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    the judith hindle that i ordered last weekjust arrived today!! i wanted to keep it outside, since it is very humid and sunny(patio can get VERY hot with a LOT of direct sun) so i decided to keep it inside. i have a light fixture above it, but im concerned with the humidity. should i find a cover for it? im thinking of a clear plastic/glass cover for it. shaped like a giant cup. anyone know what and where i would get it? thanks. heres a link to the pic:

    http://community.webshots.com/scripts....=dWhadj

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    thanks!

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    also, i kinda shoved a cricket down the pitcher...just enough so that it fits right in it.. it was about an inch long, and the pitcher was about a 1/4 inch wide at the top. would that kill the pitcher? cus i think its too small to digest a cricket that big

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    Humidity isn't an issue [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    I would keep it outdoors if you wanted to. Just not in direct lighting.

    I would give it some shade and partial light ( that is what I do for the ones I have growing out of the greenhouse.)

    High humidity for Sarracenia will cause them to mold ( IMO ). Humidity should be around 50-60%. I think we are running high 60's in Houston now...and with all the afternoon showers, it can only get higher [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] ( thank goodness I have short hair [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img])

    If you leave it indoors, I would place it by a window that gets good lighting. It is hard to get light right for a Sarracenia indoors ( from my trials ). If you use extra light, try to mist it so the top doesn't dry out. It might help. And that will help with the humidity ( since it is indoors ).

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    I am always tossing Mosquitoes in the pitchers when they come after me. I have some plants that are stuffed with bees, wasps and whatever else comes for foos [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]. I wouldn't worry about the cricket.

    Remember also, the plant doesn't need to eat to be healthy. Also, pitcher plants aren't like VFT's. They are pigs and will catch plenty on their own.


    Hope this helps!!!

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    Only pigs jaie? I'd say more like gluttonous hogs!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] My leucophylla pitcher is jsut about full of ants,bees,flies,tiny little jewel bees,and who knows what else! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

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    if i choose to mist it, do i still need to use distilled water?

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    Hi Venus Fly Trapper.
    I thought it was difficult to give Sarracenia too much sun. If you leave it outside it shoukd turn a bright red colour, although do it gradually so it becomes aclimatised. I would say it was virtually impossible to grow sarras inside. I also thought the higher the humidity the better (sorry for contradicting you Jaie [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] )
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    well i would grow it outside if i could....but my patio gets direct sun all day and even if i put a tray of water under the pot, it would dry out completely in a few hours. the pot gets really hot too. there is barely any shade anywhere in the yard either. and finally, since the water evaporates so quickly, i would have to go out and get distilled water all the time...and i dont it is worth it to buy a r/o system for just two plants... and jeff also said mold could be a problem too..anyone have a suggestion on what to do?

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    Hi Venus flytrapper,
    I am sure you have air conditioning where you live, some people are able to collect the water from it and that is as good as distilled water. Personally I would NOT grow inside, because of...air conditioning. Water eveporation will be a problem, but what are the chances of collecting rain water where you live?
    Best Regards

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