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    The perlite I have in both my big mouth fly trap and my D.Aliciae's pots are turning this weird yellowish-orange color.Is this normal?

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    It's absorbing color from something in the potting mix. What else is in the mix? Might the color be coming from sphagnum?
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    Uhh....not sure, maybe but I dont know.

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    I have the same problem on my Sarras. I tried a 50/50 peat perlite and now the perlite's getting a bit yellow. Could be algae?

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    it's absorbing the tannins from the peat.

    think tea.

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    So I take it that meens theres nothing to worry about?

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    that's right. that's why i don't like perlite. without topdressing. plus it floats.

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