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  1. LeafKirby

    Tips for making a better terrarium?

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61s1H%2BttARL.jpg The current one I have just houses plants that can handle indoor humidity, since it has screen mesh. How would, or even should, I cover that up to increase the humidity. Will it be healthy airflow wise? Is the new thing to...
  2. cwatson1414

    Drosera trouble shooting

    I just moved everything to a new set up by necessity, and I am having problems with a number of plants I have not had trouble with before. New set up is a wire shelf wrapped in panda film (4 sides), lit with 4 2' T5 lights. Air movement/cooling by small computer fan. Temps low to high 80's...
  3. Shadowtski

    Beginner's Pictorial Guide to Drosera Leaf, Root, and Scape Cutting Chapter #1

    Most Drosera can be easily and quickly propagated by leaf cutting, root cuttings, and flower scape cuttings. (A flower scape is just another words for the developing unfurling flower stalk as it emerges from your plant.) This will give you a mature plant faster than raising one from seed...
  4. Swagalotus

    Most Energy Efficient Light

    Hey all, Recently I've acquired a lot of plants. I need to buy more lights, but I need something really efficient, because I can't afford to pay $40+ dollars per month. I am willing to pay for a more expensive light if I am going to save in the long term. Anyone have any ideas?
  5. K

    pinguicula rotundiflora light too close?

    Hi guys! I just this little ping like a week or so. I normally keep track on my new plants and noticed that the leaves of this particular ping is getting brown. I'm wondering if its because of the the lights being too close? I'm using an artificial light that's around 8 inches from the plant...
  6. yuusui

    My first Heliamphoras!

    So I just got my first Heliamphora plants. I am very excited. Currently they are growing with my other plants under flourescent lights, but I will be building a more specialized growing area for them with LED lights and ebb and flow watering. image1 by Michael Waltz, on Flickr image2 by...
  7. 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...
  8. T

    Drosera flexicaulis cultivation

    Does anyone have experience cultivating Drosera flexicaulis? I have it growing indoors in a terrarium under lights, but I'm not sure that that is the right thing to do since there isn't that much light and it looks rather etiolated. If I grew it outside I would be able to give it full sun but...
  9. Not a Number

    *PAID* Dionaea muscipula Hosford Bog, FL (JBL $12)

    Dionaea muscipula - Hosford Bog, FL Plant is ~1.5 across from a division taken last year grown exclusively under lights. Winner pays shipping USPS Priority flat rate $6.50. Will be shipped bare root. US only. I cannot supply nursery or phytosanitary certificates. Shipping can be combined...
  10. N

    *PAID* Dionaea muscipula "Cross Teeth" & "BCP Z11" (JBL $22)

    (2) young Venus Flytraps will be sent bare root to the winner. I've had these potted up in 2x3" posts for 6 weeks indoors under T8 lights. They are not hardened off yet for the outdoors. (I live in Wisconsin and spring hasn't sprung yet :-( ) Both are cloned divisions from my mature plants...
  11. gill_za

    Sowing cephalotus seeds in 14mL vial holders

    Hello, I have recently came into possession of some cephalotus seeds and after searching on the forum, came up with a plan to sow them. Some one else on this forum used seed-starter sponge to propogate pullings, maybe RSS or Jcal, can't remember. But I got inspiration for this from them...
  12. F

    *PAID* Small Red Dragon, and B52 Venus Fly Trap Cultivars (JBL $32)

    These are both very desirable VFT clones: Dionaea 'Akai Ryu' photos Dionaea 'B52' photos The Red Dragon is totally red if grown under bright lights, and the B52 is one of the largest VFT cultivars. Winner pays $3 for shipping. US only. I cannot supply phytosanitary or nursery certificates...
  13. Ozzy

    NASC's 2016 Spring Auction Rules

    Welcome to the 2016 Terraforums NASC Benefit Auction! In order to participate in the 2016 NASC auction, you are REQUIRED to read the Rules below for both listing and bidding. By making any posts in the Auction Forum, for either donations of items or bids on items, you acknowledge that you have...
  14. cwatson1414

    Stapelia cuttings not growing

    Hey TF. In November or December I picked up some Stapelia leendertziae rooted starts. They grow under 4 2' T5HO lights. Temps are moderately warm. My other stapeliads are growing. They have rooted into the media, and they have been accepting water for several months. They have not, however, put...
  15. Dalton

    Need help with N. Lady Luck, my first Nepenthes

    Hello everyone. I was hoping you guys can help out with a few questions I have about my Nepenthes 'Lady Luck'. This is my first nepenthes. I ordered from a guy online, because the pitchers looked a really cool shade of red and this plant is supposed to do well indoors. Amazon says I ordered it...
  16. cwatson1414

    Heat management

    Hey TF. I just picked up a decent light fixture. Its a 2" 4 bulb T5HO fixture. As you might know, and I have been told, and just learned in a huge way, these lights run MUCH hotter than T8 bulbs. The surface of a bulb is reading about 150F. This brought my tank to almost 100F within an hour. My...
  17. S

    Ping growing UP and not OUT

    My Ping.Jaumavensis seems to be growing UP and not out or spreading. What are your thoughts on this plant? Too much light? Not enough light? Too much or too little water? I'm using high output T5 lights Thoughts?
  18. cwatson1414

    Growlight questions

    Hey, TF. I am replacing my set of 2 4' T8 shop shop lights in favor of something better. I plan to buy a 2' 4 lamp T5 fixture. I am mostly on Amazon. I have been looking at a few fixtures. Amazon.com: 2 ft. - 4 Lamp - F24T5-HO - Fluorescent Grow Light Fixture - Spectralux 6500K Lamps and Wire...
  19. Nauz

    Grow lights

    So I'm using 32w CFL's for a few cephalotus and sundews one lamp is 6500k daylight bulb and is 2700k good for my grow? That way I have both warm/cool lighting for coloration and growth. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. farmertom

    Seed set up

    Here's the modest set up I put together for a batch of highland seeds- never tried Nep seeds before, but a windfall literally put some in my lap at the SF conservatory of flowers a few months ago (I contacted the head of the bacps to alert the grower :) the light is a cheap LED on a 16 hour...