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    The first pitcher opened up on my nep that I just got several weeks ago....it's been opened since Friday actually...how long should I wait until I feed it?

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    Hmmm...i'll wait 5 days till I can feed my plant.

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    I'm waiting to see the responses to this one. Because of the healing properties of unopened pitcher contents, there must be more than just water in there. I can see it go either way, but my inclination is to wait a couple of weeks. I would certainly suggest a small feeding at first.


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    Hi guys,
    I've had my pitchers "eat" as soon as things could squeeze in there. There have been no ill effects (that I could detect). I would think, in the wild, when a pitcher gets its first meal would largely dictated by chance. That said, the first meal might indeed be a small one if the pitcher lid has just "detached," and there is only a small crack for potential victims to wiggle through.....
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    I always feed mine right when they open, and they are happy that way. I don't have any idea why their would even be a problem at all, In fact, I would think it would prefer to be fed. That is stomic acid sitting in it's traps you know, lol!


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    I feed em soon as I can get something in there.. It is the only way I can keep track in the greenhouse! I just go through every week or so and hit newly opened pitchers with a bit of food.

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    i feed them as soon as i catch something to feed them. just a couple of min. ago there was a yard lizard in with the dews that i'm germinating and when i caught it, it desided to bit me so a N.velvet pitchers got quit a meal tonight to feast on. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    but, from reading as soon as they open up they are able to be feed.
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    I feed mie as soon as The lid is open all the way. I never seen my nep's sufer from getting feed early like when they open they actually start to grow faster. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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