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    Wow... This is definitely something I'll try! I've got some Darlingtonia seeds coming in soon too - would this work for them?
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    Darlingtonia would boil under those conditions. They will start, but heat for darlingtonia is another story. Some can handle some amount of heat, but, the majority are used to growing in cold rhizome conditions, water temps 55 to 70 degreesF. Occasionally you will find one that will depart from the norm, and take warmer conditions. Don't count on it though, and thank your lucky stars when you do find one that will.
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    So do you mean to say that they won't take heat at all (both the seeds and plants,) or that once they've sprouted they should be given cooler temperatures? I've been told that they have sensitive root systems which need a regular supply of cool water in the warmer months.
    Thanks for all this clarification, it's going to save me a lot of grief when it comes time to start these seeds.
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    Alvin: Are those figures personal experience-some elses personal experience...or what? Quite impressive.
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    No, I found a scientific paper on it a while ago which I printed out. Unfortunately it hasn't got the web address on it.

    I find that it's quite difficult to get darlingtonia to keel over from having roots too hot. Growing seedlings at room temperature will be fine, but I would avoid heating the bottom of the containers.

    I'll get a shot of my growing setup later on.
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    My experience for the past three winters has been similar to Bugweed's and his friend's in Texas. Here is a link to a web page I set up on what I do. Heat, light, and high humidity I find are the three keys to quick even germination. Crowding of the seedlings is not an issue at the beginning as I seperate them soon enough to avoid an over crowded situtation. I hope this is helpful. If there are any question, i am happy to respond.

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    I have often wondered why CP people are afraid of bottom heat for sarracenia. Take a few readings with a soil thermometer out in a bog on a hot summer day, and you may be suprised to find heat readings in the low to high eighties at 2" in depth. Sometimes this heat creates vivid colors in your plants, but heat always help them grow well. Seedlings respond like crazy to bottom heat. And Brooks will tell you the same!
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    Its now 4 weeks and they are out. How long should it take for them to sprout?
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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