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    hope for the best and ome times its low light and mineral deficiancy

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    my ventricrosa is the same way! i'll try it tommorw...i though freezed dried blood worms would work fine...

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    low light I ahve onyl one fixture in my 3 foot cause it was a bit mroe difficult to get a 3 foot fixture but I found one.
    most of my neps are in there and they are all yellowish.
    that must be it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D_muscipula View Post
    low light I ahve onyl one fixture in my 3 foot cause it was a bit mroe difficult to get a 3 foot fixture but I found one.
    most of my neps are in there and they are all yellowish.
    that must be it.
    Dude, i have an 18" fixture and my ventricosa's leaves are emerald. course i leave the light on for 18 hrs a day and water every three days...feed dried bloodworms as well....humidity maybe?
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    lol they don;t need high humidity it jsut helps them grow.
    I thinks its a defiency or low light my plants get like 16 hours of light.
    my hamata is under a 18" fixture and its doing great.

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    If your plants's leaves are yellow, its due to a mineral deficiency, period. Light has nothing to do with them being yellow. If light levels were too low they've be intensely green (more chlorophyll) and etiolated. Your plants don't display either of those conditions, so it's time to bust out the fertilizer. 16 hours of light a day is plenty, 18 is too much. Plants need to 'sleep' too you know. In situ, they only get about 13 or so hours of light a day. 16 hrs/day is really the perfect number IMO. You definitely shouldn't exceed that, and while you could go lower, I see absolutely no reason to. Some people...mostly newer people to the hobby...give their neps seasonal light changes, which is totally unnecessary. 16 hrs/day year round is the way to go.
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    Fertilizer then 'eh?

    Osmocote, someone mentioned... Like this?

    Osmocote beads

    I have this and I use it with my houseplants regularly.

    Would Osmocote beads work with my yellow Ventricosa? In the media or in the pitchers??
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    You could do either. I used to drop pellets into the pitchers (only do 1 pitcher at a time!), but Osmocote isn't too reliable. Some of the pellets are stronger than others, some crack and release everything at once...etc, etc. While it didn't kill anything, I found most of my plants that were treated with Osmocote ended up with burned pitchers/leaves.
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