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    Hello all,
    My new (1.5 weeks) ceph 'Giant' that I got from Tony is awesome, but for some reason, one pitcher is starting to blacken, and a few may be following. Is this normal, or is something wrong? I researched as much as possible, and believe it is in right conditions (highland tank under light shade cloth) The pitchers are about ths: {}
    {} size, and are perfect except for those 3. There are even two growth points. Thanks for the help!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
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    Could just be they are getting old and the move to a new location. Did you feed them anything? I don't feed mine but others have mentioned that they sometimes blacken easily when fed.

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    Thanks! I didn't feed them anything, although, flies do occasionaly enter the terrarium, and I have seen some since I got it. I can't wait until it "grows up"! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] It's put out a few pitchers since I got it, but they're still pretty small. The rajah opened up a new pitcher, and the 'Judith Finn' has uncurled a new one as well! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
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    As long as it's making new growth now I wouldn't worry too much. Most of the current pitchers are from last year. This is the time of year they are busy making new traps. As with all Cephs, I recommend removing any dead traps/leaves to reduce risk of fungal rot.

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    Ok, I'll do that! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Thanks!!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
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