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    Hello all,
    While tending to my plants this morning, I suddenly discovered much to my horror that my N. rajah and its basal rosette, along with my N. hamata, have black on their growth. The rajah's newest fully uncurled leaf with a developing tendril has edges that look like they have been burned with flames, and the basal rosette looks just like that, except more leaves are like that on the small plant. My hamata's newest swelling tendril has the top blackening, and this all just came literally out of nowhere! I just checked on them all last night, with no problems. I am very worried, but I cannot figure out anything that is wrong. There are no pests on them, or anything else apparently wrong. These are growing with all of my other highland plants that are apparently fine. The only thing I noticed is that the live sphagnum moss on their pots is white, with water not affecting it. I am absolutely puzzled/worried since this came out of nowhere. There have been no changes in environment etc., so I have no clue what is wrong... My only guess is it may be an internal fungus, but how would it hit all of that? Please help! THANKS!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/unclesam.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]
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    UPDATE: My N. jacquelineae's just starting to swell tendril's lid has started to blacken as well. I am really panicking, I have no clue what is going on... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    Pictures would be helpful if you can get some clear shots.

    I doubt it's internal fungus. A few things come to mind but really hard to diagnose what the cause is with situations like this.
    Could be things were too wet and you have some spotty infection. Could be things got too warm ie burning signs on the edges of the leaves etc. Could be a case of salt/mineral/chemical burn. Did you get new water recently? Apply any kind of fertilizers or spray them with anything? Could be a case of light burn.. Did you change all your bulbs very recently?

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    I did actually change one buld about two weeks ago... I wonder if it is just now showing up? Does the light affect sphagnum and tendrils as well? That is the most likely cause, because temperature has been fine as of late. The only thing that puzzles me is the basal rosette. It is hiding underneath the parent rajah's leaves... If this doesn't help, I will go snap some pictures. THANKS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I did actually change one buld about two weeks ago... I wonder if it is just now showing up?
    No I don't think it would take 2weeks to show up.


    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]The only thing that puzzles me is the basal rosette. It is hiding underneath the parent rajah's leaves...
    More reason to believe it is not the light but something else.
    Could still be chemical/mineral burn or excess moisture.
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    Slash and burn everthing in your tank...that will kill the fungus.......

    just kidding...

    I think it could most likely be a fungus, but having it rapidly spead and show up over night is very puzzuling... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    Well, I have never used any chemicals in that tank at all... I don't see any signs of fungus, plus there is good airflow and humidity. The sphagum in their pots suddenly whitening puzzles me too...
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    this is exactly what happened to my clipeata!! died 6 weeks later! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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