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Thread: Bog Terrarium Suggestions and Advice

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    I am new to CP and to Terrariums in general and was hoping I get some advice. I am starting to rack up quite an expense (my wife is gonna kill me when she finds out) with everything I have bought so far and do not want to waste my time and money.

    Here is my current setup:

    5 VTP all about 3 inches tall

    2 Red VFT
    2 Dente VFT
    1 3-5 yr old VFT

    * bought all from worldcaravan.com in a small terrarium kit

    I have a small bowl terrarium with 1 spot grow light on it. It is currently in my basement where it is between 55 and 65 degrees. I have only had them for 2 weeks or so, so I am not sure how well they are doing yet.

    I am trying to build a 10 gallon bog terrarium. Here is what I have purchased:

    Round Leaf Sundew - 30 seeds
    Drosera prolifera - live plant
    Drosera montata var. tomentosa - live plant
    Drosera capensis - live plant
    Drosera Caledonica - live plant
    Darlingtonia californica - 50 seeds
    Pitcher Plants -- 100 seed mix
    Sarracenia leucophylla (White Top Pitcher Plant)
    Sarracenia psittacina (Parrot Pitcher Plant)
    Sarracenia alata (Pale Pitcher Plant)
    Sarracenia rubra ssp gulfensis
    Dionaea muscipula VFT Hybrid mix - 50 seeds

    Terrarium Decor (driftwood, lichens, etc.)
    Digital Timer
    Misc Potting Soil, etc
    Humidity and temperature guage

    Here is the info I have collected so far:


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    Lighting:

    COLOR RATING INDEX
    90-100 are best for simulating true “white” sunlight color.

    KELVIN RATING or “COLOR TEMPERATURE”
    5000-7000K

    LUMENS
    3200+ lumens

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    General:

    Regular Growing Period: May - October
    Dormancy: November - April

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    Growing:

    Temp:

    Regular Growning: 75 - 90 degrees
    Dormancy: 45 - 50 degrees

    Humidity: 70% - 90%

    Sowing:

    Temp: 75 - 80 degrees
    Humidity: 90% for 25-35 days then reduce to 70-80%

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    Feeding:

    Small crickets once a month during regular growing season

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    Am I on the right track? Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    I have also read that you need to change the soil for CPs every 2 years. Is this true for a terrarium? Is there anything to do that will prevent this?
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    10,000 K for lighting is best, that stimulates the sun the most, and they are just a little bit more than the 7000 Ks

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