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    Drosophyllum seedlings do have a tendancy to drop dead for no obvious reason. I've just successfully succeeded with two out of three seedlings that germinated in August, however. I kept them sitting in water, but drying out slightly between waterings, and they've done fine. They have a tendancy to wilt if kept too dry, and a reliable Drosophyllum expert informed me that he keeps all of his seedlings sitting in water. I've actually seen some seedlings he'd grown in this way at a CPS meeting. There were hundreds of them, and they looked very healthy. I bought one of them, and grew it into adulthood. Keeping the compost wet in this way is contrary to the advice in books such as 'Insect Eating Plants...' & 'The Savage Garden', but it does seem to work. In contrast, my adult plant seems perfectly able to tolerate bone dry soil with no ill consequences. I water it only when the leaves begin to appear less dewy than usual. Give your plant as much light as you possibly can, and don't ever transplant it. It'll produce a lot of dew and smell of honey if it's happy.

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    Hmm... you should have a light directly over them. Maybe then they won't bend every which way? I don't know. Just a thought.

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    ok well i was going to post a topic on mine but i found yours so i felt like i should add to it . but i just noticed mine sprouted today also. What happened was i had it outside in the cold for some time and actually a frost came and it did not hit the pots but then i brought it inside and its now a week later being under a nice warm light with bottom heat and a covered top on it and it sprouted and its actually 2 millimeters tall so i must not of noticed it for a day or 2.
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    well congrats, carnivorkid!

    Greg, What do you meen by "drop dead", i always thought this ment that the seedling colapses and dies, mine didn't die it just apears on the soil every morning then i turn the light on and hour later it stands up.
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    Ok the seedling has grown EXTREAMLLY fast!!!!! here are some before
    after pictures. That is if you can spot the before. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    lol ! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] thats just three days!!!! Its sooo dewy too!
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    damp off claimed its life....
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (7santiago @ Nov. 18 2005,3:26)]damp off claimed its life....
    Unfortunately, not an uncommon experience.

    Another explanation: Some cultures believe that when you photograph something, the photo captures the spirit. Perhaps all of the pictures that you took just sucked the life out of the seedling.

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    This is my plant, taken two weeks ago. It has another leaf emerging. There is a Genlisea hispidula in the background. I have no idea how this Drosphyllum got in this yogurt container.


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