That's quite an extensive list. I thought I'd point out a mistake though, your supplier for the red Aldrovanda is Frankie Obregon. You probably got the plants from the same listing I did, though I'm pretty sure mine are officially dead now. They simply would not grow, and never formed turions, but hung on for months. Even the Utricularia gibba that came with it doesn't want to grow though it still appears to be alive.
Thanks for the input, gang! Not going to lie, cataloguing the collection was way more fun than data collection should be. Regardless, my wife had input, too. She's far more Excel savvy than me and is going to help me create a Google form to automatically input new arrivals. #teamplayer
Sorry to hear about your red water wheels! Mine are still going on strong. I divided my loot from Frankie into four or five different cultures. I can see the plants in at least three of them. I wonder what happened with yours? If it helps, check out this write up on Aldro care that I composed for Terraforums.
I actually read through that guide several times when putting it together. Unfortunately due to the time of year, the only companion plant I could find for sale was some water clover along with the U. gibba and dwarf cattail the Aldrovanda came with. I also didn't have time to set up the tank beforehand, though it's had plenty of time to reach a balance by now.
For now I think I'll see about getting that U. gibba growing and try Aldrovanda another time. I did not do well with the more difficult CPs last year.
Definitely don't loose hope, my friend! They are a fickle monster sometimes. I'd say -- and this is just a guess here -- the young age of your culture probably doomed your plants. I have seen it happen myself. If you let a culture age and develop an ecosystem the water wheels respond with vigorous growth. If the system is even margianally unstable it will probably cause some problems.
kayota: how have I only just discovered this forum when I've been raising CPs for 15 years? I'm just getting back into it after accidentally leaving my plants with a crappy roommate and being unable to get them back
Jul 10, 2019 14:44:03 GMT -5
kayota: So all I have rn is S. oreophila but I saw a lovely leucophylla from a local grower at a garden center the other day so I'm gonna pick that up when I can
Jul 10, 2019 14:44:41 GMT -5
summit: Hey guys, I'm about to sow some seeds and I was curious to know what everyone thinks 'too hot' for Sarracenia seeds would be? Having them in the dome bumps up the temps a bit.
Oct 2, 2019 13:36:15 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: summit I’ve been fine at a constant 95° F under the dome. Once the tiny seedlings have two pitchers I remove the dome and temps go down.
Oct 5, 2019 20:28:05 GMT -5
summit: @dirtydivisions Thanks for that! I'm sitting around 87-88F with the dome fully sealed but I wasn't doing that and sacrificing humidity to keep it cooler but I'll go ahead and close it down now!
Oct 7, 2019 14:10:11 GMT -5
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Skirt: Sarracenia can grow in Miami, right?
Feb 12, 2020 0:35:25 GMT -5
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