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    Sarr seeding help

    Hi everyone
    I was wondering what your seed setups for sarracenia seeds are and what would be best for my seeds. Currently, I have a 5 foot crate that I built with lights 3 feet from the bottom and a cooling fan for the lights in a separate compartment above. Is 3 feet too close to the seeds? I have the lights running for 14 hours a day and the max heat gets to about 80 degrees ( the seeds have a cover for high humidity). I would like to know what to do best or what to fix in advanced before the seed pod pops open.
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    If you can find a way to move the lights closer when they are younger and move them higher as the plants get taller it might help things. For Sarracenia seedlings I have not had a problem with them over heating under lights. I am regularly in the 90F range and then some. But I have not kept them enclosed under lights so in that case they might get warmer and all. Might want to set up and do a dry run just potting media that you plant to use. probe type thermometers... What sort of lights are you planning to use. I have had decent results with T12 . Getting better results with T5. still testing things....

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    All I know about the lights I have is that they are broad spectrum and 2 of them are in a 4 foot cage. I wouldn't worry about moving the lights as it gets quite bright from where they are at. What do you mean by dry run? Just keep em moist without putting cover on?


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    set every thing up minus the seeds. Add water cover and see how hot everything gets

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    Thanks for the help I will try that as soon as I get home.
    Anyone else have any Sarr seed setup tricks that I should also try?


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    Meadow's seedling setup has 4 light about 6" away from the top of the soil. Sarracenia can handle some absurdly high temperatures, so no worry about over heating until the leaves start getting close to touching the lights.

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    the only problems I have had was with high heat and 100% humidity. start to slowly boil them

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    They can tolerate fairly low humidity. Their sweet spot seems to be at 60% humidity and 80 degrees F.

    Once they put on some size put a single pellet of ozmocote by the base of each seedling until the pellet runs clear. It really gives them an extra boost and dramatically increases their size.

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