Hello, everyone! I am very, very new in this hobby. Sorry for the bad english too.
I want to germinate seeds from Nepenthes (lowlanders) and Dionaea. I have read many topics, about seed germination, and I have also read for the temperatures needed for good development of the seeds and seedlings. But I have a problem: The temperature in my terrarium (old aquarium) is 24 degrees Celsius, which is low temperature for lowland Nepenthes. I want to ask, how I can get higher temperature, without heating all my room up? With some special lights? Or with something else? Thanks.
How to get higher temperature in my terrarium
Posted 03 February 2012 - 20:50 PM
Posted 03 February 2012 - 21:03 PM
Heat pad's made for humans work great when placed under the aquarium. Usually you can find some with low, medium, and high settings.
Posted 03 February 2012 - 21:08 PM
Thanks for the fast answer. I wonder, if I can buy some special lightning bulbs to get higher temperatures?
Posted 03 February 2012 - 21:28 PM
You can buy ceramic heat emitters for reptiles that produce no light. These use a lot more energy than heat pads though, and if the lamp your using tips over can easily cause a fire.
Posted 03 February 2012 - 21:34 PM
You can keep a several cm of water in the bottom of your tank and place an aquarium heater in the water. I use this method in conjunction with a small heat mat to provide very humid lowland conditions in a large tank. This method provides sufficiently warm conditions for Neps such as bicalcarata, ampullaria and albomarginata, petiolaris complex Drosera and tropical annual Byblis.
Posted 03 February 2012 - 21:45 PM
I have an aquarium heater, I can try with it. Thank you.