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    No, I mean N. miranda. Mc said that it's a lowlander. I'm not surprised, by how mine is acting.

    When you say "intermediate at best" for maxima, where would you put "at worst"?

    Update: the tank, with its only half-frozen water bottle, got down to 64* last night. Let's see how warm it can get during the day.


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    I went to Home Depot and got some "egg crate" and a better light bulb. The temperature is currently 74*; let's see what it does when I leave the doors shut for longer than a few minutes. We'll get a humidity gauge later, when we go tot he pet store next. I know it's pretty high.

    Nuclear 120 watt flood:



    Mylar reflective side and back:



    Just a few plants:



    They look happy already:

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    N. robcantleyii
    N. muluensis x lowii
    N. singlana Pasaman (seedlings)
    N. spectabilis giant x aristolochioides
    These would be highland plants, though some are tolerant of lower temps. Maximas can go lowland or semi-highland. Great setup for such a quick notice by the way!
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    Thanks and thanks!

    The N. robcantleyii is a true HL? I was misinformed, then, as an intermediate. If it perks up in the GH as the weather cools, then I'll move it in for sure. (I'll also move it in if you tell me to)
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    Your terrarium is very cool!

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    @lil: the water below the eggcrate can also be used with an ultrasonic fogger to create mist. however, you will need some sort of air flow to distribute the mist otherwise it just stays on the floor.

    as for the robcantleyi, i would use the saying, "if it aint broke, dont fix it." if your plant is doing fine in the conditions you've given it, then keep it where it is. no need to put the plant through unnecessary stress.
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    I can put a fogger and a small fan of some sort on my "later" list. Right now, CA EDD is paying for all of the stuff I needed today.

    Wouldn't it be cool to route a small-ish hose from the fogger outlet to the top of the terra?
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    Lil, I agree with amphirion if it ain't broke don't fix it. I think robcantleyi can adapat to almost any conditions. mine grows on a windowsill house conditions RH30 to 40 highest.
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    A little update:

    I swapped the light bulb for a 100 watt, and stole the hygrometer and thermometer from the LL terrarium. The tank stays right around 80* during the day, and is at 65* when I wake up. The humidity is rock steady at 95%. I want the temperature to drop a little more at night, so I am trying a bigger ice bottle, 2l instead of 1l. I'm watching it now to see that the humidity doesn't drop. I just checked (the ice has been in for about an hour and a half), the temperature has dropped to 71*, and the humidity is still right at 95%. I think I'm good to grow.
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