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By alecStewart1
Posts:  204
Joined:  Tue Oct 11, 2022 9:45 pm
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Hey gang,

Wanted to check something with this little P. medusina I got about a month ago from Curious Plant.

Little guy came in it's [ o n i o n m o d e ] when it arrived and I potted it in a mixture of

- Sand
- Perlite
- Vermiculite
- Pumice
- Peat

With peat being the least abundant in the mixture. I would've done just

- Gypsum
- Sand
- Perlite

If I didn't have to get a big bag of gypsum that I'd use for pretty much this one Ping.

When initially planting the medium was a bit moist in order to get the little dude potted well, but I haven't watered since given that I know P. medusina is one of the Pings that likes it bone dry when it's in it's non-carnivorous phase. It's in the cabinet with the reset of the Pings, which I'm thinking of moving them outside once I've moved to the new place and when it stops being consistently high 80s to 90 degrees Fahrenheit around here to help solidify the non-carnivorous phase.

Does this look like a normal non-carnivorous phase for this species, or due to the conditions in the cabinet not being cool that it's wanting to come out of [ o n i o n m o d e ] but it's too dry for it to do so?
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By jeff
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Joined:  Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:41 pm
#440333
Right now these pings are going dormant in the form of an onion, so yours seems to be going dormant.
your gypsum-perlite-sand substrate is excellent, keep it strictly dry from mid-October to mid-May, in a bright room at a minimum temperature of 5°C
By alecStewart1
Posts:  204
Joined:  Tue Oct 11, 2022 9:45 pm
#440341
jeff wrote: Fri Sep 29, 2023 8:39 am Right now these pings are going dormant in the form of an onion, so yours seems to be going dormant.
Okay, well that's good to know.
jeff wrote: Fri Sep 29, 2023 8:39 am your gypsum-perlite-sand substrate is excellent, keep it strictly dry from mid-October to mid-May, in a bright room at a minimum temperature of 5°C
Sorry for the confusion, but the medium I have it in is:
  • Sand
  • Perlite
  • Vermiculite
  • Pumice
  • Peat
I'm probably going to put the pings outside when it finally starts getting under 32°C here in October (here's hoping).

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