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    Glad that you've enjoyed the picture!

    To answer a few questions:

    First, yes, it does seem that lowii speeds up a bit. Mature
    plants in my experience produce about 10 leaves and pitchers
    per year, and take about 5 or 6 years to reach maturity from
    TC.

    The plant in the picture is around 5 years old. It may be a bit
    slower than the variety from Trus Madi, but it makes up for
    it by being more robust, in my humble opinion.

    I've not noticed any real difference regarding difficulty in
    cultivation among clones from different areas. They certainly
    do exhibit some interesting morphological variations, however.

    BTW, nice picture of a very cool plant, Joachim! Thanks for
    posting it!

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    Quote (Borneo @ Jan. 24 2003,03:49)
    Joachim, my N. lowii are all from Trus Madi, but recollection serves to tell me that they look more like Jeff's than the photo you just posted. Hmm. Memory could be playing tricks on me. I'm making the trek up to the highland nursery next week and will try to take some photos.[/QUOTE]
    Interesting Rob, where do you think it originates from or even what it is? I got this plant from Andreas three years ago and it grows much slower than the rate Jeff mentiones. It does only produce about five to six new leafes and pitchers per year. In the last weeks a first basal offshot appeared and I am now waiting for it to start growing upper pitchers...

    Jeff, can you please tell us how large the plant is, the very nice pitcher shown belongs to? I would also be very intersted in the light levels, this plant is grown under.

    Joachim

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    Presently, this plant is approximately 53 cm in diameter.
    I cannot give you a precise value for the illumination it
    receives, but can tell you that it is about 1 m from
    a 1000 W MH lamp, and that the photoperiod is about 13.5
    hours. The color temperature of the lamp is about 4000 K.

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    Quote (Borneo @ Jan. 23 2003,9:49)
    You don't need a greenhouse Pyro, just a basement, a few lights, some ultrasonic humidifiers and.... Oh yes, a great deal of time, patience and dedication. After all that it's easy [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img][/QUOTE]
    Rob,

    Okay, I have the lights, humidifiers, time, patience and dedication. So all I really need to do is get out of these forsaken apartments and get a house with a basement LOL [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] I can do that (I think.) And seeing thes pictures gives me extra motivation.
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    Arrow

    Go for it, man! Let nothing stand in your way! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    Oh no, another must have species! You guys have to stop posting these photos, you're turning me into a quivering mass of avarice and envy. Stunning photo's, my compliments to you all.
    "Grow More, Share More"

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    Yeah, thats a species on my list when I order from Andreas wistuba later this year. I didn't know the lower pitchers were so interesting, does anyone know the function of the lid protrubences, are they to do with ants or what?

    Andrew

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    They secret a white substance that may be a lure for prey or in the upper pitchers for birds, so when the birds eat the excrement they also deficate into the pitchers and therefore both plant and bird are benifited. Jeff, mayeb you've observed this in your own plants and observed prey's reactions to this?

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