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  1. DJ57

    Chillin' under the snow

    A nice blanket of insulation just in time for the freezing temps we are experiencing. [/url]Dionaea under snow 2 by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG] [/url]Dionaea under snow by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG]
  2. S

    ScatterPants of Portland, OR. Greetings through pictures

    Hello everyone. I have been in the chat and lurking around a bit so thought I'd finally put together an intro thread. I'm just starting to get into carnivores aside from some success with Nepenthes before and a failure with Darlingtonia outdoors over winter some years back. I have a 4ft T5...
  3. Satanas

    Help: Lights and just about everything else

    I currently have a terrarium setup for highland nepenthes. Everything grows really well for the most part. Although I do not use electronic AC, I think I should get into it (later here). I have various highland plants, however I can confirm that even some of the pickiest plants are doing well...
  4. ps3isawesome

    Suggestion for misting and cooling system for a 20 gallon tank

    Currently I have a 10 gallon tank but plan to buy a 20 gallon soon for my Highlanders. Now the question is in summer, the average outdoor temperature is around 85~95 during the day. This means indoor temperate with (insulation and tile flooring) is around 70~80 degrees. I haven't grew any Cps...
  5. Kate

    What kind of damage is this and how do I fix it?

    A little over 2 weeks ago I purchased a mystery nep (I suspect N. x ventrata). Keep in mind I have never attempted growing a nep in a window before, but I got out the light meter and found the best location for it and crossed my fingers. Things are not going so well. About a week in the older...
  6. H

    Anne's Helis

    I thought I would share my small (but growing) heli collection... Currently I have the following helis: H. chimantensis H. parva H. pulchella H. uncinata H. heterodoxa x ionasii My setup is a 45 gallon terrarium (36"x12"x24") with two 39W T5HOs and reflective foam insulation on three sides...
  7. C

    Spring time's a coming!

    for my nepenthes.... I think by the end of this week I am going to start putting my chamber into transition mode for spring. During winter time I grow under florescents but once it warms up I use sunlight. My lowlanders hate winter time.......grow slow as hell, crappy pitchers too. between the...
  8. T

    The Average 16-Year-Old's Room

    As you will quickly realize, this title is sarcastic. I am not the average teenager. Instead of being attached to my phone, I'm attached to my hobbies. Whenever people walk into my room, they are stunned and have no idea such things existed. My room is easily recognizable even from outside the...
  9. KNepenthe

    The greenhouse is up!!! :D

    Just finished the 6X8 HF greenhouse today! Rightside is reserved just for my carnivorous plants and the left is mostly orchids and tropicals! I bumped up the height of the greenhouse by making it's base out of 12" boards and dug it into the ground about a foot as well. Laid out some insulation...
  10. S

    Dealing with cold air drafts on windowsill

    I have a large, south facing windowsill in my apartment that seems like a good location to grow a fairly wide variety of carnivorous plants. The apartment is heated to 68f , but I can achieve true "highland" conditions (ideal for the Nepenthes and rosetted sundews I want to grow) if I leave my...
  11. G

    fly traps and Ohio winters

    I know vft's can not be left out in freezing weather. My problem is I have no place to put them in the winter where they would get the temp and light needed to hibernate. My basement is heated at about 65 degrees even on the window sill. I did the refrigerator method last year and they survived...
  12. Sundrew

    Sundew Terrarium Ideas

    I recently constructed a neat new growshelf, but I think it is now obsolete. I've been growing sundews via the tray method for a while now. However, it's begun to get extremely tedious. The humidity stays very low because it is open to the air, and the trays dry out in between rainstorms (I'm...
  13. Nepenthesis

    In-Greenhouse Lowland Winter-Only Terrarium?

    So I just ordered some amps, two to be exact, online. N. ampullaria Brunei Red x Harlequin and N. ampullaria Brunei speckled. I have a 10 gallon for them set up in my greenhouse with a lid that seals off the tank completely. I was curious about how I should go about doing this... I want to do...
  14. Sundrew

    A Very Cheap and Effective Highland Terrarium

    My latest cooling design is on the next page. So I recently received a terrarium from a friend. I have become interested in cost-effective setups, and a couple weeks ago I set up a 75 gallon lowland terrarium with only a sunny windowsill to heat/light it (it's exactly the same thing shown here...
  15. JDW

    JDW's DIY Greenhouse Plan

    Of course we all want a greenhouse, but for some of us a prefab kit just won't do. I always try to DIY whatever I can to save money, because I can tailor it to suit my needs, and it usually costs a lot less. After reading a bunch of books and spending hours (days?) on the internet I've came up...
  16. TheFury

    Terrarium Setup & Pics

    Here I go again, causing mischief. I just spent all day condensing my unwieldy grow rack setup down into a terrarium. Just got a 24"x18"x24" terrarium delivered today, and so far the results are great! Here's the play-by-play: 1) Out with the old... 2) Reclaim some space 3) Fasten a...
  17. Kitkor

    Kitkor's greenhouse

    Yep! Another greenhouse thread. Mine is similar to (if not the same as?) Pineapple's greenhouse, a simple 6' × 8' aluminum frame polycarbonate panel assemble-at-own-risk-of-constant-frustration kit that came in two boxes from Menard's. I wouldn't have considered getting it right now, but it was...
  18. cpsammich

    Darlingtonia advice?

    Just got my first darlingtonia a 5 inch across mountain type It's in a 4.5 inch white pot with 1/3 inch foam inserts as thermal insulation in a mixture of peat, aquarium gravel, and perlite with a top dressing of NZ lfs using the tray method I'm in zone 7 Advice, tips?
  19. S

    Which place would be better to winter my VFT?

    I've been growing them outside most the summer, and even though it's still in the mid 90's here I know I'm gonna have to think about keeping them over the winter soon. I have two options. One is an uninsulated closet on my patio that even though it lacks insulation it still provides some...
  20. D_muscipula

    help me heat my greenhouse for zero cost after initial investments

    Here's the deal. I have a small 6x8 or so greenhouse that I've had four 3 or 4 years. I've never grown any plants inside but I would like to start growing nepenthes in it, and not just khasiana ;) I live in zone eight, and recently have been thinking about various methods of harnessing energy...