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By Ewreck
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Some of the pitchers on my Gaya are turning black around the lid and peristome. It doesn’t look natural and they are some of the newer ones not even the oldest ones are doing this which makes me think it’s not normal. Could it be possibly too cold at night for it ? If I remember right 60 was about the lowest i should let it get? Or possibly a draft because I have to put it on my fridge during the day to get it sunlight?
First pic - this pitcher is the second youngest one and should not be deteriorating already. The second is still fairly young compared to the pitcher it had on it already when I got it back in May(the lid on it has barely started drying up)
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It seems to be getting worse. It is only these two pitchers turning black and they happen to be the second and third youngest pitchers. If it was normal wilting due to age why aren’t the older ones doing it too? Also the actual leaves that those pitchers are on look perfectly normal/healthy green
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#391159
Top view the leaves are at 3 and 9 o’clock in the pic
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By That one plant boi
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#391160
I'm not sure what it could be. Maybe somebody with more experience could answer more accurately?

On a side note though, your plant looks very healthy overall, so it should be fine in the long run.

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By Rammplins
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Did you recently feed any bloodworms or maxsea to these pitchers? And did I read correctly that you are moving it daily, if so you should try to find one spot it can stay in, moving plants to and fro everyday stresses them and can lead to them aborting pitchers. Leaving it in a suboptimal place is better in the long run then moving it to somewhere it prefers then moving it back every day. St. Gaya is a fairly easy and hardy nep as long as it isnt subjected to colder nights.
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I do feed it freeze dried blood worms. I only put little pieces in at a time cause I’m afraid of over feeding it since I got mold in one of the other pitchers(not the two turning black) and I do that every two weeks about, so there is hardly anything in either of these two. I mostly put them in the older pitchers to try to preserve the new ones. I also put them in there dry since there is fluid in the pitchers already figured it would be ok. Could this be harmful? I have been doing it like that since I got it and haven’t had this problem.
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By Panman
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I've had this happen when I moved my plants and sloshed the juices inside the pitcher. I have also seen it related to lower humidity.
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Sometimes when you put bloodworms in dry they can float on the surface and grow mold instead of sinking to the bottom to be digested, that is probably not causing the problem here but its good info to have. Feeding the oldest pitchers is a good course of action, that will preserve the newest pitchers for longer. As for the feeding rate sometimes if pitchers get overfull of food they start to wilt, but since there is barely anything in the new pitchers that is likely not the case either. Once pitchers start turning there is no going back/stopping them, it will slowly turn black/brown and there is nothing you can do about that other than slowly watch the process unfold. I'm still leaning toward moving it causing it stress, leave it in one spot, stop feeding it for a month and let it acclimate. The residual food it has in the pitchers and the reabsorbing of the newer pitchers should suffice until then.
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