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    Whenever I feed my cephalotus[Edit: I'm assuming you mean Cephalotus follicularis, species names have two parts, first part=genus, always capitalized, second part=specific epithet, always lower case; together they comprise the species name], the pitchers develope some kind of mold and shrivel up. I have tried feeding them crickets, ladybugs, and milk. Could this be from stagnant air? Or bad food maybe?




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    you're probly overfeeding the pitchers. They will die if they are overstuffed with food. It will cause them to rot. Try a flea or a fruit fly or something similar.
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    I tried to feed my Cephalotus[Edit: corrected to read, Cephalotus follicularis] crickets once. The pitcher started to brown and die a day or 2 after feeding.
    I use betta pellet food from time to time and have no problems with that.





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    I've noticed that happens with someo of my neps as well, if the bugs reach over the acid level, big trouble arises, and the pitchers rot.
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    True story, i would try pin head crickets
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    i would try moistening your finger and sticking it on an ant to get teh ant to stick to your finger, and then drop the ant in the pitcher. I did that to feed my droseras[Edit: corrected spelling of genus name, Drosera] once. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]



    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    I dont feed my Cephalotus[Edit: I'm assuming you mean Cephalotus follicularis, species names have two parts, first part=genus, always capitalized, second part=specific epithet, always lower case; together they comprise the species name] at all, they catch tiny flies that fly about from pot to pot.



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    I must be overfeading. I'll go out and buy some pellets. Maybe those will work. How many do you think i should feed it?

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