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    imagine how excited i was to see a a shoot coming up from my favorite dew.

    but, having experienced the horror of capensis spawn attempting to overthrow my ENTIRE darn TERRARIUM, i need a way to intelligently collect this seed so i can put it where i want it. i thought of maybe putting a tiny jewelry ziplock baggie upside down over the seed pods and leavin it there... would it hurt the plant?
    if i were ruler of the world, anyone who defined a nepenthene as a "companion plant" to orchids would be fired from a cannon atop mt. kinabalu.

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    I would do like what I did/do with my D. filiformis:

    Before the seed pod opens, but is still pretty black then I would carefully tear/snip the seed pod off and open it to collect the seed.

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    Meaven,

    You don't have to worry about lanata or falconeri spreading seed all over the place, as they are not self fertile. D. burmanni has been a problem at times with unwanted seed in other pots. I simply fold an piece of paper in half and shake the flower stalk when the pods blacken in order to collect the seed.

    Homer

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