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    I have tried a similar milk fertilizer with my mexican pings and droserae. I took a teaspoon of milk(lowfat) and added a pinch of epiphytic delight. Then, I added some freeze-dried bloodworms to the solution and waited a couple of hours until the bloodworms were rehydrated. I applied the bloodworms to the majority of my pings and droserae. After a week, I noticed that two of my mexican pings were starting to divide and many of the smaller(less than 1in) droserae and pings from cuttings etc. grew new leaves that were almost double the size of the older leaves.

    P.S I left the milk+fertilizer solution in a small plastic bag and when I found the bag a couple days later and opened it...there was a smell equivalent to rotten eggs mixed with smelly cheese, stinky socks and a strange sulfer-like stench...

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    ick...

    well... a few weeks have passed, and none of the other plants have even caught up to the growth of the purp I put the whey protien isolate into.

    So, being the impulsive lunatic that I am, I added some to every pitcher on every sarracenia I have! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    cross your fingers... lets see what happens! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Good luck and pray you don't lose your pitchers on your other Sarracenia. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I don't think you will as a small amount of the protein isolate will surely be in the digestive zone in Sarracenia pitchers.

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    Just curious.. are the plants still growing well?

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    After I did the experiment with the egg white, it did work well, although I went away for a week and the plants did not get enough water and are... well... Dead [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] Thats really bad because the egg white really did have an effect [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]
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    Red face

    Ok, who was in charge of the watering while you were away?

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    Is there any way they can come back after going brown and crspy? I've still got it, so there may be hope!!!
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    I suppose another way of judging whether it's successful or not is to see what happens when growth resumes in the spring. I assume some of the nutrition is stored in the rhizome over winter.
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