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    Wow!

    Jimi says...............Purple Haze.....................


    I do hope that is only water vapor........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fryster View Post
    Wow!

    Jimi says...............Purple Haze.....................


    I do hope that is only water vapor........
    oh crap.. I accidentally hooked the vaporizer up to my grow box instead of my FACE!

    pS.. HI JIMI!! House the afterlife? Say hey to Morrison for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Paroubek View Post
    Wow.. Odd I thought I was being quite polite and asking a serious question as to why so many felt the need to run foggers in enclosed terrariums when in my many years experience excess moisture can cause many problems in the long run and the great majority of Nepenthes and carnivorous plants for that matter do not need high levels of humidity to grow perfectly fine. Seems to me that adding lots of extra moisture and humidity is just asking for trouble sooner or later with root rot or other plant diseases.

    Enjoy your picture threads.
    I agree, it seems a bit....excessive, just out of curiosity though.....what is the level of humidity that you would recommend for neps? I have always heard that they should kept at about 70% at the lowest.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massmorels View Post
    I know who he is.. but there are certain ways to go about giving someone advice. And inadvertently calling them an idiot isn't one of them.

    And I gave the simple explanation you seem to be prodding for here Tony. But I guess I need to repeat myself.

    I breed exotic tarantulas and heat my home with propane. Thus giving me extremely dry air (20% humidity or less) and a year round warm temp. of 80-85degF. Therefore, I give them a humidity boost the easiest way I can think of.
    Also, that's just a temporary box. Again repeating myself.. I'm picking up my 24' x 36' greenhouse later this week.

    AND I'VE GOT TO ASK.. what would you expect me to do here Tony? Stick 35 plants in a window sill with 15%-20% humidity at 80degF?? Not to mention a cat and 2 year old running around grabbing everything he can get his little hands on. I think I did pretty damn good for not having a clue what I was doing, not having any money to invest, and having limited space to work with. I'd love to hear any other ideas you may have, just as long as they are within' the guidelines I've had to follow.

    You don't know when to quit do you. First lets get it straight. I never called you or anyone else either directly or "inadvertently" an idiot. I simply asked a question as to why you and many others felt the need to run foggers/misters in ENCLOSED terrariums? When in my experience it isn't necessary and is more likely to cause problems with excess moisture. Your first response was to blow me off with some glib answer that doesn't give me one little bit of information to help understand better.
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    It's easy, it works, and it's all I have.. My plants are happy and so am I.
    Apparently it's too much to give me answers to my questions to help me understand and much easier to scream at me for "hijacking" your picture thread and make unfounded claims I am calling you an idiot.

    Repeating yourself? You didn't bother to give me any useful information to my questions until I asked a second time. Greenhouse? Temporary "box" What are you talking about. I didn't read anything prior to my first post about a greenhouse or temporary "box"

    What would I have you Do? Do what you want. I don't care what you do. I most certainly never said you had to do anything different. Nor have I ever made a negative comment or critisize your situation or your grow area. I was trying to gain some insight into the situation by asking someone who feels the need for a fogger in an enclosed terrarium. Apparently I asked the wrong person to explain to me why they thought it was necessary!

    So as I said last night. Enjoy your picture thread...
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exo View Post
    I have always heard that they should kept at about 70% at the lowest.
    I keep my entire collection (see growlist) in ambient 30-40% humidity all the time with much success. (Many) Nepenthes are great at adapting to low humidity environments. I am actually a huge proponent for not keep Nepenthes boxed up in terrariums, and have had much success growing them out in the open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavyJones View Post
    I keep my entire collection (see growlist) in ambient 30-40% humidity all the time with much success. (Many) Nepenthes are great at adapting to low humidity environments. I am actually a huge proponent for not keep Nepenthes boxed up in terrariums, and have had much success growing them out in the open.
    Most of yours are hybrids though, and hybrids are known to be more resillient than species......I am curious about the rafflesiana and the ampullaria though...
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    My cheap humidity meter tells me it's around 80% most of the time around my plants, but my moss turns crispy the day after I water so I'm inclined to think it's lower, of course I do live right on the coast. All of my plants pitcher and do well in that when they get at least 4-5 hours direct sunshine through the windows (with less they don't pitcher). Except for the ampullaria...hates the cool weather and I'm working on killing one right now

    Massmorels: That scorp is looking the worse for wear - did it hate the shipping? The moss on that roseana is looking real nice though ;-).

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    Quote Originally Posted by thez_yo View Post
    Massmorels: That scorp is looking the worse for wear - did it hate the shipping? The moss on that roseana is looking real nice though ;-).
    The sprouts are doing great.. The larger ones haven't changed since I got it. So I clipped those today to make room for the babies coming up. And the moss is boomed on all of them.. The spatulata has just about disappeared in it's moss.

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