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    Last time I checked my parameters, my daytime temps were around 82-88 depending on whether the fan was blowing or not and night time temps were between 72 and 78. Humidity during the day is at a minimum 75% and thats when the fan is blowing. Usually you can't see inside because it is so foggy. I have a 4" fan that blows once every hour and a half for about 5 minutes just to provide some air circulation. I can see the argument for the Harlequin amps also being tricolored, but the way I see it there are four different basic forms of ampullaria, Pitchers with a single base color such as green, red, or black for the majority of the pitcher (there could be more colors those are the only ones I have seen so far), pitchers with a base color with spotting or splotching of a similar or different color (these are probably the most variable, I've seen green, red, black, orange, and bronze bases with different colored splotches), pitchers with a base color but with mostly single tone spots but sometimes with two tones spots (I would say the harlequins are in this category), and true Tricolor ampullaria which appear to have more of a consistent pattern of a minimum of three colors such as the one I have. I don't think the base of the pitcher where it connects to the tendril and where the wings attach to the main pitcher body should be included when considering coloration patterns of ampullaria. I'm sure there are exceptions to these categories and by stating this I bet people will post photos of these exceptions, which I fully welcome. However, for now this is how I see it. I would also like to note that peristome color is highly variable within each of these four categories and can be one solid color or striped. I also distinguish different forms by whether they retain their pubescence after opening the pitcher or not. Based off of all of these variables I believe if one was to break all of this information down into taxonomic terms I think there are four varieties based on my four categories, and two forms one for plants that retain their pubescence and one for plants that do not. Peristome color is too variable and inconsistent to be used as a qualifier for taxonomic terms imho. These are just my thoughts on the matter, I have no scientific research or even field experience with N. ampullaria to be making these claims for taxonomic differences, but as a horticulturist I'm saying I could see these differentiations making sense at a taxonomic level.
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    Here are all the hybrids from my Wardian Case

    N. x 'Singapore Gardentech' (ventricosa x ampullaria)

    IMG_3984 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    IMG_3985 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    N. ventricosa x truncata or truncata x ventricosa I don't know...

    IMG_4008 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    IMG_4007 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    N. thorelii x truncata

    IMG_3993 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    IMG_3994 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    IMG_3997 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    I really love the colors on this hybrid

    IMG_3995 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    IMG_3996 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    N. truncata x veitchii I don't know which cross this was but I think it is a beautiful plant, unfortunately I broke off the most recent tendril and the pitcher that opened before that got a fungal infection on the peristome

    IMG_4002 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    You can see the infection pretty well in this pic

    IMG_4004 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    N. xchelsonii

    IMG_3981 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    IMG_3982 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    abberant mutant pitcher

    IMG_3983 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    N. x'Dwarf Peacock', I chopped the mother plant into a bunch of cuttings and this was the growth point cutting

    IMG_3988 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    IMG_3986 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    N. kampotiana x (khasiana x alata)

    IMG_4018 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    I really love the stem and midvein coloration on this hybrid

    IMG_4019 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    IMG_4017 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    Unknown hybrid that I traded somebody in Hawaii for, i don't remember who...

    IMG_3968 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    N. "Meteor" (maxima x clipeata)

    IMG_3960 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    An overall view of the right side

    IMG_4038 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    the right side but closer to the middle, the huge leaf is from N. x dyeriana

    IMG_4039 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    the overall left side

    IMG_4040 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The whole right

    IMG_4041 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    The whole left

    IMG_4042 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    The only plants I did not really photograph were N. lowii x campy, N. ramispina, N. xdyeriana, and an unknown hybrid that is probably an alata/maxima of some sort. I've got like one or two more updates before I'm done but I'll wait until tonight to post that.
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    N. 'Meteor' is going to be a beauty.

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    Every time I see neps like this, I am becoming nep super hungry and wish I had a tropical greenhouse or a terrarium of that size to grow neps!

    Nice growing Mason!

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    Great pics and growing! You def got the low landers down.

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    Very nice Mason! I am enjoying the fruits of your labor immensly!
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    Now for the nepenthes that aren't in my wardian case.

    My monster N. truncata

    IMG_4049 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    N. “Song of Melancholy”

    IMG_4044 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    N. ‘Tiger’ x unknown (possibly mirabilis)

    IMG_4045 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    IMG_4046 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    N. mirabilis x ‘Tiger’

    IMG_4047 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    N. alata Boschiana Mimic

    IMG_4052 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    IMG_4053 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    N. “Fredder” (splendiana x tentaculata)

    IMG_4050 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    IMG_4051 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    N. xsplendiana x (xtiveyi x veitchii)

    IMG_4054 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    N. eyemae x (jacquelineae x izumiae)

    IMG_4055 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    IMG_4057 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    N. veitchii (from Luca)

    IMG_4061 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    N. ‘viking’ x truncata

    IMG_4062 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    The ‘Tiger’ hybrids with “Song of Melancholy” in between

    IMG_4048 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    The lower section of my window. I’m going to make a rack to hang all of these from soon

    IMG_4060 by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    The whole thing at night

    IMG_4063 by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    and during the day


    This is my final update for awhile for this thread, or at least until something changes in my setup or I get new plants or a really nice pitcher opens. Thanks guys!
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    Your giant truncata makes me want a truncata. Is truncata a slow grower or fast grower in your climate?

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