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    Ampullaria Brunei Red Update

    I just cleaned out my Lowland tank and figured I would snap some pics. I initially cut up my Amp Brunei Red mother and it was looking haggard, I thought I would lose it. It looked worse than it does in this first pic, as it was missing more leaves than that pictured, and the remaining 5 leaves or so were REAL ugly. I kept a cutting which has grown real nicely... today however I noticed that my mother Amp has recovered with a vengeance and is starting a basal rosette mania.

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    Wow! Fantastic! How many tanks do u have daniel?? WOW! I thought you had a highland tank only.

    PS: DO u mind me asking....and others especially ol' timers like glider, PK, JLP and so on please pitch in as well.... How much do u guys spend or have spent on neps alone? The reason I am asking is I am thinking of adding more plants (eg: small aristo = 40$) which brings my total to nearly a 120$ +. The most I have ever ever spent on plants. Of course..if I add up all my plants it will be over this value....but I never spent this much at once...the most I spent was a 100 for getting my 3 neps from BE last year.

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    Man, I want a brunei so bad!
    I regret little to nothing!

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    Hehe thanks Varun . I have 4 40gallon breeder tanks, 3 20gallon high tanks, and 2 5gallon mini tanks. If I wasn't renting I would have built a greenhouse instead, but oh well.

    I have spent more money on Neps than I care to think about (probably a few grand). I haven't spent as much as a lot of people out there, but I have blown a lot of cash on plants lately (esp. since I've only been collecting for about 14 months or so). I've been thinking about ordering from Germany, but then I finalized my list came out to 420$, for 2 Hamatas, 2 Macrophyllas, 1 Flava, 1 Amp Giant, and 5 Veitchii x lowii. Gotta love that weak American Dollar. That's kinda pricey for 11 plants (fresh out of TC) but I might go ahead and order anyway. Nepenthes addiction sucks lol. Oh well, at least I'm not buying drugs or something.

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    wow! Macro, hamata, flava?? thats a heck of a drooling combo there. Damn Daniel! Thats a **** load of money. lol! I guess my 120$ isn't that bad after all. lol!

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    i'm envious, my ampullaria grows in 80%+ humidity, 75F+ temp, sits on my sunniest windowsill, and has yet to produce a single pitcher
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    Thanks for the comments everyone . I am really starting to love this plant now that it is finally doing something for me. When I first got it, it did nothing for about 4-5 months.

    Quote Originally Posted by Its_a_friday View Post
    i'm envious, my ampullaria grows in 80%+ humidity, 75F+ temp, sits on my sunniest windowsill, and has yet to produce a single pitcher
    Mine used to grow under T5 lights, but for the last month has been under T8s (6- 4' bulbs). I also keep the humidity above 80%, but I would say maybe even 90%. I don't have a hygrometer in that tank anymore because it was constantly getting so wet and stopped working. I do keep the lowland tank really hot too. I use a water heater and a pool of water under eggcrate. When I open the tank I can feel the hot humid air hit me. So far everything is growing real nice in it. Especially Effulgent Koto. That plant grows almost too fast for my tastes. I had to cut it back some. Anyway, I would shoot for a consistent 80+F, maybe this will help. Just a suggestion though, I'm still a newb .

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    Ampullaria is so sweet..
    I want one so badly.

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