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Thread: What is considered a "ultra highland"

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    I auctually thought of making a terrarium with water in the bottom and putting a chiller in it, untill I looked at dr. foster and smith and saw what chillers cost :-0

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    I don't have my hamata yet, but I have assembled the setup for it. Like glider said, it's a 10 gal aquarium with a transparent lid.

    I don't use cooling in mine. For ventilation, I can open the lid up just a bit.

    The tank has a 2 x 24" fluorescent fixture on top of it. This warms the tank up for the Drosera seedlings in it right now, but I have experimented with removing the ballast. When I do this, it cools down considerably-- to a degree acceptable for highland plants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (phissionkorps @ Oct. 14 2006,9:09)]rajah and villosa are good examples. The difference between highland and "ultra highland" is that most highland can do well in intermediate conditions, while ultra highlanders "must" have constant high humidity and their temperature range must be strictly adhered to constantly. They are just...picky...i guess you could say
    I beg to differ about rajah. We grow them here in Taiwan under "fake intermediate" conditions, which means offsetting the tropical heat with lots of shade. As long as there is at least 5 degrees temp drop at night, lots of humidity, and an airy soil mix, rajahs grow just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JMurphy97 @ Oct. 15 2006,2:39)]I'm not getting into getting some of these ultra's like rajah and villosa. I'm just trying to make a hamata a little happier.
    Then why did you ask about ultrahighlands?

    N. hamata just needs typical highland conditions, with humidity being very important and high all the time (at least 60%). Nocturnal temperatures should be at least 50F.

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    When you consider that Elgecko is growing hamata as a house plant I would not worry overly much
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    my hamata isnt terribly picky. keep the humidity high(but mine is a lil tiny thing). days of 75-80, nights at 65 and its growing like a champ. as long as the days are terribly hot and it gets a definate drop in temps at night and keep the humidity up a bit and you should be good to go.
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    Yea I really don't get a temp drop. It's starting to cool down because of winter but the humidity also will be coming down. So with this tank I can the temps up to whatever the lights bring it up to and then at night the temps drop when the lights go out, the humidifier goes on, and the frozen bottle goes in.

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    Rattler..if thats how you grow yours then i can get Hamata!! iget night time temps ower than that! HORRAY!
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