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    i use equal parts peat and perlite for my cobra.and tolerated temps to 90+

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    Quote Originally Posted by polywer2345 View Post
    i use equal parts peat and perlite for my cobra.and tolerated temps to 90+
    I suppose it is like anything else. Provided other factors are satisfied to some degree, the plants can tolerate more Tb stresses, but how many of us pay such great attention to them once they're up and running? I know that I certainly don't . . .
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    When using LFS for helis don't you have to worry about it rotting out and roots being tangled in it the same way it does for neps? I would repot mine but it's growing pretty good and the price is crazy now if you mess up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMurphy97 View Post
    When using LFS for helis don't you have to worry about it rotting out and roots being tangled in it the same way it does for neps? I would repot mine but it's growing pretty good and the price is crazy now if you mess up.
    No, I generally use some live sphagnum in the mix so breakdown is of fairly low concern. Also, the plants are not that sensitive to being unpotted -- provided you show a bit of care. I routinely divide Heliamphora without any concern and the roots somehow getting entangled aren't an issue either.

    As far as prices are concerned, they are on the high side, but I wholly recommend dealing with The German (even with the exchange rate and shipping, most species -- with few exceptions -- are cheaper than buying from US dealers -- figure that one out). All plants arrive in great shape -- Nepenthes, Heliamphora, etc . . .

    No, I am not on commission . . .
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    Oh I was looking to order from Wisutba. Just unsure on the overseas shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMurphy97 View Post
    Oh I was looking to order from Wisutba. Just unsure on the overseas shipping.
    Wistuba, as I recall, offered a couple different methods of shipment. Since he has a distributor in the US who has "all of zee proper papers," everything arrives fairly quickly.

    I am expecting a shipment anytime now . . .
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    Well let us know how it goes. Maybe I'll make an order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMurphy97 View Post
    Well let us know how it goes. Maybe I'll make an order.
    I've dealt with them for years without incident and have had better experiences than some dealers in the States . . .
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