that's it. i'm incurable!!!
i was looking through the plant section for some new pots for my cacti (i should know better than to do this by now, that's how this nonsense got started! ) and they had some baby nep's on sale... bone dry but they didn't look like they'd given up yet. so being the absolutely incurable CP freak i've become, i bought one that was a fairly dark green with few dead pitchers, doused it in distilled water (luckily i was on a water run anyway!), and snipped off the blackening pitchers when i got home. i just snipped the pitchers themselves, not the leaves. right now the setup is the same as my VFT's and Drosera pots: in stading distilled water, under bright flourescent light 15hrs/day. i know nep's like a bit more humidity so i was planning on misting it. is this OK? i'm assuming it's either an N. ventricosa or N. rafflesiana, which seem pretty common from TC. i'll post a closeup of the biggest pitcher when i get one to come out right
here it is:
the largest pitchers also have a faint red blush, if that helps. this plant looked like it had the most light of the lot.