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Old 10-03-2011, 06:08 PM   #46
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A lot of patience is needed for c bullosa. It grows EXTREMELY slow...
Not a problem here I'm only home on the weekends so I don't have to worry about staring at it everyday wondering why it won't shoot out a new leaf, lol... I get home on Fridays wondering how everything will look and I'm amazed at all the change not only in my tanks but in my other plants as well. I have heard that C bullosa is not an easy one to grow but based on your picks it is an amazing plant when it gets bigger. How long did it take you to get it to that size? I'm excited about all the other crypts I got from you as well they have all sent up at least one new leaf even the keei that melted.

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Old 10-03-2011, 06:16 PM   #47
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When i got mine a few years ago, it was already a large specimen. It only grew smaller lol. It did manage to send runners though
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:29 PM   #48
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When i got mine a few years ago, it was already a large specimen. It only grew smaller lol. It did manage to send runners though
Well hopefully my story is opposite of yours started small and got larger, lol...

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Old 10-03-2011, 08:55 PM   #49
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Nice plants! Did you get them all from L4R?

L4R - got any buces you wanna trade?

I'll second the fact that c. bullosa is an extremely slow growing plant. Actually the slowest plant I've kept yet. IME, it grows a bit faster submersed in soft acidic water.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:07 PM   #50
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Nice plants! Did you get them all from L4R?

L4R - got any buces you wanna trade?

I'll second the fact that c. bullosa is an extremely slow growing plant. Actually the slowest plant I've kept yet. IME, it grows a bit faster submersed in soft acidic water.
Most of them are from L4R he's been great got my collection up and running. Still looking to add more, I'm really hooked on the emersed setup, I'm still trying to decide out how i want to make a more permanent setup..

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Old 10-04-2011, 04:06 AM   #51
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Speedie, I am certain that I still have a sp from kapit left. I'm not sure if others are big enough to swap though
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Len, that c bulosa was grown submersed. Make sure the humidity is high if you're planning to grow it emersed. I had trouble with emersed growth. Good luck if you're going through that route and pelase share your experience good or bad.

Steve, this is the mother plant - its a c bullosa alright.
Damn, that is SiCK!

So the concensus is that its easier to keep C.bullosa immersed....I may have to change the way I'm growing this.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:49 AM   #53
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Well I will be doubling my emersed crypt collection in the next week or so, all of these are either on their way to me or will be there in the near future, all but the nurii 'pahang mutated' are emersed grown so they will all feel at home in my emesed trays.

C albida
C becketti
C ciliata
C cordata
C lucens
C nurii
C nurii 'pahang mutated'
C pygmae
C spiralis
C undulata
C wendtii ??
C wendtii ‘florida sunset’ ??
C wendtii 'green gecko' ??
C wendtii 'mi oya'
C willisi x lucens ??

The question marks are ones the seller wasn't a 100% sure on but I couldn't pass on the deal he offered 14 different crypts for $26, can't beat less than 2 dollars a crypt.

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How do you keep the humidity so high?
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How do you keep the humidity so high?
I don't do anything the enclosed container keeps it above 95% I do have a small heater in the tray with my crypts but it isnt really needed, I guess thats why they call them hunidity domes lol...

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I don't do anything the enclosed container keeps it above 95% I do have a small heater in the tray with my crypts but it isnt really needed, I guess thats why they call them hunidity domes lol...

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How long does it take to build up such a high humidity? My humidity dome doesn't really seem to do much steaming or anything...
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How long does it take to build up such a high humidity? My humidity dome doesn't really seem to do much steaming or anything...
It will make it to about 85-90% in 20 min then it increases from there, I tested it with an electronic humidity meter

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Hrm... do you think the amount of water in the tray has something to do with the humidity? Cause I've filled the train with about an inch of water and now I'm starting to think that's way too much since with that much water it'll be harder to heat up with my lamp and so there will be less evaporation. How much water do you have in there?
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Hrm... do you think the amount of water in the tray has something to do with the humidity? Cause I've filled the train with about an inch of water and now I'm starting to think that's way too much since with that much water it'll be harder to heat up with my lamp and so there will be less evaporation. How much water do you have in there?
Up to about 1/2" to the top so alot more than you, how are you measuring humidity? also if the temp where the tray is is high you won't see as much condensation on the walls of the dome. Condensation only occurs when there is a temp difference on the surface that is being condensated on. My ambient temperature in the apartment is 70-74 degrees F and the humidity stays between 55-60% (this may be a factor as well, I don't know). I have a ton of plants in my apartment so my humidity levels are much higher than most, I actually work to keep them below 60% so I don't get any mold or fungus growing on anything (now that winters coming it won't be that big of an issue).

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Here is a pic of one of my domes about 1 hr after adding water to it.

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