I would like to discuss & see peoples Nepenthes seed growing setups and read your experiences.
What temps do you sow your seeds in, do you germinate HL seed in HL conditions or normal room temps?
Do you cover your seed after a few weeks to "spur germination".
Do you let your germination trays sit in shallow water (1/8" or so just to keep the moss wet) or let them be a bit drier?
How long do you wait before writing off a pot and dumping it?
Since I brought it up I'll start off with my setups:
This is my main seed sowing shelf room temps 70-90*F days 65-70*F nights about 12″ below a pair of 54 T5 High Output lamps
These cake or cookie containers my mother found for me at a rummage sale make nice high humidity environments. Seeds: N. beccariana & N. sumatrana
Nepenthes seed are hit and miss, This tray was planted in April 2011. The top two containers are N. viking x ampullaria no germination, the center two are N. rafflesiana var. alata I got about 20 seedlings, the final two trays are N. ampullaria red speckled and have not germinated.
N. “thorelii” (who knows what it will be) were planted in July 2011 no germination yet, container is two seed trays in a $1 plastic shoebox to create a high humidity environment.
Here are three N. pectinata planted in Feb 2011 who need to be moved from some rather gross soil into live moss.
Out of about 50 N. inermis seed sown in Feb 2011 I got one one lone seedling, who has been moved to live moss.