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    It looks like another node had already started...

    It looks like another node had already started forming a shoot on my plant without me bothering it so I'll leave it alone for a while and see how it progresses!
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    That is a possibility however these plants were...

    That is a possibility however these plants were relatively large so I think they had been out long enough that any hormone carryover should be negligible at this point. If this was impacting all the...
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    My best guess at this point is that I somehow...

    My best guess at this point is that I somehow removed or damaged the meristem in such a way that apical dominance was relieved and lateral meristems are developing at each node, or are forming...
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    New Growth Points or Something Else

    So a few weeks back I spotted some B52 at our local farmer's market, and promptly picked up a plant with multiple offshoots for 20 bucks. When I was dividing it, I accidentally removed the meristem...
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    Just a brief update on this project, below is my...

    Just a brief update on this project, below is my final setup as far as plants and materials in the tank. I am still seeing a large temperature drop when the fridge cycles on during the daytime, so...
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    So it looks like the gallon of water worked to...

    So it looks like the gallon of water worked to buffer the overall temperatures, with it taking a longer time to cool during the night but also having slightly lower low's and clearly lower high's,...
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    Can anyone confirm this? I had not heard that...

    Can anyone confirm this? I had not heard that recommendation yet. For reference, here are some photos of spots that have appeared on the newer leaves of N. jamban. I assumed this was just some...
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    After a full day of monitoring lumens/sq. ft. and...

    After a full day of monitoring lumens/sq. ft. and temperature, I've got a baseline to work with on improvements. Unless I am mistaken, the light measurements are a little useless as they don't...
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    Very cool! It looks like what I would imagine a...

    Very cool! It looks like what I would imagine a hybrid between N. bongso and spectabilis would look like. Did you find any plants with uppers?
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    No it is not. The suboptimal temperatures allowed...

    No it is not. The suboptimal temperatures allowed it to grow well for a while but I think the stress of the thrips caused a bit of a meltdown that was bound to happen at one point or another....
  11. Not to be harsh, but it is quite presumptive of...

    Not to be harsh, but it is quite presumptive of you to flood threads with unsolicited offers on plants, only to be followed by 'it was a joke' as a response. No one is obligated to provide you with...
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    My UHL Setup (In Progress)

    Made an error. Post title should just be HL setup, not UHL.

    It's been awhile since I gave an update on my growing conditions. As mentioned in this thread, I was previously using a small makeshift...
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    Pitcher/Leaf Size Ratio

    One observation that has always fascinated me is the ratio of pitcher to leaf size. Even within a single clone it seems like different growing conditions can be conducive to small leaves with large...
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    Unless I am mistaken this is a mature adult...

    Unless I am mistaken this is a mature adult thrips. The nymphs and pupae look clear and greenish but the adults are a more yellow and black with stripes occasionally, sometimes with wings. I believe...
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    Update to this thread. I recently noticed an...

    Update to this thread. I recently noticed an insect floating around the water reservoir to my evaporative cooler. Upon closer inspection it seems to be a thrip. After my initial repotting in coconut...
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    Humidity in the tank does not increase with the...

    Humidity in the tank does not increase with the use of the cooler.
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    The humidity in the reservoir container is likely...

    The humidity in the reservoir container is likely always at 100%, or close to it. In the tank the humidity is 75-80% all the time, even when the cooling system is active. Temperatures during the day...
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    Evaporative Cooler Mold Problem

    I recently built an evaporative cooler in my Nepenthes tank that I have been surprisingly pleased with. It gets the nighttime temperature drops that I need for highland and intermediate species....
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    Thanks for the detailed reply! I have seen in...

    Thanks for the detailed reply! I have seen in several places that Osmocote can burn pitchers and have had the same experience myself. I think I'll stick to blood worms for now just to be safe.
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    Nepenthes jamban growing suggestions

    Hello everyone! After doing some searches I have been unable to find much detailed or current information on any specifics for this species. Other than the fact that it is very adaptable and grows...
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    Thanks for the advice guys. I've taken steps to...

    Thanks for the advice guys. I've taken steps to reduce the temps and am currently applying some neem oil to take care of any pest issues. Have any of you ever used coconut chips? The guy on Facebook...
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    I've had them recently ranging from 83 during the...

    I've had them recently ranging from 83 during the day to about 68 at night. My first thought was that this could be the issue, and what I am seeing is a slow decline in overall health so I'm...
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    Nepenthes hamata issues...

    Hello all,
    Long time lurker here. I had a few questions about one of my plants that I thought some of you may be able to help with. I have had this N. hamata for almost a year. When I received it,...
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