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    For the smaller vines, I use orchid clips, the larger ones I tie to the greenhouse structure with loosely tied wire. If the plants are very heavy, I use S-hooks for extra support. Here's my largest one, a ventrata, attempting to cross the greenhouse...

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    Thanks Hans. I see that the last part of the vine just has tendrals and no pitchers. Thats what I am trying to avoid. I rieved a LARGE ventrata, I posted a picture of it, and it had stopped pitchering. It had a few vines that swung down and back up to the pot, but no pitchers. So if this is an older picture and it has pitchers now then Awesome. Once I get the GH rebuilt I might let it do something like that. Maybe putting it against some heavy gauge fencing or something for it to grab onto. Thanks everyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JB_OrchidGuy @ Sep. 09 2006,6:00)]I see that the last part of the vine just has tendrals and no pitchers.
    True, but the lower part has 50 or so pitchers, and so will the "scouting" front end in a few weeks. With this plant, the front end never pitchers. Once it's become the middle, it does.

    I also have a six foot khasiana x mixta that makes huge pitchers all the way from root to top (will try to take a picture tomorrow). Guess it very much depends on the plant.

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    It's a confusing concept, for me atleast, to explain in words.

    What he means is the tendrils stay dormant for quite awhile untill your plant grows a bunch of new leaves, then the old dormant tendrils start to activate.

    Lets say you have a ten foot plant, the top 3 feet have no pitchers. when the plant grows to 13-15 feet, the 3 feet of vine i mentioned before will be growing pitchers while the new growth has dormant tendrils still. when it grows some more, those too will activate and grow pitchers.

    Hans is right, it depends on the species (and to a lesser extent, the growing conditios)

    I feel like I'm rambling (pun not intended).

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    Thanks Clint, but I got what Hans was saying. My IQ is slightly larger than 10. LMAO just picking Thanks for looking out for me.
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    Ahem excuse you, it's 11.5 , I'll have you know.

    Lol seriously it took me awhile to get what he was saying hehe.

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    Thats cool I am just raggin ya bro. I think different than alot of people and I probably would have said it like Hans said it too so I got it the first time I read it.
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    I suppose if you really don't want to buy anything, you can just find a really long, relatively thick stick, and tie your plant to it as it climbs along. Or, make some moss poles or buy some.

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