Daniel_G wrote:Will you be one of those people who "Follows up" On this, even if it results in death?
I intend keeping this thread updated, with new photos posted whenever there is any significant change, good or bad.
Why didn't you opt for a control plant? I would have thought it would make results more conclusive?
I'm not that interested in whether it grows any faster in pine needles, I'm more interested on whether it grows long term; therefore, the lack of a control. The CPUK thread that you particpated in has a test with four identical clones being grown in mixes of various proportions, so might be of more value if you're interested in growth rate.
to my mind i would think that rate of growth would be dictated by lighting conditions, amount of food caught in the traps providing the required nutrients and the amount of available lighting. also worth noting is that in low light conditions the plant will exibit ingreased growth as it attempts to reach the light. excluding these factors ie optimal conditions the only other factor that would affect growth rate is genetics so you would need a cloned plant to be able to bet a true reflection of the affect on grownth in these conditions.
regarding the resin in the needles i would anticipate changing the resivoir pereodicaly (once a week) and throughly cleaning it on every change to remove any buildup along with periodic top watering to attempt to rinse any resin (if any) out of the media might prove useful?
however that being said the plant seems more than happy at the moment so wouldn't change anything as yet but might be worth considering if it starts to deteriorate