Today was spring cleaning in the nano vivarium. I took the whole thing apart, cleaned out the watering system and polished the tube. To do that I had to lift out the whole EpiWeb wall/branch assembly which gave me a good opportunity to go over and inspect each plant since that is really hard to do when it is inside the tube. I was pleased to find that several plans had started to attach themselves to the EpiWeb and I could remove some of the unsightly support sticks and wire.
It was especially nice to see the two Masdevallias, guttulata and tuerckheimii doing so well after the fungus trouble a few months back. Both have grown several new leaves and are looking really good now.
I also decided to move a few plants out to the warm vivarium instead since they are a bit too big for the nano, aesthetically. Gastrochilus calceolaris and Masdevallia guttulata got to move (I had already moved the Ascocentropsis pusilla last weekend). I also rigged up a little shelf out of EpiWeb for a little venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) to help the Drosera capensis keep after the fruit flies who unfortunately also like the humid warm conditions in the nano… It was a big job, but it was well worth it.