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    The little pitchers(look more like bits of grass) are poking out and even thinner right now than the original set of leaves. Guess they will be eating springtails for a year or so eh?
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    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

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    Drosera capensis

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    You'd be surprised how many things the tiny pitchers can catch! The little pitchers will puff out a bit before they open - you'll recognise them as true pitchers.
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    I'll be looking forward to it!

    Now I've got several more(perhaps the count is now 10) coming up. Yes!

    Now if only the purpurea seed would cooperate.
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    Alvin Meister: you were right that these pitchers are going to be viewable already. Even if they are the same dimensions as adult pitchers they should be able to catch at least a small ant...but maybe I'll be surprised.
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    Drosera capensis

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    That's so cool how pitcher plants start off looking like regular-ol'-plants, and then they suddenly become carnivorous! Mother nature at its finest [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Okey dokey it looks like the first pitchers have opened up! They are tiny...don't know if they are feeding from them but haven't bothered inspecting with a magnifying glass yet.

    Now the question is...when will I start seeing some color coming in?

    Also pulled the purpurea seed out of the fridge again. If they sleep for a few months longer they will be a year old. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    Drosera capensis

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    Where are you keeping them? They'll need sun to turn reddish. They may turn completely red, only slightly, or stay green. Their coloration over the first year isn't really indicative of how they will end up looking (with the exception of anthocyanin free plants).

    I have no idea what seedling eat - maybe midges or something - but if you leave them outside you'll probably be able see little shadows if you hold them up to the light.
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    The seedlings have been growing slowly yet steadily. I'll be putting up some photos shortly. The largest pitchers are about the thickness of a small matchstick or toothpick.
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

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    Drosera capensis

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