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    Temperature / Humidity monitor?

    What do you guys use to monitor temperature and humidity? I had a bluetooth device but it stopped working one day after I misted my plants with a spray bottle.
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    Looking For (To Buy) In search of N. aristolochoiodes

    I'm looking to buy Nepenthes aristolochoiodes. Please let me know if you have one for sale.
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    Gravel for Cephalotus top covering?

    I really want to use white gravel as a top covering for Cephalotus. I know limestone and marble will leech minerals. I have found aquarium gravel that I like but it says it is coated in acrylic to make it inert. Is it ok to use coated gravel? Or is there another source for inert gravel?
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    Water level in mini bog?

    That's a great idea! I would love to be able to control the water level like that!
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    Water level in mini bog?

    We've been getting a ton of rain which has saturated my mini bog. It's 7" deep with lava rock in the bottom so the soil later is probably about 5". How far down should I still drainage holes? This is for Venus flytraps.
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    So overwhelmed by lighting options

    Thanks for the suggestion, this looks perfect for what I'm trying to do.
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    So overwhelmed by lighting options

    I haven't grown CPs for 6+ years and I would like to get back into the hobby. I used to have a rack of 4' T8 shop lights that I used for intermediate neps and cephalotus and that worked really well. I've been trying to figure out what lighting setup to go with and I am completely overwhelmed...
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    Starting over, advice needed for highland chamber

    I grew Nepenthes and Heliamphora reasonably well with a basement setup in St. Louis for about 5 years. After moving to an apartment in Texas, my plants suffered and either died off or I gave them away. Now I'm moving to a house (still in Texas) where I'll have more room. I really want to get a...
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    Spring Nepenthes x ventrata giveaway

    1)Stickytraps24,Thanks for the chance 2)Oregoncp, Thank you! 3)afrodisa 4)Morpheus, Thank you so much for the chance! 5)twigs, thanks! 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)
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    Booth's Terrarium/Auto-watering set up - VIDEO

    Call me inspired! I went out and built a similar system today. I'll post pic's if I get a chance.
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    Nepenthes in a funk

    Lately it seems like many of my nepenthes are in a funk. Some continue to grow leaves but have stopped pitchering while others have slowed down all around. Quite a few have spouted basals in the past few months so that might explain some of it. I moved to Texas at the beginning of September...
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    Twigs' plants

    Here's a few pitchers that jumped out at me today Newly opened pitcher of talangensis x veitchii. I love the bright green peristome but I wouldn't be sad to see it turn yellow with red tint around the edge like some of the pictures on cpphotofinder. I also noticed that the pitchers on my...
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    nepenthes substrate...suggestion for addition

    I've never used sphagnum peat for nepenthes, it seems way too compact for my liking. I've just recently switched from a mix of lfs, perlite and cypress mulch. My new mix is much chunkier - small coconut husk chips, sponge rock, charcoal and a bit of lfs. I'm still not sure if I want to keep...
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    Venus flytrap anemone

    Saw this the other day. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_flytrap_sea_anemone
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    My new highland grow tent

    I picked up a temperature and humidity data logger from ebay. It hooks up to a computer and you can download data to excel. Temps hover around 60-62 for about 5 hours at night. The fans/humidifier shut off around 5 AM and come back on for an hour around 6-7. I though it was pretty cool to see...