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    Hi again Josh,
    I just slipped the pot away and just put the soil "clump" in the other pot and filled the open space with living sphag. I moved it from a 2 and 1/2 inch pot to a 4 inch pot. I have no shock on the plant. The temps are that low becasue we ahve fall up here already, don't we Tony? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I am gonna move them bakc in though as it is getting too cold for them now probably and will have to convert to the ice bottles yet again for winter cooling.

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    Thanks Tony!
    I am growing mine about 12" under 175 watts of power compact flourescent lighting (made for salt water reef aquariums) I am thinking of adding 160 watts more (of regular flourecents) to the enclosure just because I have the fixtures laying around doing nothing. As I said the new leaves hadn't made pitcehers yet due to the humidity I figure because now the tendrils are extending and the buds puffing up very nice.
    N. hamatas will make pitchers as large or larger than leaves in bright light? You only use real sunlight for your plants though correct? I'm confined to terrariums due to my condo... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    I took a pic for you showing leaf vs pitcher size. Pitcher is roughly 2x the leaf length (not counting tendril)


    (2" leaf with 4.5" pitcher)
    Yes mine only receive sunlight although I really should put some artificial lighting in as our winters are dreary and days are shorter compared to what the plant would receive in the wild. I should think that your plant is receiving good light with the powercompacts and the distance from them you mention. I am happy if I can hit 1:1 on the pitcher to leaf ratio.. Here it is a bit more like 2:1. Spose this just shows that when you buy plants, size of the plant is not always everything [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    Tony



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    Great, I can get a discount on those 4 ft 4 tube flurescents fixtures from a friend for my gh in winter and spring. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Hi Swords,

    I am a large hamata owner(about 300 pounds) but I am definitley not mature, lol [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
    I have a hamata I have had for two years in a plastic bag. I have watered it twice in two years. Kind of interesting(it's like the plant in the plastic bubble) and it probably gets warmer in such a micro environment under the lights in the little bag. It only has 3" pitchers but it looks nice. I am honestly afraid to take it out, so I will do further experiments on new plants on more conventional growing.
    Tony had interesting comments on pitcher to leaf ratio. If you have seen pics in the wild of , say, N. sanguinea, the leaves are shorter than these large, mature pitchers.

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    Joe

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    Heres a photo of mine. Got as a small tc speciman in 2001.


    [img]http://home.**********.com/fly-catchers/N.hamata.jpg[/img]

    cheers

    bill

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    Nice Hamata Bill! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Smile

    Oooh! Oooh! N. hamata! Fabulous species and always great to see pics of it. It's such a fast grower which is rare for a spectacular highlander. I have to sell most of my best plants [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] but always keep one or two back to love and cherish, just can't resist it. Here's a couple of not very good pics of mine, but sadly without the > 2:1 pitcher/leafblade ratio of Tony's (yet)!



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