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    Ah, gorgeous. Great shot

    Ah, gorgeous. Great shot
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    Hey yall, thanks for all the LED wisdom! I would...

    Hey yall, thanks for all the LED wisdom! I would love to build a serious DIY setup in the future, but I'm not there yet, ha. I ended up swapping out the fixture I bought for a two bulb T5-HO fixture...
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    Actual, factual, for real LED lighting

    Okay, so I bought a new LED light- I've been doing some research and talking with folks at the indoor farming store (god bless you berkeley), but it was definitely an impulse buy. Still I think I did...
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    Beautiful :) would those propagate? Do you cut...

    Beautiful :) would those propagate? Do you cut the pot or just chop off the bladders? Thanks
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    Yeah, take as many as you can without setting...

    Yeah, take as many as you can without setting back the mother- I've always felt a little healthy stress can do a lot for a plant, as long as it's otherwise stable in good conditions. I went back and...
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    'What if they don't take?' They'll just get brown...

    'What if they don't take?' They'll just get brown and shrivel up and die, you'll know. Really you do just have to wait, there's not a whole lot to adjust. I put mine on a bed of chopped sphagnum in a...
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    Hi Mona, I can't speak for your plants...

    Hi Mona, I can't speak for your plants specifically, but I've had some mixed results using neem oil on certain droseras and pings- I definitely damaged some plants with a strong concentration. My...
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    Out of curiosity, what kind of medium are you...

    Out of curiosity, what kind of medium are you using? I've found that seating my cephalotus on the peak of its own little hill of peaty sand has really helped with the buffering. It seems like the...
  9. Cool, sounds like you've got a good thing going....

    Cool, sounds like you've got a good thing going. I've found in general that a lot of cp's that people suggest be grown off the tray method actually do well with trays if they're in general low...
  10. HI, just wondering what species of neps you'd...

    HI, just wondering what species of neps you'd like to grow in the tunnel? They're usually meant to warm up and get fruit crops like tomatoes and peppers popping as early and late in the season as...
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    Really stunning! Thanks for the view :)

    Really stunning! Thanks for the view :)
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    Not to hijack this thread, but what kind of...

    Not to hijack this thread, but what kind of concern should you have about raising the conductivity of the water? are soluble salts the only thing that can add to that?
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    Yup, it's a leaf. They also often produce weird...

    Yup, it's a leaf. They also often produce weird intermediate leaves that are something between carnivorous and non-carnivorous leaves, which can be cupped pretty dramatically
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    sure, here's the best picture I could get this...

    sure, here's the best picture I could get this time of night..the 'stalled' pitcher is on the right, the newest one that just opened on the far left. It's also put out three new photosynthetic...
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    Stalled ceph pitcher?

    Quick question- my cephalotus has been workin on a really nice pitcher consistently all through winter, but now with better light and temps, it seems like new growth is taking off and that one...
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    What was growin in your sphagnum? Like mold? I...

    What was growin in your sphagnum? Like mold? I got a batch online several months ago, and it now has two fir seedlings, some rybes, and a few more unidentified friends comin up. I kinda like em.
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    Hiya, since no one's replied yet I'll give it a...

    Hiya, since no one's replied yet I'll give it a shot- chances are your Nep is actually a ventricosa/alata cross, often called 'n. ventrata.' They usually turn out very vigorous and easy hybrids, and...
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    Awesome pictures! I remember there was a young...

    Awesome pictures! I remember there was a young guy in the BACPS a few years ago who sold bioluminescent kits- I shoulda bought one, I'd have mushrooms by now :)
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    How big? Really cool would be several large...

    How big? Really cool would be several large box-bogs on casters, that you can roll inside on certain nights, and arrange around patio for in-situ seating :)
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    Usually I'd agree with you, but somethings up for...

    Usually I'd agree with you, but somethings up for sure- three or four different species of neps all revealing their next leaves right after their first root treatment, and each leaf is half the size...
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    Soo..I fertilized with a weak maxsea solution as...

    Soo..I fertilized with a weak maxsea solution as I mentioned, and the next round of leaves coming out on all treated plants are considerably smaller than seems usual..or maybe they were just revealed...
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    Very happy lookin plants! Your succes in such low...

    Very happy lookin plants! Your succes in such low humidity is inspiring :) also is that a tiny hydnophyllum?
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    Hi there, I lost many nepenthes to frost a few...

    Hi there, I lost many nepenthes to frost a few years ago when the folks I worked for at the greenhouse unplugged the heater and forgot to plug it back in- it hit 7 degrees F that night, and several...
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    Just a hunch, but if you can, gently check out...

    Just a hunch, but if you can, gently check out the root mass for rot- that takes a lot of 'mystery death' plants. With my one heliamphora, I've found really excellent drainage to be one of the most...
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    Good advice fltropic. Would you say once a month...

    Good advice fltropic. Would you say once a month is too much?
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