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    My D. capensis is definitely growing new leaves and stuff, but even the new ones that are coming in are curling backwards and the old leaves are like.. in complete curly-q's. Is that normal? Any idea what might be causing it?

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    A picture maybe I think ive heard of this b4 does it look like this

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums....4d4.jpg

    If its curling over the prey this is normal!

    Next time try posting this in the Drosera page.

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    This used to happen to mine. Apparently, it was because it was about to flower. Lots of weird stuff happens to D. capensis before/ while they flower.

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    Sorry, my camera is pretty awful at taking close ups. (Or else I'm just camera-tarded)

    But no, there's no buggies and definitely no dew. The media is plenty wet.. maybe too wet? She's getting 15 hours a day from a "cool daylight" flourescent bulb (6500K and 1600 lumens?) Terrarium usually hangs out around 55 to 65% humidity. Typically 75 - 80 during the day. The only other thing I can think of is that it's getting too cold in there at night, the temperature in my bedroom dips down to 68ish when I'm sleeping.

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    Don't really need that much humidity. Can't tell from the pic what might be causing the problem. Temps are fine. Mine get cooler temps than that when I put them outside in the spring.
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    Congrats you have succeeded where i couldnt, controling the uncontrolable spread of a capensis. LOL.

    Mine did that for a while when it had small green bugs (pests) on the base. When I drowned them out by submerging it for 24 hours it eventually overgrew everything else in my terrarium and I couldnt control. The dew returned and it grew normally everywhere it found a place to grow.
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    Give it time and light. It will perk up.

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