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    Quote Originally Posted by Rareraven View Post
    well they are sort of in my basement.so its cool down there but in the summer time it does get a bit warm since the grow shelf is near a door. I know this is complicated to understand and I wish I had a picture to show you.
    So - it sounds to me like you don't actually know what the temperature range of the space is.....
    By the way, there are plenty of merchants in the USA to sell you Nepenthes - but as this is a merchant-sponsored site, we're not allowed to discuss other merchants by name.

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    Well what do I do to see the temp in the area of my grow shelf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rareraven View Post
    Well what do I do to see the temp in the area of my grow shelf?
    Get one of those thermometers that records high/low temps.

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    Someone help me on what I should do first. I dont know what thermometer to try.

    This whole thing is messed up and its making me depressed.
    Last edited by Rareraven; 10-17-2015 at 12:45 PM.

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    A thermometer that can record temps is ideal, but you can figure it out yourself with practically any thermometer by simply checking on it several times during the day and night. It will at least get you close to what your extremes are.

    If you do decide to give nepenthes a try, and don't have much of a temperature drop at night, do try an inexpensive ventricosa / maxima hybrid first. Some can be exceptionally hardy and live in less-than-ideal conditions. My own temps during summer are pretty harsh for Nepenthes, 90+ during the hottest part of the day and ~75 at night. Winter is much easier, since a small space-heater is considerably less money and space than a "small" air-conditioner.

    If you buy a Nepenthes before the onset of winter, you may find that it grows very well for you, only to have it decline and suffer once the warmer months roll around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rareraven View Post
    Someone help me on what I should do first. I dont know what thermometer to try.

    This whole thing is messed up and its making me depressed.
    Yikes, imagine how you'll feel if you kill a prized plant.......
    Judge not lest ye be judged creates a cesspool. Judge others and prepare to be judged by them.
    Just know when to keep the verdict to yourself.

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    I have a ventracoas already and I'm tired of looking at it all year long. I want some other nepenthes.

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    As hcarlton said, some hybrids don't look an awful lot like either parent. A hybrid would most likely be different enough that you wouldn't feel like it was "just another ventricosa".

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