Was surprised to see a Cyanostictum baby today. There is really nothing that can match a diapteron's beauty, it's unrivalled.
i just got a couple of killifish, Aplocheilus Lineatus, i like that they swim at the top of the water with their shovel-shaped heads.
I would be thrilled to see more pictures of your terrariums / enviroment.
whats that tank on the windowsill? view from your apartment? :] etc
argh, lineatus...gorgeous fish but aggressive, a glutton and breeds too much. i gave away my pair months ago and still find their babies here and there. if it's your first time beware, it's not a good community fish.
took a few piccies for you.
this is the southern room. the sun rises from the left of the windows travelling right. the tank is facing south so it receives the most direct light before the sun is blocked by the room wall.
this room is for plants only so the balcony door is open 24/7. they are getting a good temp. drop at night and air flow.
here u see begonia sp, syngonium, papyrus plants, d regia, n ventrata, n maxima, hoya carnosa...etc. any nepenthes and drosera you see in this room is only here for the winter, they are out on the balcony come spring.
(moved monstera as she needed more space)
can you spot the cat ? the mini terrarium is for d glanduligera seeds. no germination yet. the other one is a cephalotus german giant and d prolifera,
a few drosophyllums for experimental reasons, albomarginata, seedlings of VFT and drosera...etc
view from the southern room as you asked,
a few shots of the tank. the only downside is it's very difficult to take photos because of the light and reflection. it's mostly dead leaves and roots of the papyrus plant inside. the water is very clean. i will try again on a cloudy day with flash.
my valuable south balcony! receives about 8+ hours of direct sunlight in summer. mostly cacti, succulents, aroids and CPs here. any sun loving plant goes here, including nepenthes but those are shaded.
back corner where the old girls reside, i love this bunch.
seedling/juvenile and recovery terrarium. i will take all nepenthes out come spring and let them adapt to my climate if they can (i don't like terrariums),
vft seedlings, a few utrics, p gigantea, d regia seedlings, sibuyanensis, truncata queen x king, maxima, veitchii, truncata x ventricosa...etc
main drosophyllum room. facing southwest,
northwest room, using this side for ferns and low light plants;
the other southwest room. using this for seedlings and recovering/young nepenthes;
datura seedlings, tomato, pepper, purple passion vine...etc
and finally the second balcony, facing northwest. using this for non-cps, a few of which have rotted in the snowstorm as you can see but they will come back.
this is also where i keep my white worm stock.
stinging nettle, cyclamen (has a great fragrance), violets, a few wild plants and a p medusina hybrid.
this is it basically. way too many plants to show one by one so if you are curious about a particular side or species, let me know so i can zoom in for you.
cheers from Istanbul!
Beautiful photographs! You really captured it all
What is the large object emerging from the water in the tank? A rock?
I'm really envious of your dedicated grow space.
Thanks so much for sharing! And thank you for the advice on the killi.
Cute cat reflection by the way ;] had me looking in the wrong picture for a while.
And those leaves sure are red underneath! Very neat.
aw! I see! once again, thanks for sharing :]
that second photo really clears things up
i take many pics of my plants and tanks, but they are all of low quality and i am not very organised. i will try to make a point of getting them all uploaded sometime soon