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    Capensis Seed Germinated, W00000T

    Here's some pic, my hand shakes alot so my bad if its blurry.

    YAY

    YAY



    First ever seed i managed to germinate, next up, sarracenia

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    congrats daddy

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    hmm some perlite would be good in there.
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    hahahah!
    we are both boned now!
    mine germinated almost 2 weeks ago
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    I stopped using those seed-starter peat pellet thingies.........

    I found that they were filled with mold and fungus spores. The damp-off killed every seedling that sprouted. There was always this fast growing solid green mold like The Blob or something....

    Not matter how much sulfer-based anti-fungal spray I used or how much ventilation I gave a tray, damp-off would always occur. I even microwaved the pelets first too. Still no good.

    Good luck dude. I hope you have a better experience with them than I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D_muscipula View Post
    hmm some perlite would be good in there.
    why?

    I would strongly advise against perlite..
    there is no need for it, and its messy and ugly.

    I know nepenthes growers are into perlite lately, and maybe it has some benefit there,
    (keeping an "open airy" potting mix and all that)
    but for drosera, dionea and sarracenia I see no reason for using perlite.

    Scot

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    lol scotty I guess it's like a 75/25 mix around here. 75% of the people like to use perlite in everything, while the others don't.

    I received a shipment of dews and planted them all without perlite. After a week or more of getting hassled to get perlite I finally found a store stocking it.

    But needless to say someday when I have enough plants I'm going to put one in a mix and one in straight peat and see how they compare. Cause I been getting such mixed reviews on the substrates.

    Steve

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    There's nothing wrong with using perlite. Aside from stretching a non-renewable resource (peat) it improves drainage. This can be helpful with novices who probably have a tendency to overwater until they get a feel of what moisture levels work best.

    Messiness is not a problem, just gently press the perlite down if it floats up when watering. A repetition or two of this sets the perlite in place. A little surface drying between watering while "setting" the perlite helps facilitate the process.

    You can always put a 1/4 inch top mulch of sand on top too. This keeps down moss growth and fungus gnats if you don't have a liking for either.

    The biggest drawback I find with perlite is it's lightness. My Sarracenia pots constantly blow over in the wind. However this can be a plus if you ship plants potted as it saves substantially on weight.

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