Hey everyone - I'm having issues raising pygmy Drosera gemmae to adulthood. I try sprouting them uncovered in my grow rack and they dry out and shrivel up within two or three months--it seems that ambient relative humidity in my apartment is just too low this time of year. I try covering them in a plastic cup and they grow very happily and produce copious amounts of dew, but even the most conservative application of pulverized bloodworms and betta pellets leads to the whole seedling being overrun by mold, followed by its swift demise.
I've read various threads on this forum that say that sundews love Maxsea. I've also read vague statements on certain online nursery websites that say that Maxsea is gentle enough to use on seedlings. Being able to use a fertilizer in place of solid food in such a high-humidity environment would have the obvious benefit of not promoting mold growth. This leads me to two questions:
1) Neptune's Harvest (the only brand locally available) is another seaweed-based fertilizer. Can it be used interchangeably with Maxsea?
2) Are either brands gentle enough to use on seedlings, even in weak concentrations, such that they yield good results?
Anyone here tried either brand on seedlings?