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    Heating a terrarium for Nepenthes Rajah

    Does anyone know how i could heat a terrarium for a Rajah? I deffinetly have the cool night-temps it needs but durring the winter here the day temps seem too cold. I've heard heating pads/mats dont work so well and I don't know if a heat lamp would burn its leaves.

    any suggestions?

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    What are you using to light the tank with? If you're using bulbs, that usually would provide enough warmth.

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    I was gonna use a flourescent strip light because i thought that would replicate the sun better but that might not supply as much warmth as incandescent? I don't know, will it?

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    Incandescents will definately get warmer, but they should not be used for grow lights. It's just the wrong kind of light.
    Like Capslock said, I think the fluorescents should heat it up enough, especcially if it's going to be in a terrarium.
    What kind of temps are you getting during the day?
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    Rajah, like any highlander, doesn't need very warm temps, 70 is perfect, and that is easily obtainable in a terrarium with a strip light, you don't need to heat it. I live in western washington, and I don't need a heater for my growrack, I had a terrarium this time last year. Without a heater and it hit 80 easily.

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    Yeah, lol, I don't understand why you'd need a heater for rajah. A cooler maybe.

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    thanks guys, for a while i thought i had to go buy a light to get it to 85 degrees being right now about 74 degrees.

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    While on the subject of Rajah i heard somewhere that they grow well in live sphagnum moss, does anyone know where i could get a good amount for a good price? if not is there any other "substrates" that work just as well?

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