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    Alright boys and girls, the first carnivorous leaves are appearing. As soon as they unfold and gain dew I'm putting springtails in the pots for food and mold patrol!

    Here's a cool image of the oldest sprout.

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    And one sprouting in the medium with "B-mix" clay growing fairly vigorously.

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    Here's a couple more in the all mineral composition.

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    Thanks for checking in!

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    I hope you don't plan on keeping them that wet, these are dryland plants and while fully mature specimens can taker wetter soils, seedlings will need it just moderately damp or else you face a very high risk of rotting....
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    Thanks, I spray the surface of the soil everyday, the medium isn't as wet as it appears. At first they were in about an inch of water in the tray. Now that they are germinating, I'm just letting whatever is in there evaporate without replacement.

    It's all part of the greater plan dude .

    Plus the last droso I actually got to germinate a year ago ended up dying of dehydration. People go nuts when they hear a certain rule about plants, but seedlings (in my experience) seem to prefer almost drowning over any amount of dryness.

    Also keep in mind that the wettest looking medium has no peat, Coir, or anything to help retain the moisture, it's just lava rock, perlite, and silica sand so it evaporates/drains pretty fast.
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    Here are some new updates. FYI the pot with a large layer of LFSM moss on the top totally stunted the plants growth so I transferred what I could but two ended up dead.

    Anyway, everybody else is really happy!

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    Sorry about the focus
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    Here's a sand mix, I harvested it from the local pond and wanted to give it a try, seems to be working so far.
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    Thanks for stopping by!

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    Mine are still growing, cross your fingers.

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    Fingers crossed pearldiver! Feel free to post pictures!

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    Sorry to revive this thread but im getting ready to germinate some seeds for first time and wondered how these have done? Any suggestions to help me out?

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    Hey aerogrower! The plants are doing good. Four made it past the juvenile stage, and I learned a lot. I can post pictures if you want, I'm not home currently, but my dad is taking care of them, he's willing to photo them usually.

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