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    Carnivorous plant enthusiast vraev's Avatar
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    Hi guys,

    lol! just had to share the news.
    For my terrarium I just bought this.

    http://www.petdiscounters.com/product....&page=1

    In total it is 18$ incl shipping.

    I mean on the fluker site it is 12$ without shipping. I know for sure that in the petsmart in my town everything is overpriced so this will be around 20$ anyway.

    lol! just find it funny that I bought this. I guess kinda inspired by this terrarium.



    anyone used this before?

    cheers,

    vraev

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    i use them. but i dont stick them on the walls.. when i need to know how hot/cold or how humid my terrarium gets i just place them in their... they are actually very nice...
    Alex
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    Thanx for your feedback. I was wondering if it was sensitive enough for our CP terraria.

    The main reason I bought it is:

    The drosera capensis..even though I kinda dont care much about it...has no dew + the red glandsare kinda BURNING out..so I guess it feels too hot in there.

    I am pretty sure my humidity is like less than 20 or so. and I know this may be the cause.

    I was also planning on a fogger considering they look great as well and that I could use a timer everyday to simulate morning dew. However, I don't want VFT's to rot.

    Do anyone here use foggers? and what would be their effect on VFT?

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    dont use foggers... capensis is like a cochroach and can take anyting...hot temps, cold temps, very low humidity, high humidity. it will make dew...just wait. nothing is really too big for a capensis to handle.
    Alex
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    Lack of dew is sometimes due to low light, believe it or not.

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    right... and from what i remember your VFTs are quite eitolated(sp?) meaning they are pale-colorless, very long and gimpy like. i think you have just 1 Flourescent bulb on your terrarium am i correct? what you need is somthing like a double bulb light ballast...only about 20 bucks and you need 2 24' cool white flourescent bulbs...not that bad but it should give you enough light for the size terrarium you have. the ballasts are also very easy to hook up...i can even do it.
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    I use the electronic hygo/thermo from walmart. 10 bucks with digital reading and minimum maximum temp display

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    Thank you for the advice guys. yeah! I do kinda know about the low light thing. thats why I got a second lamp.

    Now the VFT's are all colouring up. I didn't take any pics becos I have no camera. All my VFT traps are now kinda washed off red to dark red inside.

    However, can someone please show me a pictorial comparision between a healthy VFT leaf and a etoliated leaf. Everyone uses that term.....I really don't know poop about plants ...except what I learnt broad knowledge from documentaries.

    I know ppl say its low light when traps are smaller than leaves. My traps are bigger than the leaves. There is now colour in all my plants. Its not floppy...its sturdy and sticking up. the leaves are like a long heart.

    can someone please make a small paint diagram to show what etoliated means? I would really appreciate it.

    How exactly does a low light VFT leaf look like? I know some one earlier posted pics of drastically mishaped leaves of very long petioles and very small traps. But what is etoliated?

    here is a basic sketch of 3 types of leaves i see in my plants.


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