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Pitcher catching too many flies?

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Hi all,

I have quite a few of my Sarracenias developing brown patches half way up, to near the top of the pitchers. They then seem to rot through exposing their victims inside. Looking inside the pitchers a lot of them seem to be doing very well in catching their prey (basically to the top of the pitcher) 

Can they be being too effective and the flies inside petrifying before being digestive and therefore causing the damage?

Thanks in advance for any insight.

 

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There's alot of flies around this year and they're just doing as nature intended.  Plants will start to look a bit worse for it earlier this year I guess but they'll be well fed! 

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Thanks for your replies. It must be a bumper year for flies. I've not seen anything like it. Some of my pitchers haven't had time to colour up before becoming full. Let's hope it converts into growth next year.

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