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    Thank you, sarracenia!

    The picher they're living in right now, is kinda geting old, so I'll leave them in there. I only have one (need more, need more NEED MORE [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] ) S. Leucophylia, so I'll end up puting cotton bals in them I guess (after they've catcht some bugs ofcourse ! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] )

    Thanx everybody for the reply's!

    Greetings & happy growing,

    WildFire

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    And remember, Their INSIDE my S. Leucophylia..... not the watering tray...[/QUOTE]

    I've never seen them in the pitchers, but i've also never looked for them. I've only ever seen them in my water trays after buying new plants from a someone in california. To get rid of them I emptied the water trays and repotted the plant. This did get rid of them. I've never seen the worms in any of my water trays since. So since they live in the pitchers maybe during shipment the pitcher were shaken up and the worms got in the soil. And then got in the water trays after i unpacked them. I don't know if they can live and swim in water though. They seemed like they were moving but they could have just been floating around.

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    Those are the larvae of sarcophagus flies.[/QUOTE]

    I've never heard of sarcophagus flies. And since they're flies that would mean the worms are maggots. Hmm, you learn something new everyday on the forums. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]


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    Well, in my case, they where wigling & crawling all over the dead bugs, so it was kinda hard to ignore them. they've digged deeper now, so it's hard to see them now. The pitcher they live in, has goten a strange big red spot allready, so I guess thats where the eggs where. It's kinda low, so I wonder how many maggots are in there anyway.....

    So its like I said, my only S. Leucophylia is breeding his own food! kinda funny if you think about it, it's suppose to eat bugs, not to feed them!

    Greetings & happy growing,

    WildFire

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    I have somethg similar in my pitcher plant, a purpurea. It's kinda long, has a white-creamy body with a brown head. I can also see chew marks on one of the pitchers! I have since dug it out and fed it to my VFT. I also see little brown dots underneath the pitchers of the plant. I've taken most of these out but I'm afraid some are left behind and are eggs! Any idea how I shld get rid of these, and what that was?

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    Hello eBeyonder,

    If they are the same little worms as I had/have, they only feed on dead bugs. So, I guess if just you turn your purp upside down (make sure it does't fall out of his pot ofcourse&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]) they should just fall out. after that, you can fill the pichers with some water again. if their crawling all over the soil & stuff, you have someting diferent then me. i that case, I can't help you...

    Greetings & good luck!

    WildFire

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