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    Hello all!!
    I though it would be fun to have a Nepenthes quiz, not to test your wisdom of this wonderful genus, but to see how different people take care of their plants!! So to help me compile the research, if a question asks you to specify, Please do so alongside the answer under the number on all questions to indicate exact answer, not just generalized idea. Additional comments/questions please post at the bottom of your post. Thanks!!

    1). How many Nepenthes do you have?

    a) 1-5

    b) 6-10

    c) 11-15

    d) 16+


    2) Do you feed your plants?

    a) No, they catch their own food

    b) a + supplementing

    c) Only hand feed bugs, live/dried

    d) Osmocote or fertilize (specify)


    3) How do you water?

    a) With a tray

    b) Overhead pouring

    c) Overhead misting

    d) b and c or other


    4) Where do you grow your Neps?

    a) Windowsill

    b) Greenhouse

    c) Grow Chamber/Terrarium

    d) Outdoors


    5) How do you supply lighting?

    a) They're outdoors

    b) Artificial (specify)

    c) Windowsill

    d) other (specify)


    6) What do you use for media? (highland)

    a) I don't know, I use what the plant was in when I bought it

    b) I made my own mix (specify)

    c) Live sphagum

    d) LFS


    7) What do you use for media (lowland)

    a) I don't know, I use what the plant was in when I bought it

    b) LFS

    c) I made my own mix (specify)

    d) Peat


    8 ) What temperature/ Humidity (highland)?

    a) Specify


    9) What temperature/humidity (lowland)?

    a) Specify


    10) Any tricks that help them grow better/faster?

    a) Yes, specify

    b) Nope

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    1) C. I have 12.

    2) B

    3) D

    4) C

    5) B (florescent)

    6) A and B, for B I use LFS and orchid bark, and other little things

    7) A and B

    8 ) A Always about 80-90% RH, day 73*F/night 55* F.

    9) A, Constant 85-90% RH, 75-85*F

    10) I just give them love and talk to them, they seem to enjoy it!!

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    1 )b
    2 )b
    3 )d
    4 )c & a
    5 )b (florescent)
    6 )b & d (LFS, Sphagnum Peat Moss, Perlite, Orchid bark)
    7 )c (see above)
    8 ) 60 - 85, 80%+ RH (only grow intermedites)
    9 ) 60 - 85, 80%+ RH (only grow intermediates)
    10) For faster growth, make sure they are well fed & fish food is my trick when bugs are scarce

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    1.a

    2,b

    3,d

    4,a+c+d, my Hybrid is too big for terrarium or windowsill,my highland is in a terrarium during day and outside at night,my bical stays in the terrarium.

    5,a+b

    6,a&b-I kept it in the same mix then added my own mix around it mainly for drainage and added root room

    7,a&c-I never moved it,my mix was made and sold by the nursery I bought the bical from. Bark,Lava rock,Lfs,Vermiculite.

    8,60-85,60-100
    9,75-90,60-100
    10.b
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    1) 16+

    2) They catch thier own food and I fertilize with osmocote pellets.

    3) I overhead water, but I'm trying to make a misting system.

    4) Outdoors in a shadehouse.

    5) They get filtered light through shadecloth.

    6 & 7) I use a mix of coconut husk chips, charcoal, sand, and peat with a top layer of LF sphagnum

    8 & 9) The temperature range is usually from 79 to 89 F, but almost never lower than 65 or higher than 93. Humidity ranges from 50 to 100% but usually around 70%.

    10) Never leave a hungry turtle with your neps! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

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    1-D I have about 22 neps.
    2-B They catch some, and I feed koi pellets and dried crickets.
    3-B I water by overhead pouring. I mist occasionally.
    4-A,C I have a terrarium for my lowlands, and windowsills for my intermediates and highlands.
    5-B,C The terrarium gets fluorescents, and the rest get window light plus either fluorescent or metal halide.
    6B,7C- For all my neps I use half lfs, and the rest a mix of orchid bark, pumice, perlite, charcoal, maybe vermiculite, and maybe sand.
    8-Highlands/intermediates are 60-85 degrees and 60+%humidity.
    9-Lowlands are 65-85 and 70+%humidity.
    10- Not really. I'm still kinda new, but I make sure they're watered and get proper light and temp.

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    Thanks for all of the answers!! I like Capslock's format the best, letter than more specific, that way if there are any questions about an answer, everyone will know the answer to the question about the answer!! (How's that for messing with your mind?) Anyways, I will edit the directions accordingly. Thanks everyone!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]

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    1). How many Nepenthes do you have?

    d) 16+... I have 34


    2) Do you feed your plants?

    a) No, they catch their own food


    3) How do you water?

    d) b and c or other (mist and overhead0


    4) Where do you grow your Neps?

    d) Outdoors


    5) How do you supply lighting?

    a) They're outdoors


    6) What do you use for media? (highland)

    d) LFS


    7) What do you use for media (lowland)

    c) I made my own mix (specify)... Roughly:
    2 pt. LFS and >1 pt. peat, vermiculite, pumice, charcoal, tree fern root, and perlite. Toping of LFS.


    8 ) What temperature/ Humidity (highland)?

    55 F, near 100% humidity at night, hot and humid at daytime


    9) What temperature/humidity (lowland)?

    Hot and humid (Typical South Florida weather)


    10) Any tricks that help them grow better/faster?

    a) Yes, specify... Mist them a lot. Don't touch them except to move them and transplant them (and occasionaly check what they had for lunch). Catipillars are evil. Scales are evil. Don't sit on them. Don't bring them in for some reason and put them where a cat can get them- evin if it is for 2 seconds- I learned this the hard way.Don't let any punks in the hood know your packin' CPs. Don't smoke around your plants (its bad for your health, so who will take care of your plants if you get sick... the cat? ...the dog? Ha! I think not&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img].

    -hamata

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