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By mo_carnivore
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I was wondering how you guys get such a good temperature drop at night. I'm only getting to around 60-64, and my high is 80 in the day. This is okay for some of my sundews, but I'm sure lots of them would do better under cooler conditions. I put an ice pack in the water tray every night to try to keep the water temperature down. Is this enough? I'm aiming for mid fifties at night.

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By iamjacksplants
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How do you have the peltier se up?
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By boarderlib
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Cool basement is how I achieve my drop. Depending on the outside weather I've got down to high 40's (F) in the coldest of winter. It hasn't been through summer yet, but if I still need more in the summer I will be trying Divide and Cultures new cooling setup.

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By iamjacksplants
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boarderlib wrote:Cool basement is how I achieve my drop. Depending on the outside weather I've got down to high 40's (F) in the coldest of winter. It hasn't been through summer yet, but if I still need more in the summer I will be trying Divide and Cultures new cooling setup.

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That's awesome, I wish I had one of those! Haha. Almost none of the houses out here have basements. What is this "Divide and Cultures new cooling set up" you speak of?

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By boarderlib
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iamjacksplants wrote: That's awesome, I wish I had one of those! Haha. Almost none of the houses out here have basements. What is this "Divide and Cultures new cooling set up" you speak of?

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Haha, I forget sometimes not everyone's areas houses have the same amenities. Anyways. Here's a link to the Instagram post. https://www.instagram.com/p/BgZOe3cn_l4/

He is amazingly creative with his techniques. If I remember correctly he came up with a gemmae vacuum and using an electric toothbrush to collect heli pollen.

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By FlyTrap Hunter
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boarderlib wrote:
iamjacksplants wrote: That's awesome, I wish I had one of those! Haha. Almost none of the houses out here have basements. What is this "Divide and Cultures new cooling set up" you speak of?

Cheers,
-@.
Haha, I forget sometimes not everyone's areas houses have the same amenities. Anyways. Here's a link to the Instagram post. https://www.instagram.com/p/BgZOe3cn_l4/

He is amazingly creative with his techniques. If I remember correctly he came up with a gemmae vacuum and using an electric toothbrush to collect heli pollen.

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Wow! Look at all those beautiful plants! I finally germinated some darlingtonia Californicas so I will be looking for a way to cool them down at night. I read that I could melt ice cubes or just set them on the medium and let them melt. I guess I could run a air conditioner but I would rather not. This is my first time and Summer growing DCs, so live and learn.

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By boarderlib
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FlyTrap Hunter wrote:Wow! Look at all those beautiful plants! I finally germinated some darlingtonia Californicas so I will be looking for a way to cool them down at night. I read that I could melt ice cubes or just set them on the medium and let them melt. I guess I could run a air conditioner but I would rather not. This is my first time and Summer growing DCs, so live and learn.

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I've found that watering with refrigerated water everyday works very well for darlingtonia, once it gets over 75°F. Your climate is much like mine in the summer, hot and stickyImage

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By FlyTrap Hunter
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boarderlib wrote:
FlyTrap Hunter wrote:Wow! Look at all those beautiful plants! I finally germinated some darlingtonia Californicas so I will be looking for a way to cool them down at night. I read that I could melt ice cubes or just set them on the medium and let them melt. I guess I could run a air conditioner but I would rather not. This is my first time and Summer growing DCs, so live and learn.

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I've found that watering with refrigerated water everyday works very well for darlingtonia, once it gets over 75°F. Your climate is much like mine in the summer, hot and stickyImage

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Yes. It is. And now I live in a swamp( and wilderness). I was on a island. At least we had a constant breeze. If I grow the DCs outside in a green house I will have to have fans and keep it partly open, but that's ok. I am just working on a budget and trying not to get in over my head too fast. Though, I can refrigerate rain water cheap.thanks for the affirmation

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By mo_carnivore
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I might have to move my plants down to the basement for the summer... In the winter, conditions are great---low 50s at night and under LEDs it never gets above 75. During the summer though, the lows normally don't get below 65 and my highland sundews start to suffer. I might try the refrigerated water technique, or see if I can find some DIY options.
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