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    Hi received my first Utric a few weeks back from Jeff_Forever (Thanks Jeff!!) and I thought I'd share what I've done with it.
    I got this idea from the Savage Garden, hopefully this works just as well.
    I used an empty plastic container (pistachio container -- I like them to Bella lol) and cut out the top to fit the pot. Hopefully from what I saw online and in the book the traps will go through the holes in the bottom of the pot and be viewable through the plastic. I added a few drops of H2O2 to prevent algal growth as well. If i'm correct i'm seeing flower stalks come up already so I'll post some pics soon as well! Thanks for looking!
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    Well I think Livida is more of a terrestrial Utric, and the savage garden used this with a corkscrew, interesting. Great job!
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    Yes you're right carn, the idea was used with Genlisea, but I found a site where someone had done the same with Utricularia. I still have have medium in the pot but from my understanding the traps are only made in areas where there is constant water. (Someone correct please if i'm wrong) That way I still have the needed medium and hopefully the traps will develop in the water underneath! cross my fingers!

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    You're welcome, Yann!

    Traps do not only form where there is constant water. They're basically almost always there. The macro/ epiphytic species NEVER have their stolons submerged in constant water.

    But your livida should do just fine. I've never heard of using Hydrogen peroxide to keep algae away -- I suppose it would work.

    Congrats on the flower stalks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefforever View Post

    But your livida should do just fine. I've never heard of using Hydrogen peroxide to keep algae away -- I suppose it would work.
    I've never tried it myself but I've heard it works quite well, I just didnt want to have to make a cover to wrap around the base and stop light from entering, I'll let you know how well it work lol :P

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    I believe elgecko did something similar & posted about it - some time ago (although it may have been Genlisea)...
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    Yep, it's on elgecko's site. (Here)

    Good luck with your new plant!
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    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    That looks really nice, I might try it. I have the book and the plant, and I thought that picture was very interesting.

    Post if it works!!

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