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    I reccently purchased an aldrovanda and it is not doing too well. if anybody could answer the following questions, I would really appreciate it.
    1. How much peat, et cetera, do Aldrovandae need in the wate?
    2. How much sunlight do they need?
    3. What kind of companian plants do they need?

    TIA

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    wish i could give you advice from experiance, but i havn't tried this plant yet.

    here are some papers written on aldrovanda.

    http://bestcarnivorousplants.com/aldrova....ROVANDA

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    They dont really NEED peat, the peat just helps make the water acidic.

    Bright light. Full killed my U. gibba, so it would probably kill an Aldro too.

    Duckweed works great, only, after a few weeks you wont be able to see your prized plant. at least it keeps the full sun out [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    Hi- it's me again. Thank you for the info, I hope I can save my Aldrovanda. Spectabilis73, do you know where I can get duckweed? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    most pond supply stores have it, just ask for some. homedepot ususally has it in the water plant sections.

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    there used to be a canal in my old neighborhood, full of it
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    What kind of Aldrovanda is it? Temperate (turion-forming in winter dormancy) or tropical (evergreen)? They may require different temperatures...?

    I grow the temprate type (from Poland) very sucessfully. I keep it very well lit with a degree of direct sun for a few hours a day (from around 9am to 2pm in summer). I wouldn't think duckweed would be anything other than a bloomin' nuisance in an Aldrovanda tank. I posted recently about it on CPUK, but I will repost here:

    It shares the container with Utricularia stygia. My method is almost the same as for other aquatic utrics except the depth of water and the substrate.

    It's in a household, opaque, plastic storage box, 18" long, 12" wide and 8" deep. On the base is 2" of peat overlaid with a thin layer of sharp sand. Then on top of this is a 2" layer of sedge litter, which was boiled in two changes of water before use. The water depth is therefore clear for only 4". The water is rainwater in which peat was boiled and then strained out.

    The plant gets bright light and air temps up to 32C. Planted in the same container in 5" square mesh pots standing on the peat are typha minima and carex panicea, and a small water hyacinth floats on the top. A number of small water snails graze in the tub, and it gets a bag of fresh daphnia every month or so (the Aldrovanda and utric gobble most of them up quickly!) to assist against algae. Once the tank is stabilised against algae (which occurs as the utrics and aldrovanda start out-competing it), then it ceases to be a problem.

    Here is some pics of mine a few days ago, in soul-elevating flower - yay!!







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    Hi everybody,
    Thank you for giving me this information, I'm sure it will prove useful, I would like to ask you a few more questions. How much peat should you put in per quart of water when making the water:-S ? My Aldrovanda is only about a centimeter long, has sunk to the bottom of the tank, and different parts of it range in color from brown to yellow green [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] do you have any immeadiate suggestions for trying to get it to regain some of its health, I lowered the water level so that part of the aldrovanda sticks out- is this a good idea? to Rob- man you have a nice, healthylooking Aldrovanda [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] .

    Thanks in advance,

    ati

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