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    Seed often takes longer to germinate in the fall and winter months, you need to continue to be patient. Try enclosing the pots in ziplock baggies, and put them in a warmer environment: possibly beneath an incandescent light, but not too close or you will cook them. This may or may not have effect.

    Gemmae, however, are not seeds, and cannot be stored long, or they will die. They do not need warm conditions to sprout, but high humidity helps. Again, the zip lock bags work. Sow them now, don't wait.

    The seed I gave you is fresh this season, and most growers have gotten good germination from it, so I know it is viable. From what you have said, I feel that it is probably the cooler nights that is inhibiting the process. Try to maintain night temps. of 70F.
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    The seeds I am germinating during the winter are on seed heating mats. These mats cost between $27 and $50 depending on size. I have seen larger mats at higher prices, but I have no room for them. The mats keep the soil about 10-20 degrees higher than room temperature. If you spend another $60, you can get a thermostat that heats the mat up to 95F. I don't have this unit.

    This has helped with germination of Sarracenia purpurea, D. capensis, D. nidiformis, and Nepenthes ventricosa.
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    Hey CN [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] My planted seeds are just now germinateing, I put them in the soil early october so expect to wait a while.
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    Sprouts, I see sprouts!
    Just for the dielsiana and burmanii, nothing else. But at least I'm seeing a little something! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Well, I am seeing a peltata and spatulata sprout now! We're getting there. However, it seems flies are showing up out of nowhere in my tank (it's winter here, they are no longer breeding or flying around). I suspect they may be reproducing in my plants. I see a white film on top of the soil on many of my drosera seedling trays, as well as some of my larger plants. I suspect it's mold...there is also a few tiny clear/white worms "swimming" around in some of the dirt. Should I use fungicide? Would it harm the tiny seedling drosera? Any ideas are appreciated, thanks! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    uhoh! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] those are fungus nat larvae!(the catipilars of the little flys you see) The white "moldy film" on the top is silk spun by the nats! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] and the moldyfilm might also be "damp off!" yes, use a fungicide to kill the "dampening off" or it will kill your baby dews rapidly! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] also, use an insecticide to kill the larvae, or they will eat the roots of the baby dews and kill them! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] I wouldn't wait more than a day to do this for these things will kill your little dews fast!

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    Oh my! Well, I already introduced some fungicide to the plants water supply in the hopes this would be a gentle way to do it for the plants. I didn't want to spray the drosera. so now I just have to buy some insecticide. How do I know what brands are safe for my cp's? Are insecticides much like fungcide in the sense that most ought to be safe in moderation? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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