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    The picture of N.ventricosa I saw had a blood red lip, and the whole plant was redish.
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    The whole pitcher, sorry, not the leaves!
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    Hi Starman,

    I'm quite certain it is ventricosa. I got it from a reputable grower at the last Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society meeting. There is a tag on it indicating that it originally came from Malesiana Tropicals. But you're right as far as the lip (was it peristome?) is red on the other ones. For some reason it is yellow on that one that I posted. As Tony pointed out, this is a young plant. The pitchers become 'waisted' as they mature. I have one that is starting to do that.

    To answer your first question, about water in the pitchers, when I first got it, the largest pitcher was probably about 1/3-1/2 full of water. Now I'd say it's gone down to 1/6-1/5 full (+ alot of ants). I'm also concerned about that. I've refrained from adding water though because of other things I've read that suggest that isn't good to do (dilutes digestive capacity). Based on your experience, I might change my mind if I read more suggestions that adding water now would be a good thing to do.

    I just saw another thread about lids on the pitchers dying. Mine are starting to do that too. I guess I really should put some priority on getting a mister.

    Why is it that it's more important to mist at night? It seems to me that it would be more important to mist in the daytime when the humidity drops (at least in the ambient - on my windowsill). Well, the problem is that I work in the daytime, so I would have to mist in the morning and when I get home in the evening.

    Warren

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    I wouldn`t fill it up anymore with water cause this will likely only cause it to rot more,any new pitchers it produces will be just fine and likely not rot like this(well if you feed them reasonably). Also don`t add any water to the new pitchers as this will only put you in the same predictament your in know!
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    I was only suggesting to fill it up with water if there is no water whatsoever in there. Why dont you take a look at the topic no loquid. Its more important to mist at night because:
    1.There is less water in the air at night(Less humidity)
    2.Because the plants would not experience humidity drops at night(there is less humidity at night)
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    The topic "No Loquid" was posted and finished on June second. The first and last post was done by me, the starman!
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