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    I'm still a bit of a newbie when it comes to terrariums and greenhouses, and I was wondering what the cheapest way to cool down a terrarium for a Heliamphora minor would be. I'm so excited because I got one today and I don't want anything to go wrong.

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    Perhaps a pc fan and opening the terrarium up a bit?

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    I don't think you should stress overly on an H. minor, if you had H. ionassi or H. neblinae then I would suggest some sort of cooling apparatus. But for now like Jim said, a fan and some airflow to let out the warmer air would be sufficent, maybe the addition of a small cold pack would help.

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    Ok thanks


    Also I was wondering if I could just throw like six ice cubes in there on a hot day? Maybe they'll melt and cool the terrarium and then When it gets totally liquified it might add some humidity.

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    i would also like H. Minor...i might get one soon. they are very pretty plants...
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    yes they are, I just got mine today.

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    Heliamphora really like cool roots, cool growing tops are not really that important. Treat them like Darlingtonia roots. So a few ice cubes placed in close proximity to the plant would probably be benefical on a really hot day.

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