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    Well this picture was taken a week ago at this point... so they are worse then what you see here. I can get a new shot of the actual burning now if needed.

    You can see the starting of the burning in the bottom photo... top pot... the bright green sarr with the top of its hood facing the camera. This is how it starts and now the edges on that one are dry and burnt up.

    The purpurea is actually doing the best.. no burning at all. The nasty pitchers you see there are last years... so those don't count. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    I was searching around for people with similar problems and on guy said that the burning on his started on the hood where the nectar appears... which is actually where mine are burning as well. And said that the nectar can magnify the sun and burn the plant. Who knows.

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    you have NO problems! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    your growing conditions are excellent, dont change a thing..
    yes its possible there is some actual burning there..perhaps that pitcher isnt used to the extremes of the summer sun.
    no worries, it wont hurt the plant, and all new pitchers that come up on that plant I bet wont burn at all..
    my plants FRY every spring when I finally put them out on my Balcony!
    they have to grow indoors February-April, because its still winter until mid-April..so I just plop them outside on those first warm april days, and all the stringy weak pitcher growth that popped up between Feb and April immediately turns crispy brown...but its fine!
    that indoor growth is weak..all pitchers that grow AFTER april, that grow outdoors, can take the sun just fine!
    after a month or so I just cut off all that weak burnt growth and the plants are good to go..

    I have heard of people who try to "acclimate plants slowly to full sunlight" but I say to that..
    these plants are tough! no need to coddle them.
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    Quote[/b] ]And said that the nectar can magnify the sun and burn the plant. Who knows.


    myth, myth, myth, myth.
    never happens, will never happen..
    next time you are at the beach, or a swimming pool, get out of the water into direct intense summer sunlight.
    do not towel off.
    let the hundreds of tiny water droplets remain on your skin, in the sun..
    will you get hundreds of little burn marks all over your skin?
    have you ever?
    nope...because its a myth..
    the sun comes out all the time immediately after a summer rain..no plant has ever been burned by a droplet of water acting like a magnifying glass..it doesnt happen..ever..because its a myth...
    (rant off..)

    sorry! got distracted there..
    Matthew,
    your plants are very lucky to get that much sun!
    I envy your set up..
    mine only get morning sun..they no direct sun at all after 1-2pm..I wish they had more..
    you have no problems!
    Scot

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    i second that scotty! i have NEVER aclimated any darlingtonia, sarracenia to outdoor life. i just stick em out there!

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    And last .. does the media heating up do anything? It always stays damp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]myth, myth, myth, myth.
    never happens, will never happen..
    I've seen photos of sarras in the wild that have suffered nectar burn. They are just little holes in the lid where a drop of necar has acted like a magnifying glass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JustLikeAPill @ June 17 2005,9:12)]i second that scotty! i have NEVER aclimated any darlingtonia, sarracenia to outdoor life. i just stick em out there!
    I must respectfully disagree, based on the experience I have had. I once bought a Darlingtonia from one of those Lowes plastic cubes. When I got home, I re-potted it and the other two plants in the cube. I put the Darlingtonia outside and with a few hours, all of its existiing pitchers withered.

    Especially with already stressed plants from garden centers and those that have been shipped, they are or may be in shock and going one environmant to a radically different one, can be deadly.

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    Tissue cultured plants can be a bit more sensitive in my experience, which is probably where your cobra orginated from.
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    Get them up off the ground. You have concrete under them which reflects the heat up to the laef, and has a drying effect. Put them on a table 12 to 30 inches off the ground to avoid the drying effects of radiated heat off of the concrete. And yes, nectar being thicker than water and with different properties, just might burn a pitcher, but not likely unless conditions are just right. Radiated heat on the other hand, is no good for your growing conditions, and will destroy good plants in a short time. Get them up off the ground, then check their growth, and let us all know what is going on.
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