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    Well, do they? If they don't have any leaves in winter I would guess they don't, but I don't know much about them. I ask because my celler is just the right tempurature for most during winter, but it's dark. Thanks [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Yes, they do need light. In the fall most sarrs put up phylodophia(sp?) so that they can do photosynthisis(sp?) in the winter. As for the sarrs that don't have phylodophia their pitchers from the summer and fall will do photosynthisis. That is usually what the little fan thing is that go up the center of the picther. It helps the plant do its photosynthisis. The phylodophia look lake thick pieces of grass. I hope this helped.

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    Yes, they do need light. In the fall most sarrs put up phylodophia(sp?) so that they can do photosynthisis(sp?) in the winter. As for the sarrs that don't have phylodophia their pitchers from the summer and fall will do photosynthisis. That is usually what the little fan thing is that go up the center of the picther. It helps the plant do its photosynthisis. The phylodophia look lake thick pieces of grass. I hope this helped.[/QUOTE]
    Wait a minute....if that's true, then how does refigerator dormancy work? I though that dormancy meant that the plant didn't do ANYTHING. The phylodophia are aborted pitchers that are capable of photosynthesis, but I didn't think they did that during dormancy... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    Well I thought that just because the plants got stay alive even sleeping. Just like humans when they sleep. they have to breath. Wait! I'll use bears as an example. When a bear hybernates. It does NOTHING other than use the bathroom. So maybe sarrs don't need light. Where are you Mike King!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Well, Im not mike but I will try to help [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] . The sarrs that get put in the fridge for the winter survive bec it is a much deeper dormancy than what it would get on a chilly window sill. I prefer not to put them in the fridge, but I am running out of room for cold windows, so I will have to put some of mine in the fridge this winter.

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    I dont believe that light is an absolute requirement. People bury their bogs under a foot of mulch, I don't expect they get much light that way. If you can just leave them outdoors that would be the best bet, but it seems to me that the basement would work too. If you are really worried you can always supplament the light with short periods of artificial light. Be careful not to get them too warm with the light and not too long (extended photoperiod and warmth may break dormancy)
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    Quote (Wesley @ July 29 2003,10:29)
    It does NOTHING other than use the bathroom.[/QUOTE]
    Correction!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] They don't even go to the bathroom. Their kidneys and intestines and things like that shut down completely. I'm smart [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Plants need temperatures of about 6C to photosynthesise, albeit slowly. In the wild, whenever the winter temperature rises above this, they can take advantage of and produce a few sugars for the next growing season. By putting it in the fridge you are in effect creating a severe winter, where the temperature never rises above about 4C, which is fine. A pitcher grown in light and in temperatures of 6-10C will have a slight advantage though in the spring in theory.



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