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    I had made a post on here some time ago asking if anyone has tried to grow Utricularia the way Geoff Wong grew his Genlisea in the SG book. I wondered this because I wanted to see the Utricularia traps. Almost everyone said to me to grow aquatics if I wanted to see the traps.
    So I decided to try this. Here is the underside of the pot I made. I used a 1 cup container for my Utricularia. Detailed direction here on making the pot:
    http://elgecko.proboards28.com/index.c....3487496



    Here is a shot of the setup. I have planted all my Utricularia I have this way.



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    I have my Genlisea in the same kind of pots. I have one which is starting to finially grow it's traps into the water below. The Utricularia traps grow into the water much faster.


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    Hmmm... that looks really cool, kind of makes utics more interesting to grow! I'll have to try that some day on my U. Livida!
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    Very cute! How are you keeping the glass/water clean? Or are they growing so fast into it that algae just hasn't had time to colonize yet?

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    Great job, Steve!

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    Oh I absolutely love that set up! Really really wonderful! Thanks for posting such detailed instructions.

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    Thanks for the comments everyone.

    Tony,
    Every 3 or 4 weeks I dump the water, wipe the glass, and refill.


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    Very cool, I think I will try it with my recently aquired Utric.

    I have one question:
    Do you have to keep the container away from light for the traps to form. I understand that Utrics will not make traps if the roots are exposed to light (savage Garden, page something). If this is true how do you cover the glass.
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    You can see a little green coloration in the stolons so they are deffinately getting light.

    Out in my greenhouse the Utrics will send stolons out the bottoms of the pots. These stolons get very green from the sun and are full of traps. Periodically I go through and trim them to try and prevent them colonizing neighboring pots.

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