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    Hmm...very interesting.. pitcher lid closing??

    Hi guys,

    I just got myself a N.mira. its like an inch across. came with pitchers on each of its 5 leaves.



    I cut off all the old growth that was black... removed some of the black pitchers and left the 2 red pitchers and potted the plant up in a (live LFS (red) top 3 inches = current rooting area) + LFS/bark underneath.

    Now I filled up the pitchers with water to replace the lost water.

    Then, today I notice that the lids on both the pitchers is ACTUALLY SHUT!!



    I remember cephs doing it due to stress...but I thought nep pitcher lids are not responsive once open.

    Any comments and infact any suggestions for cultivating the mira would be helpful.

    thanks,

    V

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    Vraev this happened to me too. I believe it is due to low humidity.

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    but lol! humidityshould be insanely high considering all that is live sphagnum around it. And the enclousure never goes below 60 + in the pots I bet the humdity is still higher than 60% due to the moss.

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    Mabye it happened during shipping?

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    That happens in response to low humidity.
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    maybe it's adjustment. Chances are the pitchers will blacken eventually too. It happens. I've heard of ventricosas doing that under extremely high humidity, so maybe that's a possibility. the humidity around the lid area should be very high if the pitchers are filled with water and surrounded by sphagnum. I wouldn't worry right now.
    EDIT: here's the thread http://pitcherplants.proboards34.com...9403544&page=1

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    My plants do that whenever they really need water.

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    Neps sometimes close their lids in response to low humidity too. Maybe your plant's root system has not kicked in so its trying to conserve fluids.

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