I bought a few nepenthes from a retailer that isn't held in the highest esteem here. I just wanted to give them a try with some cheap plants that I couldn't find anywhere else and see first-hand if they lived up to the mediocre reputation.
The plants arrived in okay shape, but a month later I discover that one of them is covered in some sort of pest. I'm having trouble figuring out what it is.
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They don't really look like any of the pests I'm told are common with nepenthes. I also have a suspicion that these are not the pests themselves, but what was left over from some kind of metamorphosis, because they don't move and when you smear them with your finger they just come off as powder.
Any ideas? Thank you.