News from my highland terrarium


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Here some updates of some Nepenthes pitchers... Nepenthes macrophylla, which made slightly smaller pitchers after changing the lights to LED... Nepenthes hurreliana made an upper pitcher, which

Hydnophytum spec. Doorman 's Top Some nice Utricularia... U. quelchii flowered the first time for me with 8 flower stalks in total U. jamesoniana is still alive on the bark after 3 years bu

Hi there, here are some pictures of this year - hope you enjoy them as much as I do!? first some Nepenthes N. macrophylla Clone 5 made a 20cm pitcher Later this year N. lowii still much

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both highland terrariums don't get any daylight! For my Nepenthes terrarium I use a 120W LED panel (before 3x 70W HCI), as I mentioned already lately, and for my Heliamphora I just installed a 150W LED panel (before 4x 54W T5 tubes)... ;-)

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Marc

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Some more news...

My crowded Tepui Drosera pot with 5 different roraime loactions, 2 loactions of hirticalyx, kaieteurensis, solaris, meristocaulis and spec. Duida...

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The colouration of my Nepenthes is quite good under the LED light...11386847004_fbb6658c06_o.jpg

Nepenthes hamiguitanensis

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Nepenthes villosa is doing well after repotting!

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The first flower of 4 is open and I'm quite excited to see this species flowering in my collection!!! smile.png

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Hi Vince,

thanks, the first two years i grew it in my highland terrarium under a dropping nozzle and now it's in a tray next to my terrarium under T5 tubes! I don't grow it much different to my other tuberous Drosera - I may water it a bit more from above and keep it in lower pots...

The substrate is a quite sandy mix... there is not more than 50% peat (rather lower amount) and the rest is fine and coarse (~2-3mm) sand, but just fine sand seems to work as well!

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Marc

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Here some updates of some Nepenthes pitchers...

Nepenthes macrophylla, which made slightly smaller pitchers after changing the lights to LED...

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Nepenthes hurreliana made an upper pitcher, which I missed...

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...the new one seems to be more intermediate again!12071929906_499e45834e_o.jpg

Nepenthes ceciliae is also growing very well under my conditions which are quite cold at the moment (for 4-5 month below 20°C).

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Marc

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I've always admired your tank Marc. Love your macro and hurrelliana. Thanks for sharing. I am just experimenting with some LED in my tank as well and the results look promising. Although it cost an arm and a leg to get it to the optimum level of light.

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Big thanks to both of you! The panel in your link looks good. Mine has UV (380-400nm) and warm white (2800K) leds, which your panel is lacking, but yours has two additional (410nm & 500nm) wavelength. I would trust my panel more than yours, because it's covering more "unknown" wavelength and in adding pure green LED (500nm) I don't see much sense, except turning the overall reddish light into a more comfortable one for our eyes...

Also the ratio of the different wavelength is important! I just heard from the results with the LED strips where better results were achieved when using IR and UV spectra compared to the same strip without...

That's all I can say - at the end you have to try out otherwise you will never now, because most of the experiences are just beeing carried out at the moment.

For my panel I have the feeling that its very good for Nepenthes species from Sumatra but the ones from Borneo don't like it as much as the others...

... but this impression might change!

Cheers

Marc

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Marc,

I think you're right about the UV, since most of our plants don't experience any real sun light (my plants are also located in our basement, as dictated by my girlfriend...). but I have yet to find LED panels with UV-diodes and with an interesting wavelength distribution.

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Hi,

here are some updates from my plants... ;-)

Heliamphora minor var. pilosa 'giant' Auyan Tepui

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Nepenthes talangensis (seedgrown)

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Intermediate pitcher of Nepenthes hurreliana

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My biggest pitcher on Nepenthes macrophylla... (I'll have to get the plant out on the weekend for a nicer picture of it)

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Cheers

Marc

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Hi,

some news from my highland terrarium...

 

Left side of my Heliamphora terrarium

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Heliamphora neblinae 'mysterious giant'

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Heliamphora minor var. pilosa Auyan Tepui 'less hairy outside'

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Heliamphora minor var. pilosa Auyan Tepui 'giant'

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Heliamphora exappendiculata 'giant bubble'

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Utricularia campbelliana Wei Tepui with two flowers

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Utricularia reniformis

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Nepenthes jacquelinae

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Nepenthes glabrata with a nice upper pitcher

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My biggest pitcher of Nepenthes macrophylla is colouring nicely under LED...

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Cheers

Marc

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