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  1. Growing CP in cotton

    There might be some problems with this: too wet for some CP, attracts fungi, clumps up on the roots. You can do an experiment with 1 plant and see how it goes but i suspect it might not work.
  2. Mine was nepenthes hybrid "Linda" and a typical VFT ( the vft died because i didn't know how to properly care for it ). The nepenthes Linda survived to this day and has grown pretty large.
  3. My VFT collection pics

    can you show ruler next to the traps? From this picture they look like half your hand xD
  4. from my experience it's usually 2 days, maximum 3 days.
  5. How my vft's are doing now!

    Looks good! It's nice to see all traps open, mine don't have traps open more than a day or two, some fly, spider or other insect will get caught, since i keep mine outside.
  6. It's all good, take your time ( can't wait tho )
  7. Sounds good, let us know when you got everything set up, you have my email for sure.
  8. Nepenthes leaf decay

    3 of my nepenthes, ampullaria, bicalcarata and albomaginata are showing decay on the leaves. Bicalcarata is in the worst shape but it's still alive, it makes a leaf and then it rots. The ampullaria was doing the same but recently the tendril showed signs of decay and I lost it. Now the albomarginata is showing signs also. Had these lowlanders since last summer. The albomarginata was forming pitchers but the lids never opened up. The temp is around 20-23 during day, I keep them on a windowsill and the ventilation is not very great. Could it be some fungus problem? is the temp too low and they are finally giving up? is it a root problem? should i repot? I have a truncata on the same windowsill and it's doing ok. Here are some pictures: http://imgur.com/a/5lAeq
  9. Cp nutrition

    well they do get nutrients from the soil but it's not decent feeding, it's like you eating bread everyday. Sure you can survive with only bread but is not a healthy diet, so you need carrots, onions, meat etc. It's the same with carnivorous plants, that's why they catch bugs, to complete their diet.
  10. Mite treatment

    Had your problem and now I solved it. Buy this "Bayer garden- Borneo" it only kills the young and the eggs. For adult ones, spray with distilled water. You do this every 3 days for 2 weeks and your problem will be gone. Can't tell you how happy I was to finally find a solution for this problem and get rid of spider mites.
  11. How is the progress going? Any update on this?
  12. I think that's the problem. I had droseras and vft struggle to digest the food and it just rot, eventually causing the whole trap to die. Once I fix the air circulation, everything was fine and my plants were able to digest the food properly and react very positive to it.
  13. do you grow them indoors? because i had that problem with some plants, but once i got them outside in good air circulation, that problem went away. In a house, air circulation is pretty bad and if you combine that with humidity, you get yourself a fungi problem.
  14. From my experience, they benefit a lot from insects. That's not a surprise either, after all that's what they evolved to do. I never understood why some people think that all they need is sun, water and the poor nutrient soil. That's not true in my case. I had a sarracenia that was doing ok-ish, but was not fed. As soon as i fed it, it started making bigger traps and even started to flower. So, i'm trying to grow all carnivorous plants outside so they can catch their own food. Even if i had a greenouse, i would let the door open for the insects to go in. As for the plants that are growing indoor, i use bloodworms or random flies i can get my hands on. I guess it depends from plants to plants but insect feeding is an important element for these plants.
  15. Mold in the terrarium?

    Yea the VFT don't look too happy. I would cut the flower stalk on the ones that didn't get to that size. I don't think they can afford a flower stalk at the moment. They need more light for sure and air flow. I would suggest a peat + perlite mix and let it dry slightly before waterings. But you can experiment with sphagnum moss if you want. Since you said growing outside is out of question, I would suggest a setup like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saCV-Dii5Ic