Hi Rareraven - Where did you get those sad little things? You are in Minn, right? Me too. There are a lot of really bad nurseries around here. In our area it's best to either get plants online (shameless plug: like at FlytrapShop.com), or to trade with local folks, assuming you are near the Cities. I know there is one nursery in the Twin Cities that occasionally sells Neps and they tell people only to water the traps, never the soil mix.
It's something we hear all the time around here, and it's always attributable to the same place. Good luck with those poor little things! But if they don't make it, there are folks around the area that can help you replace them for a second shot at them.