These are fantastic! More please! P.S. That tip about the tap water in the fog is good to know, since that's what I've been using. However, here in Bozeman we're just a little bit over the total dissolved solids threshold where I would probably be okay watering with it, but why take the chance? My plants seem to be doing fine regardless. Anyways, cool vids. They're beautiful.
Right now my Flytrap is recovering from its last shoot, with a new Sundew room mate in the terrarium. I also have a red venus fly trap that should be here soon with some better lighting equipment. I dont think the lights were quite enough as it really did not grow much.
in the meantime I'm filming some other plants i have for fun, and i am going to start working on a bigger/better set.
You should look into getting some Nepenthes for filming when the flytraps are dormant. They will also fare better inside under lights, and will not require as much light as the flytraps will. They are also bigger and are very good candidates for time lapse photography.
Thank you Bio. I am building a new set right now and hoping to get some Nepenthes for a 2nd tier, i would like to get the entire formation of one of the Pitchers.
In the meantime, i wrapped up a week of filming these plants. Not carnivorous, but it turned out pretty darn well.
More information on my blog site which i recently re-structured. the last version was made with Adobe Muse and a serious pain to update and modify. I opted for a simple wordpress theme. Far easier, which means more updates blog updates.
I am FINALLY finished filming. 3 months of filming these little guys virtually non stop with 2 cameras. 80gb of images, and some video footage. Looks like i will be busy. Here are a couple frames from the timelapse sequences.
It will probably be another 2 to 3 weeks of processing the timelapses and turning them into the final film. I will be sure to put them on the website.
I have learned a lot, but one thing i feel i have confirmed is you CAN grow these quite well with artifical light. I am using a cheap Dirt Genius and the plants love it! lots of nice dark crimson colors coming through. The only problem with the LED grow light is the bright pink color it emits. SO it is great for a grow room, but terrible if you actually want to look at the plants.
I have updated the Biolapse.com site with lots of information on how i have been growing and caring for them, but for the most part I keep the plants in slotted trays (similar to what you would put pencils and stuff in with a junk drawer) and I sit those in a larger low level tray which i fill with water, its easy to keep consistent water levels this way, but i was still checking them every day.
A few times i had to take the plants out cause some bugs started living in the moss. Give the a C02 bath and that does a good job of decimating the bug population, but only as a wuick 2-3 week fix. the bug come back.
Either way, i am finally done filming this project. Looking forward to the next. Thank you everyone for all your input, tips, suggestions, and for kicking me out of the idea that the plants needed to be in terrariums