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    It should generate more fluid. Btw, don't say the name of a nursery.
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    I always fill all my Sarracenia pitchers with water. I usually get them up to 2/3 filled with water, even the trumpet pitchers (which are supposed to make their own fluid).
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    If you really have to obsess about the fluid levels take a bright flashlight and shine the light through the side of the pitcher. I found that pitchers without prey in them typically have fluid levels of about 1/3 to 1/2 of the length of the pitcher. Near the coast the RH is generally between 30-60%.

    By the time the pitcher starts to fill up with prey there's probably such a stew of rotting insects and commensal organisms that it doesn't need to fill to the brim with fluid.

    They probably only fill about half way for a reason - the wind blows and a top heavy pitcher is more likely to flop over or break when tossed around.
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