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    I got a P. x weser today, and it's the very first time I've ever seen a Ping in real life. However, to my surprise, the Ping leaves weren't sticky at all to my touch! I mean, sundews are quite sticky when I've accidentally touched them, but my Ping seems non-sticky at all! Is there a problem or is this normal? I understand that Pings produce winter non-carnivorous leaves, but the leaves on mine seem pretty big.

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    It's normal. My primuliflora's leaves feel like butter, too. Not sticky at all. But, for some reason, they're sticky to bugs [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    bugs are stupid they'll stick to anything

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    Pings feel more greasy/buttery than sticky. But it has enough adhesion to grab the little bugs. Thats how they got their name..."little greasy one" (pinguicula).

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    Try using a piece of hair or a string to touch your ping. You'll see why they're sticky to bugs [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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    the first ping i ever saw was a p. x gypsicola , sadly i died a few days later and it was'nt much worth a ping since it was very small and weak . anyways , i find that thw warm temperate and temperate pings feel like butter but most tropical pings feel like very tiny dews on very tiny hairs . but they are quitesticky ebough to catch bugs , mostly just small gnats though .

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    Question

    I droped a few tiny crickets on my pring, I was perplexed when they just crawled past it like a wet leaf.

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    Same thing with ants.. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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