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#1 Carnivorous-Owen

 
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 13:51 PM

Hello,

I currently have a Pitcher Plant, Sundew, Venus Fly Trap and Monkey Cups.
I am planning to purchase some more but i see that some should be kept in terrariums etc.?
I live in Mid-Wales Powys, UK so i don't know what the daily temperature they should be at?

How would i buy or make a terrarium
I'm 17 so appreciate i don't have much building skills lol.

Would like an old fish tank do or....?
Sorry i just don't know much =[

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 13:10 PM

Which sundew do you have? VFT's are outdoor plants. They may look good in a terrarium for awhile but will decline thereafter. They are sun lovers and require a 4 season experience. Monkey Cups, I think is a Nepenthes. I contrast to VFT's and temperate conditions, they need equatorial conditions, which a terrarium can accommodate fairly well.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 17:12 PM

Hi sorry i don't know the type of sundew as these ones i bought from a shop and they just had a piece of card with it saying "carnivorous plants". Ok thanks for the advice =]

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 17:21 PM

Hi sorry i don't know the type of sundew as these ones i bought from a shop and they just had a piece of card with it saying "carnivorous plants". Ok thanks for the advice =]


Probably Drosera capensis or Drosera aliciae

capensis: http://rareflowers.c...a_capensis6.jpg

aliciae: http://www.aipcnet.i...era_aliciae.jpg

Is it one of these?

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 22:49 PM

Ah yes its the Capensis.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 00:26 AM

I am planning to purchase some more but i see that some should be kept in terrariums etc.?


What species are you planning on getting?

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 15:40 PM

Hello, hopefully one of each species like a VFT, Sarrecenia, Monkey Cups, Sundew, Cobra Lily, Butterwort etc.