So, last week, my friend and I decided to order some plants from an unnamed vendor. All of the plants came un-potted and, with the exception of two, looked rather sickly. This is especially true for the ampullaria we ordered. The day it arrived it already looked a bit thin, but two days later it looked almost totally withered, and still does. I read that ampullaria need pretty high humidity, so I thought maybe it had just collapsed from lack of. I decided to put a plastic zip-lock baggy over the pot with the top cracked open to raise the humidity, but even this doesn't seem to be helping that much.
Perhaps the soil is draining a bit too much? I used 1 part peat to 2 parts pumice and orchid bark, so I assume it isn't that. Thought about buying some long fiber sphagnum, but, surprisingly, the garden stores I've tried here in inner Portland don't seem to carry it.
Anyway, if you have any suggestions about how I might remedy this problem, please let me know. I'd really rather not have this plant die on me.