Ok so i ordered a Dentate trap from flytrapshop and it came in on saturday (yesterday) In pretty sad shape. All of the plants leaves were drooping and i went to feed it later that day (as i noticed all of its traps were open and i wasnt sure when it was last fed) And its trap closed very slowly. I know this is probably due to shock but here comes the real problem. There was a dark red/black fungus growing on the rhizome. I never had seen anything like this. I quickly took the plant up and removed all the red and black fungus parts of the plants by hand and had to remove 2 leaves and about a fifth or sixth of its rhizome. Im growing it in a window cill, well watered using the tray method, and recieves plenty of sun light, in a peat moss and perlite sand medium. i had left the container cup it came with that was over top it (the cup that perserves humidity) on and im using the bottom watering method. I think maybe the the plant got too humid, as water droplets had formed on the cup. I was going to slowly raise it off, but when i noticed the rhizome rotting i quickly took it off to give the plant less humidity but it seems like this fungus had been growing before i got it, i doubt it grew 1/5th of the rhizome overnight. Has anyone ever had this happen before? Any praticular reason why this might happen? i found a picture of what that part of my rhizome had been looking like.
So in short, red mold/fungus/disease. I removed it. and im growing it in fairly normal conditions. My roomate said i was probably keeping the plant too wet and that it was root rot, but i was careful to keep the medium moist but not saturated. any help would be appreatiated.