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Greetings from Austin, Texas

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This perhaps should have been my first stop, but I don't tend to follow instructions. Regardless, the people I have talked with have been friendly and helpful. Better late than never... I'm new to cp's, could use all the help I can get, and want to learn!

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DRBeck ~ David

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bluemax

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Greetings, all the same, David. Some never do an introduction thread but it is nice to hear about the new people who come to TF. I am always wondering what they grow and what their interests are.
 
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Well first of all, thank you! I'm really brand new to the addiction. So far I've only been exposed personally to the common vft and a couple of different pitchers. I get so little sun (and bad information) I tried to grow them in a terrarium. All died quickly. I've done quite a bit of research since then and I believe I have designed a terrarium (engineering is my 'thing') which will address all of the common issues - except dormancy. I have been told these are very poor choices for terrariums, but I hope to prove that wrong. Unfortunately I injured my back and am just shy of completion and I am about ready to plant. Now that you have my life memoirs... sorry I rambled. Thanks again!

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I've been growing flytraps in terraria for years so I know it is doable. In fact it can be a good way to produce large specimen plants. It is nice that you are of the engineering type because a terrarium can require a lot of tweaking to get just right. But once you understand the variables you can set up systems/methods to deal with them.
 
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Sorry I haven't followed up. I was just getting accustomed to the app and group before I badly injured my back and then got sick. Time to get back into the swing of things!

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I still have some drilling and painting of the aluminum bars I cut to adhere my LED's to and they also support my 4" fan. But I was wondering what suggestions there may be on cooling my terrarium down when it's time for dormancy. I would also like to know how cool the plants (in general) need to be and how cool is too cool. Thanks!

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