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    Hi all!
    Can you please tell me what's going on?: I have two DLB (D. 'lake badgerup&#39[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] doing awesome, and two that are DRY and no dew [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] I dunno what's going on! Thanks [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    oops...! Conditions: 73-80 degrees F, humidity: 60-73. In a terrarium peat/pearlite 2 Uv/a/b/ full spectrem grow lights [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Got the same thing (except 80-100% humidity). I figured it was going through summer dormancy...



    It is happy though, still forming traps. Just very, very dry.
    A flytrap ate my homework!
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    I think that the plants are probably going dormant as a response to heat stress. These plants typically grow in cool conditions of the Australian winter/spring. Humidity is not an issue with them, but photoperiod and temperature are. If you want long term success in terraria, take care to keep the temps down, and vary your photoperiod to match the seasonal norm, and give them as much light as possible: they are light hungry plants. If the plants are continuing to form traps, they are not dormant, but if no traps are forming in the plants center, reduce the watering a bit, and cross your fingers. With the onset of cooler fall weather, they should start growing again.
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    When I say dry I mean DRY!!! Wickedthistle's plants are beautiful compared to mine! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Also, two are doing great! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] So, should I remove them? the problem is: They're all growing on a big pile of moss in the sphagnum terrarium... Thanks!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    That moss could be your problem. The moss can lift the plant right out of the soil! And it's hard to see with those tiny plants. In the pic you can see I've tried to tweezer the moss down, but I finally gave up last night and re-potted.
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    Well, a few roots come out, do you think that's the problem? The moss bed is about an inch tall [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] That's how they were growing at Phil and Jeff's... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] Looked nice then. I guess I should try to remove them from the moss, but HOW? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    Can't hurt to trim the moss a little and see if it gets better. I used tweezers to pull the moss out, but the little buggers grow back fast. I finally just transplanted my pygmy, the root was less than an inch down and it didn't go into shock. It also might depend on the moss. The one I have is the stuff that grows pretty tall (1-2") and that causes the problems. One of my pings has very short moss, which causes no problems. Hope that helps!
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