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    Holy bajesus.
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    Thanks guys,

    Indigo, those are indeed wingless fruit flies. I culture several varieties of flightless and wingless D. melanogaster and D. hydei.

    The D. hydei have wings, but they are genetically paralyzed and can not fly.

    I make several cultures of them every couple of weeks and sprinkle them out of the containers onto my CP's.

    The Neps usually get misted or sprayed down first, because insects have a difficult time getting any kind of traction on a wet peristome, which you all know are very slippery when wet.

    The fruit flies' tendency is to climb to the highest point, and they usually end up in the pitchers, after failing to successfully negotiate the peristome.

    And the plants luv 'em.

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    Fantastic as always Doug. A marvelous type specimen. That one's going to be a beast some day.

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    Wow that plant looks amazing! Villosa is one of those plants that I dare not try... I hear it's way picky - how does it compare in ease/difficulty with macrophylla? I see you have the two growing side by side.

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    i heard macs are less fussier than villosa. wish me luck, im hoping to obtain one within this month or next month! hope it turns out awesome like this one!
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    It obviously loves your conditions. Great job growing what I've read is one of the more difficult neps. I love the latest pitcher. She's a beaut.

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    Thanks guys,

    Thez yo, I still do have these two Neps growing together in the same 5 gallon terrarium. It is uncovered during the day, but at night I spray down the plants, place a dome over the terra and move it to the coolest room in the house. I'll even throw in an ice pack or few if need be to beat the summer heat.

    Now as far as the macrophylla versus villosa goes, my villosa is actually outperforming and growing faster than the macro. This might be because my night time temps are getting down to 3C, which no doubt is more in line with the villosa's liking, than the macrophylla's. But the macro is still growing steadily, albeit slowly.

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    doug, the fact that you said you used a low tech means to get your villosa to this stage makes me smile--because i'll be doing pretty much the same thing!
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