For a few months now, a single tray of seed grown pitcher plants have been showing signs of an illness or something and I can't figure out the problem.
It starts with most if not all new growth becoming twisted and disfigured. Afterwards existing pitchers start showing brown discoloration on the lids(not normal dying of the pitchers, the lids are still alive but the color has changed to brown).
The water quality in the tray is perfectly fine at 10 TDS. Its strange that all plants, even though they're not related genetically, have been showing these signs or have just started to. Also, 2 of my larger seed grown plants that I removed from this tray into another one earlier this year have shown no signs at all of this, nor have any of my other Sarracenia.
Finally, heres some pictures of 3 different plants showing these symptoms. The disfigured growth is firm like a normal pitcher should be, not soft like its wilted.
This one is the worst so far.
This one has put out 1 good pitcher in between all the other bad growth.
There seems to be an issue with the pitchers fusing at the front as can be seen here.
The only thing I can think of is that there could be an aquatic/soil parasite that has been affecting these plants.
Any ideas, Sarra experts?