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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. :laugh:

  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. 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.

  5. On 14-10-2017 at 3:04 PM, manders said:

    Way ahead of mine.  Im thinking mine are kept a bit cooler than most folks keep them, but hasnt been a problem, they grow fast, but will be a few weeks before theyre at that stage.

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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 of those hatched yesterday. I am wondering if the tadpoles would survive in the pitchers but don't want to take the risk of killing them by throwing them in.

    What are you feeding your tadpoles?


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  9. Are you keeping them together with carnivorous plants?


    On 29-8-2017 at 0:11 AM, picol said:

    Do you know that now almost everyone is interested in every development? Me in head obviously.

    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 plug visible on the underside:

    3 days old, end of gastrulation, formation of the primitive streak and primitive node:

    4 days old, neurulation with formation of the neural groove:

    6 days old, formation of the gills:

    7 days old:

    10 days old, lots of movement:

    They hatched at 15 days old

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  10. Really ? Wistuba website says that edwardsiana is "not available in the coming months" and it's been that way for the best part of a year. I think an edwardsiana restock would make front page news on Wistuba, but nothing new that i can see. Or was it personal contact ?


    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"

  11. 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

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  12. 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:





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  13. I think i read in one of charles clarkes books the split is typically 50%. maybe we have learnt more since then?

    i have several seed grown boschianas and so far they have all been male... :(

    Both my ventricosa clones turned out to be female, if anyone has a male clone and wants to swap cuttings...


    I have a ventricosa alba that's male :P