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  1. My male campanulata made a flower in autumn/winter and has since never decided to actually open any of the flowers. Has anyone had this happen to them before? I'm strongly considering cutting the flower off, but I'm kind of hoping that they will still open.
  2. Does it really grow in the same conditions as sibuyanensis? Might need to consider getting me some argentii then as my sibuyanensis just grows on my windowsill, flowered two years ago and consistently pitchers like crazy.
  3. So far for me, lowii hybrids have proven to be very tolerant in their growing conditions. I haven't tried pure lowii on a windowsill however a part from seedlings but they are in miniature growing boxes so humidity for them was high. The lowii hybrids I currently have growing on a windowsill are N. briggsiana N. lowii x truncata N. lowii x campanulata N. trusmadiensis x burbidgeae
  4. Not sure what your definition of small is, but lowii gets huge over time. What temperatures do you normally get during the day?
  5. If this is indeed crown rot, cut of the top dead parts and leave the surviving leaves on the plant. Treat with a fungicide and improve the conditions. If the plant has some reserves it will produce an offshoot lower on the stem.
  6. I have a male campanulata which flowered in autumn 2017. Maybe it'll make another flower this year.
  7. How are you tadpoles doing? Have they become frogs already? Mine are out of the water for two months now and, as they believe they are now toxic, are becoming much more visible and bold. I'll snap a few pictures in the next few days when I see them.
  8. I've had one for over a year now. It's a fast grower and does well in intermediate to highland conditions. I grow mine on a windowsill. Unfortunately mine got burned rather badly this summer during a heat wave. We opened the windows but the plants were not accustomed to direct light (with UV). It's recovering well now but had a setback.
  9. They are now in their home for the next 4+ months. All three have become fat healthy frogs. They're very shy for the moment, but this will get better as they grow a bit bigger. Surprisingly their pattern is still slowly changing and, according to some froggers I know, will keep changing until they are 6 months old. Manders, how are your tadpoles doing?
  10. An update: All the tadpoles of my first batch are going through the morphing process.
  11. I worked as a molecular biologist at the entomological department of two musea for a year and am currently doing a PhD at the University of Antwerp in soil microbiology.
  12. It's Quercus robur, but the leaf has been in there with the developing tadpole from the beginning of july, so it has turned black by now.
  13. One of the tadpoles from the first batch just popped out the front legs. So this guy is what came out of the eggs on the photographs on page 1.
  14. Nice, just make sure your frogs aren't depleting their nutrients too quickly by laying that many eggs. I feed my tadpoles fish food and frozen bits of vegetables.
  15. Hi Manders, They are Dendrobates auratus (highland bronze). I keep them in a terrarium together with some of my highland Nepenthes. It seemed like an ideal way to combine hobbies :) Do you have some pictures of your frogs? Here is the father of the eggs sitting on a young eddy And the mother on her favourite bromeliad They don't mind the pitcher plants (or the cold at night). Only interaction I've seen so far is that they steal the occasional prey out of shallow pitchers (like jamban). I've got two more egg clutches developing right now and the first tadpole
  16. Are you keeping them together with carnivorous plants? I also have poison dart frogs and have made a photo series documenting the egg development of my first batch in detail. The eggs were laid beginning of july and the tadpoles are now developing legs. Sorry to hijack the post manders ;) 2-3 hours after fertilisation, 8-cell stadium: One egg already a bit further in early morula stadium, the cell in the middle is busy dividing 12-13 hours after fertilisation, blastula stadium: 2 days old, early gastrulation: 2,5 days old, gastrulation with yolk
  17. Something that also helps against fungus in general is to place a tube containing some thymol crystals in there. When thymol is placed in a saturated environment it kills airborne spores of fungi and slows the growth of fungi by altering the hyphal walls. It also gives a pleasant herbal scent to the environment ;)
  18. I use Akerne's Rain Mix for orchids and have found it to be very good both for the plants and for sphagnum. It seems to give the sphagnum a real boost as it really starts to boom after a fertilisation.
  19. I've got rubricorpora and cuprea, but I can only select one on the poll
  20. Update: I had to trim back the moss, as it was growing a bit to fast, but so far the heli seems to enjoy it's current placement.
  21. I refreshed the page and it now says the same here
  22. That's weird, I got mine last fall when it became available again. And if I check the wistuba website it currently says "available after our winter break"
  23. If you can grow burbidgeae you should be able to grow edwardsiana. I've noticed that the small nepenthes in my terrarium catch a lot of springtails. The springtails themselves feed on decaying plant matter so they pose no threat, but they do make good snacks for hungry little plants. I've never bothered to cut off the lid to feed them. Mine (still very small) grows in a mixture of sphagnum, perlite and seramis and is doing great so far. edit: I do spray it occasionally with diluted orchid fertilizer
  24. Dunno if anyone has tried this before, but I recently started growing my young H. pulchella like an epiphyte on the side of another pot. Since then, it has responded with better coloration as its now closer to the light and has started putting out more mature pitchers. The pot is hung into a basket which is lined with live Sphagnum moss which is thriving. Therefore I'm hoping that it will provide enough room for the roots of the pulchella to keep on growing. Anyway, here are a few photographs:
  25. I have a ventricosa alba that's male