Post by sarracenialover on Dec 14, 2007 2:47:22 GMT
I'm not new to CPs, but I am new to aquatic types of CPs. I'm thinking about getting either aldrovandas or bladderworts (utricularia). I have a terrarium with a few nepenthes plants already growing inside it. What container size should i use? What other kinds of things and water should i use to make the environment? Also, since it is in a terrarium, what varieties don't require dormancy?
Aldrovanda = too much work. From my experience the whole tank needs cleaning every month or they die. As soon as you see any algae you have to drain it replace the media ect ect. U. gibba is a easy utric not much attention needed to grow it so I would recommend it.
I would advise against growing Aldrovanda in any terrariums or containers as it's extremely labor intensive, and ultimately, just another exercise in futility. They will either out grow your containers, or they will all die within a few months. Containers will only hold them for a few weeks at best.
The red forms are easier than the Japanese green forms, but can't tolerate a hard freeze.
Look through the images I've posted here in these threads to view how they grow in a natural pond setting. It's nearly impossible to emulate all the factors of natural pond environment in any artificial container.
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