Post by Rainforest Carnivores on Jun 29, 2006 10:36:32 GMT 7
Just to start a thread regarding the growing of this special nep. As seen in many of our wild explorer's pics, they grow in peculiar circumstances. Post your thoughts, ideas and methods you employ to grow these fascinating favorites!
Post by Rainforest Carnivores on Jun 29, 2006 11:38:05 GMT 7
I doubt they would survive freezing temperatures or even there are kinds that can withstand cold temps.
But some of the fascinating insights are from pictures of wild amps growing near water. I also now grow many of my amps on the wetter side and they just love it!
I am currently experimenting with mesh pots and placing a saucer at the bottom and filling it with bark, charcoal, peat, etc. and then planting them into the mesh pots only to allow water to collect at the very bottom of the pots. I will try to post some diagrams of how they are put together! But previous plants just growing in baskets with internal reservoirs are just great! I also have plants that sit in water at their root zone for a few days or more especially if it is raining.
I like ampul a lot but I think they may be freezed to death in winter here with lowest temp 2-3 degree celcius ..
They will. Don't risk it, Avery. Prepare an indoors tank with lights. I have a few naive Northern Taiwanese friends who thought stuffing their amps in a ziplock baggie or a tank (open or closed) and leaving them outside during winter (which is akin to winter in HK) would do the trick.
It didn't. Most of the amps died, very few survived, and none of those without serious cold damage.
I have been growing ampullaria in peat (collected from forest), clay and long sphagnum moss + perlite. Most of the time they seem fine. Due to unknown reason(s) there are some that don't perform well in Lfs, probably due to high water retention. Under this condition I changed to drier medium like add more perlite or clay + sand.
This does not apply to amp.only. Others that i came across are bicalcarata and northiana.
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