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    Aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrgggggghhhhhh!!! (up on roof with shotgun shooting into the sky)

    I was doing my watering for the 75 gallon lowland tank and the lid fell off it's track and into the terrarium and smashed my bicals growing tip and snapped it right off! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]

    Of course, my bical was one of the biggest and most robust grower in my lowland tank - so it just had to be this one! Lord knows it couldn't have been the now fungus free tiny $6 ampullaria!

    I am assuming it's toast since the point where all new growth comes from is now gone (the new developing leaf (as yet ungrown and unfurled was severed off) it's only got maybe 8 leaves on it (5 have pitchers whch had been well fed before tonight) is it possible a side node will sprout if I let it be? It is in it's rosette stage but it is about 14" across with 5" (largest) pitchers.

    Any tips to give me on nurturing what's left of my poor Bical or should I just toss the plant in the trash and go back to screaming profanities in the woods?

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    Technically, I would try to save the plant and shout out profanities while doing that!

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    I've left it in the pot in it's same place and treated the beheaded area with fungicide powder which had just pulled away today from the last leaf which unfurled. Should I do a superthrive bath to help it recover from the decapitation?
    I wouldn't be freaking so much if it was a taller vine but I don't see any suggestion of side nodes between the leaves yet (usually they appear as red bumps on my mature vines) so I'm afraid it's too young for this kind of treatment but maybe not? Any chance it has side nodes in it's young age (not yet climbing)?

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    As long as there are leaves and roots, never give up. As long as it can still photosynthesize, it may recover. I'd actually expect that with 8 leaves, it probably could make it, unless the leaves are severed from the stem. Don't throw it away, it may take a while, but every day it doesn't die is an indication that it's a bit more likely to recover.
    Good luck.

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    Heres a pic of the plant after the decapitation. I circled the area which was severed.


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    Deep breath man...

    Neps are TANKS... I think your bical is going to shrudge this off, and keep on trucking...

    I really do, the plant still looks healthy, just be patient, it may stagnate for a while, but it WILL recover.
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    You should get new growth from the dormant buds just above where the leaves attach to the stem. If you look close, you should see a small bump.

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    Consider it a pruning... your plant will suffer a setback and then blast out with new vigour. You couldn't have designed it better. (That's the bright outlook.) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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