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    Hey all,
    I was wondering how long does the pitchers of N. Truncata last? Just wondering [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] because everytime my plant produces a new trap, the previous trap starts to die. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    Hey Eplants,
    I made the mistake of over-feeding the pitcher on my truncata, and it started to go brown.....Now a new pitcher is forming. I wonder if it isn't the other way around, that the dying pitcher triggers the new formation? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    Under the best conditions, I'd say a pitcher would last about three months, although I'm probably wrong. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    I still have the pitcher that came on my truncata from last November. (a year ago). The top portion on the pitcher generally die first and the lower portion is alive quite long. I have a new pitcher coming right now at the moment. Keep in mind that truncata is a bit slower than most lowland nepenthes and generally pitchers are slow formers if your palnt is big. My pitchers take a long while to descend fomr the leaf, swell, and open then it takes a while for the fluted large wavy peristome to unfurl fully.

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    eplants, i got a new leaf that is still curled up that just popped out of the center of the plant yesterday. so if ya want i will let ya know when it is totally formed from today 12/26/02 - ? lets see how long it takes it to totally form leaf and pitcher.
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    The pitchers last a long time but N. truncata is one of the slowest plants I have, right next to N. lowii. If I count time between leaf and pitcher inflation, truncata is faster than lowii but only a little.

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    Yeah sure George. That will be great. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Also keep in mind generally, large plants are much slower than small plants....large palnts have large leaves which take some time to develope before they can start to be deployed by the plant, it is a larger cell area to grow with in a smaller plant, growth will generally be much faster as the smaller cell area to grow and less time waiting for the leaf to be deployed. And also, just because a plant isn't a fast grower is might be a slow pitchering plant, so don't expect pitchers in a week from a Truncata, give it time to inflate the buds.

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