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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|
|05-10-2012 03:07 AM|
I've always wanted to make a mini version of this tank:
60F CP Tank
|05-10-2012 02:48 AM|
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|
|05-09-2012 11:28 PM|
It's a jungle...
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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|
|03-11-2012 09:46 PM|
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|
Thanks! Haha! Usually you can get a lot more variety by trading, but some good CP Nurserys are:
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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