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    Tiny spiders I coexist with. The big garden (sometimes wolf) spiders that get in after the rain either go into the yard for the anoles to hunt or into a pitcher if it looks like the capture was too rough. Captures have been rough lately.

    FWIW: newbie opinion.

    Personally, I would wait on clipping a smaller plant. I have some smaller nepenthes from Exotic Gardens in the plastic terrariums. I'd be afraid that the smaller leaves would be very prone to wilting and that the cutting might not take. My young nepenthes are really starting to grow and harden right now. I don't want to upset a good thing.

    Once they get older, under good conditions, they seem to grow like crazy.

    OTOH, I've read on the internet in different places where some people claim that ALL their cuttings have worked, using some wildly different methods. Who knows?

    Some of my cuttings are two weeks old, the half leaves look good, and the conditions have been near perfect but for a few hot afternoons. I'm not complaining, Texas residents especially (ouch). I even left some whole leaves on four or five node cuttings. Those get the shadiest spots. So far, so good.

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    It turns out my "alata" are probably N. coccinea, N. ventrata, and N. 'Miranda.' (maxima x mixta) -- hope I got that right, it's in my only thread. Pretty sure, but... too... lazy...

    Just wanted to clear that up.

    One of the Miranda has some easily photographable basal growth points. These have come up since I made the cuttings. This plant was only a bit viney. It apparently decided to grow sideways.

    [img]http://home.**********.com/beagle/Mirandabgp.jpg[/img]

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    i gow all my neps and plants as porch plants, i am pissed off cus i just looked at one of my raffs and this one huge pitcher it had looked likre it was like half way chewed, im like what the heck

    and to the fact that even a bigger pitcher was about to open

    THEN IT GOT CUT OFF

    thats what i hate, they grow then the pitcher gets broken off
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