I sent some starter plants to a newbie and was asking how they were doing. I was told that one of the sundews was producing a new leaf, but there wasn't any dew on it. He wanted to increase the humidity to augment dew production and of course I parroted what most of us know about having adequate lighting and that the dew wasn't water, like one sees on their grass in the morning.
I'm sure that water is one component of CP dew, but what exactly is dew comprised of? And what is the mucilageonous substance that butterworts produce? What chemical compounds are identified?