

    Ideally, you would do your best to keep things moderately sterile during this. your plant is going to be vulnerable to bacterial and fungal infection until it hardens up a bit.

    Here's a good guide on deflasking tissue culture plants, but it's not specific to venus flytraps so remember to use only distilled or reverse osmosis water (no rainwater for now, too dirty) and no fertilizers.

    [–] Using root hormone for nepenthes basal YourRealMom 2 points ago in SavageGarden

    if it's bagged, grow lights are probably fine. you certainly don't want to put it in the dark, just be aware that without roots it's not going to be able to handle the same water demands that an established plant does.

    [–] Using root hormone for nepenthes basal YourRealMom 2 points ago in SavageGarden

    given that it has an active growth point it should have no issue putting on roots, but do make sure to keep it in a high humidity and slightly dimmer spot until it has a chance to recover and growth resumes.

    [–] Using root hormone for nepenthes basal YourRealMom 2 points ago in SavageGarden

    I've used it, and I've skipped it. In my opinion it's not necessary if there's an active growth point, but could be helpful if you're trying to get a dormant growth point to activate

    [–] Some people say VFT's should be kept in 2cm of standing water, but some people say doing this will rot the VFT's roots and that the soil should just be kept slightly moist. Which is the truth? YourRealMom 6 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in SavageGarden

    IMO it really depends on what size pot you are using. In a taller pot, 8 inches or so, standing in shallow water is great, it keeps the root zone wet but not saturated. However, most flytraps are sold in 3 inch pots, which is low enough that the bulb itself can be constantly saturated in standing water. If the bulb is too wet you can get root rot easily.

    Another factor is the soil mix, 100% peat moss will be a lot more soggy than a mix with 50% sand or perlite

    Size of the flytraps is a factor here too, a seedling in a 3 inch pot has a small enough bulb that it'll probably remain above the saturation zone.

    [–] Dionaea Muscipula Question YourRealMom 4 points ago in SavageGarden

    Is it one of these or something similar?

    https://www.amazon.com/Venus-mericlone-Maintenance-Growth-Guarantee/dp/B00YO1MTI2

    If so, it is potentially getting too much sun. While in tissue culture, almost all of the plants needs are being met by the gel, so they are grown under dim light in warm conditions. Suddenly moving it into the sun can cause the temp to rise rapidly in the little bottle and cause some tissue damage.

    In the long term, you are going to have to transfer it to a normal growing media, either peat and sand/perlite or long fiber sphagnum. Since it's been in sterile culture media, it will need a lengthy 'hardening off' period, where the humidity is slowly lowered and the light levels are slowly raised. This will give the plant time to adjust its transpiration rates, grow roots, and become acclimated to normal soil microbia.

    [–] I’ve studied false rape claims. The accusation against Kavanaugh doesn’t fit the profile. YourRealMom 2 points ago in politics

    Did I say it was opposite day?

    Basically, yes.

    Sarcasm: the use of irony to mock or convey contempt

    Irony: the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite

    [–] I’ve studied false rape claims. The accusation against Kavanaugh doesn’t fit the profile. YourRealMom 4 points ago in politics

    If you sarcastically claim that you won the argument and your opponent was a moron, doesn't that mean that you actually agree that you lost the fight and your opponent is mentally sharp?

    [–] I’ve studied false rape claims. The accusation against Kavanaugh doesn’t fit the profile. YourRealMom 5 points ago in politics

    Well if it seems logical, then get out there and start falsely accusing people who earn your disapproval of serious crimes!

    What's that? you won't, because you're a rational human being with ethical standards who isn't anxious to throw their own life into complete disarray and potentially face (figurative) crucifixion if your story doesn't bear water, all over an issue that is unlikely to be relevant to you on an intimately personal level? Shocking.

    [–] I’ve studied false rape claims. The accusation against Kavanaugh doesn’t fit the profile. YourRealMom 4 points ago in politics

    Yeah, just a few months of death threats and fleeing for her life and she'll be able to rake in all that sweet sweet slightly brighter future for our children

    [–] How disruptive would it be if a letter from the alphabet was officially removed? YourRealMom 2 points ago in AskReddit

    I'm strictly opposed to the double-u, or double-v as it is known in some languages, IMHO it can be removed vvithout serious disruption

    [–] Drosera gemmae YourRealMom 1 points ago in SavageGarden

    I don't see them often. Some forums will have people trading them around October and November. My pygmies seem to produce gemmae fairly late, usually not before November.

    [–] My Girlfriend Wants Christmas Alone This Year—Not With Her Family, Just Without Mine (25M, 26F, 6 Years Together) YourRealMom 2 points ago in relationships

    OP, lots of good advice at top of thread, lots of bad at bottom of thread. Don't 'compromise' on this. Spend the holiday with your GF, take responsibility for handling your family, don't JADE. IMO this is an important step in your relationship so don't water it down.