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    I agree with everything Tamlin has stated above. One other thing, however, is that a soaking with superthrive, though good for the plant, has a tendency to also dry out the dew for a while on the leaves. As stated, just leave'em alone, and let them adjust to the conditions, and get past the thriving. It is not harmful to your plant to endure these few days of being "dew challenged".
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    i dont think i should do this but should i mist the sundews?
    will it help their dew comeback or something?
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    No,misting causes dew loss in Drosera so dont do it.
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    The dew on Sundews is not really dew, but rather a muciledge type goo, and water will dissolve this. In habitat under good growing conditions the plants are barely disturbed by a long rain, and regain their dew in a matter of hours. In cultivation there are less ideal conditions - usually less energy to fuel the recovery.

    Keep in mind , although these plants look delicate they can be very tough. They have evolved some very serious strategies for dealing with harsh conditions all over their range.

    Its a balance of conditions that determine if the plants will benefit from any technique. Pinguiculan sprays his plants, but he has conditions of MUCH light. With less light, I think I would advise against spraying rinsing off the dew.

    Drosera I grew outside were frequently submerged for days, and always regained their dew within half a day, and were some of the most vigorous plants I have ever grown.

    Also, I never add anything to the mix if I can possibly avoid it, not superthrive, fungicide or chemical insecticides. I guess I am a little cautious with all of that.
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    good, i didnt mist them
    the biggest plant i have started regaining its dew ( little by little )
    the other ones are starting i think, but one hasnt started yet ( I hope it pulls Through )
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