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By Theplantman479
Posts:  188
Joined:  Mon May 27, 2013 8:16 pm
#178695
Hi,
Next Friday I am suppost to recieve one of by biggest shipments ever. Here it is:

2 sar175-1 mixed varieties unidentified - $0.59
$1.18
2 sar175-2 mixed varieties unidentified - $1.09
$2.18
1 dro28-1 roseana - $2.95
$2.95
1 dro41-1 scorpiodes - $2.99
$2.99
1 dro47-1 nitidula x pulchella - $1.99
$1.99
1 dro58-1 lake badgerup - $1.49
$1.49
1 dro66-7 pygmaea green - $1.49
$1.49
1 dro42-7 palacea palacea cranbrook - $3.99
$3.99
1 dro52-7 occidentalis x pulchella - $1.49
$1.49
1 dro03-2 binata mixed forms - $3.25
$3.25
1 dro02-2 filiformis tracyii - $6.00
$6.00
1 dro09-1 capensis typical - $2.50
$2.50
1 dro65-1 adelae - $2.95
$2.95
1 dro82-1 spatulata pink flower - $2.50
$2.50
1 utric06-1 bisquamata - $4.95
$4.95
1 dro05-1 capillaris - $2.75
$2.75
3 dio99 free 1 specialty Seedling VFT $20 Order required - $0.00
$0.00
1 oth44-7 Byblis liniflora 10 Seed Packet - $6.99
$6.99
1 dro26-1 nitidula allantostigma x ericksonae - $3.99
$3.99
1 utric10-2 dichotoma - $5.00
$5.00
Sub Total: $60.63
Shipping: $21.20
Tax: $0.00
*Adjustment: $0.00
Total: $81.83
*Adjustment : N/A

Any thoughts on what to do with all these plants, like a terrarim,vivarium,or should I just keep them in pots?
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By Matt
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#178699
Nice haul! I hope that you enjoy them all :)
Theplantman479 wrote:Any thoughts on what to do with all these plants, like a terrarim,vivarium,or should I just keep them in pots?
I am not familiar with most of those species, so I won't comment about what to do with them.
By Theplantman479
Posts:  188
Joined:  Mon May 27, 2013 8:16 pm
#178709
That is fine, I was just wondering.

D. nitidula allantostigma x ericksonae

D .roseana

D.scorpiodes

D.nitidula x pulchella

D .lake badgerup

D.pygmaea green

D.palacea palacea cranbrook

D.occidentalis x pulchella
Are all pygme sundews.

The rest are common carnivorous plants.
By Daniel P
Posts:  8
Joined:  Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:39 pm
#178994
I have a Load of pigmy sundews, well four but that's not the point, and I keep them in pots of peat/perlite (just like a VFT) and they seem fine! :) I am impressed with your order, but your mail man will hate you! :lol:
By David F
Posts:  1649
Joined:  Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:41 pm
#179038
Pygmys like a sandier soil, moderately wet conditions. Cooler temps are preferred and of course plenty of light. Deep substrate 5-6 inches minimum.

Good luck!
By Theplantman479
Posts:  188
Joined:  Mon May 27, 2013 8:16 pm
#179049
Hi,
Thanks for the info but I already know this. What I mean is once the plants are astablished are there ideas on "landscaping" with the plants.
By David F
Posts:  1649
Joined:  Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:41 pm
#179053
A vivarium is problematic, they are meant for minimal air movement, and minimal drainage, not perfect for any cp I know. I've seen a few closed systems that do work; though only in one case with a Darlingtonia californica.

Terrariums can be very fun! However, I wouldn't suggest overdoing it... just make it a terrestrial terrarium with sufficient lighting a pygmy forest filled with flowers and gemmae could be awesome! if you don't want to drill into glass for drainage I have an idea! Have you ever used a hose with no electric suction (like to clean a fish tank)?

The basic principle, the force of gravity will continually flow the water out of the tank... even if the hose goes up and over the tank. I'm sorry if my explanation is confusing. This picture might help.

http://i.ehow.com/images/a04/vf/i6/clea ... 00x800.jpg

first you have to huff puff and suck the water down the hose to get it started. I believe this is called a siphon.

My idea; place silica sand at the bottom of the terrarium (or pebbles) then when you water the terrarium.

1. Water it thoroughly.
2. Use hose to drain a fair amount of water from the tank.

This way you won't get any stagnant water sitting at the bottom festering, and less mold problems (probably).

As with the interior, I would go small and simplistic, use interesting rocks and blend them in. Use some sort of moss cover if you want, but be prepared to trim it back.
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