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    Quote (Travis @ April 11 2003,07:57)
    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] I am confused on what to do [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]. I am thinking of cutting my nep and getting rid of it. It takes up to much room. Since I have the nep in an 8' inch pot and it takes over half of the terrarium.[/QUOTE]
    Are you talking about your N. ventricosa? If so why don't you try growing it like a regular houseplant. They are pretty tolerant of low humidity if adjusted to it gradually. If you need extra humidity then a humidifier for the room will work or you can set the pot on a tray with gravel in it. Fill the tray with water to just below the top of the gravel layer. The water provides humidity as it evaporates and the gravel keeps the pot from setting in water all the time.

    If you decide to mow it down, you can start cuttings to trade for other plants and keep a piece to start a new plant for yourself.
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    How long do I have to give it to adjust outside the terrarium? A week, 2 weeks, a Month? If it starts to die I will trade the cuttings. Thanks for that idea BCK.

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    How long it will actually take depends on the conditions around the plant, but I would aim for at least two weeks. The more time the leaves have to adapt to the drier air, the less likely the plant will be to get stressed and quit pitchering. Keep an eye on it and it will tell you if it's ready to go on to spend more time in slightly drier air or if it needs to take a step back to more humid air. Don't rush it if you can avoid it and you will have a happier plant.
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    Thanks BCK I will give it a shot. I recently purchased a humidifier so it should help with the change. Spring is also here which means more humidity in the house.

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    My ventricosa is outgrowing it's home too. I don't think you need to worry about it dieing, just going pitchureless for a while from the shift [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    well, I have just planted the entire tank...

    I'll see if I can take a picture tomorrow and show it to you guys... it's starting to look pretty nice again. (dried out around christmas and decimated the population)

    Even though my cephs and adaleas and capes are gone, the nepenthes are what really matter to me and are all pitchering well now. few more weeks and it will be amazing.
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    Rampuppy:
    That would be sweet if you could post a picture of your tank [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] .

    Darcie and BCK:
    [QUOTE]I don't think you need to worry about it dieing, just going pitchureless for a while from the shift[QUOTE]

    BINGO!!! The other thing is I do not have good lighting around my place? My nep. ventricosa is so healthy and happy. I have started the process of moving it outside the tank.

    Seeing ants dieing is Truly Priceless!

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