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    The reason why I had such an idea is because none of the Singapore CPers could grow D.capensis! I also lost my D.regia to warm nights. Yeh, the pygmies too. But my suspicion is not only the temperature but the rate at which fungi grow during that time, given the high humidity. The plants simply ROT. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

    Jason's right. We have more neps that any other CPs but well, the reason why we're into CPs is also because they are challenging right? Come on, if D.capensis was difficult, all of you would be trying, trying and trying to cultivate too! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] So personally, I would give up only if I know I really cannot do anything about it. Like for D.capensis. Irony is, it's the only sundew that the nurseries here bring in!
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    Cindy,

    The only solution I can offer would to be a MASS sowing program. Somewhere in thousands of individuals you might get a seedling that has enough stamina to take the warmer conditions. I feel that this would prove to be the case. There have been many climatic changes over the millions of years these plants evolved in Africa. Doubtless there were times and periods of greater warmth than are to be found now: Africa is migrating to the North. Don't give up sowing and trying! I have endless seed for your experimentation on request. If the issues are really fungal (which is an astute observation) the use of LFS vs peat may be a better alternative. I have far less fungal problems with this media and use it with species which are prone to fungus attack. You might also try using deeper pots and a more hydroponic protocol with the aim being to keep the roots cool.
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    Guess i'm gonna get all the drosera from S. Africa. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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