About 2 years ago I started keep carnivorous plants with a CP terrarium. I was fairly unsuccessful with most of the plants I tried. I have learned much since then and I am starting a new "grow chamber" out of an old 10 gallon aquarium and a 70W MH..... This time I am going to keep the plants in there pots....
The old one dose look great but I wanted more carnivorous plants... Where I went wrong was using river stone as a drainage layer... If I had the chance to do it again I would use pond filter foam as a drainage layer.... The rocks leach to many minerals for most CP's....
OK PLANTS ARE IN The plants are in and still in the pots they came in. The bottom is covered with live sphagnum harvested from other tanks. Not exactly sure how to water this, I know it wont need watering very often. How dose it look? Will it need vents or a fan?
Added vent holes this morning. Dose it look like enough?
With all the condensation in there it looks a bit stagnant still. When I used to keep helis in tanks I cut 2 pieces of glass that fit in the top of the tank and overlapped slightly. Then I could slide the glass back off the ends of the tank to leave gaps at each end to allow air to flow through.
It won't need a humidifier in that enclosure. If you place something in the inner lip of the top of the tank, underneath the lid, you could have the lid raised a small crack on one side, preferably along the length and by about a cm or so.
lemonmama: Who's there?
Aug 31, 2021 5:35:58 GMT -5
dvg: Hello lemonmama, your northiana pitchers are incredible...they must love your climate
Aug 31, 2021 10:17:44 GMT -5
lemonmama: Yes, In Thailand not Winter
Aug 31, 2021 11:39:32 GMT -5
lemonmama: If you have Highland nepenthes seed You can told me
Aug 31, 2021 11:40:17 GMT -5
lemonmama: I want to test cultivation
Aug 31, 2021 11:41:35 GMT -5
bonfield: I'll be ordering some highland seeds, but the vendor is closer to you, so it will probably be faster/cheaper for you to order separately, I'll message you with the details
Aug 31, 2021 18:18:55 GMT -5
dvg: With the Labour Day long looming, it's time to squeeze the last few drops from summer
Sept 3, 2021 4:55:39 GMT -5
bonfield: That's my plan this week-end, by this time next Friday I'll be busy posting auctions
Sept 4, 2021 0:04:06 GMT -5
dvg: Carnivorous Plant Auctions are always exciting, especially the final white knuckle moments as the ending draws near...
Sept 4, 2021 0:16:49 GMT -5
dvg: Thank Goodness for the anti-snipe stipulation
Sept 4, 2021 0:17:38 GMT -5
bonfield: I may get a couple listings up tonight, but most will be slowly added over the week-end. I'm taking my time, and a few things still need to be untangled
Sept 10, 2021 21:41:29 GMT -5
bonfield: I'm not sure I even feel like shipping this year after how relatively stress-free the walk-in sales have been, so there is still a chance they're just not happening
Sept 11, 2021 6:29:28 GMT -5