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    I am not sure if it was smart but I tossed my Nep ventricosa in the garbage. I have a shoot coming out of the side, so I still have a nep ventricosa. I also took a cutting off the original nep ventricosa and stuck it in a 3 inch pot. The nep was way too big and was not producing pitchers because the air was to dry. I suppose I could have traded the cutting but... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] I am thinking of getting a bigger tank next year. A 15 or 20 gallon would be nice. Back to the cutting I stuck it in some sphagnum moss and the moss is in an inch of water. Will that do or any better ideas? If the cutting survives, I was planning on giving it to my sister (she is a science teacher in OR).

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    TOO BIG?!!

    Run, get the garbage! Now!

    Read up on making cuttings, put them all in small pots and keep the humidity up in a trash bag if you have to.

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    HEY, I don't have a Ventricosa. Stick a section in the mail and I'll pay shipping and even root it!! NEVER throw CPs out!!!

    I'm serious!

    SF

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    Will see if I can. It has been two days since I have thrown away the nep ventricosa.
    \"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.\"
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    Thank you for trying! I hope it is a successful hunt, though it will be a tad dirty!

    SF

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    I was just kidding, obviously. But, it is true that long vines with no pitchers make great fodder for cuttings and tiny TC plants -- with pitchers -- if you bump the humidity. The same vine with no pitchers, if cut, might just throw out five tiny ones right away off a cutting if the conditions are changed for the better.

    Also you should be able to fit the little cutting plants into something much easier than the long vine, which I will grant you can be a real pain.

    Another thing is that you should never get rid of a nicely rooted plant, because no matter how far you cut it back, it has a great chance of making new growth.

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    Beagle, I found the nep ventricosa. It is still in good shape and I wrapped it in moist pappertowel. Thanks for your info it is truely helpfull. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Also you should be able to fit the little cutting plants into something much easier than the long vine, which I will grant you can be a real pain.[/QUOTE]
    I hear you there! I only have a 10 gallon tank and it was just to happy taking over my other plants. So I gave it the boot about 4 months ago and it only has produced one pitcher and a shoot (thank goodness&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img].

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    Eventually neps will outgrow just about anything. They are the biggest carnivores by far. There are some small ones like bellii, among others. There is a thread on that around here right now.

    When you cut the plant that will only put your space problems off another month or so. Cuz, then, hopefully, the cuttings will start to grow a lot also. So, really, your "problem" will get bigger. But not right away. A cutting won't make a long vine any time soon.

    There are lots of threads around about cuttings. Good luck!

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