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    Trap Closing

    This is probably really obvious but how do you stop it from closing or open it when it does?

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    Nepenthes traps dont close, unless you are talking about the humidty thing. If they are in lower humidity they will have the traps more closed to keep the fluid from evaporating. The more humid the more it is open.

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    Well, when I got it 6 hours ago, it was open, now it is just barely open and the humidity is ~85%.

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    The plant is probably shocked from transport, handling and planting. As long has you have good growing conditions setup for it, just give it time to adjust to its new home and recover on its own.
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    Yeah, I usually see significant decline in the pitchers that the plant arrived with no matter what. They often don't immediately start to rot, but you can definately see the difference between the handling and the fresh growth once it has settled in. What kind of nep is it? How big?

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    I have noticed that mirablis and ventricosa closed their lids when they are under water-stress (lack of water). Once you gave them back sufficient water it will open.

    My friend also the same thing on his rafflesiana and raff x mirabilis.

    Choong

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    AK:
    Yes nepenthes traps do close.
    Even such as my small lowii and my bongso has closed.

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    Pluto, I had thought he was talking when they catched prey. NOT the humidity thing. Which I saw happen with my neps before.

    abcat, What kinda nep is it?

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