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Marc S.

my highland terrarium

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Hi,

here are some pictures of my highland terrarium.

I hope you like them... ;)

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Drosera roraime

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Heliamphora folliculata

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Heliamphora ionasii

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Heliamphora ionasii

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Nepenthes aristolochioides

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Nepenthes flava

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Nepenthes glabrata pitcher

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Nepenthes glabrata

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Nepenthes inermis

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Nepenthes macrophylla

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Nepenthes villosa

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Utricularia campbelliana

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Utricularia campbelliana on xaxim

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Brocchinia reducta

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Regards

Marc

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Nice plants and pictures. I especially like the compact nature of your Nepenthes aristolochioides.

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Very pretty. All plants looks nice, but that H. ionasii is just insane, what a beauty. Thanks for showing your set-up.

Regards,

Christer

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What a great set-up! An excellent range of plants and the ionasii is very impressive :tu:

Heather

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Hi Marc,

your terrarium is great, I liked heliamphora, drosera end bromeliads but don't use 'xaxim' ...

... this a bad thing for the forests (don't exist 'xaxim' reforestation :dry: , is not a 'green substratum').

Coco fiber is a good substitute :tu:

Good growing

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Hi,

thanks for all the nice comments!!

@Carlos: You are right, xaxim isn't a good substratum! But aren't there controled cultivations just to produce xaxim walls (or other forms) to protect wild populations (meaning the forests)?

The owner of the aquarium shop, where I bought this small wall, told me something like this, otherwise I wouldn't have bought it! :dry:

Switzerland is pretty strickt in things like that! (so it really shoudn't be collected in the wild..)

But it's good the remind people of what they have or buy for their terrariums, because many of them don't care where the things (including plants) come from or how they were produced, grown or what ever!

Coco fiber is good substitute, I agree! But I'm scared to use it for my U. campbelliana... :tu:

Kind Regards

Marc

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Hi Marcel,

I use the technique of a fridge to cool my terrarium, which is 80x50x50 cm in size; for the air circulation I use a pc-fana and a fooger (?) for the humidity.

winter: day 18-22°C/ night 6-14°C; summer: 20-26°C day/ 7-18°C night

Regards

Marc

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Amazing plants Marc. An a freaking awsome kick a** setup u got there. Very very very nice. :sun_bespectacled:

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Hi,

I use 6x 24W T5 tubes 840/865 in a ratio 1:1. During winter they get 12h of light plus a bit of sunlight (from the east) and during summer between 13-14h (and no sunlight).

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Well that explains the nice colouration, I have to invest sometime in T5 too. Now I have only T8 in an aquarium, that in the future will be the home of some Heliamphora.

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wow..nice set up and plants..i especially like the nep villosa..may i ask what system u used to water the plants?i think i saw a mister in one of ur pics but i'm not sure..overall,u have a very nice terrarium ans i longed to have one like urs..cheers

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Hi,

I use 6x 24W T5 tubes 840/865 in a ratio 1:1. During winter they get 12h of light plus a bit of sunlight (from the east) and during summer between 13-14h (and no sunlight).

Wow...that really seems enough! :-)

You have a really nice setup...and awesome looking plants!

In particular N.aristolochioides....

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Hi,

thanks again for the compliments!

@fairlady: The mister (Eheim Spray) I use to keep the xaxim wall wet (where the U. campbelliana is)! Otherwise it runs dry too fast...

It just mists for 1-2 sec. (in winter 2 times, in summer 3 times a day). The plants in pots I just water, when I mist the nearly dried sphagnum on the back wall.

@mrAlmond: The light also seems to be enough for my tuberous Drosera.... :sun_bespectacled:

Regards

Marc

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@Carlos: You are right, xaxim isn't a good substratum! But aren't there controled cultivations just to produce xaxim walls (or other forms) to protect wild populations (meaning the forests)?

The owner of the aquarium shop, where I bought this small wall, told me something like this, otherwise I wouldn't have bought it! :wink:

Switzerland is pretty strickt in things like that! (so it really shoudn't be collected in the wild..)

But it's good the remind people of what they have or buy for their terrariums, because many of them don't care where the things (including plants) come from or how they were produced, grown or what ever!

Coco fiber is good substitute, I agree! But I'm scared to use it for my U. campbelliana... :rolleyes:

Hi Marc, is a good notice! :thumbsup:

In Brazil I saw one sender with 'gren xaxim', 99% in the (dark) market is illegal. :happy:

nepenthes growers in Brasil use coco pots, related good results, I tested with sarracenia, good too but I prefer sphagnum moss.

My best regards.

Carlos.

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Guest Matthew

Marc, your plants and set up are fantastic. All of the nepenthes that you have are my favorites!! I cant believe you have all those -- macrophylla, villosa, inermis. I am having so much trouble growing the cooler species. My n. aristolochioides is slowly dying and i think its because my temps are too high -- i cant get it below 70 F at night... I just got a glabrata and now im really worried. My question to you is... how do you use a refridgerator system to cool your terrarium? I have been searching forever on this subject. I live in New York City in a small apt and it gets really hot in the summer! Plus i have 3 25W t5 lights and they get REALLY HOT - i wasnt expecting that... I have no cool basement or anything. Can you give me any advice on how to cool down my terrarium?

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Very impressive setup, Marc ~

However, I am thinking whether your nepenthes should have received a bit excessive light which makes them a bit red and dwarf than normal.

Sincerely, Avery

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