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    Hello, I'm new here and I've been into carnivorous plants since I first saw the. I have been growing sundews and VFT's for a couple years. I recently recieved a S. rubra from a friend of mine. The traps are growing but they seem to have creases and look curved like there is aphid damage. I have looked for aphids and can't find any. Does anyone know why the pitchers would grow like that?

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    Hi and welcome to TerraForums. Not an expert on Sarracenias, but there are those who are. Do you have a magnifying glass? If you have aphids, you can drown them, as a start, and if that's not enough, there are systematic pesticide products that contain Orthene that you can use. I have 100% success with just drowning them.

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    Welcome to the forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (jimscott @ May 02 2006,8:52)]I have 100% success with just drowning them.
    Just do not use the stream method. LOL
    Sorry I could not resist!


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    S. rubra has spring pitchers that curve and have creases in them, all spring. Don't sweat it. Summer pitchers a usually straighter, and bigger. Relax and grow your babies!
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    I'll second Bugweed. Every spring all my rubras are a little floppy and weird creases in the lip. They look like they've had a little too much to drink (lushes).
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (elgecko @ May 02 2006,9:10)]Welcome to the forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (jimscott @ May 02 2006,8:52)]I have 100% success with just drowning them.
    Just do not use the stream method. LOL
    Sorry I could not resist!
    Between you and Dewy....

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    Thank you for the help. I guess there isn't anything to worry about just yet then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (jimscott @ May 03 2006,4:27)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (elgecko @ May 02 2006,9:10)]Welcome to the forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (jimscott @ May 02 2006,8:52)]I have 100% success with just drowning them.
    Just do not use the stream method. LOL
    Sorry I could not resist!
    Between you and Dewy....
    And make sure the bucket doesn't float away
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