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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] can somebody tell me why my pitchers seem like they're ready to rot? they stay in damp soil that consists of sphagnum peat moss and they eat crickets and spiders regularly. i'd say right now there is maybe one insect per pitcher which is the most that they've ever had at once. can any body give me some tips?

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    What species of pitcherplant is it?

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    What exactly do you mean "ready to rot". It is the time of year where they start to go dormant. Most species and hybrids will start browning and drying away. Many times, pitchers will rot from the insects inside. Think of it as indigestion. As long as the rhizome appears healthy, I don't think there's much to worry about.

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    yes i agree w/ sarracenia, once, a perfectly healthy flava of mine died, i happend to open wondering why, and well i do not even want to talk about it, you can read about it in one of my earlier post.....well, it probaly has "indegestion"so as long as the rhizomes are healthy, i dont think i would worry about it.
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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] I don't know what kind of plant it is. I bought it at the hardware store down the street a few months ago and it's been doing great. I thought I was Doing a Good job caring for it. I've seen what it looks like after it catches a farely large cricket and what it looks like when it's digesting. I'm wondering if maybe my plant needs a variety or what? I gut load my crickets, I feed them to my reptiles, so I know that they're not diseased in any way. so I don't know what's going on. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    is it "rotting" from the top-down or from bottom-up?
    DOH!

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