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By Dewy the Sundew
Posts:  292
Joined:  Sat May 14, 2016 6:14 am
#286503
Hi everyone. I have a few utric vulgaris seedlings in a plastic container with distilled water. A few of them look like they are dying. Their traps are too small to catch anything. Any help would be appreciated!

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By Fishkeeper
Posts:  732
Joined:  Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:59 pm
#286555
Most smaller ultrics feed off of microorganisms. If you have them in pure water, they probably don't have any critters to eat. Put some CP-safe materials (preferably ones from a growing plant's pot) and a dead leaf or two into the water, those will decay and feed things for the ultrics to eat. If you have a water tray that constantly or near-constantly has water and assorted debris in it, that water should work as well.
By HeliamphoraWalnut
Posts:  1755
Joined:  Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:10 am
#286626
They don't grow well in pure, 7 ph water. First, cover the bottom with some peat, dead leaves, and a bit of sand or washed pebbles. Fill with distilled water, wait for it to settle for a day, scoop out floating peat, THEN put it in

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