Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 12:40:03 -0500 (EST) From: Steve Woodward <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com 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
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.
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!
Dr. Steve Woodward
University of Aberdeen
Department of Forestry
581 King Street
Aberdeen AB24 5UA
Tel: +44 (0)1224 272669
Fax: +44 (0)1224 272685
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