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Thread: Feed your sundews- incredibly fast growth and flowers (DUW)

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    What is and what should never be Crissytal's Avatar
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    If it makes you feel any better, some of my Pings get top watered and I am NOT careful about getting the leaves wet. They get a nice shower every time I water them. I guess I grow mine dry enough now they don't care. Besides in the wild they don't have little umbrellas to shield them .

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    Crystal, a good point I know I am over paranoid. It's really quite sad. The turning point for me was when I switched to a mostly mineral based media (lots and lots of vermiculte, APS, sand, perlite and a bit of peat).The peat is probably what rotted them a few months ago. I am going to start implementing mist.

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    I had the same issues as you Baylorguy. I had to switch to pure APS. I've tried mixing it like you describe, but like it the best pure. It has worked wonders for me. If you would have asked me how difficult I thought growing Pinguicula were six months ago, I would have said impossible.

    Drosera on the other hand, I can grow most of them however wet I want in heavy peat mixtures.

    Too keep from being totally off topic, I agree. Misting the leaves of both dews and pings after feeding makes a difference. It helps to saturate the food so all they have to do is digest it. I don't believe any harm would come to your plants (pings or dews) with misting as long as they are healthy to begin with.

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    The bottle I have says "Made in China" plain as day on the label:



    There's a day and night difference in the quality of the Japanese made stuff. The Japanese brands have uniform pellet size and none of them are stuck together for one thing. I was using these to feed my Sarracenia seedlings but the different size pellets and being stuck together meant I had so spend time sifting through them for pellets that would fit in the Sarracenia.

    Then all the crap started happening with toxic substances in Chinese food products so I stopped using it. Back to flightless fruit flies, and non-Chinese products.
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    That's funny. Way different label than mine. No wizards on mine either . And it says Made in USA in writing similar to that on yours. Now that I think about it, I bought the bottle about 7 years ago when I had a Beta fish for 2 weeks. Is your bottle fairly recent? I'm assuming during this time, they could've been trying to cut profits.
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    Mines U.S as well.

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    Haha, I totally would not have seen the wizard if CP didn't point him out. Maybe that is why NAN has such healthy plants.

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    Yeah, I bought it about a year ago from a local Mom and Pop pet store that I like to patronize. Maybe it's counterfeit.

    BTW - the wizard says "So easy - it's Magic!"

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