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    Carnivorous plant enthusiast vraev's Avatar
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    How come the lid didn't open more?

    Hi,

    Guys check this out, my bical. This pitcher is the first pitcher that came with the plant


    By vraev at 2007-05-19

    Now this pitcher completed in a couple of weeks and finished to :



    Now the second pitcher was in bud stage when I got it:



    Now the finished pitcher has remained like this:



    Now I have a third pitcher on a leaf that formed from start to finish after I got the plant. The pitcher is at the end of finishing. The lid just opened. But, I am wondering WHY the second one didn't open like the first one? what determines how far the lid opens?



    any ideas guys?

    cheers,

    varun


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    Humidity or stress maybe?

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    but by the time the pitcher opened...it was like more than a month since I got the plant. And you can notice that infact the pitcher I got with the plant finished opening completely.

    ALSO, I notice sometimes that the liquid kinda disappears from the pitcher. Is it getting absorbed or evaporated? does it need refilling? I always do becos i don't want pitchers to dry up.

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    nah it doesnt really need refilling, that could be indicitaive oh the relative humidity though. pitchers retain their fluid when adequate humidity is present.
    if i were ruler of the world, anyone who defined a nepenthene as a "companion plant" to orchids would be fired from a cannon atop mt. kinabalu.

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    Mine do this too, however, I just lift the lid open more with my finger and that seems to work lol.
    - NeciFiX

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    its a mystery ... aint it neci ? We obviously water our plants and give decent humidity or the bical wouldn't bother pitchering.

    guys....I am sooo hyped about the newest pitcher that is forming. It is finally getting into the RIGHT pose as the lid is still going up BUT THE FANGS are coming down.. Oh man! it loooks awsome. I hope it stays ok when I move day after tomorrow.

    Guys....any suggestions for moving? to prevent loss of leaves or pitchers?





    excuse the plastic. I do not want to manually disturb the pitcher and the leaf by moving it around ... so I took it from outside the enclousure.

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    I am so happy to see your N.bicalcarata more and more perfectly.
    They are very sensitive with humidity. so...
    please, as far as possible don't touch the baby pitcher with your hand.

    and this is my cute N.bicalcarata. hope you will like it.
    N.bicalcarata

    Welcome to Duckking Blog.

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    thanks dude. wow..that looks perfect buddy. Mine was meant to be a red bical. But doesn't look like it. fI guess the guy who sold it to me mistook it for his orange-yellow one.

    well...anyways..I am happy to even get a bical. SO I'm good.

    I am planning on doing a careful trip OF MY neps ALONE. Basically I will bag the pots and take them as soon as possible and as fast as possible... setup the enclousure and put them in.

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