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    Try getting some hybrids. Many are nearly indistructable, even if they have difficult to grow parents. Order from exoticplantsplus. They have N. x predator and a lot of nice hybrids involving rare species. There is a limited number of N.hurrelliana x veitchii available now. Tony also has N. x medusa(belli x sibuyanensis) available. They do great in household temps. N. x medusa looks like a pink N. x rajah and can produce traps bigger than the actual plant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]The ones that came after my first I had no paranoia, except my N. hamata.
    Paranoid, why be paranoid? No big deal. Yeah, yeah no big.. no big deal... I have a hamata... They're watching aren't they!?

    All my paranoia aside, congrats Chrono, I hope you enjoy your new plant and that it'll grow well. The only thing I can think to add is don't baby it forever! It wont always be summer vacation (that's what I keep telling myself,) so you need to eventually prepare it for conditions when you wont be able to keep a constant watch on it. But for now, baby it up since ya just got it! Enjoy.
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    Actually I'm homeschooled so I will be able to baby it for quite some time. ^_^ But that doesn't mean I will, I'll get bored of babying it soon when I'm 100% positive it won't die from the lack of my eyes on it. Thanks for the congrats!

    N. Predator?!!! WHOA WHOA WHOA! *goes to the site*

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    Availability "Fall 2004"......darn! N. Predator is soooo cool! I thought it would be impossible to grow for a Nep grower "trainee" like me. I must now stalk every CP selling site until I find one!
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    Ooops Sorry been crazy busy and haven't updated the site [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] I do have some though. N. hamata hybrids though are gonna run up some $$ I would recommend sticking to inexpensive plants. There are alot of nice species and hybrids you can build a colorful collection with. Drop me an email.

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    ya those nep 'predetor ' are running for more money then an average hamata which is strange but i guess theres not to many of those predetors.

    As far as sanguinea i had that as my first nep and i had it for 2 years and it was really easy to grow but it died because when i first got the plant the roots where wrapped in spagnum and it was a pretty big size plant. so when i planted it in it i left all that spagnum around it. which over time well actually during the winter it rotted and died.
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    Yeah you told me about that. I hope your new one does okay.

    I think I'm going to repot it when the winter comes around in vermiculite, perlite, orchid bark, a little peat, and I guess a little sand in there as well. That way it doesn't hold so much water and I won't have to worry about it rotting when I bring it inside for the winter. I think it would like a bigger pot anyway. It's so small yet it has a basal shoot already. And the basal shoot even has pitchers!

    That's your site, Tony? Oh, lol. I had no idea. Anyways, yeah I think I'll work myself up to the difficulty and get my own truncata and hamata and make an N. Predator myself! Yeah! Then I can sow the seeds and have a bunch of little N. Predators to trade (or give) away! It's gonna take a while though... You can wish me luck on that. x.x;
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    Deeeeeeep breath on that sanguinea.

    I have a sanguinea that I have thoroughly abused, and it's still alive & kickin'. Not too much in the pitcher dept. right now, but it is recently hacked for cuttings, so I'm not too worried.

    If you want really bomb proof, I would have to recomend the hybrid N. x 'Miranda.' Not only easy as heck to grow, but very showy to boot.
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    i will have to go with schloaty on that one . N. x 'Miranda' is about the best looking of the cheap bombproof hybrids/species. N. x ventrata is pretty bombproof also but not as showy IMHO. surprisingly N. x 'Ile de France' is proving to be a very hardy hybrid for me and is pitchering with out me doing anything special for humidity, to bad its harder to find.
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