introduction and a question

From: William M. Gorum, Jr. (
Date: Thu Jan 07 1999 - 14:42:14 PST

Date: Thu, 07 Jan 1999 16:42:14 -0600
From: "William M. Gorum, Jr." <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg48$foo@default>
Subject: introduction and a question

Hello Everyone....

I've just recently joined the CP List, and I would like to take some
time to introduce myself. My name is Will Gorum. I'm 21 years old and
I live in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. I am self-employed as an American
Sign Language Interpreter (Interpreter for the Deaf), and I am currently
growing VFT's, Cape Sundews (Drosera capensis), an unidentified (to me,
anyway) Sundew and some sort of Nepenthes, who also is an uknown.

My question is this. My unknown Sundew and Nepenthes were given to me
by a friend who picked them up at a local nursery. According to the
enclosed literature, they were both propagated by tissue culture. They
are potted in 3 inch (7.5 cm) pots and they have those little plastic
cup "dome" tops over them. Going by past experience, plants that I've
left in the domes always fungus. I popped the dome off and checked the
plants a few hours later. The mucous droplets had "evaporated" from the
Sundew and the Nepenthes had started to wilt. I quickly placed the dome
on them and placed them in a window receiving southern exposure
sunlight. The sundew has wilted some, but the droplets are reforming,
but the Nepenthes is starting to look "burnt" on the edge of the leaves,
i.e., it looks like it is dying. Any suggestions will be greatly

Will Gorum

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