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By Jeeper
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As the picture shows, I used a dome on the d. capensis 'red' seeds from the seed bank. Believe it or not, but I have some that germinated! My question is right now I crack the dome now and then to get some air flow but you can see the algae in the pic. When would it be safe to remove the dome? This is my first CP germination.
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By Hungry Plants
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what you want to do is slowly crack the dome over time. so open it a little and leave it. keep an eye on your plants they will tell you if it's too much. If they start to wilt in any way close it up a bit. after a week or so open it up some more. just keep doing that till its all the way open.
By KategoricalKarnivore
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When I use a dome for germination I usually just wait until the plants have 3-4 leaves on them then I just take off the dome. I don’t slowly acclimate them. It’s survival of the fittest at my house. Most of them will be just fine and if they die then they weren’t strong enough for my liking anyway. I might add that my household humidity is usually 60% or higher. If yours is low then I’d suggest slowly acclimating. But I never do.
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By Jeeper
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The humidity in my grow area is usually between 60-70% RH. I'll just let them compete with the algae till they get a little bigger.
By schmeg
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For my fly trap seedlings, I'd take the cover off completely every day and fan the soil a bit to get full air exchange.

There was always enough condensate, etc. so the humidity around the seeds didn't substantially change. I still got some algae, but I credit that to unrinsed media, and to untested rainwater off our roof that probably picked up millions of spores on the way through the gutters.

Again for fly traps, they take forever to get three or four leaves. D. capensis go faster. Once they first two seeds were up for most of the seeds, I would crack the cover more and more every couple of days. It still kept plenty of humidity around the plants from watering, but also got fresh air in. (I'm also in humid Wisconsin.)

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