From: Steve Woodward (
Date: Tue Jan 26 1999 - 09:40:03 PST

Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 12:40:03 -0500 (EST)
From: Steve Woodward <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg225$foo@default>
Subject: Introduction

Hi: I registered with this network last week, and have
already found many of the messages useful! I've been
working with carnivorous plants for the last 12 years,
since I was given two Heliamphora nutans plants from Oxford
Botanic Gardens to get them into tissue culture. Things
grew rather rapidly from there, and I have a large
collection, which includes all recognised species of
Sarracenia plus many hybrids, Heliamphora nutans,
Darlingtonia, Cephalotus, several Nepenthes and Pinguicula,
lots of different Drosera, Drosophyllum, Byblis, Catopsis.
Of course, I also have the (ever-present) Venus fly trap
too. A good range of species, in fact. And yes, most do
survive our northerly latitudes rather well, either in a
heated glasshouse (winter min. approx. 6 C), or in an
unheated polytunnel.

I continued my work with tissue culture of CPs when I moved
up to Aberdeen, setting up a laboratory at home, but its
getting a bit much for me to give the lab. the attention it
deserves, hence the following message sent into the
cp-tissue-culture digest last week. I hope this isn't
considered an inappropriate use of the network, but

'Is anyone in the UK or elsewhere in Europe interested in
purchasing a full micropropagation facility for carnivorous
plants, including lighting rig with 5 shelves (total = 7
square metres of space), 1.8m laminar flow cabinet,
cultures of about 80 species/varieties of CPs, balances,
lots of 450g jars with plastic and metal lids, baby food
jars. Several orders are 'on the go'.

I can sell off cultures individually, and could sell the
equipment separately, but I would prefer to sell the whole
unit as a going concern.

With a baby, various other species of animal demanding
my attention and a huge vegetable garden, I can't give the
CPs the attention they deserve. I would just maintain my
glasshouse and outdoor collection for my own pleasure.

Steve Woodward

PS The CPs are nothing to do with my University position
(address below) - my tissue culture lab. is at home.'

Any interest amongst users of this site? It is a small
commercial concern, with equipment valued at about
[Sterling] 1850 pounds, and thousands of plants in culture.
There are also several orders awaiting completion. I'm
convinced there is a reasonable living to be made by
someone with more time to spare than me!

Steve Woodward
Dr. Steve Woodward
University of Aberdeen
Department of Forestry
MacRobert Building
581 King Street
Aberdeen AB24 5UA
Tel: +44 (0)1224 272669
Fax: +44 (0)1224 272685

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