User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 19 1234511 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 151

Thread: Lil has a real highland terrarium! :D

  1. #1
    Lucky Greenhorn Lil Stinkpot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    2,075
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Lil has a real highland terrarium! :D

    After a recent failure with Heliamphora, I considered setting up a highland terrarium, but out it off. Today I was kind-of spontaneously (I had a week's warning, really) given a teeny little Heli. and some Utricularia quelchii. Oh, boy-- I gotta DO something, and keep these alive. I had an Exo Terra hinged door thing with a broken lid sitting around. No good for snakes, little Houdinis, but now it's perfect for a terrarium. I stuck some plastic cling wrap under the lid and snaked a thermometer probe through a provided portal before snapping on the lid, and then I misted the daylights out of every surface in there. I then dumped about four or so cups of RO water in the bottom and added a couple of up-turned plastic pots. I really need to get some of that plastic egg crate stuff. And now, the plants!



    I have a little N. ramispina cutting that I can move into the terra, and I'll have to forage around out in the greenhouse to see what else belongs in there. (If anyone is adventurous enough to double-check my growlist, it'd be greatly appreciated!)

    Oh, joy! I am now much better prepared for N. hamata, mikeii, HL veitchii, as many Helis as I can stuff in the little tank, as many Utrics as I can suction cup to the wall, and some orchids. Woo hoo!



    [COLOR="#0000FF"]EDIT: 6/25/13 There have been several messages lately for me to change my lights. I invite my fellow TFers to finish the thread to the end before clicking the PM button. I spent quite a bit of money on the current set up, and have no intention of changing it, nor do I have the money. I like how it looks, and the lights are plenty strong enough -- I almost burned a couple lowland Nepenthes.

    As you read, you will see the ups and downs of life through the condition of the plants. Feel free to fast forward through the sad parts. Post #50 on page five would be a good place to start./COLOR]
    Last edited by Lil Stinkpot; 06-29-2013 at 09:32 PM. Reason: See ETA
    If you shake a rain stick, you get rain. I need a hamata stick.
    My WWWs

  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    1,295
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    nice score

    im curious, what is going to cool this area?

  3. #3
    Lucky Greenhorn Lil Stinkpot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    2,075
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    For now, an ice bottle. I talked it over with Geoff, and he agrees that that's the best way to go, for now. I'll have to watch the humidity, and be sure the cold bottle doesn't suck out too much moisture from the air.
    If you shake a rain stick, you get rain. I need a hamata stick.
    My WWWs

  4. #4
    Lucky Greenhorn Lil Stinkpot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    2,075
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So, guys and gals, which of these would be better as true HL?

    N. 'gothica'
    N. maxima
    N. maxima Watutau dwarf
    N. robcantleyii
    N. muluensis x lowii
    N. singlana Pasaman (seedlings)
    N. spectabilis giant x aristolochioides
    N. thorelii x (x wittei) ♀
    N. veitchii x platychila
    N. x miranda
    N. x rokko

    I have a couple suspects in there already; I'll be moving the N. singlana seedlings, the maximas, the lowii hybrid and the aristo hybrid-- they've all been sulking this summer. Nearly lost the muluensis x lowii.
    If you shake a rain stick, you get rain. I need a hamata stick.
    My WWWs

  5. #5
    mcmcnair's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    1,044
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I would definitely leave the maximas as lowlanders and the miranda, idk about the rest of them. But then again maxima is an intermediate so it could do well, but I know Miranda thrives in lowland conditions.
    NCSU's Carnivore Nut
    Original President of the CCPS & Co-Founder
    Mason M.
    My Growlist

  6. #6
    mass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    8,144
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the singalanas and the N. muluensis x lowii. Everything else will do fine outside in the GH.

  7. #7
    Lucky Greenhorn Lil Stinkpot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    2,075
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Maximas are lowlanders? No kidding.... I'll fix that. What about the maxima Watutau dwarf? I've seen it listed as HL.

    The miranda must stay in the GH. It is just way too big for the LL tank. It sulks during the winter, but puts on a real show in the summer. Nice, tasty colorful pitchers.

    Thanks for the tips!
    If you shake a rain stick, you get rain. I need a hamata stick.
    My WWWs

  8. #8
    mass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    8,144
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    you mean too big for the HL tank?
    all maxima are intermediate at best.

Page 1 of 19 1234511 ... LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •