yes. that will work. very well as a matter of fact. dont be afraid to bump up the max temps either. they can take it up to 120-125F in the wild.
low 60s is tolerable, but yes, the plants can operate in those conditions. the higher the daytime temps the better if you're going to pursue this route. if you could insulate the tank, you might be able to bump up the temps to 65F at night, which is a safer range.
i was thinking about getting one of those seed starting heat mats to put under the tray and it would raise the temps 10 to 20 degrees F, but before i check out $23.00 on one i might try insulating better. then again i might just get one to be safe in case of an exceptionally cold night
ya i'm not using a terrarium, i'm using a shelf with a 4 foot light fixture sealed in with bubble wrap and reflective insinuative material but i could still do somthing like that...
and, Hey thanks for the advice and words of encouragement!
The humidity source is a layer of water at the bottom of the tank my plants are growing in. They are in pots in small trays on a raised platform of egg crate. There is a very small fan that blows down against the surface of the water and circulates the air throughout the terrarium. There is also a glass cover on top.
In my experience petiolaris 'dews like bottom heat so a heating mat might be a good way to go. I would suggest that you start your collection with D. paradoxa which seems to be more tolerant overall than some of the other members of the group.
Last edited by bluemax; 03-30-2014 at 12:17 AM.
A cold one that is not cold is scarcely a one at all. - SB
Banksii and petiolaris are a world apart, no relation there, same with subtilis, they are unique and appear to be a tuberous drosera at first glance (like a pygmy peltata), but instead grow like burmanni or indica as a annual (although some burmanni and indica can live for a few years if they hit the right bog/seep).
Thanks you guys, and Mark you mentioned that you have a fan to circulate the air in your tank, is this this absolutely necessary to have good air circulation? because in my setup it is almost completely sealed in. Will this work or would you recommend a fan for circulation?
Last edited by Robster_24; 03-30-2014 at 06:30 PM.
beautiful dews bluemax thanks for sharing