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    thanks for all the advice and pics i was looking at N. sanguinea and is there a differance in the growing of the "blood red" variety and the "orange" variety?
    also what is a good medium to grow them in

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    dont mention the names of CP nursuries other than Andy's.

    the form i have is the orange pitchers. the blood red form is probably not pure sanguinea but more like sanguinea x ramispina. the difference in the two is just the color of the pitchers.

    i grow (almost all) of my neps in a 1:1 ceader mulch and LFS. drainability with water retention. works very well for me.

    Alex
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    Yeah, buy one from this site! Andy sells really nice, healthy N. sanguineas. Speaking of which, nice job glider! Yours looks fantastic.

    By the way, N. sanguinea is so named because it sometimes makes droplets of nectar on the peristome that are blood red!

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    thanks Max!

    here is the "blood" he was talking about. the dark nectar actually tastes different than the recular clear nectar. and its also only found on the peristome(this drop dripped down)


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    wow thats cool. i guess i learn something new today. thanks for all the info i think i will purchase one on mon. any suggestions on potting. or should i leave it in the one it comes in

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    I'm surprised that no one has mentioned 'Judith Finn' as a good beginner Nep.

    These were my first Neps.

    'Judith Finn' is easy, durable, easy to find and very affordable.

    They are kinda on the large side howerver...
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