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    My 44 pentagon thread

    An actual thread of my 44 pentagon, not posting problems in this one.
    Anyway, I have been interested in CPs for a long time, but I am finally responsible enough to keep them. So I took my failed reef and turned it into a CP terrarium!
    The way I have planted them is different than other terrariums, and it will pose problems later, but I will worry about that when the time comes.

    Anyway, pics!
    FTS 10-14-12:


    FTS 7-24-12:


    The foil can be folded in, I just unfolded them from the wall for an FTS.

    Closer FTS:


    And the plants:

    D. Capensis


    Cephalotus:


    Helis, a few days apart:
    Before


    After


    D. Binata


    D. Madagascarensis


    D. Carbarup
    (doing much better and growing!)


    D. Adelae


    Unknown Nepenthes


    D. scorpiodes


    Spathulata (I have 2)


    Some of the individual pics are outdated a few days, so ignore any stuff that does not seem to be in the fts.


    Equipment consists of a few home depot bulbs, some particle board, and a Target-bought humidifier that runs for a long time.
    Conditions are 65-75% humidity during the day, 78% at night; 68* in the morning (8:00), 78* in the evening (7:00), 64-65* at night.
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    Has anybody done a setup like this before, with everything planted in a common medium?

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    It's really common to do that, however it can pose problems when pests or diseases get in there, and as with yours, plants with different requirements end up having to be moved aroudn to be kept alive.
    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.
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    Pests or diseases?
    Uh-oh. I have never heard of those for CPs. I get spiderwebs in my tank, but I have never seen a spider in the flesh.

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    CP's get attacked by aphids, spider mites, scale, mealy bugs, etc. It's not that uncommon. Diseases are more plentiful, often in the form of fungus.
    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.
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    How can I prevent this? According to Av8tor1, I have somw kind of pest eating my heli.

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    To prevent pests on any one plant, get a proper pesticide. Neem oil, pyrethrins, and a few others work well. TO prevent spread form one plant ot another, you'll have to put them in separate pots, or treat immediately and keep an eye out.
    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.
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    OK, Av8tor1 told me a good pesticide for CPs/helis. I will get it ASAP.
    On a side note, the 100w led chip I ordered is here! I will post the difference side-by-side.

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