mark funnell

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About mark funnell

  • Birthday 03/26/1986

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    Downhill mountain biking, bmx flatland and of course carnivorous plants.

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  1. mark funnell

    Highland setup

    I use a brand called hygrotherm. Control's day and night temps. Ive had it replaced about 3 times due to the internal switching getting stuck on, so basically my fogger control on the unit gets stuck on and keeps flooding the tank till i tap the switching unit to free it.
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    Highland setup

    Only the chiller cooling the radiator is all i need. My tank is 90x60x45. Works very well with a controller to tell it when to turn on and off.
  3. mark funnell

    Highland setup

    Hi. I use chiller using one sump pump and a 3 fan radiator. My sump itself is very small, but the radiator is very deep, so that helps within the tank. I can get my tank down to 12c in a few hours. My Terrarium is also open topped to so you shouldn't have a problem reaching the temp you require.
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    Carnivores in the backyard

    Really amazing to have such a great selection of plants in such a close proximity to your house. Would love that myself.
  5. mark funnell

    Carnivores in the backyard

    Thanks for the great pictures.! Always wanted to go to Australia to see them. Did you have to go far to find them?
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    Sickly Drosera

    Cant see the pics. Mine are potted up in peat-perlite mix and do just fine.
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    Filiformis not doing well....

    Like it down your way. Not so scenic down here in brighton. With your filiformis, I would keep it just damp now, no standing water. When the temperature start to drop further pop it back in the greenhouse for protection. Mine have to live outside, my filiformis survived last winter out there no probs.
  8. mark funnell

    Filiformis not doing well....

    Like it down your way. Not so scenic down here in brighton. With your filiformis, I would keep it just damp now, no standing water. When the temperature start to drop further pop it back in the greenhouse for protection. Mine have to live outside, my filiformis survived last winter out there no probs.
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    Filiformis not doing well....

    Hi, are you in the UK? All of my temperate sundews have pretty much formed a hibernacula. Apart from the beleziana at the mo. They live permanently in the elements outside. Had quite a few chilly days here this September so they went to bed early.
  10. mark funnell

    Ptaah's Heliamphora collection

    WOW. Really great examples of these wonderful plants. They look so happy in your conditions! Thanks for sharing Maciej. look forward to seeing the next sales list!!
  11. mark funnell

    queensland sundew

    Been growing Prolifera since winter last year. My conditions in the shed are not ideal in for them especially that temps can reach up to 38c sometimes when it's been a heat wave over here in the UK. To keep mine alive I have a high water level like half way up the pot to help with humidity. No domes for these ones, they seem pretty tough considering my neglect. Sorry for your loss.
  12. mark funnell

    Grumpy Graomogolensis

    Hi David. I also was at the conference and bought the same plant. Hate to give bad news but im sure yours will end up like mine.... I had been growing in the same conditions like yours also. Looking at your pictures mine looked just the same. For about a month it looked like it had settled down with a big cluster of new leaves unfurling but only a few weeks ago it finally died. I even took a few leaf cuttings but as they never had any dew on them they never did strike. This little dude seemed doomed from the start. Hope yours pulls through but being this long seems unlikely. Good luck!!
  13. mark funnell

    My plants

    Great plants and pictures there gringo! They look very healthy. I'm currently trying to grow drosera solaris. They are in 50/50 peat sand mix. Trying to work out why this species doesn't want to establish in my conditions. my roraimae look just like yours. i keep my solaris right next to them. I cant work out whats going wrong. Is very odd. Cheers
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    Tepui drosera

    Thanks for the info. Would buy some but its quite expensive with the postage on top which ive just found out. Buying small amounts of the sphag is not really ideal cost wise. Think i'll stick to my peat/sand mix for the time being then see how it goes. Hopefully the solaris will take off as my roraimae has in my mix. Cheers tho matt