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    Lots of weird mutations lately

    It seems that lately I've been having a lot of strange things happening to the plants, I wonder if it's because of the incident I ran into with using 30ppm water which accumulated. It took out a Nep and a cutting and almost took out 2 other Neps. Either that or I have radioactive water...

    Some of you may remember the miranda pitcher missing the peristome and the upper half of it's wings.


    Well here is the latest pitcher to open (well at least try to):
    This one is missing it's peristome all together and the lid is fused at 2 points, the normal back and this one on the underside of the tip of the lid.






    Here is a Dionaea that just gave a mutated double trap:




    My capensis also decided to throw in a mutation:


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    I suggest flushing the pots and moving them to a radio active waste free environment.
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    The flushing has been done, I've even repotted some. The ones that were really affected started to brown and stopped pitchering. The miranda on the other hand never stopped.
    The VFT and the capensis receive rain water only so they were not affected, I guess it must really be a radioactive area :S

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    the nepenthes and drosera damage looks like a catapillar took a few bites

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    That my first reaction at as well, but both pitchers show the same symptoms, and the Neps are indoors. So a caterpillar would have a hard time finding its way inside.

    As for the Drosera, just the tentacles are missing while the leaf is intact. This one is outside though so it could possibly a caterpillar though none of the other plants are damaged.

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    Double post, sorry lol stupid phone.

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    The waters ppm would have nothing to do with it as most ro units still put out water at that rating...its more than likely a chemical in the water such as chlorine...you always get mutations, regardless of where you live or the conditions, it just happens.

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    As for the nepenthes, it's either dry air or too much fluctuation in the humidity. 80% for a week, then 30% for a few days, back to 80%. In winter where my humidity will go crazy within an hour once the humidifier tank runs out, I get pitchers like that... where nasty all around unpleasant summer which has humid air, the neps seem to be more even in development.
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