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    Too late.... the white stuff at the base of the Ping spread today and the plant simply fell apart. I got some leaves without the white stuff but their bases are brownish and somewhat slimy. I've put these on chopped LFS, hopefully they'll grow, tho I'm not hopeful.

    I seriously think it's the heavy rains which caused the Ping to die. It was in a very deep bowl and when I found it in its semi-decomposed form yesterday, the bowl was almost full, just mere millimetres away from the top of the pot.

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    Sorry to hear about the demise of the Ping. Lets hope that the leaves will have more plantlets later. Perhaps you can cut off the brown rotting stuff to prevent it from spreading to the healthy parts of the leaf. I think all of us must be very careful about fungus growth these few days as it has been raining very heavily in Singapore.

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    Fungus growth on my sundews wouldn't bother me greatly, since they're dying anyway, but I'd go berserk if I lost my neps.

    Any precautionary measures I can take? If fungus strikes the neps, what can I do about it?

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    Use Captan!

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    Yes, fungal attacks are very devastating! I lost my Ping in a little over 2 days, assuming that the heavy storms on Sun morning did the damage and set the fungus in motion.

    Are Neps as susceptible to fungus? I've some in the shade, with relatively poorer air circulation. I've a N.ampullaria which I'm particularly worried abt. The LFS in its pot has turned slimy-green, and many of its pitchers are browning. There ARE some growth points but I'm not sure if they're actually growing anymore. The prob is that the pitchers have clumped together and so I'd imagine that the environment underneath this clump of pitchers would be particularly attractive to fungus and whatever CP eaters there are.

    What are the signs I should look out for? Except of cos for the leaves falling apart by themselves, like my Ping. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    By using fungicides as a preventive measure (as opposed to killing fungus already present), would this harm the plant itself?

    And another way of preventing loss of plants? Propagate them as much as u can! I've about 8 sprouted leaf cuttings of my D.intermedia, so that's one plant I don't have to worry excessively about losing. My VFTs have some cuttings as well, but the traps have since rotted away and yet there's no new growth.

    Speaking of which, my D.intermedia is flowering like crazy (5 flower stalks in various stages of formation, and I suspect about 3 more -- if those curly stalks emerging at the base turn out to bear flowers as well), so if anyone from S'pore would like some seeds, I'd be happy to send u some if there are any extra (and there should be&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]. Just PM me your address and I'll take care of it. IF... IF the heavy rains don't wreck the flowering intentions of the sundew and kill it or somethg like that.

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    I use Captan at half strength and have not noticed any peculiar problems with my CPs yet.

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    All right, I've repotted the capensis into new soil and new pots. I split up the individual plants into 2s and 3s cos their roots were all entangled. Will update if the plants improve [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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