Re: trapped pitchers, water quality

Steven Klitzing (
Tue, 8 Aug 1995 12:30:16 -0700

Hi all:

I have a question. Will Nepenthes send out more pitchers, of larger
size, if given a mild dose of superthrive and miracid every so often?
Say, about every two weeks? I'm getting tired of catching insects and
feeding the pitchers, and then smashing the insects when they don't
croak fast enough. I've even had cases where I'd chop the insect
in two, and the seeing half would still fight me by putting its legs
on the edge of the trap and resisting! Talk about die hard!

I have plenty of warmth and humidity to make the Nepenthes set pitchers.
It's a shorter route to nutrition that would be helpful.