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    P. esseriana Question

    So I've already looked at a few threads about this particular ping, but they didn't help very much. My question is as follows: I have a very small P. esseriana that I've had for a year and it refuses to grow any larger than the 1/4 inch that it has always been. Does anyone have any suggestions? Am keeping the soil too wet, (I use the tray method and let the tray dry out, but this is only once a week. Big tray.) should I let the soil dry out a little more between waterings? Any tips would be appreciated.
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    feed me is correct. i've lost pings due to starving them. now i know better. sprinkle pulverized flakes on them. they like it. be careful about getting food on the media though--that makes fungus.
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    Mine were stalling til I fed them a week ago and *boom* flowers!

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    my P. esseriana, is the smallest of all my pings at a little more than an 1/4 to 1/2", and seems to ba the slowest as well, maybe i need to feed it , i haven't feed any of my pings in months , how do you get the flakes on the tiny little leaves, and get good contact, it would seem it will just sit on the leaves unless you some how push it down into place on the leaf, which will be hard as my leaves are slightly curled .

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    Crush the fish food flakes to a fine size - sprinkle a little in the middle of a sheet of paper, fold it over and roll a bottle or something over the flakes. Sprinkle on the leaves and mist lightly. In my experience the glands on leaves will start secreting digestive juices and the flake bits settle in. Misting lightly makes the job easier.

    Many fish foods are made from blood worms or other insects so don't worry about getting some on the media. Joseph Clemens believes the bits of exoskeletion (chitin) encourages the growth of chitinase producing fungi. The chitinase will attack the exoskeltons of nematodes which are suspected as the cause of some Pinguicula ailments.
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    Ah, for me...I was ripping crickets apart to shove various legs and heads into small nep pitchers and I dragged their oozing bodies against the ping leaves before feeding the neps.


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    Thanks guys, it just so happens that I have the means to feed my pings here at home, I'll feed them in the morning.
    Nice information on the chitinase fungi, very interesting.
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