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    Devon.B: I mist my heli nutans by hand every morning and never actually water it and it's doing fine months later still...

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    So about the misting system, do your use tap water? What if you tap water is very high in minerals like salts and stuff like that?

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    Never mind my PM Jimmy, looks like you've got the video thing figured out. You'll have to tell me how to do it! LOL

    The mist looks great and it's good that it works as advertised. Surprising how many things don't live up to their hype... Have you tried it without the Zip Drip solenoid to see if it's actually needed?

    Nate the misting pump is made to be hooked up to a reservoir bucket full of R/O or Distilled water or directly to an R/O system but using plain tap water would likely stain your glass with sodium or calcium deposits as well as clog the mister nozzles themselves.

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    Very nice Jimmy

    I also agree that regular misting of helis is very beneficial. However, IMHO it can also be overdone (A. Wistuba, et al.) My personal experience has been that if it is excessive, the tips of young pitchers will brown and die.

    This is a lesson I've learned the hard way.

    Like everything else in this hobby, YMMV depending on specific conditions and species..

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    Wow very cool Jimmy! If you have the time you should put up a How to: thread. I for one would probably put that method to use It might also be made into a sticky!

    Great work, looks like a beaut!

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    Aaah! I want one! I have some Raindrip miniature sprinklers I'm playing with, but they aren't anywhere near as cool as this. Thanks for sharing. Have you considered a planted/potted design for that terrarium? I think it would look awesome with a big fluffy lawn of Sphagnum between all those pots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBella View Post
    Heliamphora highly benefit from regular and direct misting. There is an passage in Slack's Insect-Eating Plants of the "famous" Heliamphora nutans at Oxford Botanical Gardens, with an account that each visitor to the particular house was required to spritz the plants, simulating the rainy climate of the tepuis and ensuring that the pitchers were always full of water. Slack further went on to suggest that misting the plants several times a day was in order, at least during the hotter Summer months . . .
    Devon.B: I mist my heli nutans by hand every morning and never actually water it and it's doing fine months later still...
    I also agree that regular misting of helis is very beneficial.
    lol, I just got pwned. I had it completely wrong! Thanks for the help guys!

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    just watch for the warning signs...

    I have a friend who recently started using mistking and ran into the heli issue, another ran into with having his too close to the output of an ultrasonic.
    Like most good things, you can overdo it....

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