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  1. In the Phoenix area where I live its highs can reach up to 120's to even 130's during the summer season but in fall it lowers down considerably, at its lowest we fall into the 40's to 30's at nights and mornings. I already mist them the amount you recommended and I have them by a huge pool converted into a pond that houses dragonfly and mosquito larva and a backstrider community so I keep them close to the water. During monsoon season our humidity rises quite a bit and mosquito populations boom for a relatively short period but sadly that occurs when temperatures are inhospitable for any carnivorous plant excluding Drosophyllum. Also by soaking do you mean dousing the whole plant in water or watering the soil until wet? I usually tend to water them 3 times a week to avoid root rot. I grew them outside during spring (temperatures hit the low 90's at this time) and they actually did quite fine. I only misted them once a day, the only problem they had were the small lid syndrome but it would usually vary from time to time until I moved into a new house, then it was on every pitcher that grew. The only time I ever take them inside is when winter or summer comes as they tend to hit the extremes in temperature. Here's a picture of where they are positioned:
  2. Any way I can prevent it? Also, in my house the humidity is usually 30-50%, it had been 40% for the past 4 months, is that not enough?
  3. weedisgood

    How Long ?

    From my experience of growing two ventrata's their pitchers tend to last for a couple months until they decide to dry up. It usually depends on how much you feed them and what condition they are in.
  4. For some reason the lip leaves have continuously been browning on the pitchers leaves making some mutilated looking pitchers. Even when put in area's where there is no direct sunlight this phenomenon still persists. I have moved them outside since I live in AZ and the temperature is starting to cool down to usual nep temperature ranges. My nepenthes grow pitchers just fine outside before summer hits so they should be good until winter. I assume the lack of airflow within my house causes this strange wilting but as far as I know I am not fully sure. Also one of my nepenthes pitchers have all gone soft and began drying at the top, this happened a week ago before I even relocated it outside, the day before it began drying out it was completely healthy and fine. Is this the cause of root rot? The plant overall looks fine and is still growing new pitchers but every other developed pitcher leaf is just weak and soft. It's the nepenthes that has ants littered all around it, surprisingly it still attracts and eats more ants than my older and more developed nep. I have kept both my plants out for 3 days now and they are adapting fine since the temps are somewhat similar inside my house as it is outside at this moment of time, the only difference is probably the humidity but I have my neps by a huge body of water, so hopefully that helps; other than that I mist them throughout the day.
  5. Yeah for some reason sulfuric acid helps with germination.
  6. Same reason some people use Sulfuric acid. Like I said I'm just testing some methods out.
  7. So these little hairs have been on the seed for like the past couple weeks. I tested how quick two seeds would germinate if soaked with Muriatic Acid (diluted with water ofc). One scarified, the other left alone, I also surrounded both seeds in a plastic bag to help keep the moisture locked in. After a week or two, the scarified seed produced these hairs and never really sprouted, it just stayed like this (be aware I planted these around a month ago). I trashed the seed today but I wanted some feedback on this from any experienced Droso growers. I'm currently trying to see if the other seed will sprout with out the plastic bag as it seemed to promote algae growth for some reason.