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    Finally after 2 months, my D.aliciae sprouted. But now they are dying after a couple of days.

    They are together with rest of other seedlings (regia, spatulata, intermedia) in the same container of live Sphagnum moss but I rarely lose any of the others. All of the seedlings were transferred out from their peat/sand mix.

    Can it be fungus or is it too close to lights? The seedlings just turn brown at the growing tip. Then they kinda dry up and die.



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    is it a dry brown at the tips or a mushier, damp brown. 1st would probably mean its too hot near the growing tips, as it is easy to burn young seedlings cp's. If the tips are browning due to a dampish way, it may be fugus. If you can catch that earlier, dab the brown with some rubbing alcohol on a Q-Tip. I have saved many a drosera like that. Good luck-Zach
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]All of the seedlings were transferred out from their peat/sand mix.
    Why? and Why all? Were they not growing well in the peat/sand?



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    Any pictures of the seedlings to see what the problem might be?

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    ceph88:
    It's dry brown at the tips. I'm keeping them further away from the light.

    Pingman:
    Oh dear! It must have seemed like I tortured these poor seedlings...It's like this, the peat they germinated in is overgrown with algae. Bad start 'cos I didn't wash the peat thoroughly. I've done the same thing to spatulata and intermedia and I've lost only one seedling so I thought I could do the same for aliciae too!

    guqin:
    Hehe...you are testing me right? The seedlings are really scrawny and tiny!! Spatulata and intermedia ones are thicker... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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