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    NICE!!

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    WOW, what a reason to start a LL tank
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    Woah Jon awesome pics! Oh yeah, and PLANTS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by amphirion View Post
    nope josh. heat is the key. you can grow them in waterlogged conditions given that it is warm for them. if the temps drop too low, that's when they go dormant. i think this is opposite for pygmies: they go dormant if it's too hot?
    Ah, so it is the opposite...that makes even more sense. I didn't mean to imply they could be grown side by side just that they can be grown year round w/o dormancy. Knowing they are compatible with LL conditions is good to know.
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    Mufffft get ffoot out of mouffff..beautiful woolies you have there and very good cultural observations! Hot is the name of the game. I used to have some problems with fungal blight with this section of the genus. I found top dressing with laterite was a big help. If you can find a tropical fish concern, they can order it. You want the smaller particle type and as uniformly red in color as possible, avoid laterite with any other inclusions.

    Yes, the pygmy Drosera and Tuberous species go dormant in hot conditions.
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    Great job cultivating!

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    thanks everyone for the kind comments.
    @tamlin: what's blight fungus, and how does it look like on dews?
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    It can happen with just about any species but for some reason it seems prone to hitting the most rare, valuable and generally unobtainable ones. Ain't it the pits? All of a sudden a formerly bedewed plant loses all the dew. The entire rosette looks red and sun burnt, even if it never saw the sun. Those affected leaves will never regain their dew, but applications of fungicides like Cleary's is reported to help, and if the plant is cured of the infection, normal leaves and dew will happen again with new growth. Species I have noted with little immunity are many of the South American droserae from the Tepui's, and 've also had many problem with the petiolaris species. Not to mention Drosera capillaris and D. spatulata. It seems not to widely spread to other plants, and was always a sort of contained phenomena in my collection when it did happen.

    It is best avoided rather than treated. Avoidance comes from good mineral free mixes, in my experience. MAintaining an highly acidic mix helps (LFS is a great additive to mixes for this). Might be time for the "rinsing peat" lecture again. Don't assume your peat moss is ok, the quality varies widely. You should always rinse your peat and sand before potting, it really cuts down on problems like slime mold, mosses, liverworts, fungus, fungus gnats and aphids which take opportunistic advantage of overly mineralized mixes. Many growers prefer LFS entirely for the majority of Drosera species, but if you use this, you must be more aggresive in your feeding of your plants vs the peat/sand mix. I prefered the latter.

    Some growers think I'm daffy regarding this process, but run off water from unrinsed peat read nearly 1000PPM on a TDS meter, nearly 10 times over the recommended limits for good CP cultivation. Also their pots were usually chocked with moss, green goo and the like! Some said they prefer the mossy look...to me it was always a heads up that something rare was gonna bite the dust.

    I can post my method if there is interest?
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