Location: Miami, FL, USA
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:03 pm
So instead I've come up with a couple options based off what I've seen from other people's testing. I am not a handy person, so the details below are based on minimal handiwork needed:
1) Chest freezer method (likely 3.5 or 5 cu ft)
Examples: https://www.carnivorousplants.co.uk/res ... nepenthes/
https://www.reddit.com/r/SavageGarden/c ... getting_a/
Pros: lighting from the outside won't mess too much with internal temps, height allows for the option of taller-growing plants down the line
Cons: needs modification of the top, plants won't be visible from the side, bulkier, height means more powerful light is needed for anything near the bottom, malfunction means plant-cicles
2) Wine cooler method (compression)
Examples: https://www.terraforums.com/forums/gree ... -talk.html
https://www.terraforums.com/forums/trop ... ost1219238
Pros: temps nearer to what the plants require, sleeker looking, a place for wine if the setup doesn't work
Cons: lights would be inside, limited vertical space
Seems that most people don't need to do anything for humidity. If anything, too much moisture can collect at the bottom of the fridge/freezer as they cool and condense the air. Next concern is basically choosing one option and figuring out lighting and then the right thermostat.
Thoughts? I'd love to hear any and all feedback from anyone who has tried these methods and hopefully succeeded. I know there are at least a couple members here (paging mo_carnivore) who have just from doing some research.