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    UC,

    I think the device you mentioned would have to be somehow modified to put out more water. These devices are designed for "conventional" houseplants like ivies and crotons, not plants that like to be kept very moist. It probably drip-irrigates just enough water to keep the soil slightly moist, which would harm a VFT.

    It sounds similar to capillary matting (which I do use on vacations for most of my noncarnivores) which also don't keep VFTs moist enough.

    But this device sounds like a great idea. If only it could be modified to keep the soil much wetter...

    Chris

    (Edited by Dionaea Enthusiast at 3:34 am on April 3, 2002)

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    DE,

    I think this device has a valve, dunno if it is adjustable or not. I've been thinking about designing my own automatic drip system. The source would be a 1 gallon container feeding water through an airhose into a multivalve unit. From there I can have 5 hoses coming out and be able to direct that to water whichever plants needed it. All this stuff can easily be found at a pet store, but i'm thinking Home Depot might have some better valve options.

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    It does have a valve on it [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] it actually made for reptiles and amphibians that need a wet and humid enviroment. its not necesarilly made for plants but I don't see why it can't be used for it. It also holds about a half a gallon.
    Hm...Ill hook it up later when I get home now you got me wondering if it would work and if so for how long.
    I think you may be thinking of some thing else DE but I will check it out since Ive been meaning to, #### it could save me some time watering

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    I'm not sure what I was thinking of. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Hey I got another idea [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    Put your plant in one of those styrafoam drink holders and float it in a bucket of water that should do the trick [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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