That wasn't friendly was it? I think as with any hobby there is a small core group that see anyone new to the hobby as fly-by-nighters to be ignored and then there are elitists who like the idea of having what few have so offer little in the way of help. They should remember that everyone begins as a newbie and give newbie newbie's the benefit of their knowledge. I found people here to be pretty forthcoming so far so nothing I said is directed at any of my post responders. If I had the cash I would build a stock of hamata's and do some real research or better yet visit their South Pacific habitat for a month or so and take readings and get information from the locals about the weather there. I am still leaning towards a rest period or maybe a looser than normal medium that drains moisture away much quicker than normal. I have over the last month or so ordered in a dozen high altitude Nep's because the seller and his plants are top notch and because I have become a bit more proficient than before. The same ones from Eastern Europe have all since died but the ones from the new guy not only seem to thrive but show new growth within a couple of days after arrival. The ones that died were leggy with almost non-existent roots and stems that seemed too woody to produce new roots. I even cut them off below the foliage when nothing else worked and re-planted but couldn't get new roots that way either. I currently do RC Tanks, and restore old Honda bikes so when things get dicey in the green room I tend to migrate to one of the other goodies.