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    I dont think that a capensis would go dormant at all, it might slow growth (you said it was still growing right?), but I dont think it would go into dormancy.
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    Yes, it is still growing...I'm just not sure if reducing the photoperiod would affect the production of dew?
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    I dont think that photoperiond would affect a tropical drosera's dew production. just increase the humidity in the tank, or if possible, put it in its own ziploc bag to raise the humidity.
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    I dont think its humidity at all . I have a cape sundew and keep my humidity around 40% . In another CPS forum I go to the ppl there told me the humidity for a cape sundew can go as low as 20% and the plant will look just fine and make dew .





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    Then I don't get what my problem is... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    20% RH? I highly doubt it. Do you know how dry that is

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    Parasuco-

    Yeah I do here in Arizona we get 9% humidity sometimes. Right now our humidity is at 24%.



    Heres some of the posts that said that from another cp fourm ->


    Posted by WEST 9b/AZ (My Page) on Thu, Oct 17, 02 at 18[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]1


    Hi,
    I just got my 4 D.capensis sundews in the mail today. How long should I be keeping the shop lights on for this time of year? the plants are about 11-12 inches away from the lights. They seem to be drying out a lil so I have a lid on the 20 gal fish tank that covers 2 3rds of it . The peat 50% perlight 50% mix is 7 inches deep and the bottem 2 1/2 inches are under water . Dose this sound like it will be ok ?

    I live in the dry dry state (AZ) I dont want to take the lid of I fear they will die on me. Haveing 2 3rds covered do you think they will get the fresh air they need ?

    Thanks

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    Posted by: Rita_h PNW 8b (My Page) on Thu, Oct 10, 02 at 16:57

    Hey, West, I have a d. capensis growing in a small pot sitting in a saucer of water by an east-facing window. The humidity in winter drops to something like 20 percent but it seems to be fine without an enclosure, so I bet your terrarium setup would be great even without a lid.
    It flowers about 3 times a year and would make tons of seed if I let the spike mature, but I cut them off (too messy -- tiny black seeds all over the counter...) I've never tried to sow the seeds.

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    Posted by: cpxpert (My Page) on Sat, Oct 19, 02 at 19:26

    Hello West, to keep these plants doing well year round 14 hours a day under 160 watts of florescent light works fine. You can have lower amounts of light, however the 160 with that distance will do just fine. Shouldn't need the lid on the tank, if it is now slowly open it over the coarse of a few days to prevent leaf burning.



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    Posted by: Clemmie z9 CA (My Page) on Wed, Oct 9, 02 at 18:35


    Don't put a lid on the tank for air circulation. Or just grow them in a south facing windowsill in a regular houseplant pot.





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    See [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] everone there said humidity with the cape is not a prob.

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    All of this is wonderful, but I'm still at a loss for my baby! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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