I am still trying to figure out how to bring the dew back to the Paradoxas [Edit: actually Drosera paradoxa; species names have two parts (binomial), Genus + specific epithet, and they are singular and plural, just as they are, without any spelling changes]. I was sent 3 that seem to be in suspended animation. No new leaves yet and no dew. One had a big flower spike that survived the trip and continues to grow, but no dew yet. The big plant I had to begin with is dew-less too, but that could also be because it is in flower too. I have them sitting in water in a ten gallon terrarium under two 13 watt CFs. The funny thing is the D. madagascariensis is also in suspended animation. It started to grow again from where it died back to the main stem when I got it, but now it is frozen in time.
I haven't added foil to the back and sides of the tanks yet. I was going to do that sometimes soon. The tank is also unheated. The lights are in a fish hood and there is an opening in the back of the hood where a filter was supposed to go. Could it be not enough light? There is a falconari [Edit: actually spelled Drosera falconeri] in there too that is growing and has some dew, but not real dewy. It is green with red tentacles. It was red when I got it. So do you think the foil would help that darken up too? Or do I just have too small of lights in the hood? They are bright lights and they plants are sitting about half way up the tank since they are sitting on a rack I put in the tank. Thanks for the help.
I moved these plants in from the GH because I was afraid the 50's would be to cold for them. Is that wrong thinking? Should I move them back out to the GH where the sun can light them instead of the terrarium?