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    Thjat is cool! I wish they were highland\intermediate. Lol. Is there a hybrid between it and say an ultra highlander like N.villosa that is cold tolerent but also has the "fangs"?
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    Apparently most hybrids don't conserve the fangs. I bought N. bicalcarata as my second nep, and bought a hybrid called N. xCantleyii (N. bical x N. gracilis) as the third, thinking it would be smaller but have fangs. No such luck. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    However, considering that highlanders are typically harder to grow than lowlanders, it's just as well, because it gives everyone an option. If one has extremely cool temperatures, then N. macrophylla or (if the force is with you) N. edwardsiana is your ticket to awesome 'toothed' peristomes. If one has high temps, go with the fanged wonder, N. bical.
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    If your looking for an awesome highlander definetly go with N. macrophylla, N. villosa, N. hamata, N. veitchii (not really toothy but cool), N. ovata is ridgy...

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    Don't forget N. Dentata or N. hamata!. It is the toothiest plant around.

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    I have a bical that is still young (6"across) and a pitcher just opened and it is like 2 1/2 - 3 times larger than the previous pitcher and there is 2 more pitchers forming. One of them will be done probably in 2 weeks. The plant from my experience so far is growing fast and pitchers are making good leaps between each other. It has been very easy for me so far. I too plan on a large enclosure of it's own in the next 2-3 years. I have a left over iguana cage that may be a sutible candidate for a make over in the future. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    D. muscipula, that bical is HUGE!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] What do you feed it, goats? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] Its muct weigh a ton, looks like you could almost stick your hand inside...what is the diameter of the plant?

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    You all are bical-growing masters...I tried growing a bical and it 'died' quickly due to unknown circumstances (It better not be lack of water), it rained every day. That bical caught the largest prey of any of my cps, was a little over a foot across, had 4 pitchers. Not really good to grow in tropical islands like singapore...what the heck, I might try again if I can get my hands on one.

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    How do you bring a plant 'back to life' (I know this sounds crazy, but somehow or the other , I've seen neps shoot out from a dying or already 'dead' stem. This happened to me twice already...go to here
    to see how you can help...quite intriuging really! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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