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Ruben Resendiz

Another Ping-Wall, mini Replica from Fernando's CP wall

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Hi to all :thumbsup:

I decided to make a Ping-Wall in mini version, from the two originals Fernando Rivadavia and California Carnivores, Cause I don't have so much space in my graden and I don't have a greenhouse I decide to make small, This was done on May 10

I use the same standard eggcrate light diffuser, with 24 in x 48 in but I divided in three equal parts so I have a Wall with 24 in X 16 in, and I join these three parts with Locking Plastic Strip.

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_DSC1970.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr

You can see that I put a pipe to irrigate the panel from above if necessary, set holes every 1 inches for dripping water.

Well the first step spread sphagnum over the eggcrate

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_DSC1981.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr

Then tie the sphagnum with a steel mesh because I can't find bird nettin, again using Plastic Strips.

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_DSC1982.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr

Now fill the holes with Ping mix

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_DSC1987.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr

And finally put sphagnum on the other side of the wall, and tie around with fishing line, 0.8mm

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_DSC1991.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr

And this is the final product, a mini version of Ping-Wall

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_DSC1999.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr

This type of Ping-Wall, because is small you can hang wherever you want, and move from position north or south side face, you can use the two sides of the wall for growing plants

Mainly I want to see how they grow in this wall is Pinguicula moctezumae, maybe other Pings but I don't have much plants to put in there, so I start with some seedlings.

So I start with these

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_DSC2002.jpg por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr

Thanks so much :thank_you2::thanks:

Tomorrow I post the advancement of some plants.

Edited by Ruben Resendiz
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update (30 - May)

These are updated photos and progress of some of them :laugh2:,

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Pingwall1 por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr

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Pingwall7 por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr

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Pingwall3 por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr

and some leaves start to produce offshoots

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Pingwall4 por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr

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Pingwall5 por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr

I hope in a few months to have a nice Pinguiculas collection there.

:thank_you2:

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Congratulations Ruben, I really like some of your inovations like the water pipe, the fact that the wall is hanging, the steel mesh.

Did you only use the steel mesh on the backside or both sides? I'm not sure I'm seeing fishing line and/or steel mesh on the front side.

I also will be very curious to see how this wall progresses, so please keep us posted!

Good luck!

Fernando

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I'm enjoying seeing these topics of Carnivorous Walls appear here once another forum, no doubt the idea of ​​doing Rivadavia many supporters, which only favors the advancement of the hobby among the members of this community.

Ruben, i would like to thank you for showing us their Carnivorous Wall and therefore only for me to wish you all the luck in the completion of this project.

Best regards,

Rodrigo

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Nice setup! Keep us informed about its evolution.

thanks so much Aymeric, I hope to evolve well.

Congratulations Ruben, I really like some of your inovations like the water pipe, the fact that the wall is hanging, the steel mesh.

Did you only use the steel mesh on the backside or both sides? I'm not sure I'm seeing fishing line and/or steel mesh on the front side.

I also will be very curious to see how this wall progresses, so please keep us posted!

Good luck!

Fernando

thank so much Fernando, inspiring your Ping-Wall to create another one hehe, I only use steel mesh in one side, cause I dont want to have oxide in the plants, but I use the fishing line in both sides, with using the Steel mesh I can built the entire wall in about 4 hrs.

I'm enjoying seeing these topics of Carnivorous Walls appear here once another forum, no doubt the idea of ​​doing Rivadavia many supporters, which only favors the advancement of the hobby among the members of this community.

Ruben, i would like to thank you for showing us their Carnivorous Wall and therefore only for me to wish you all the luck in the completion of this project.

Best regards,

Rodrigo

Rodrigo thanks so much for your kind word, hopefully this project grow very well with so many Pinguiculas =).

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So, any update on this wall ?

 

I'm looking forward to build one but would like some insight before. 

 

Usually, pings need a drier winter period, is it problematic with this kind of wall ?

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So, any update on this wall ?

 

I'm looking forward to build one but would like some insight before. 

 

Usually, pings need a drier winter period, is it problematic with this kind of wall ?

 

Hi Shoggoths

      

       Well in my Ping wall usually have two sections the lower where the water tend to flow is more wet like the upper seccion where is more dry (this is the same as Fernando's Ping wall), for the plants who need more dry side I put this in the upper secction like P.rotundiflora, P.esseriana, P.agnata, but in the lower section I put more wet plants like P.primuliflora, P.emarginata and some utric sandersonii, when you need to give a rest period to your Pings only you need to water less the entire wall, but at least for know the wall became very dry very quickly about every two or three days I need to wet again the entire wall so the plants who require more dry side is not a problem they produce very well the winter bulb, my Pings who I grow in pots tent to rot very quickly if I put more water and usually I water every 10 -15 days in the rest perior but in the Ping Wall this is not a problem vecause the wall became dry very quickly, and for now I lost only two plants by brown heart desease.

 

    Thanks to remind me to post new pictures of my Ping wall.

 

Update

This is a picture of May2013

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This is in September 2013
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Ping wall 3 por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr
 
And these two other are from a few days.
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Ping Wall 1 por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr
 
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Ping Wall 2 por Pinguicula_RR, en Flickr

 

 

The plants I have there are:

     P. moctezumae (about a 20 plants), P.primuliflora, P.esseriana, P.rotundiflora, P.zecheri, P.gigantea, P.emarginata, P.moranensis,P.jaumavensis x moctezumae, P.ibarrae x moranensis, P.agnata x moctezumae, P agnata, U.sandersonii, Two orchids in the upper side and one bromeliad

 

Best Regards

RR

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Hi Ruben,

 

what a progress, that´s a really good looking wall, congratulations.

Perhaps i should also try such a setup.

 

Do you use both sides of the wall as you mentioned it last year?

 

Best regards,

Daniel

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Guest paul y

I want one!! seriously though is any one selling all in kits minus the moss??  you know for the sake of "I have young kids and work and a house to keep and im pulling 70hr a week now and I could really do with just buying one out of convenience!"

regards paul

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Hi Ruben,
Any news about this great Pinguicula wall? I think this is a brilliant set-up.

 

And by the way, what is your "ping mix" you are using between the 2 layers of sphagnum?

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