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    Aldrovanda needs :

    - PH between 6 and 7, not acid !!!!
    - boron (correct word ? The German word for this element is Bor)
    - natural "food" (to grow well)
    - decomposting litter in the water

    it does not like :

    - temperatures > 35C (depends on the origin)
    - too much algea
    - too much minerals

    I grow mine in an aquarium containing a mix of peat and loam, some clay (for the boron), add some litter and some living plants of Juncus effesus (or some other reed) and some water snails (Lymnaea stagnalis) which feed on the algea...

    I don't add any CO2.

    Last spring I recieved 3 plants of the Japanese clone and I sold many plants througout the following months. Finally I had about 50 turions left in autumn !

    You can't throw it in a glass of water and expect that it will survive...

    Martin






    (Edited by Martin at 6:44 pm on April 20, 2002)

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    Well, after all the abuse I've given this little specimen, I think it's starting to grow. I'm noticing some new greenery on the tip and the other end is turning a pale green. I'm not sure how it spreads from here but it's definitely not dead. I did put a little peat and long fiber sphagnum into the water. Mosquito larvae watch out.

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    It still lives...

    [img]http://home.**********.com/dyflam/Aldrovanda2_web.jpg[/img]

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    how much light do these buggers need?

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    My waterwheel is making it's first split... not dead yet!! It looks like the traps are able to catch small mosquito larvae. (And there are plenty of those in the container). I wish mosquitoes were attracted to CP's. I did see one firmly attached to my D. filliformis tracyii.
    There's a tunnel at the end of the light...

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