i've just started setting up my carnivorous jam jar terrarium and need some pointers.
Using an old cookie jar I found deep in my garage and wondering what to do with it, decided to try something I did when I was a lad many centuries ago
After reading up and taking the plunge, decided to buy some seeds from the bay and try out growing the traps.
After purchasing the kit, I thought how would best to allow the traps to grow so decided to also purchase following.
Bag of Irish Moss Peat Substrate
Small gravel stones as base substrate
Some Norwegian Reindeer yellow moss
My plan is to wash gravel and add to bottom of jar, cut a piece of hessian fabric to place on top and finally add the Irish peat substrate.
Later on I'll be adding in the fly trap I ordered from the bay as well the growing Dionaea muscipula stems from the pots.
Throwing in a small Drosera Paradoxa plant as well.
Am i right to assume that I can grow all the plants from a closed terrarium ? I will be watering using RO water but just need to confirm if a closed ecosystem would be fine until the plants are grown and can feed for themselves?
Since the weather is dreadful in UK, i'm using a small 2 white 2 blue grow light I previously used for my small pico reef tank.
So far the stems from the traps are growing nicely so will continue using.