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  1. In november in uk I am not sure it will produce dew without artificial light. Come spring I am sure it will. Br Magnus
  2. I just had the plant for 6 weeks. So maybe the blooming was triggered by the conditions in transit? Anyway. It is in a seed tray with clear plastic lid. Like those ones sold for young seedlings. It sits in a few mm of water. So proboably high humidity and stagnant air. It is placed in my basement where this time of the year is 15-16 degrees. The old t5 aquarium light used proboably raise it a few degrees during the day. This is just a temporary setup as I am building a rack with 4 terrariums with better light right now. Today the flower looked like it was ready so I tried to s
  3. Hello I have done a few grow tanks before using reflective from my local hardware store. It allways comes with a sticky surface and is applied with water with a little soap in. This time I got real mylar foil. There are no sticky surface. So how do i attach it to glass for an even and smooth surface? Are there any recomended glue? Br Magnus
  4. Lucky you! In my country the polycarbonate are more expensive than glass. I use polycarbonate anyway. It is far superior in my climate because it hold the heat of the day longer into the night. The greenhouse is built primarily for food in summer and for overwintering less hardy plants in winter. My sarracenias is still seedlings and I dont have anything to compare yet. But I am quite sure it is beneficial to them. Br Magnus
  5. Maybe not for me to answer. But in uk something like 80% of the population is in 8. Most of the others in 7 except for very few in 6. If you are in 8, I am sure you can take advises from anyone in uk. I am in 7. So far I have only overwintered sarrs hybrid seedlings in unheated greenhouse. Which would correspond to 8. No problems. Br Magnus
  6. Thanks, yes lets hope. I realized looking at the photo, that there are one new leaf Since potted. That is promising. Do anyone know if jamesoniana can be self pollinated. And....how? Br Magnus
  7. In uk there are Jake Hobsons niwaki online. I just love theese tools. High quality, hand made tools to last a life time if handeled and maintained correctly. Obviously not at the lower side of the price range. Br Magnus
  8. I really didnt expect this to happen! Bought a small clump of this species some 4-6 weeks ago. By reputation really hard species. Now to my supprice it is in Bloom. Is it struggeling for its life after transit, or did I do something right?
  9. Do not feed until next summer. The New soil Most likelly have all it needs. Br Magnus
  10. Sounds like a reaction to a much heavier soil. For now there are not much growing going on before spring. I would keep it as dry as possible until spring. In much of europe the fall har been much wetter than normal. Is that the case where you are as well?
  11. Different tollerance for different species. Some difference in -12 degrees an hour in the middle of the night and -12 for a full week. Sarracenia purpurea is your best bet. Hardy in usda zone 2-9 and naturalized in Sweden to Stockholm level and in Norway as far north as Bergen. If purpurea makes it, you can try other less Hardy species and hybrids. Br Magnus
  12. Indeed doesnt sounds like spider mites then. Br Magnus
  13. What I do when i get spider mites is to get some predatory mites Phytoseiulus Persimilis to battle it. Very effecient but expensive. For one plant it might be a little too expensive, depending on how much you value your cactus. There might be some systemic treatment (poison) that can treat it. But I am very concerned to keep all my produce organic, so have no experience there. The first thing you need is to make sure it is spider mites so you dond treat it wrong. Try to identify by using loupe or microscope. Look for the netting and look for the red dots, if they are mowing an
  14. Spider mites are indeed redish in colour. If you are in the northern hemisphere the cactus should be in dormancy kept too cold for the spider mites to be active. How do you keep the cactus? Environment and care? Br Magnus
  15. Transfer? What does that means? Same as repot or as in move of location? Sorry about my bad English. In winter cactuses is best kept cold and bone dry. Yelowing or whitening is often signs of spider mites. Ongoing infection or former infection. Be Magnus