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    Just wondering if I can use some nice species of cacti (spelling?) as a filler in my tropical terrarium with my VFT's and sundews, any takers on this topic? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    NO!!!! Not that you knew, but cacti are from dry places while CPs are well, not... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] Hope this helps... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
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    Hi carniverous newbie,
    I can't think of any cacti that would be able to handle the water that the VFT will need. Or are you thinking of putting the VFT in their own seperate pots in the terrarium and disgiusing them so it looks like they are all planted in the same soil? Sounds like an intriguing contrast of plants though.

    Maybe one of our cacti experts will know of a cactus that likes lots of water. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    I knew, that's why I asked. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] I wasn't sure if cacti were hearty enough to handle the different environment.

    Yes, with all my plants, I will have them each in seperate pots. But the soil in the terrarium is deep enough that the pots will be hidden. That will allow me to take them out whenever needed for donrmacy, etc. Without losing the illusion that they are all planted together! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    There may not be any cacti that can handle lots of humidity. it was just a passing thought, I'd like to mix and match a little to create a really interesting look to my terrarium without haivng the plants crowding one another. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    There is such a thing as jungle cactus but they're $$$$expensive$$$$$ (if you can find them) Your safest bet is not, but some tillsandia look succulent(ish). The big problem is that the cactus will 95% die, and add MAJOR fungus!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] The paper fungus of overwatered succulents hasn't been proven in CPs, but it's pretty likely your CPs would look like they got bombarded with aphids!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] So, for your best bet is not..., but well, it's really your choice... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] Best luck!!!!!!!!11 [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Thanks, I probably won't attempt it. I didn't intend to take chances. I only would've plated one or two in there if there was a compatible species. So, I guess I can fill up with sundews, and maybe some pitcher plants. I think those are cool! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Glad to help, anytime! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] (for the plant's sake only) j/k [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] Oh, you know... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    *Chuckle* Snort* Oh my...did I just do that?! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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