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Re: A bunch of random carnivores...

by PeatMoss » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:36 am

Thanks!

I grow my Pinguicula in a bunch of different mixes, just depends what else I was potting at the time, they all have a topdressing of silica sand on their pots.

I grow my plants under T5 high output bulbs, two per shelf.

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D. ordensis never fails:

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My first Pinguicula propagation success, P. cyclosecta:

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D. paradoxa is also quite nice:

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P. gigantea is my favorite ping by far, very tough:

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Sphagnum growing in with some D. adelae, this sp does well in lowland conditions but I believe it is a temperate species:

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D. adelae, my favorite dew to photograph since it has so much dew all the time:

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N. veitchii:

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Re: A bunch of random carnivores...

by Matt » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:20 am

Keep them coming Peat! This is the best macro photo thread that's ever been on the forum :)
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Re: A bunch of random carnivores...

by Darkrai283 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:41 am

PeatMoss wrote:I grow my plants under T5 high output bulbs, two per shelf.


Yes, but what wattage and colour temp?

Matt wrote:This is the best macro photo thread that's ever been on the forum


Probably! :)
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Re: A bunch of random carnivores...

by PeatMoss » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:58 pm

Thanks Matt!

These are the exact ones I use: http://sunblasterlighting.com/lamp-and-fixture.php

I never bothered to check the colour temp and wattage.
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Re: A bunch of random carnivores...

by Darkrai283 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:15 pm

PeatMoss wrote:These are the exact ones I use: http://sunblasterlighting.com/lamp-and-fixture.php

I never bothered to check the colour temp and wattage.


Hahahaha! What a coincidence! I'm currently saving up money to buy the exact same one! :lol:
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Re: A bunch of random carnivores...

by Steve_D » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:34 pm

I love this screenshot from the SunBlasterLighting.com website.

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by PeatMoss » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:10 pm

Ha! I had never looked at their website. But the bulbs are very efficient and powerful. I can't deny the results I have been getting and I also like that they do not produce excess heat.
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Re: A bunch of random carnivores...

by Steve_D » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:37 pm

PeatMoss wrote:But the bulbs are very efficient and powerful.

I wonder if 4 per shelf of their High-Output T5 fluorescents would be too much. I'm toying with the idea of buying four 4-foot sunblaster fixtures with their NanoTech reflectors, to put on one of my 4-foot grow racks to test alongside the LED grow lights I'm using, just to compare results. Maybe the LED grow lights are mostly marketing hype. They work, but do they work as well as or much better than fluorescent lights, and if so, do they merit their extremely high price? Just curious about it all and might start a Fluorescent vs. LED Growlights topic in the Artificial Lighting section of the Forum. :D

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by PeatMoss » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:24 pm

I was actually told to get 4 per shelf but I thought It was two much. I guess it depends on the depth of the growing area.
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Re: A bunch of random carnivores...

by Steve_D » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:39 pm

PeatMoss wrote:I guess it depends on the depth of the growing area.

What is the depth of your growing area, Peat? Mine is 20" depth by 4-feet length. :)

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Re: A bunch of random carnivores...

by PeatMoss » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:52 pm

I think mine is about two feet deep (give or take).
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Re: A bunch of random carnivores...

by PeatMoss » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:56 pm

And I am back!

D. slackii is getting a little bigger:

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D. burmanii "typical" is looking good:

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Bad photo of my schizandra:

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D. capensis "red" does not have the colouration that I think it should:

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Re: A bunch of random carnivores...

by Darkrai283 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:23 pm

I know that its not 'red' but it looks very healthy as with all of your other plants! :D I especially love the pic of the burmannii where the 'glue' droplets look like CGI effects!
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Re: A bunch of random carnivores...

by PeatMoss » Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:01 pm

Thanks!

The fuzz on D. ordensis is surprisingly water repellent:

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D. burmanii:

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D. capensis "albino":

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Cephalotus finally has it's red on:

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Utricularia longifolia, I would have liked a slightly longer plane of focus on this one but I have yet to get a photo stack program:

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Re: A bunch of random carnivores...

by Darkrai283 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:48 pm

I always love seeing your pictures! :D
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