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    my N.ventricosa is too small to b fed - the lid is too small and doesnt open wide enuff, once i used pressure and almost tared off the lid [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] havnt tried ants yet.. heres a pix of my n.ventricosa[img]http://home.**********.com/users/aznsushi41/collection/Nepenthes04.jpg[/img]
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    Interesting. I ordered some nepenthes about two weeks ago. Most of them were rooted cuttings, some with few roots at all. I soaked all of them in a very sugary water, and I soaked the pots of the highland plants in sugar water. All of the plants are doing great and growing fast. Unfortunately, sugar soaked sphagnum moss stinks a lot, and I'm worried about future harm to the plants...

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    wait, tell me more about applying sugary water, im interested
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    Justlikeaphil is the one who started it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] . He knows more about it than I do. All I can say is, You dont want to soak your pots in the stuff. Just the plants!

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    i just put it in the pitchers, that simple. i'm not sure what soaking them in sugar water does..


    my reasoning is, plants produce sugar in their leaves for energy, right? so sugar water must be like liquid energy!

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    Well, cane sugar may be different from the specific type of sugar that plants produce. From what I remember in biology class, plants produce a type of sucrose and glucose that goes best with it, so putting one type of plant sugar in another sounds rather risky.

    I'm guessing its a double edged sword, since you get more growth, but the incompatible bits cause the pitcher to die.

    Anyways, I just fed my burkei and my judith finn some squash bugs. darn things are overrunning my pumpkins!
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    Yes, sugar can be converted into energy, didn't you learn physics? E=mc (squared). I suppose it is possible, but I don't think plants can take up molecules of that size up through their roots. Plus it sounds ridiculous. However, what do I have to lose? So here goes... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    auctually, i think the reason the pitcher died was because of the concentration of sugar water i put in it.

    next time, i'm going to feed granular, dry sugar so i don't dilute the digestive fluids in the pitcher.

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