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    pumping nitrogen into cp terrariums?

    since carnivorous plants need the nitrogen from insects, would pumping nitrogen allow them to absorb it into their leaves and allow them to grow well? or would it be like adding fertilizers to the soil?

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    http://www.sdearthtimes.com/et1099/et1099s11.html
    Nitrogen pollution is a good example of the challenge of costing these non-market transactions. Nitrogen gas (N2) makes up more than 70 percent of the innermost layer of the atmosphere. But this large reservoir of the earth's nitrogen cannot be used directly as a nutrient by plants because they cannot absorb nitrogen gas.


    EDIT: Wikipedia has a nice picture of the Nitrogen cycle which illustrates that a plant cannot directly take in and use Nitrogen gas.
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    It'll work well if you'r growing a tank full of clover or beans.
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    exactly, there "nitrogen fixers" with help from the bacteria that live in the nodules on there roots.

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    But you dont want extra nitrogen in the soil like with nitrogen-fixing plants as companions, as carnivores are adapted to low nitrogen soils, plus they take it up from their leaves, not roots as most plants do
    that makes no logic

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    Yes. Nitrogen is not directly used by anything except bacteria. So adding this nobile gas would be useless to a terreium.
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    It would likely be even to a detrement, pushing out the oxygen and carbon dioxide the plants need and use
    that makes no logic

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