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    No! Under the lamp will be extremely dry! Cover the pot they are planted in with a ziplock bag and tie it at the bottom so it holds all the moisture in. Then put it under the lamp. It will warm up a lot and it will keep the humidity high.

    Who did your order from and when did you order?

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    If dry sphagnum is moist (seedling moist), will it catch on fire if it gets too hot? I see it can get nearly 85F inside the terrarium after the lights have been on for three hours, and the chopped sphag has a hot light pointed directly at it. It will definitely keep the seeds warm, but if the sphagnum is pretty moist/wet, there should be no issues with fire, right?

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    I think the ignition temperature of sphagnum is much higher than any bulb produces unless maybe directly on the bulb. First it would also have to dry the sphagnum.

    You're quite safe with how it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 31drew31 View Post
    I think the ignition temperature of sphagnum is much higher than any bulb produces unless maybe directly on the bulb. First it would also have to dry the sphagnum.

    You're quite safe with how it is.
    Great. Then I guess I'll go get a time and get read for my seeds to come! I think the seller said that it takes 1-5 days to process the order and 19-25 days after that to receive the item. He said the payment was received on the 29th of January, so that means it should come on the 27th of February at the latest, and the 18th at the earliest.

    Still don't have any way of air circulation... I guess that's only to prevent mold. I'm not seeing any mold growing as of now, and it's been going for quite a while. Should I microwave the sphagnum to sterilize it? How long should I microwave it?

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    The N. adrianii never made it... Wasn't removed from the package, so I think I was either cheated or the dude made an honest mistake...



    My dividers made from a cutting board...



    The size of nep seeds (all from one pod of N. ramispina) compared to my finger...



    If you look closely, you can see the individual seeds. You can see them best in the third section from the right -- the section for N. gymnamphora.



    All ready for germination!



    The different kinds of seeds were labeled and they include sowing date (today, 2/22/12) and they will be labeled again when they germinate.

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    Congrats and good luck on germination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dionae View Post
    Congrats and good luck on germination.
    Thanks! I'll be updating quite often.

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    Gymnamphora is sprouting!

    And the ramispina side grew a bit of mold, so I took that clump out.

    ---------- Post added at 10:02 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:56 PM ----------

    One ramispina and one tentaculata has germinated as well!!

    Still no glabrata.

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