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    'K. Guys and Gals,
    I noticed this morning that one of my Raf pitchers (it's a young plant, with 1" pitchers) lids is closed. Is this because:

    1) I fed it yesterday (kinda knocked the picther around like a tether ball...it was hard to reach), and they don't like to be molested
    2) Shock from travel
    3) too low humidity (not likely [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] )
    4) too little light
    5) got too cold
    6) any combo there of??

    Thanks in advance!
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    if I had to guess I would ether say you bummed it and the lid broke (I have done that a few times)
    or I'm guessing its a new plant than it's probably not in the humidity and stuff it's used to
    all of my Raf had a hard time recovering from shipping

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    Probably just snapped the lid were it joins the peristome near the top. I wouldn't worry about it. If the lid is snapped just cut the lid off, it usually will die if it snaps anyways.

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    Humidity fluctuations can also make the pitcher lid close slightly. I've seen it happen on my plants, and I believe it has to do with a decreasing water pressure in the plant cells (it becomes slightly flaccid).

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