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    Need some advice on what to do or not to do with my Bicalcarata Ė marudi. Itís growing real fast but has a lot of dewy like stuff all over it. Need to know if thatís normal or am I doing something wrong.
    Here are some pictures.
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    Wow! I really envy you right now!

    It looks to me like your greenhouse is pretty hot and humid, so that is probably just condensation. It could also be nectar produced by the plant's glands-- a sign of a happy plant. Either way, it's normal and nothing to worry about.

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    EDIT: Is the dew liquid or is it very viscus/hardened on the leaves?
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    Hi Jeff, If its sticky and sweet, then it is the nectar produced by the plant to attract ants and other prey. It is a sign of a happy plant. The only problem is after some time the nectar spots can get black from mold and this is not really a problem just not very attractive.
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    why dont you lick it? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    Another problem that might be present if it is viscus or hardened is scale. From the pics, you don't appear to have scale, so I wouldn't worry.

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    Thanks for the help. You guys Rock. Soooo glad thatís normal! I have a little ant problem now am going to put some of sticky stuff in the ant path and see what happens. I will let the ants Lick it up.. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    No, no! YOU lick it up! It is delicious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (dlybrand @ Mar. 05 2006,6:41)]No, no! YOU lick it up! It is delicious!

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    yeah, i did and it REALLY does taste sweet!
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