couple of thoes large chest freezers like the super markets have or even thoes fridges you get bottles of coke from with the lights in the side would be excellent! ...........are you doing going into buisness? that would be good if you did see some of thoes rarer plants *cough edwardsiana,klossii cough cough*out there
No fridge or freezer would ever be big enough. I need metres and metres of bench space, so only a greenhouse will suffice.
And no, I'm not going into business (there's no money to be made from it), I run my own private conservation programme. I receive a lot of seed from friends who are based in, or travel regularly to, Borneo, Sumatra and Sulawesi. The aim is to have genetic material from specific populations in threatened habitats, so that if there's ever a chance of repopulating a site that has been cleared, I can assist. The seed I get must have very precise location information, preferably GPS coordinates and altitude. Several of the people who give me seed run their own Nepenthes businesses, so I am given the seed strictly on condition that I never sell or give away any of the plants I raise from those collections. However, the same seed lines will be available commercially from the relevant nurseries when they're big enough to sell.
Thanks guys, I have taken your advice and covered my shadehouse in the clear corrugated laserlite. It has made so much difference to the plants. This time last year everything had already stopped growing. Most plants now are still gowing new leaves and some are still developing new pitchers. The humidity is staying higher without the use of artifical means. I'm now looking forward to spring but will have to work out some shadecloth protection before the summer hits.
thatoneplantboi: Hey guys, I'm new to growing nepenthes, I'm getting a mini indoor greenhouse to grow them in. What kind of light should I use for them? Also, if you could provide a link to a product, it would be very much appreciated
Oct 5, 2017 10:16:29 GMT 7
borneo: Yes, they work superbly. But you don't need expensive lights, cheap ones work well too.
Sept 2, 2018 14:34:57 GMT 7
mylesg: i havent checked in here for a while, why does it seem all the CP forums have lost their once strong activity? the trade/sale section used to be so active and now its a ghost town. where is everybody hanging out these days for a strong online CP community?
Dec 9, 2018 3:15:01 GMT 7
mylesg: Happy holidays to everyone out there!
Dec 26, 2018 0:23:13 GMT 7
lance: Everyone left the forums and moved to facebook groups.
Oct 2, 2019 12:09:05 GMT 7
mylesg: yes, facebook groups will never have same feel as this place once did
Nov 3, 2019 8:34:22 GMT 7
etiennecancio: perhaps we can try to revitalize the old forums? i always found them to be much more convenient than facebook groups at least hah
Nov 4, 2019 17:01:25 GMT 7
mylesg: i refuse to abandon this place, i am posting in my grow thread with many photos and always there to answer any questions just built new grow room and tons of pitcher shots!
Nov 6, 2019 21:17:59 GMT 7
vidyut: hey mylesg. glad to hear that. Love this forum. Facebook can't organize knowledge like this. Will participate as much as I can.
Nov 25, 2019 5:37:09 GMT 7
vidyut: Photobucket has ruined this place and many other forum archives with years and years of photos worth referencing now blurred. Priceless information hostage to services once free, begging for adoption, arbitrarily monetized.
Nov 25, 2019 16:28:58 GMT 7
bonfield: This forum is almost at 13K total threads, I can't wait to read the topic that pushes it past the mark!
Dec 3, 2019 8:27:58 GMT 7
arvin555: I do not like FB forums because it is difficult to read back Archives. Let us keep this forum alive!
Dec 9, 2019 11:14:09 GMT 7