Anyone tried continuous cooling-by-evaporation for Darlingtonia? I'm thinking that tap water, while no good for watering the plants, would work great as the vehicle for evaporative cooling of a pot.
Get a relatively high container to hold the water for the Darlingtonia pot, one that extends a third of the way up or so. If it had an overhanging rim, so much the better.
Wrap one of those water-oozing "bleeder" hoses under the rim of the container that holds the pot's water. As the water drips down the outside wall, it cools the container by pulling away the heat through evaporation. The water in the container stays very cool and keeps the pot cool. The tap water evaporates or dampens the ground under the pot, further cooling the air around the pot.
I'm still trying to figure out how I can use a Stirling engine to help me grow these things--there is no problem a Stirling engine can't solve! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]