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    Hello from Chicago, help me optimize my terrarium!

    Hello,

    I've been growing CPs for a year or so and just started a terrarium about a month ago. I have 4 4 foot T5HO fluorescents (cool white) and also 2 2 foot T5 fluorescents (soft white) over two tanks containing:

    Drosera Multifada Extrema
    Drosera Capensis Alba

    Nepethens Miranda
    Nepenthes Sanguinea

    Two Sarracenia x Judith Hindles
    Two Sarracenia Alatas

    Two VTF King Henry

    I live in a neighborhood in Chicago and would love to hear any tips--how warm should my terrarium be and how would I go about doing that?

    My alba is about to burst and I'm ready to trade some seeds!

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    Welcome The Sarracenia and Dionaea are going to need a dormancy period or they will eventually die.
    As for your original question, the Nepenthes and Drosera won't need it any warmer than 70-75*f, or about room temperature.

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    Here is the current setup:

    <a href="http://imgur.com/YM92vfG"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/YM92vfG.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com" /></a>
    Last edited by savagegarden; 05-03-2014 at 04:26 PM.

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    It looks a little bit dry for a terrarium. Do you have glass/acrylic lids for them? Can you position the lights closer to your plants without making things too hot for your plants?
    Last edited by Dave S.; 05-03-2014 at 04:24 PM.

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    Are those wine glasses holding up your plants on the left!? Hahaha very classy. This is what growing CP's does to us...We get rid of our glasses and begin to drink right out of the bottle! (or box)

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    Welcome to TF. D. capensis and D. binata 'Multifida Extrema' do better at a sunny window sill. Neps do fine in a terrarium.

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    Venus flytraps don't even need terrarium conditions and actually are better off outside of them, and sarracenia can do without also.
    Come to me flies and crawling bugs. This plant wants to give you great big hugs
    Aren't I pretty, don't I smell good? I'd come to you if I could
    But I can't so you must come to me, I'm sure we will get along splendidly

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