Well, I have to say that I would have never thought to keep the light low and the humidity high for any reason but I did just that and I have to say that some of my plants have just "busted out" with new leaf growth at what seems to be a much faster growth rate.....and some even started to produce what will certainly be pitchers on the end of tendrals that have been just sitting dormant for like months.
Man, I kick myself for not noticing that my plants where under mealy bug attack. It seems as if my plants trusted me and were waiting for me to deal with this menace....like they trust me to do so all along. Makes me wonder if mealy bugs are a natural preditor in there world. I can honestly say that I have learned alot from this even though it was most disturbing to experience. It is just amazing how truly resilient Nepenthes' are. Man, I love these plants.
Thanks kevnep, mato, and lance. I really appreciate the help very much and I am so grateful that you guys are on this forum. I actually would be surprised if I lost any of my plants were before I thought I would surely loose a few. Thanks everyone!!!!!
I just wanted to say one more thing if I may.....I read something from Tony a long time ago on this forum that "good things happen slowly, bad things happen quickly." He wrote this in regards to someone here on this forum that was having trouble with one of his/her plants. Man, I have to say that is exactly correct and those are incredibly helpful words of wisdom for sure. I just wish Tony would post more these days......but it is good that he still has Nepenthes for sale that we can all purchase