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    Nepenthes seed germination setup?

    Hey, so I bought seeds online and sowed them. I placed the pots in plastic ziplock bags only to come back and see that the seeds had mold on some of them. I don't know what I should do. Should I try a different setup for the seeds or do I buy another batch of seeds, what do I do?

    Please help.

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    We need an adequate description of your conditions to help you. If you got the seeds from eBay though, they were probably duds to begin with.

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    I placed the seeds in two different mediums, one is the long sphag moss that I re-hydrated with water, the other was the peat and perlite mix. I used tweezers to placed the seeds on top of the two soils. Once the seeds were done being placed on the soil, the two pots were placed into plastic ziplock bags. I sprayed some water into the bag.

    Does this help at all?

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    Light exposure, temperature, etc?

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    The species will also help for advice (as some species prefer varied mediums, and obviously temps), but really a lack of air flow seems to be the major issue here.
    If you can use a small fish tank (or even a clear storage box or large plastic container) and a cpu fan you will get much better results.

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    Its a nepenthes Amp.

    Lights are on for nine hours most days. temp I want to say is like 65-70.

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    It's been revealed to me via private communication that these seeds were purchased from our wild-stock redistributor friend from Canada, so trying to get any to germinate by now is probably a moot point. Regardless, if any seeds were still viable, the lack of air circulation has probably done them in by now. It won't hurt to remove the moldy capsules and increase air flow, but certainly don't expect anything.

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    So I should just stick with the adult plants and forget trying with seeds?

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