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    Hey, today i was putting my baby helis into the sun and i found one of them on the up coming pitcher there was some black spots scattered around, and on the green pitchers it has black spots, what is this??

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    does this mean its dieing?

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    Black spots are not usually a good sign. Do they look soft and mushy? Are they getting bigger? Is it where the ice cubes were hitting the leaves and maybe physical damage?

    If they are not getting bigger and no knew ones are appearing then I would say things are probably ok. If they are spreading and/or new spots are popping up.. then there is a big problem
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    I stoped using the ice cubes on saturday, i am using refrigerated distilled water now (take a bottle, put ddistilled water in it and cool it)

    my dad is proly right that its prolly root rot or something, they get lots of sunlight, and i heard from martin before or someone else that they dont like to be sit in a trey of water 24/7, during the day i keep em outside and cool em down with the refrigerated water,

    right now the trays are not filled but there is a tiny bit o water in it, during the day it gets to like 85 outside with lotsa humidity, and i cool it down with the water, at night i take a plastic cup, cover them, and bring em inside where its about 78-80 most of the time in the house and i put them on windowsill

    yeterday there werent any black spots but now there are, they are seedlings, the pitchers are really skinny, i hope they dont die they are really cool and when they grow bigger they look awsome, i hope they get to the size like in the pictures on the thread Heliamphora, heterodoxa x minor

    well, over all could i be doing something wrong?
    Thanks

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    Hmm....I am no Heliamphora expert yet but Tony is. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Tony, could he have some black spot fungi?

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    Hey,
    Does anyone know about Heli's and air circulation? I got mine in plastic bags to increase the humidity but i'm worried it might get to stuffy in there for them. Should i punch some holes in the bags? Or, are they ok as they are?
    Thanks
    Rosie

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    78-80 night time temps? That's kinda high... combined with them being covered up at night with a plastic cup could be leading to fungal attack on the leaves. Is the air in the house really dry?? If they are staying outside without any covering during the day they should be able to handle the humidity level in the house at night time. Provided there are no air conditioners or other devices removing the moisture from the air.
    Tony

    Yes Rosie there is an increased risk of disease whenever air circulation is less than ideal. They will probably be ok but keep a close eye on them and keep them moist but not too wet if they are sealed in a bag.

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    Hi Tony,
    You seem to be a big Heilmphora fan! Do you grow H.minor (Auyan Tepui)? It's the most beautiful plant I've even seen, but I've never heard of anyone growing them.
    Lacey

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