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    nepenthes ventricosa in the vivarium

    Hello all! I am new here, and just ordered a nepenthes ventricosa for one of my dart frog terrariums. Any tips? Thanks alot for your time, in advance!-Adam Hoyt

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    All I know is that eventually it will start eating your dart frogs, since this is a large plant.

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    Ben makes a valid point. A miniature species might be more appropriate - N. bellii if your terrarium is warm around the clock, or perhaps N. talangensis or N. muluensis for a setup that experiences cool nighttime temperatures. If you're able to give them the chilly nights that they demand, some of the ultra-highland Neps (such as N. villosa and N. aristolochioides) are slow-growing/small enough for your purposes, and also stunning examples of the genus.
    If you decide to go with the N. ventricosa, you may want to prune it every once in a while to keep it on the small side.
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    I've seen people with a ventricosa with PDFs with out any issues but, I've also seen people lose frogs to them. I second the use of smaller neps.

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    if its hot...get N. ampullaria!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glider14 View Post
    if its hot...get N. ampullaria!
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    That's exactly what I was going to say. Or... If you want to get rid of your frogs and just grow the nep you can send the frogs my way... lol.

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    Doesn't N. ampullaria get big enough to fit a dendro? They're shallow enough that it usually wouldn't be a big deal, but I wonder if the specialized peristome might prevent a jumper from escaping.
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    Well the ampullaria does get quite large and the peristome does seem like a killer, but if your housing an auratus or any other large frog you'll be O.K. small frogs might be an issue.

    Edit: Now that I think of it I have heard of tadpoles being raised in pitchers.

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