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08-10-2012 12:12 AM
menoseloso just wanted to say hi im from mcallen too... youre like the 2nd person from the valley i see on TPT nice. peace.
05-10-2012 10:35 PM
limeslide
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Originally Posted by shrimpnmoss View Post
I've always wanted to make a mini version of this tank:

60F CP Tank
That tank is amazing! It looks great, but it looks like the guy mashed up plants with totally different care needs. I see Petiolaris Sundews, which need a half-year totally dry summer dormant period. I also spot Sarracenia, who need full sun and need to be subjected to seasons, as they are winter hibernators, and many other misfitted plants. I suggest you try to stick to plants with similar growth patterns/needs, otherwise it might be a mess! I can't wait to see what you make!
05-10-2012 03:07 AM
shrimpnmoss I've always wanted to make a mini version of this tank:

60F CP Tank
05-10-2012 02:48 AM
limeslide
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I might take you up on that offer after my vacation. I'm sure we can work out a nice trade. I'd have to do some reading on CP first though. I've always loved the CP sections at the Botanical Gardens.
Awesome! I suggest great websites like:

http://sarracenia.com/faq.html

http://www.carnivorousplants.org/ (Resources menu)

These two are basically my CP bibles. :P If you want to go further into the hobby, joining terraforums.com is a great way to meet other CP afficionados and trade for lots of rare plants!
05-10-2012 01:40 AM
shrimpnmoss I might take you up on that offer after my vacation. I'm sure we can work out a nice trade. I'd have to do some reading on CP first though. I've always loved the CP sections at the Botanical Gardens.
05-09-2012 11:33 PM
limeslide
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Your emmersed plant tray is awesome. I have a nano 2.5g with a lid that is begging to be converted to a carnivorous plant set up. So no used Aquasoil for these plants huh?
Thanks! The tray is actually filled with bog plants and CPs, all terrestial plants. There are even some semi-desert plants in there that need wet conditions for part of the year. The only emmersed ones are the ones in the upside down bucket. Lol! I don't use Aquasoil, just peat and sand, sometimes vermiculite, and sometimes perlite, and sometimes sphagnum moss. I would love to see you try a hand at CPs! If you need any just PM me I'll try to get some your way, they are weeds in the right conditions! CPs however can be acclimated to your windowsill and the outdoors too, depending on the species.
05-09-2012 11:28 PM
limeslide It's a jungle...


IMG_0525 by limeslide2, on Flickr


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05-09-2012 11:21 PM
shrimpnmoss Your emmersed plant tray is awesome. I have a nano 2.5g with a lid that is begging to be converted to a carnivorous plant set up. So no used Aquasoil for these plants huh?
05-07-2012 01:04 AM
2in10 Great plants and info
05-06-2012 09:28 PM
Greedy Thats awesome, I love your plants, I want to get some sundews.. I just bought a picture plant last night at the Aquarium society auction!
05-05-2012 02:36 AM
limeslide Bumperstonson
03-11-2012 09:46 PM
limeslide Hey! Thanks for replying! I have them in a 4 x 6 greenhouse on my balcony facing south. They get more sun during the winter than in the summer with direct light usually after noon. In the Summer the greenhouse turns into a steam forest with humidity skyrocketing and the temperature too, it's basically a sauna, and in Winter the conditions are perfect except for a few days when I bring in an electric heater. Spanish Moss covers one side of the GH and the rest is facing southwards. The roof is not see through sadly, but the plants still enjoy living there, however any water in the area will heat up to 90F so aquariums inside or animal life for that matter is impossible. I have started the habit of opening the windows so it is cooler during the summer and I may introduce a few quails if the temperature stays suiting to their liking.
They are in a tray always filled with distilled water, and all their soil mixes contain peat so it makes for a very acidic environment.


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02-29-2012 12:07 AM
chad320 Nice sundews! I have some that I use in my emergent setups for bug control. Your all red one is really cool! Can you explain your setup for them? Oh, BTW, nice job on the pond
02-22-2012 03:10 AM
limeslide Thanks! Haha! Usually you can get a lot more variety by trading, but some good CP Nurserys are:

http://www.cobraplant.com/
http://www.californiacarnivores.com/
http://www.flytrapshop.com/
http://www.flytrapstore.com/

You might also enjoy joining TerraForums, it's a great CP hobby website and you can apply for tons of giveaways done by the kind members until you have enough to give back! I love making giveaways there since I always find a pot full of CPs that needs to be weeded! If only aquatic plants were the same. :P
I use peat/perlite for the sundews, but there are various other mixes available. Make sure the mixture has absolutely no minerals at all, they can harm the plant's weak root system, killing the plant. If you do not have peat available to sites above supply gallon bags of premade mixtures. Other plants such as Nepenthes need airier mixes, such as bark, coir, sphagnum moss, and Sarracenia and Dionaea enjoy peat/perlite too. You can grow most sundews and Nepenthes in windowsills while Sarracenia and Dionaea need to be outside and in trays, there are a lot more CPs out there, and their care is so complex I would end up writing a book in this thread! Good starter CPs are Drosera capensis, Drosera spatulata, Nepenthes x ventrata, Nepenthes 'Miranda', Sarracenia sp., and Dionaea sp. If you have any questions regarding specific carnivorous plants just message me here!

If you want I can also lend you a hand and gift you some freebies! PM me if interested, I only ask for the cost of shipping.
02-21-2012 01:03 AM
aweeby those carnivorous guys are VERY neat. I just decided what my next paycheck is going towards. Where do you get them? Do you use peat for them? Is there some special substrate, or are you just using potting soil?
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