Tortoise_Girl

Acclimating after shipping? Sibuyanensis × Globosa BE-3940

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So I went and ordered myself another bareroot nepenthes sabuyanensis clone online. I was hoping for some better advice on acclimating it before/during/after repotting.... ( ???)

I read about leaving plants that traveled through the mail inside plastic bags for a few days to adjust humidity levels. Then, leaving the top open for a while ....  I wouldn't mind acclimating this plant a little nicer than my last one. 

Any links, or advice for a noob?

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Yes, you’ve said the true... it is important to start with a very high humidity (also 100%) and then to riduce it very gradually, making some holes (about 0,5 cm of diameter, every day one or two. After about 10/15 days you can remove the plastic bag..

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Oh thank you so much! Would a mini greenhouse work? Am I trying to quarantine the new clone, or adjust it to new humidity levels? Both???

I'm used to worrying about stuff like a quarantine encloser for tortoises... I keep thinking that I need a sealed container for the thing. No? Just put a bag over the top?

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All works;-) I put on the pots the upper part of a plastic bottle closed, and than I gradually remove it... so you can do as you prefer;-) better if it is a hibryd, it is more vigorous;-)

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So my new baby arrived in the mail today. The soda bottle suggestion seems convenient for now. I'll get my humidity domes delivered in a couple of days so no worries!

I went ahead and added some water to the 2 little open pitchers. Also 2 little budding pitchers forming. Would love it if I can keep this one from aborting all pitcher growth.

Sigh.... I must have really done a number on my last nepenthes clone I had shipped. I didnt have a clue at the time..... oh well. ;)

 

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It was hard to get a good pic with the bottle in the shot! Every time I go on vacation I end up with a bunch of hand made glass beads for my art box. So some of them get glued to my ghetto training stakes. I like the skulls. Hopefully they keep the bottle cloche from falling over.

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Used my "bug vacuum" to capture her some fruit flies/ gnats for dinner.  I made sure the two open pitchers got a couple each. My last nepenthes,  I didnt even fill up the pitchers it had arrived with until they were already browning. I wanted it to acclimate to my room.... oh well.... 

By the way if you get a bug vacuum; this brand has lasted me more than 3 years now. Recommend! I dont know about some of the other brands out there though.(  https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/products/science/life-science/catch-release-bug-vacuum/p/LM417/  )

Just stick the little cell in the freezer to slow down the bugs metabolism so that they cannot fly away if you want them alive and squirming. A little more time if you want them dead before adding them to a pitcher! Convenient. 

 

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