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    Last summer I was given a leaf cutting. It formed a hibernaculum and in January, the plant clumped and there were tw new plants. I am noticing a white, fuzzy growth from the center of both plants. I don't think it is mold. It reminds me of stipules I have seen on D. scorpiodes, but I don't know if this plant froms the same appendage. It kinda looks like spit, to be graphic. What is this? Sorry, no pics available.

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    Hmm, I don't have a filiformis, but this thing you talk about reminds me of a picture of a hibernaculum in Slack's book Carnivorous Plants of North America and Canada with these characteristics you talk about. I remember the caption saying something about it looking like it could be rotting, however when it is touched it feels firm. The picture looks like there is some webbing over the hibernaculum.

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    hibernacula have hair.

    if you want, you can spray a fungicide just for the heck of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (jimscott @ April 04 2005,1:56)]It kinda looks like spit, to be graphic. What is this?
    Is it wet like spit? Is it the foam from a spittle bug?
    http://arnica.csustan.edu/jacklin/Wl...s/dscn6562.jpg

    Or perhaps someone just spit on your plant.

    Or, does it look like this?
    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/m_j_ste....lum.jpg
    http://utenti.lycos.it/Bonsais....782.jpg

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    Thanks Bob! It is foamlike, but I can't imagine it coming from a a spittle bug. It has been indoors since mid-November and was a black mass of hibernaculum for two months. The plant itself is doing incredibly well and when I get my recent pics resized I will post a pic. Is it possible that it is a protection?

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    Jim,

    My plants form those same white hairy things like stipules from D. scorpioides. It should be just fine. Keep an eye on it, and I bet within a day or 2, you see a new leaf unrolling from the center of the white hairs.

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    Thanks, Steve!

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    mine has the hairs too. i think they are from the plant forming a hibernaculum or something. i know its not fungus and its not from a bug.
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