The snake's feces and dead skin should provide some nutrients for the plants. The CO2 released when your snake exhales would also be beneficial. Great way to think outside the box!
And if the snake decides to constrict your seedling, just buy another one. No biggie!
Last edited by mato; 02-07-2016 at 07:24 PM.
Truth as Circe. Error has transformed animals into men; is truth perhaps capable of changing man back into an animal?
I...don't know what to say anymore.
Phising is trying to steal financial information, which I have no need to do. I was just playing dumb with mato for making fun of me
Its my hypothesis that you are fully aware that this species is regarded by people of this community as one of the "holy grail" species and as such has greater intrinsic value than perhaps any other. Then there is the fact that it is one of the most expensive species to acquire. Now factor in your casual attitude towards ownership of what is reputedly now your second plant of it, its hard not to conclude that you are engineering a situation in which your intent is to inflame and upset the readers who do not have the resources to purchase one. You treat the plant as if its disposable, with your "Eh I should be able to get another one" attitude, and I am certain you know that is an offensive message to send into the community. So yes - lets call this Drama Phishing. This thread doesn't merit taking seriously, IMO.
I am aware, that's why I wanted one so badly. I was looking for advice at first but I was mocked, so I left for a while to see if I could grow them on my own.
I now have one in my boa tank which never gets below 70, despite everyone saying it would die immediately. I have more experience growing it than most on here, yet they still mock me.
Of course I'm going to use sarcasm when my success with the holy grail is met with scorn.
Judge not lest ye be judged creates a cesspool. Judge others and prepare to be judged by them.
Just know when to keep the verdict to yourself.
Most of us have never said it would die immediately. Highland plants may look like they're doing pretty okay for a couple of months, then slow down and languish for a great period of time before actually dying in improper conditions. But, improper conditions such as never dropping below the upper 60's is going to eventually be a downfall for a strict highland plant (despite the fact that, yes, it has been reported a being a fairly tolerant and easy highlander once settled, as opposed to most very rare highlanders). Other Nepenthes such as many hybrids may do very well in a tank with the boa (which is a great looking animal by the way ), or intermediate species, but I wouldn't dream of trying to acclimate a plant that eventually NEEDS long periods of at least into the very low 60's or upper 50's into a reptile tank. The period you have had either plant, a space of a few months, is nowhere near enough to show the eventual damage improper conditions can cause. People with low temperature extremes, or humidity fluctuations are a different story in the test of plant acclimation because the fundamental conditions are still met somewhere (thinking here of one member's famous dry-air patio where she grows extreme highlanders), but an improper constant isn't the same.
Everything has a reason, whether big or small. Never underestimate the power of what is or is not.
There is far more to everything than meets the eye.