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By David95
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Joined:  Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:29 pm
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andynorth wrote:So those pitchers are all from seed? Very nice looking thus far. Is that a mix of live moss and LFSM?
They are so im excited to see some differences in them down the road. And its a mix of perlite and lfsm that was microwaved and mixed with distilled watter a few times to give the seeds the best and as sterile as i could provide environment to start. And it is live moss but it came from another pot. I got some growing once and it took over almost every pot and has to be cut back a bunch
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By alecStewart1
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Joined:  Tue Oct 11, 2022 9:45 pm
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David95 wrote: Thu Sep 07, 2023 4:47 am Currently i have all of my highland and ultra highland nepenthese growing in a chamber i made out of a 120 gallon tank, aquarium chiller, pump, radiator and a bunch of timers and sensors. Im going to be upgrading it to a highland/ultrahighland grow tent before too long for the added space :D
Hmm, I'd be curious how you make use of the aquarium chiller. At some point I'm going to have to split up all my pitchers, as they're all growing in one place and they way I keep the night temps cool is via turning up the AC (electric bills could be cheaper).
By David95
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#439650
The aquarium chiller is connected to the radiator and the 40 degree water is pumped through. Then some fans push air through that and its incredibly effective, but as always insulation is key to keeping it going. It stays very stable with a max of 74 °F and down to 55 °F for nighttime drops. It could go down lower but i dont know if any need that yet, the villosa might be the only one that may need some adjustments in the future from what i can tell so far.
By David95
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So, small update. A few pictures from here and there and my first flower! Male spathulata x diabolica
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By Anzenix
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I barely have two Nepenthes and some seeds that I am planning to work with.. but I'm mostly working with Sarrs. but these just have such a characteristic to them, I'm getting drawn to them more and more. I'll be honest, I didn't even know they climbed until recently and that really got me interested in them :lol: I liked seeing your pics!
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