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Thread: Darlingtonia in full sun, 2011 update

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    Quote Originally Posted by petmantis View Post
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    Thanks! Hehe, I'm not sure if Darlingtonia can be self-fertilized... can they? Even if they can, I doubt the resulting seedlings would be vigorous...

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    Darlingtonia is self-compatible. How sensitive it is to in-breeding depression I don't know. The flowers are designed lower the likelihood of self-pollination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnstuckinTime View Post
    Petmanits, how often do you have to switch out the ice-packs?
    Once a day. On overcast days I don't even bother, as outdoor temperatures are under 21*C (which seems to be the tipping point between life & death of Darlingtonia... as I read in an article... somewhere. )

    Switching the ice-packs brings down the water temperature to about 9*C - and the blue thermos cooler allows for the temperature to rise very slowly, maybe 1 degree per hour depending on how hot it is outdoors.
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    Writings by Dr. Leo Song in the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter said he found as long as the root/soil temperatures stayed below 27C (81F) this species would survive. They can survive much higher air temperatures say in the low 40sC (100sF) as long as the roots remain below 27C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    Writings by Dr. Leo Song in the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter said he found as long as the root/soil temperatures stayed below 27C (81F) this species would survive. They can survive much higher air temperatures say in the low 40sC (100sF) as long as the roots remain below 27C.
    I must have mistaken the "7" for a "1".
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