Yeah, bugs are just sort of a snackie for the plant, but I've heard that in most cps it really does, some more than in others (and in some cps that it is ABSOLUTELY essential, like in baby D.hartmeyorum seedlings, gonna be hard to catch fruitflies for all of that ones...otherwise the seedlings won't grow) It says on Ivan Snyder's webbyhere
plus forbes gives info 'bout feeding these seedlingshere
Sorry for the off topic, but that's still some useful info!
You can water your plants with ice water to cool the roots, or use a peltier junction (thermoelectric cooler), topic
I'm no Darlingtonia expert (hoping to get 1 soon), but from what I've heard, you've got to keep their roots cool. Go ask an expert. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
I use room temperature (generally cooler water being it is inside a fairly cool room) for the watering. I keep the little guy (the first one in about ten that I have sucessfully 'raised') in its 3" cup inside its clear lid and water it that way. I tried ice cubes on the one I had last year, and it killed it. they are picky and a bit frustrating (at least for me) to grow. I can see that this is going to be a good plant though. I got it from lowe's back in dormancy about six months ago, and just kinda let it be. It has one pitcher about 6" and two more growing...ahhh, live and learn. Good thing lowe's has that return policy for plants for a year!