Excellent post. It helped me a lot. That explains why I've been trimming off the brown traps so much lately, yet the plant is growing so fast. It also explains the brown hue over my green VFT.
I'll quit misting. I'm just blowing expensive distilled water into the air.
If you don't mind I'll be PMing you this fall for your advice on winterizing my plants. My basement is heated so that won't work. The fridge in my apartment is too small to put my collection in. I was going to just put my plants in a north facing window in the coldest room of my house but I don't think the temps will get low enough. Looks like my best option might be the plastic bag method you showed in your article, and keeping the plants in my parents unheated garage. If it works out I'd like to expand my sar and VFT collection next year .
Man, these temperate CP's are a pain in the neck...but so worth it .