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    This is what happens when you leave a terrarium unattended for 3 months

    So I left for a trip abroad about three months ago, and dropped my terrarium at my mum's house with two instructions:

    - Make sure the lights stay on the timer
    - Always keep 1cm of water in the bottom

    This is what happens when you leave some lowlands nepenthes to their own devises:

    http://i.imgur.com/aXk3b.jpg

    Note this picture was taken after they were "trimmed".

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    wow lol thats incredible. Nice job.

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    Nice! I love that bright red ampullaria!
    Good Growing!
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    Phew!
    I thought this wanna gonna be another one of those horror stories XD
    Formerly known as WaterKirby.

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    Impressive!

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    i double that on horror stories .......def what i was thinking!
    What size terrarium is it?

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    Thanks for the feedback!

    I can't remember exactly but I'm pretty sure the ampullaria is a hybrid (N ampullaria x talangensis). I have no idea what the other pitcher is. The tank was my gecko's old habitat, I think it's 40 gallons or so? It's designed for arboreal reptiles so it's a lot taller than a regular fish tank.

    Here's a picture of the terrarium a couple weeks after I set it up, about 10 months ago. For some reason the drosera capensis of all things died off where I planted it but reappeared seemingly at random. I can't see from the latest photo but it looks like while I was away, the Pinguicula moranensis either died or became enveloped by moss.

    I tried pretty hard to get together a bunch of plants with similar needs that don't need wintering, maybe I should just stick to Nepenthes :P

    When I get home I'll be ripping out handfuls of moss; I'll probably have enough spare to make a whole new sundew-only terrarium.

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    Looking good. That other Nepenthes almost looks to me like N. gracilis 'nigropurpurea'. Or it could just be regular old N. gracilis.

    Also that ampullaria x talangensis cross, I owned that for a while and I'm still pretty astounded that it doesn't look even remotely like a hybrid at all. I've yet to see any specimen that made me think it is anything other than pure ampullaria.
    LOOKING FOR: N. (argentii x bicalcarata) x {[(lingulata x edwardsiana) x (naga x hamata)] x [(klossii x undulatifolia) x (aristolochioides x rajah)]} Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124586

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