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    Does this little guy appear to be in dormant phase?

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    Does this little guy appear to be in dormant phase?-ping-esseriana-jpg

    Looks like it to me though I'm not 100% sure. Oddly enough, the other Mex pings sharing the tray with are still in carnivorous mode.
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    Bonjour

    the leaves are succulent without mucilage?

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    Difficult to tell, Jeff. I think I see some hairs with mucilage on them but the leaves are also very thick. Can't find my magnifying glass currently.
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    A matter of verbiage but no it is not dormant (Mexican Pinguicula don't go dormant). It does appear to be in the winter succulent growth though, which I'm sure is what you meant.
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    Someone else who understands what I've been getting at in other threads...
    But yes, your plant is entering the winter phase. P. esseriana tends to be extremely "fragile" in this stage too, all the succulent leaves will easily pop off and eventually form new plants.
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    Bonjour

    In Mexico there are 2 well-marked seasons, a rainy season from June to October and a dry season from November to May.Not really winter as it is for example in europe or north america

    the ping during the dry season become dormant (not to protect themselves from the cold but from the drought) they live then on their reserve either by becoming succulent, arachnoides or in the form of onion.

    their leaves have no more mucilage so no opportunity to take insects nor to dig them, it then live in slow motion or this word dormancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff 2 View Post
    it then live in slow motion or this word dormancy
    I guess this is the part that makes me not want to call it a dormancy. Sure there are some Pinguicula that form winter buds and such, but when speaking of plants that transition to a succulent rosette, in my experience they do not slow down or stop growing. They seem to grow just as fast and vigorously as when they're in their carnivorous form. I would almost say they grow more (although smaller) leaves but I've never actually taken the time to count them or anything I'm just going by how I feel.
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