Well, VFTs need dormancy so I personally wouldn't put them in a terrarium since you'll have to pull them out every year. What you're trying to do is to replicate their natural environment, so you wouldn't want to put highland nepenthes in the same terrarium as a tropical CP (correct me if I'm wrong)
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Post by edwardmelnyk on Feb 8, 2016 14:46:56 GMT -5
For sure! A few good species of the genus might be nepenthes sanguinea, nepenthes maxima, nepenthes ventricosa. The hybrid that I'm guessing you already have is nepenthes alata x ventricosa. An awesome, easy hybrid that will have massive pitchers is nepenthes Miranda.
My experience with terrariums has been a huge learning process. And I'm glad I started that way with my nepenthes from a young age. Granted my Sanguinea out grew my 55 gallon tank in a little over a year , it's one of those ants you can aclimate to grow in a window easily. As are some of the other ants Edward mentioned. Growing small neps in a terrarium allows a really controlled easy to access grow space at first. I reccommend finding a 55 gallon tank if you have the room. You can buy a 4 foot, 4bulb t8 ballast from Home Depot that sits perfectly on top. Depending where you're growing in the house you'll need to sort out a cooling or hearing method for seasons as temps climb and drop. But I grew in that for 2 years and just recently upgraded to a larger space.
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