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    researching a greenhouse

    I would like to get myself a greenhouse, as I have too many plants inside, and natural light is always better. Also, it will look great in the garden (assuming I get a nice looking one). Since I live in NY, where the winter can get pretty chilly, I want to make sure I get one that is well...
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    Highland chamber/terrarium

    I'm planning a terrarium/vivarium or however you want to call such a thing. It will be a closed case about 55x23x35 inches (a bit under 200 gallons). It's intended for highland nepenthes (and some highland miniature orchids). It will be placed outside protected from the sun. Temperature range...
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    Venus flytraps? how will they over winter?

    Ok I would normally leave my flytraps indoors for the winter in a place chilly enough for them to remain dormant. That was when i lived in a zone 5 climate. However the zone hardiness map has been updated and I now live in a Zone 6. I was wondering if my flytraps will be able to survive winter...
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    Highland nepenthes vs night cooling

    Hi, I am planning to build a highland terrarium for few of my plants (south american Drosera, Nepenthes, Helimphora, Utricularia, etc). Before buying anything, I would like to know few things: I am tempted to grow highland Nepenthes, but I need to know how 'strong' the cooling must be in...
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    My bog mulching idea

    Hi everyone. Since it has been getting very cold outside i've been trying to come up with a good overwinter mulching idea for my small in the ground bog. At first i was planning on covering the entire bog surface with about a foot of straw. Then i read that straw can rot and spread mold to the...
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    Dormancy

    Thanks everyone for this contribution. Pyro recently wrote this up for your viewing pleasure ;) Hey all, we seem to have created a huge massive mess out of the old topic so at Ram_Puppy’s request I have cleaned and hacked and made this a bit more readable. It is about that time of year again...
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    Dormancy, hibernation, sleeping etc...

    Hey all, we seem to have created a huge massive mess out of the old topic so at Ram_Puppy’s request I have cleaned and hacked and made this a bit more readable. It is about that time of year again and we expect a lot of first timers coming in and posting questions on dormancy, that's GREAT as...
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    Upgraded my lights... and re-did my tank.

    I upgraded my lighting today... I took the 4 48 inch tubes, and moved them forward, flushing them against the front of the wood canopy. I then took two 24 inch lights I had on my vft grow chamber (I moved them all outside today) and installed them in the new space. It gives me about half as...
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    Tooo coolldddd.....

    While checking on my plants yesterday, I realized that it's 10 degrees outside and my nepenthes( in miniature terrariums ) are to close to the window. Although, the temperature stays steady during the day, I'm afraid the temp might go to low during the night and kill the plants. Any suggestions...
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    Turning a tank into a giant "Mr. Cool"

    While I was up at Home depot I saw something that I thought could help keep a terrariums temperature more stable, large sheets of 1/4" - 4" thick poly foam insulation (basically large sheets of styrofoam) It wouldn't be beautiful of course but would it work to attach the 1/2" thick poly foam to...
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