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    Would it be better to grow my baby hamata in a grow tank? I have this small plastic critter thing I could use. It is not doing anything by the window. The thing that gots me thinking is my tentaculata is growing like crazy and is starting to produce pitchers but the hamata is not and they come from the same place right? Should I wait (I've it a couple monthgs now) or should I consider moving it to the tank?

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    i would wait...baby hamata are very picky...but once they start growing... almost noting can stop em!
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    hamatas will die, or at least hit the self destruct button, if there is ANY drop in humidity (until the are about 6" across, then they can tolerate humidity fluctuation). I have mine in LFS in a pot, which i then placed in one of those plastic death chambers from Lowe's, and packed the space between the pot and the chamber with lots of moist LFS, then stuck the whole thing in a terrarium, so its growing under lights. I think something like that is your best bet if the plant is under 6"
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    my lil one lives in a pot inside a 1 gal ziplock bag.
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    My hamatas, which range from tiny to medium in size, live in fairly variable conditions. I think the key is to avoid shock, especially with young TC or coddled plants. Even my tiny ones are thriving in humidity that fluctuates between 50-90%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (phissionkorps @ Sep. 29 2006,5:14)]hamatas will die, or at least hit the self destruct button, if there is ANY drop in humidity (until the are about 6" across, then they can tolerate humidity fluctuation). I have mine in LFS in a pot, which i then placed in one of those plastic death chambers from Lowe's, and packed the space between the pot and the chamber with lots of moist LFS, then stuck the whole thing in a terrarium, so its growing under lights. I think something like that is your best bet if the plant is under 6"
    oh yea? take a look at elgecko's beautiful N. hamata on his windowsill. and he also grows N. raff right next to it. a true lowlander and a true highlander side by side. he also hase N. rajah growing in the same place i believe. ill get a link right now.
    Alex

    EDIT: Scroll down hamata on the right raff on the left under the ventrata(i think?)
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    EDIT EDIT: woops i didnt see the part you said until they are about 6in across. well elgecko still stuns us all with his.
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    Mine is still way little. Maybe an inch across. It looks like it's starting to make new leaves and they have a fuzzy tip so I think I will have pitchers soon. I have them by the window. It is cooling down. One guy I talked to said that as it gets cooler they will grow better because it's an ultra-highland. He also said it might be better to put it in a grow tank. I want it to be tough but I also want it to live. It has not died since I got it back in May so I guess I'm past the point to where it would die from being moved. Right? Like I said though all my other neps are pitchering and growing real nice except this. I guess I will be a little more patient and wait a little longer. Hope I don't wait too long though. Now if I could get the predator going.

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    I'm just quoting from 1) my own experiences, and 2) what I've seen on CP Jungle. I think elgecko's hamata is amazing, especially that it grows so well, but let us not forget, that it is only 1 plant out of all the hamatas in cultivation. As anyone who grows neps knows, what works for you won't necessarily work for anyone else...
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