Thanks for the ping prop article! I will have to try the lfs and ziplocs. I've tried with limited sucess in regular peat moss with natural light. Artificial tends to do something funky to my pings, they lose all of their dew despite increased humidity to compensate. Since you're in Arizona and I'm in S. California, do you ever worry about the heat inside those ziplock bags? It can get up to 100 in my house during the summers.
Oh, what I like to do to pull off the leaves (so I don't have to dig up the mother plant) is to gently use the blunt handle end of my tweezers to pull the leaf down while holding the tip of the leaf by either pinning it down to the soil with my finger or just holding it. The end of my tweezers are flat and about half an inch across, like a popsicle stick but thinner. Less scary than using a razor or digging up roots.
And is this the reason for the inverse photocycle? Less heat during the night? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]