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  1. F

    Heliamphora for first time growers?

    Hi Everyone! Thanks for reading. I have a few questions about Heliamphora. I have been trying to read as much as I can find on them. I am wondering if you have suggestions on the best one to try for the first time? I also have read that some can be grown on a windowsill, what is your experience...
  2. N

    Aqueous smoke water

    Are there good source of aqueous smoke water for seed germination in the US? There are some products in South Africa, and Australia. There are pretty good evidences that aqueous smoke water can break seed dormancy, and Karrikinolide (KAR1) is likely to be the active component. I know some...
  3. Clint

    Rehydrating desiccated Sarracenia

    Due to some circumstances outside of my control and some people's incompetence when taking instruction, I have about $500 in plants that dried out. I just got home and found them. I. am. livid. The person who let them dry out is a personal friend and friendship is always worth more than...
  4. Acro

    Neps for Small Spaces

    Neps for Small Spaces (With Photos!) Think of a one-room studio apartment in the city, a small office in a tall building, a cramped college dorm room, and the Tiny-House Movement! Now you are ready to think of Neps for Small Spaces. In this thread we are looking for plants that: 1) Have...
  5. M

    Ultra Highland Setup

    I wanted to share my new ultra highland setup. I don't post much, but I got a ton of info from this forum during this build, so thank you all. First, I somewhat suddenly found myself in possession of a few ultra highlanders via a trade, but didn't have the proper setup for them. The plants...
  6. fredg

    Predatory Running Mites

    These little red specks are running about a new wall at the front of the house. I've noticed them on a front windowsill ( external) for many years. Not to be confused with Red Spider Mite, the Running Mites are a biological control for that problem. Kind of cute in a spidery /mite sort of way.
  7. farmertom

    Actual, factual, for real LED lighting

    Okay, so I bought a new LED light- I've been doing some research and talking with folks at the indoor farming store (god bless you berkeley), but it was definitely an impulse buy. Still I think I did it right, though I'd appreciate some knowledgeable feedback. It's a four foot fixture for my...
  8. P

    Misting Timer / Control Setup For Small Greenhouse

    Hi all, I have one of those cheaper walk-in 'greenhouses' and I'd like to set up one of the little Orbit 10ft misting systems in it (the kind that connects to a hose). I'm trying to set it up on a timer in such a way that it mists for maybe 1 or 2 mins every half hour, only during the hottest...
  9. E

    DIY remote controlled LED fixture

    Index Part 1 - DIY LED fixture (this post) Part 2 - Custom PCB and electronic components Part 3 - Software overview Part 1 - DIY LED fixture I'm in the process of assembling a DIY LED grow light fixture that is remotely and automatically controlled (MySGrowLED) and I thought that it may be...
  10. Shadowtski

    CP Water Germination Experiment Phase 1

    CP Water Germination Experiment Phase 1 tropical & subtropical species, mostly Drosera No stratification When I decided to restart my CP collection I had some seeds stored in my refrigerator for up to 17 years. Some were from the ICPS seedbank and some were from my old collection in the mid to...
  11. AnIsleAteHer

    Desert Rose pest id

    Hey guys. What do you thing this is? Mealy bugs? Powdery mildew? Will a 3 in 1 pest control work on this, or will it be too harsh on the plant? I'm usually pretty good about pest control but this is a new specimen for me and I didn't check it thoroughly when I bought it :( Sent from my...
  12. bloks1995

    An experiment in automatic watering

    I just finished setting up my automatic watering system yesterday, and wanted to share it. I realized earlier this week that my plants would need to be watered while I was on spring break, and because it would be nearly impossible to find a way to get someone to water them for me, I figured I...
  13. Nauz

    Good humidistat

    Any recommendations on a decent humidistat to control my humidifier?
  14. nimbulan

    Questions about wading pools as water trays

    I've heard that some people will use wading pools as plant trays for larger collections. I'm getting to the point where I'd like to consolidate my plants into one, but I have a couple questions. What's the best way to control the water level when it rains a lot? Even short pools are taller...
  15. vivi1316

    Grow box with monitoring and remote control system

    Hi everyone, My friends and I are working on a grow box that you can command remotely with an app. Originally, we created the box for all type of plants. We are now wondering if we go further with special plants. As you guys are expert in carnivorous plants, we’d love to hear your precious...
  16. C

    Drosera adelae and Polyploidy.[Giant pictures]

    Today I began an experiment with D. adelae and what they do when they're polyploid. For those that don't know, polyploidy is when an organism has more than the usual number of chromosome sets, such as twice as many, four times, etc. For this experiment, adelae root cuttings were exposed to .1%...
  17. Radagast

    Radagast's Indoor Grow Room

    Hi folks. For the past several weeks I've been planning an indoor basement grow room. I created this thread to post pictures & document my progress with this build. Room Specs: The area is roughly 12 feet long x 7.5 feet wide. Ceiling height is about 78 inches, 72 inches underneath a couple...
  18. Brolloks

    Pest control Methods

    Hi everyone, I have really been hit hard this summer with pests on my CPs. I have found Mealybugs, Aphids and what I think is some kind of Mite. I have not been able to identify it yet as it is very small. I do know that it is red/orange in color. So I am doing some research on methods to get...
  19. DJ57

    Natural pest control

    Found this scene on the side of the house today. [/url]IMG_5016x1 by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG] [/url]IMG_5017x1 by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG]
  20. Sashoke

    What factors control the direction a pitcher will face, if any?

    Ive noticed on some of my plants the pitchers are all facing the same exact direction, regardless of the position of the leaf theyre attached to. Some have tendrils that make journies across their pots just to make sure they inflate right next to several other pitchers (see my N. burkei a few...