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    Gel in S. x catesbaei

    I received a S. x catesbaei awhile back from flytrapshop.com and in one of the pitchers there is a white gel like substance, not like jello where it jiggles but like gel. It's really weird and it's only in that one pitcher. Any idea of what it is?
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    I've seen it in a bunch of different kinds of pitchers... I don't get it in my S.catesbaei but I have seen it in a Nepenthes "Judith Finn" I babysat for a friend of mine and in her Sarrecenia purpurea. I think it might be just a fungus or mold or something that is on a decomposing insect that just happens to help aid in digestion and make the liquid more viscous.

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    when biological material is digested, it basically becomes a viscous goo. that is likely what you are seeing. i got it in my judith finn when i used to feed it a lot. keep an eye on it though, that stuff molds like you wouldnt imagine.
    if i were ruler of the world, anyone who defined a nepenthene as a "companion plant" to orchids would be fired from a cannon atop mt. kinabalu.

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    It was a REALLY thick spider web nest thing a female was laying her eggs in it... so I flooded the pitcher and they all drowned and died. I put mama spider in a Venus Flytrap and took a stick and liquidated the eggs so now the water is murky white! Talk about an energy drink for CP's haha.
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    It was a REALLY thick spider web nest thing a female was laying her eggs in it... so I flooded the pitcher and they all drowned and died. I put mama spider in a Venus Flytrap and took a stick and liquidated the eggs so now the water is murky white! Talk about an energy drink for CP's haha.
    HARSH!

    Thats like killing a pregnant mother! and liquidating her kids!?!?

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    Yeah. Her kids are being absorbed now.
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