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    I heard some where that you are supposed to pour water into the pitchers. Is this true? and if so how much should I pour in? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    DK,

    most people only add water to purps, I have added it to all my sars with no ill effect, simply because texas is so freakin hot the pitcher fluid evaporates!

    Never fill the pitcher more than 3/4ths full... you need to have some 'trapping zone' and you don't want it to be top heavy.

    fill it with distilled water.

    I never go more than 1/2, and unless it's a purp, I never even go that high... staying in the 1/8th or so range...

    if your pitchers have fluid in the bottom, then you probably don't need to do anything.
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    Here in Southern CA one is lucky to see any fluid in sarracenia pitchers once they have opened [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] . I usually fill the pitchers at least halfway, as long as the pitchers can hold it. the main reason I put water in is so that the ants don't steal the insects.
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    i agree about the heat in texas! Yesteday, it got up to 111*F real fast!!!!!!!!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
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    where are you lithopsman?

    I am in san antonio, and it didn't get above 92 here... you must be further south and west... 111 is quite a temp... you sure that wasn't the heat index? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
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    Nearish to dallas. About 2 hours away. Nope, not the heat index. It's currently 102*F, yesterday, 111*F but only for about a minute. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
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    Yea that is definatley a bit on the warm side [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] I figured it wouldn't hurt my sar so I put a few drops of distilled water in the pitchers, we'll see what happens I guess [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] thanks for the tips. This is my first pitcher, so I am a bit unfamiliar with them. I have been growing my VFT's for about a year, some two. They are doing excellent. I just didn't want to kill my first pitcher.
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