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New England Carnivorous Plant Society


"The mission of the New England Carnivorous Plant Society shall be to share, to gain knowledge of, and to achieve expertise in all phases of growing, education, appreciation, and conservation of carnivorous plants in both culture and in native habitats."

NECPS 12th Annual Fall Carnivorous Plant Show

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NECPS August Meeting - Jul 30, 2015 by Webmaster
The next meeting of the NECPS will be held on August 8, 2015  at 12:30 PM at the Tower Hill Botanical Gardens in Boyston, MA - Directions

Don Gallant will give a presentation  titled “CP Samples - Collection, testing and Results”. This talk covers the collection of water samples where carnivorous plants grow, cataloging and testing the water for pH and TDS, and displaying the results along with author’s comments.

- Mark your calendars -

September 5 - 6  Annual NECPS Carnivorous Plant Show

Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA -  Press Release

NECPS 12th Annual Fall Carnivorous Plant Show - Plant Preregistration - Jun 28, 2015 by Webmaster
The Plant Preregistration Form is now available for download for anyone wishing to preregister plants for our upcoming Fall Carnivorous Plant Show. Please fill out and return to Shaun Montminy.

Plant Preregistration Form

New Care Sheets Added - Apr 30, 2015 by Webmaster
The following files have been added to our list of Guides and Care Sheets

"The Tropical Sundews: Drosera sp." by Michael and Andreia Stiffler

"Care Sheet for Your Carnivorous Plant Bog" by John Twomey

"How to Grow Heliamphora in New England" by Emmi Kurosawa

This Plant Feasts on More than 6,000 Insects an Hour

Carnivorous plant adhesive helps cells stick - Jun 13, 2015 by Webmaster
Chemistryworld - The adhesive used by carnivorous sundew plants to trap insects may one day find use as a cell-friendly scaffold in tissue engineering, researchers in the US have shown. The properties of the material have previously been exploited in the pharmaceutical and food industry without being properly understood, but new structural and chemical analysis suggests more uses and points the way towards synthetically produced bio-inspired mimics.

Sundews (Drosera sp.) obtain nitrogen and phosphorus from insects, trapping them with a bioadhesive secreted by glands on their leaves. Researchers have previously observed that the adhesive is biocompatible and highly viscoelastic, but until now its composition has remained a mystery.

Read the full article here: Carnivorous plant adhesive helps cells stick


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