Hey, I recently scored a nice white-top at a plant sale. I was a little wary of buying a plant like this late-season, right before dormancy, but I went ahead and got it since I knew it came from a good source and I don't know that I'll find any of these locally outside this one bi-annual plant sale.
So I brought it home, set it up in my tray where I've been successfully keeping several other pitchers and sundews all year. It's a nice, sunny spot at the edge of the garden...near some plants that are drawing in quite a bit of pollinator traffic. Usually, I'd have no issue with this. However, in less than a week, The couple of pitchers on the plant are gobbling up insects. I don't know if the proximity of flowering plants is doing more harm than good here. I removed the plant from the tray and brought it inside the garage to keep it from the somewhat sudden frost we'll be getting tonight/tomorrow. I'll be bringing it back out to spend the next few days until I get my lights set up to keep it cold, but above freezing.
Will the sudden load of freshly trapped insects be detrimental to the plant during dormancy? Once I get the plant back out in the springtime, should I worry if it continues to trap insects at the rate it has been? I took a peek in the pitchers when I first got it, so I know the captures are recent (aside from the fact many were still writhing/buzzing). My yellow pitchers don't capture at nearly this rate, but I don't particularly know if the white-top is just that much more attractive to prey.
I appreciate any and all suggestions!