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    There are many reasons for the plant failing to dew. Based on what you have said, I get the feeling that the plant may have experienced a fungal attack which affected the glands. The fogger was not a good idea: droserae do not need this type of treatment. Spatulata will do well with 40% humidity.

    The fungus can hit the glands, killing them, and cause dewlessness. I suggest that you reduce humidity some. I assume you are using flourescent lights, and that your water is good (i.e. mineral free distilled or rain water, or RO water). Everything sounds good, so I assume the period where the plant was wet also favored fungal growth.

    Are there new leaves being produced by the plant?

    The photoperiod would not affect this species.
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    Yes, it does show new growth...a couple new sprouts at any given time. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] The fogger only serves really to "mist" the inside of the tank to up the humidity some when it drops. I had thought it would'nt affect things negatively for the plant since the mist doesn't settle on the leaves given the placement of the plant from the fogger...could it really be the problem? Fungus could be possible I suppose, although I have done everyhing I can to keep the conditions good for the plants and no other plants are having problems. I keep the tray filled with distilled water at all times, so the soil is very moist, and it's elevated closer to the light. It was within 4 inches, but that didn't seem to help and the florescent bulbs I use let off slight heat (nothing extreme), so I thought maybe it was keeping the leaves of the plant too dry? So I lowered it to about 7 inches from the lights. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    Everything sounds in order. Give it a little time, and it should adjust. Re: the fogger - I feel that overly high humidity produces soft, weak plants easily prone to fungal attack. Lower humidity along with air circulation works well for me. Experimentation is always good though - many times I have found that the standard ideas are in error. Good luck with your plant, and let me know if you need an eventual replacement.
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    Haha! 'Exchange or return?" LOL! I will continue to experiment, including less use of the fogger and all that. I keep trying to adjust and change things to see if some things work better than others. I will give it a little recoup time and see what happens. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    It's dewing, it's dewing! My sundew is developing dew now, I'm so proud! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    I fed it today too, it didn't roll up or move though at it's been about 5 hours. That's ok right? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    Hi CN,
    I find that some of my Capenisies move, and some don't when fed. I think it may have something to do with where on the leaf the prey lands...I'm not sure. But whether or not the leaf moves, it still digests the food. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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