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    Nepenthes Specialist nepenthes gracilis's Avatar
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    That sounds great. Just make sure that the refridge doesn't go below 43 for those species. They like it ideally in the 50's to 45ish *F area. Besides that make sure humidity is high enough at night, and above all sounds like a darn good setup. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    i'm not place the plants into the refrig until i can get a true reading of temp and humidity. the temp i can find out but the humidity i can't due to the meature is to big to go into the refrig. so until i can find a Hygrometer there in the same set up until then.
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    well tonight is the first night for the ultrahighlands to spend the night in the mini refrig. the temp was ajusted to 50 and humidity was 80%. it will all be ajusted again tomorrow cause im takng the door off and placing bisk queen over it so i can see in when i want to
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    The environment is perfect! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] And when your taking the door off and replacing it with Bisk Queen, what is Bisk Queen? A clear sandwich wrap?

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    bisk queen is a clear film that you cover stuff with or lay down to do dirty job. yes somethink like sandwich wrap but, much more thicker 4ml.thinkness
    the plant looked kind of dry when i pulled it out and checked it this moring but i was still half asleep when i pulled it out
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    ok the plants have been in the refrig. for the past to nights and i can get the temp. to where it is supposed to be but the humidity i can only get to 65-70% how can i raise the humidity since my humidifier will not fit into it. any suggestion
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    The evaporator in the fridge will suck water out of the air no matter what you do and adding a humidifying device will make it ice up pretty badly. Your best bet would be to place the plants in a plastic container or bag after misting the inside of it and then sealing it up.
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    I recently visited the nursery facilities at the Royal Botantical Garnes, Kew, London. They have a large programme, propagating and growing many Neps (both highland and lowland). Most of the highlanders were growing in a computer controlled glasshouse with refridgeration, so that night temperatures were at 50 F (10C). However, due to lack of space several highlanders were growing in the sister glasshouse for lowlanders (night temperature 65F (20C)). Suprisingly there was no noticable difference in growth with the N. rajahs under the two conditions.

    This was an expensive facility, beyond the means of the amateur grower, so all other conditions (light, humidity etc) were near perfect. So whilst N. rajah probably won't do well at 75F, I don't think it isn't necessary to chill it down to 45-50F to get good growth, 60-65F will probably do it. N.rajah is an amazing species, and having seen the temps that Kew get it to grow well at, I will probably get one soon. Even in chilly England I would struggle to get summer night temperatures much below 65F without some AC system.

    Just my $0.02

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