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    "A fogger in my terrarium in it's own bowl" You said


    I use to have a fogger in my green house and I know after you turn it on there are drops of water all over maybe thats whats wrong the water in the fog is mixing with the dew and drying up on you . You may want to try not useing it for a week and see what happens .

    1 other thing you said you have a lid I hope you dont have it all the way shut that can kill your plants without fresh air . I keep a lid on about 70% of my tank.

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    I have considered this. I have a splash guard on it that does help this somewhat. Also, I keep that particular plant on the other side of the tank from the mister, annd since the plant is elevated quite a bit, no water splashes or mist seem to get to or settle on the plant. The "leaves" have been bone dry for some time now. I'm trying to keep them out of contact with water just in case this is the problem, but still no luck. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    It's in a 4 inch pot
    it's in a peat/sand mix
    there is always water in the bottom tray
    it's within 6 inches of my lights
    the temp in the tank is 80 degrees at any given time daily, cooling to about 73 overnight.
    The humidity is kept at 70%

    Does all of this sound consistent with what sundews need? Could I be doing something wrong? and I'd like to know if the above conditions are sufficient for germinating spatulata and peltata? The only thing different is they are not elevatedto the light, so they are about 12 inches away from it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    I have my lights 11 inches above my plants.I stoped misting because I found one of the plants lost all its dew because some mist got on it.

    Dose the Dew come back in the morn before the lights come on ?If so its your lighting system.


    Maybe you should try to make a CO2 maker . Maybe there not getting the co2 they need? A co2 maker will only help your plants and cant hurt.

    Look for a post called CO2 that may help.

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    No, it doesn't seem that it's producing dew at all. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    I'll look at that post, thanks! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Read the topic, couldn't get the article. But I'm not too comfortable with trying that...for some reason I just don't think that's the trouble. The plant is growing really well, it's just not producing dew. It seems from what I've read that if it was a Co2 issue the plant would be showing overall signs of health problems? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    having the humidity high will have the dew come back, are they getting enough water and sunlight?I dont know for sure, but is it true that when a sundew goes dormant, they will not produce any dew?Hope it helps,
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    So should I try to keep the humidity above 70%? It should be getting plenty of light and water. The capensis doesn't need a dormancy, but here's a theory...I've been reducing the photoperiod in the terrarium to simulate winter sunlight, but nothing else has changed. I haven't reduced humidity, water or temp. Is it possible the lighting change has fooled the capensis into believing it's time to go to sleep and maybe that's why no dew?
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    thats a good hypothesis, its probably just snoozing zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] , maybe you couls raise the humidity juuuuussssssstttt a tad, a couple of %'s, that(if its not sleepin')should bring out the dew.Hope it helps,
    Kevin
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    Thanks, I will do! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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